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Garage temp: 42 degrees. BP: 6am - 157/81. 8:30pm - 148/79. 5x5 Strict Press @ 45lbs. Single arm dumbbell row @ 15lbs. Cleaning out the kitchen... processed foods and grains, pasta, pancake batter, rice, mostly gone. I've done W30 a few times and appreciate all that it taught me about food, namely that there is … Continue reading more stats

Stats

Garage Temp: 31 degrees. BP: 9am, 132/77. 10pm, 132/74. 10 minute row, breathing thru nose: 1,821 meters. 5 x 5 SDHP @ 55lbs. The programming is fairly detailed. Seems like every time I read it I find something new. Tonight I realized I'm not exactly doing the row as prescribed. Additional instructions include: Total meters … Continue reading Stats

Coincidences?

You spend twenty minutes googling that scene from a show or movie where the beatnik audience snaps in applause instead of clapping. But you can't find it. The next morning you overhear co-workers talking about that beatnik episode from Happy Days where they snap instead of clap. You wonder where that dog that used to … Continue reading Coincidences?

the rub

So, at long last, I'm returning to CrossFit. Well, modified CF. The nearest box is an hour away. In the last year and a half since moving I don't miss much, I love this new place, but I can say with sincerity that I do miss CF. Whatever it was in my life, some unnameable … Continue reading the rub

long forgotten, but found

I write all the time. I write in a journal during breaks at work. I scribble on post-it notes and deposit them in my pocket so I won’t forget something that seems important to remember at the time. I thumb text msg.s to myself and capture quotes in apps like Day One on my phone. … Continue reading long forgotten, but found

something must change

None of the things I said I was going to do in November (write 50,000 words), or December (run a 10K), none of those things happened. Not a one. This is unusual for me, or at least it used to be. Maybe not so much anymore. My cup runneth over with projects/goals started but never … Continue reading something must change

Not ‘gonna lie

So, in putting my body into Ketosis, I lost a total of 10 lbs. and my pants fit great. Flash forward two weeks or so, a weekend spent with friends on a boat on a lake with a deck and a fire pit, followed by Halloween and trick-o-treaters in the office, and I'm still down … Continue reading Not ‘gonna lie

Bone Broth Fast – wrap up

Here’s a picture from my morning commute. Today is Day 5 of my fast. As of 5pm tonight it will be 120 hours since I began the fast. During that time I have consumed water, the occasional black coffee, and a bowl of bone broth for dinner each night. That’s it. According to an at-home … Continue reading Bone Broth Fast – wrap up

Bone Broth Rookie

Here's a photo of a barn at dusk on my drive home from work today. As I write this, it is Wednesday night, Day 4 of my Bone Broth Fast. Here's the story: I started fasting on Sunday without knowing how long the fast would last. 5 days seemed like a solid amount of time, … Continue reading Bone Broth Rookie

Good morning.

So, on Sunday I woke up and decided it was time for a change. The new job is going great, the new pooch is a love-bug, and the fall weather right now is stunning. My morning commute has turned into a bit of a meditation: Blue sky, early morning fog over the valley, trees changing … Continue reading Good morning.

Welcome home.

I've been feeling like shit. Like my body is a dumping ground for pizza pie, processed cheese, hamburger greeez, beer, wine, and extra crispy French fries. About a year ago I stopped exercising — worse, I stopped caring — that's how I reacted to a huge life shift, in career, home, community, etc. Then my coffee … Continue reading Welcome home.

Pride and Prejudice

“We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice I'll admit, there's an element of pride that goes into a CrossFit workout (WOD). You look around the room and even though you tell yourself; do not compare … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice