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Games Time

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs… Read more »

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Draining The Tank

Three days ago, I participated in the CrossFit Springfield’s 2nd annual Guns & Hoses Team Competition a fund raising endeavor aimed at benefiting the Wistrom Family Foundation, a truly worthwhile cause aimed at helping children with cancer. ALMOST as important, though, was the chance for military service members, cops and firemen to compete against one… Read more »

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My Latest Last Will & Testament

Tomorrow, I’ll be undergoing some sort of exploratory procedure. The details are somewhat murky, but the long and the short of it is that some people who practice this sort of thing will be trying to discover why I can’t hardly eat a solitary slice of apple without having a near death choking experience. Since… Read more »

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5 Dollar Daddy

To witness unconditional love is to witness grace itself. As fathers, when we hold our children for the first time, there’s a moment of immersion wherein our complete being becomes compromised and torn down and rebuilt. Our souls, our hearts and minds, everything we’ve ever known gets forever altered and intricately intertwined to 7lbs. 11ozs…. Read more »

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Slapping The Chicken

Just how bad-ass are you? Probably pretty tough, right? I mean, at least in theory, and when you’re telling tales among friends wherein you came that close to beating the holy hell out of some guy who cut you off in traffic, you’re not someone to be trifled with, not in the least. I hear… Read more »

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Walkin’ The Plank With ThunderChicken

Today’s workout at CrossFit Springfield consisted of a position called The Plank. It’s a basic push-up position, except your elbows are on the ground, and the goal is to maintain a rigid pose or something. Not too hard in theory, it is stupid-crazy to maintain for more than about 10 seconds. Eventually your knees sag,… Read more »

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He….Could…Go…All….The…Way….

I drag my ass into “the box” (which is the cute vernacular used to identify the CrossFit Springfield gym) this morning after work. I’m late, and that’s nothing new in the least. The workout lined out for the day seems particularly brutal and completely out of attainable range (if you want to see it, look… Read more »

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10 More People Who Can Kiss My Ass

1. Those who pretend their pets are children These people are seriously off their rocker, although they are the first to insist that they are just “normal parents”. Oh yeah? Does your dachshund have teething issues that keep you up at all hours? Do you have to buy $36,000 worth of diapers for your cat?… Read more »

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Starting Over. Again. For The 44th Time.

“But this time… …I do want him to go down in the fourth. And I DO mean it, this time.” -‘BrickTop’ in the movie “Snatch” TODAY it began in earnest. We left for our trip out west somewhere around April 15th, returned somewhere around the 25th and I’ve been to precisely two (2) workout sessions… Read more »

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Every Dog Has His Day

The other day, I saw a tee shirt on a fellow member of CrossFit that boldly stated “Run Faster Than A Lifter, Lift More Than A Runner” (or something to that effect). I kinda liked it, in that it seemed to cover several disciplines with one cutting remark. The only problem with sporting one of… Read more »