Noticings

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Everyone is chasing somebody in here. No one is the best at everything. That is a helpful truth if you can accept it. I promise you that while you are banging your head against the wall about your double unders someone who hasn’t missed a double under in their life is wondering why they can’t run as fast as you … Read More

Cleaning house

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Found something fun while I was searching for some old video. Lots of things have changed in the past few years. Aside from my hairstyle and fashion sense. Lots of upgrades in our prescription to be certain. People are getting better, faster, and in greater numbers than ever before. We got some sweet new gear. I finally gave up on … Read More

Good eatin’

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It is finally a good time to be a caveman again. Well sort of. It is if you have plenty of money. Paleo is an effing expensive lifestyle. Although if you resort to cave living you can save a crap ton on rent. Step one: Find a cave, preferably close to a bus line and a QFC. Rexy sent me … Read More

Black Monday

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There will be no class on Monday. In honor of one of our great fallen leaders who worked tirelessly so that there could be equal opportunities for all races we are going to take the opportunity we have been given and squander it on a day of shiftlessnes. The beauty of it is that I can engage in said somnolence … Read More

Tell me more that I can ignore

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Everyday we are getting advice on how to get stuff done. Whatever our stuff is someone has a suggestion about how we should handle it. Lots of good ideas are coming in all of the time. Sometimes there are so many ideas coming in that we stop accepting them knowing full well we are probably rejecting some good stuff. What … Read More

more than enough is too much?

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This week I went from training 5 or 6 days per week down to 4. It was a tough call. It was even tougher to execute. In fact I could still blow it. It is 5:28 on Saturday and I am not thinking about dinner and a movie. I am thinking about a 1000m row repeats. Who wants to do … Read More

Looking forward to it

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I get to hear a lot of great stories in the gym. Walking alongside people as they make choices that will affect the rest of their lives is a powerful experience. At the beginning of every year many people take some extra time to reflect on what has happened and make some commitments for the future. Giri shared some stuff … Read More

It’s raining men. Plus Aidan.

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This past Saturday we hosted a fundraiser workout at XCF. It was a tribute workout for 4 fallen Seattle firefighters raising money and awareness of Seattle’s Bravest Charity. A good number of folks turned out and put some cash in the hat in exchange for a t shirt and a beating. As you can see we had plenty of dudes. … Read More

Pick your thing[s]

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I have some lofty goals for the gym this year. There will be some very cool things happening in the upcoming months that will be meaningful to everyone here. There will also be some changes that no one will care about but me. Everything I am working on comes from the “list.” The list is long. I may never get … Read More