This article first appeared at Unapologetically American on January 27, 2016. I won the workout tonight at Crossfit. By a lot. On some level I’m happy about it — I mean, who doesn’t like to win? Who doesn’t appreciate knowing their hard work is paying off? I certainly do. I love knowing that I put … More Are You Afraid of the Dark?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: it’s all in your head. Last week was max clean and jerk day at the gym. I saw the workout posted online the day before, and I was ecstatic! Cleans, cleans, cleans are my FAVORITE!! So I made up my mind the night before that I … More It’s All In Your Head
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’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
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