Category Archives: Ideas, Thoughts, and Strategies

Building and Breaking Walls

I debated significantly whether or not to post something to this blog again… It reminded of the internal debate a young man goes through the first time he asks a girl out on a date (clearly I’m thinking of a time before text messages). An internal debate of “should I” or “shouldn’t I?” As I…

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10/09/2012 Running, If I have too…

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working hard to prepare for my trip to Mexico on the 19th of this month.  Along the way I’ve had some moments of frustration, uncertainty, and a couple of moments I can take a small bit of pride in, which is somewhat interesting because one of those moments…

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09/17/2012 Baton Down the Hatches

Baton down the Hatches 03/2011 I’ve been stuck in what experts could only call Fat Purgatory for the last three months.  An injury, overtraining, poor eating, the consumption of large quantities of alcohol, followed by late nights has caused me to veer off course a bit.  While I’ve maintained a weight between 228-236 lbs, I…

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08/18/2012 Where the fuck you been?

Where My Mind Is: I’ve wanted to write a blog post for quite some time, and each time I sit to write I’ve just found myself unmotivated, and uninterested in sharing what’s been going on in my life. I’m finding that I’m exactly where I didn’t want to be, better off, but not better.  Where…

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05/07/2012 Official Weigh-In, Regionals

As of 05/04/12: 237 lbs  Three months ago, if I had seen that number on the scale I would have done cartwheels, thrown a party, or perhaps even done something crazy like send Michelle Bachman a check because even a big heaping pile of dog shit needs a small ray of sunlight. In any case…

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The Ever Changing Best…

The ever changing “best”… Sam Poueu, once told me to give it my best everyday, and not to expect things to be the same from workout to workout because your best is different everyday.  This was later reinforced by Ian, who told me that your ability to “output” varies, and just because you have expectations…

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04/23/12 My First Race

My First Race The anticipation of the unknown drove me insane last week. I had committed to a 10k, but not any 10k, a 10k that was through wooded trails, and included CrossFit WoDs along the way.  Talking to anyone who had done it the previous year, the general consensus was, it’s like experiencing death. …

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2011-2012 1 Fat Year in Review

A Fat Year in Review 2011-2012 The Decision: On March 20th 2011, I started a personal evolution that feels as if it was a part of another life, or a foggy moment in your memory which you can feel yet can’t place.  I was angry, miserable, and quite possibly moments away from ending my own…

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