grace (ɡreɪs) — noun elegance and beauty of movement, form, expression, or proportion NOTHING GRACEFUL ABOUT GRACE Some days you complete the workout with the speed, beauty, and elegance of a gazelle. Other days you smash yourself in the chin with a barbell. Today was the latter. After last week’s meeting with Fran, I was … More Finding Grace
I feel like I’m coughing up a lung as I type this. Every CrossFitter knows the feeling – that scratchy throat, burning lung sensation that comes after an all-out red-line effort, better known as “Fran cough.” After nearly 2 ½ years of CrossFit, today I did my first RX Fran, and I couldn’t be happier … More My New Friend Fran
I’m not fat…I’m just thick-legged. I’ve always been heavier than I look. It began way back as a kid in the church nursery. My parents would hand me over to the nursery worker and there would be a sudden jolt downward as the nursery worker was surprised by my weight. I’d like to think I … More DR. THICKLEGS OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE MY CANKLES
THE BUILDUP The spider eating a gnat in the bathroom sink on Monday morning should’ve been my first warning that it was gonna be a stressful week. But I chalked it up to “eh, it’s the Army and they never clean this bathroom” and got on with my day. Then Monday night, my hair dryer … More A Cockroach, a Mouse, and a Barbell
A couple weekends ago I had the opportunity to take the Crossfit Level 1 certification course at my home gym, Trident Crossfit, in Alexandria, VA. The two days of classroom lecture, breakout sessions, surprise workouts, and a fill-in-the-bubble Scantron exam left me surprisingly drained and sore. But I had a blast – and more importantly, … More Life Lessons from Crossfit Level 1
I haven’t felt very inspired the past couple of weeks. I’ve been away from home for some training, living out of a hotel, eating different food, working out at a different gym, and getting my mind filled daily with tons of geek-tastic knowledge, which I subsequently dream about at night. That’s right, I’ve started dreaming … More Inspir-lack-tional?
Last weekend I shot the 3-Gun Nation Southeast Regional Championship in Clinton, SC. The match included a variety of stage designs and terrain – everything from close-and-fast stages in bays, to a shotgun jungle run through the woods, to a 50-yard sprint up a hill. It tested the shooter’s ability to quickly blast targets at … More How Crossfit Makes Me A Better Shooter