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A Perfectly Timed Day

A perfectly timed day. Not too rushed. Not too bland. Just right. Today is that day. What are the key ingredients to a perfectly timed day for a flow-loving, unpunctual, sporadically on-time guy like me? Plan a day ahead Wake…

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Blog Relaunch and My Mission

It's time to relaunch this blog.  When I started writing here on January 1st 2012, I wanted to practice writing.  I still need a lot of practice, but process and product are also on my mind.  I've learned a lot…

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My CrossFit Open 2015 Recap and 2014 Accomplishments Recap

The 2015 CrossFit Open is over.  I did’t make it to Regionals…again.  That’s okay.  That’s not my goal.  I got better.  I got stronger.  I got faster.  Physically and mentally. 2014 Accomplishments Recap Most importantly, with each skill I focused…

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When second is better than first…

Who wants to be second?  In the hyper-competitive American society in which we live - no one.  To the winners go the spoils…or so the saying goes, but sometimes first and second isn’t about winning and losing.  Sometimes, second is better than first.…

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Stoicism

Stoicism is defined as: the endurance of pain or hardship without a display of feelings and without complain an ancient Greek school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium.  The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is…

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France Vacation

France is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  I loved it! I just read the book, Essentialism with the theme "less but better”.  That’s not quite yet my mantra, so there are two versions.  Pick your poison, Long or Short or Both.  Below that…

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CrossFit Open 2014 – Weeks 4 and 5

Low blood sugar… Persistent low blood sugar. This was my life leading up to 14.4.  I was not digesting food at the rate I normally do, which is ultra fast.  In reading a book on diabetes recently, I learned that…

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Jimmy the Giant Speech

Processed food… One by one the conveyor belt pushes another package of potato chips, Tastykakes, and TV dinners forward.  One by one America gets bigger, burgeoning with bloat and belches.  That’s the thought process running through my head at the…

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CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

14.2 In my last post I vowed to do better in the next week’s CrossFit Open workout.  I didn’t account for one tiny detail.  The workout could be much, much harder.  It was.  At least for a born and bred,…

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