Being an only child born to a fiercely independent farming family I’ve always preferred to run apart from the pack and live life on my own terms.
My dad says a man makes his own way and if things seem too good to be true, they are. He also says, “don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining” which, as a guiding philosophy for one’s behavior, I find to be quite sage.
So it is probably because of that that I strive for authenticity in my life.
I loathe gimmicks, slick marketing and fads. Consequently, I find New Year’s resolutions to be the vapid vestiges of a season dedicated to mindless consumerism – you’ve bought everything else under the sun, why not buy a gym membership too?
But I don’t need society to tell me when to love my family or designate a day when I’ll change my life – I’ll do that on my own terms.
Which is why I’m so happy we started this project before the holidays were in full swing. This blog and my journey are deeper and more important to me than a fitness fad or lifestyle whim begun on Jan. 1.
And that is why I love The Inner Circle and crossfit in general. It’s Spartan, intense and realistic. No gimmicks, no B.S., just the resources and honest support you need to change your life – in a real way.
Adam and Cathy’s motto “Intensity Required” says it all…
All ICG Folk! Have a great Christmas! We will be closed on Saturday 12/24 (and 12/31) and Monday 12/26. Enjoy the break and we will do the same!
I love seeing the college students come back and kill it in the gym. They bring a great energy to gym. Most all of them tell us of stories of machine filled space, small kettlebells, and no chalk allowed in the gym. All of which adds up to a space that is challenging and uninspiring to train in, which in my opinion is unfortunate.
You know what they say: “No pain, no gain.”
Since I’ve had my fair share of pain recently I’m happy to report that I’m beginning to see some of that gain everyone’s been talking about.
I’m starting to feel bigger, faster, stronger.
My cardio is up, my body feels harder and any post-workout soreness is usually gone after about 24 hours. Earlier this week I swam 2000 yards in about 35 minutes. And let me tell you, there’s no headier drug than a sense of accomplishment mixed with fresh endorphins.
Now that my body is responding to this training regimen I think it’s time to redouble my efforts to eat healthier…