With special thanks to the gentleman next to me named Rob who was cheering the class the entire way.

to the brim.

...sharing fills the heart, and the hearts of those around us, with love to the brim.

Strength in who you are.

He also taught me to have confidence in my strength.

mix it up

Was fortunate to have today off. Trained with Dean at 1pm, stretched and foam rolled for an hour, then... WOD: I. Establish a 1RM Press II. "Diane" For Time: 21-15-9 Deadlifts (225/155) Handstand Pushups Dean was coaching this WOD. and he knows my goal is to get strong. While I could have gone RX on the 155 … Continue reading mix it up

No Pressure.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius I grind my teeth when I sleep. The dentist gave me a mouth guard. It helps, but I don't always wear it. It's not very comfortable. I would say I put a lot of pressure on myself, but I'm not … Continue reading No Pressure.


“The love, born of beauty was not mine; I had nothing in common with it: I could not dare to meddle with it, but another love, venturing diffidently into life after long acquaintance, furnace-tried by pain, stamped by constancy, consolidated by affection’s pure and durable alloy, submitted by intellect to intellect’s own tests, and finally … Continue reading Tabata

Rabbit Hole

I don't know where my head has been. I'm distracted. Diet is off. Holiday weekend, you name it… whatever it is, chances are I'm off chasing it down some futile rabbit hole. WOD: I. 12 Waveload Sets: 3 Power Snatches Touch-n'-Go (Moderate Weight) Rest 30 seconds 6 Handstand Pushups Rest 30 seconds Completed: Snatches at 55lbs., 65lbs., 75lbs. The … Continue reading Rabbit Hole

Elite Sarcasm

Normally I'm in bed and sleeping by this hour. But my brother sent me a link to this site about Crossfit, and I can't stop reading. OMGG, see for yourself: ForgingEliteSarcasm. Ok. Onto the WOD. Busy week with work, late night last night, late night again tomorrow night. It's become so busy that just had … Continue reading Elite Sarcasm

Memorial Day Murph

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.” ― Mark TwainThere's an annual workout in the Crossfit world called the Memorial Day Murph. It is named in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. In boxes around the US, athletes gather and … Continue reading Memorial Day Murph


I sketched this today. Well, traced overlay. Was attempting to illustrate one of my favorite photos of Oliver. It always amazes me how good he is. What do you think dog's think about while they're at home all day? I imagine he's sleeping mostly, in between looking out the window and surveying the minions. Don't … Continue reading good.

The Now

“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” ― St. Francis of Assisi It's been two days since hitting a WOD. Can you tell me why then it seems like so much longer? There are so many benefits to CF for me, the least of which incredibly is the physical. These WOD's are an opportunity to … Continue reading The Now

Friday Happy Hour

“Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”  ― Bernard M. Baruch Warm-Up: Run 400 20 Hip Extensions 20 Alternating Jumping Lunges WOD: I. “Zimmerman” Complete as many rounds as possible in 25 minutes of: 11 Chest-to-bar Pullups 2 Deadlifts (315/205) 10 Handstand Pushups Completed: Deadlift at 160lbs. Scaled to ring pull ups and 20 hand release knee-pushups per round. … Continue reading Friday Happy Hour