My Gratitude Journal

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”  — G.K. Chesterton One of the things that I’ve written a lot about over the years has been my morning practice of breaking out my journal and writing.  I follow a process that I learned from ...

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One Day At A Time

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”  — Aristotle Onassis We are all going through a tremendously challenging time right now, being locked down without a lot of constructive outlets for our energy and our desire to connect with others.  During these “darkest moments”, it can be very ...

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Durability

“I’m losing so much strength.” “I’m going to get buried under the barbell when we go back to the gym.” “I miss weightlifting!” If you or someone you know has been afflicted with these thoughts, you might be a CrossFitter during COVID times!  But not to worry, this pandemic will eventually pass, and you will ...

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Last Words

A friend sent this message to us and asked that we share it anonymously.  Super powerful stuff, I can’t stop reading it.  _______________________________   “The shell on the water is a challenge to the man. You don’t go up the river if you don’t pull the oars”   If you were to die today, what ...

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False Summits

“I like mountains, always have done. Big obstinate bits of rock sticking up where they’re not wanted and getting in folk’s way. Great. Climbing them is a different matter altogether though. I hate that.”  — Mark Lawrence One of the things that is so difficult about the coronavirus situation in the US is the uncertainty ...

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On Purpose

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”  — Thomas ...

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Everything is Different; Everything’s the Same

I can’t believe I haven’t high-fived anyone in like three weeks.  As a coach, that is everything.  To let you know how proud of you I am for accomplishing that feat of endurance you just pushed yourself through.  To share in your elation after snatching that heavy barbell for the first time. It feels so ...

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A Deeper Look at Gratitude

I posted in our Facebook ‘CFKI Members’ group about my morning routine on Monday, in which I start by thinking about one thing that I am grateful for.  It’s a great practice to frame your day with that positive vibe.  Even if you have to think hard about something to be grateful for because of ...

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This Is What We’ve Been Training For

Look back just a couple blog posts (about the Frozen Snot race) and you’ll hear me talking about how CrossFit is a great training methodology for any known event, but it is an AWESOME methodology to train for the unknown, and unknowable.  Wow, can this coronavirus pandemic be described any better than that?  I’ve been ...

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WLC debrief

Our New Year Whole Life Challenge (WLC) is complete!  Congrats to those that stuck it out for the 6 weeks.  At times it felt very long and difficult to stick to, especially with the restrictive nutrition plan, but overall I think it is a great exercise in discipline — just like a Challenge should be!  ...

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