So I have plenty more to say on the subject of vision clarity but we have to take a break to celebrate something only slightly related to our fitness community but so awesome that it can’t be ignored. You don’t have to be at XCF long to learn that all of our rowing machines have names. You may have even found one that you like better than all of the rest. My favorite erg is Charlie although I am quite partial to Chrises as well. That being said, if I am going for a PR I almost always use Jack. If Jack is taken then my fall back PR erg is Alex. While many of you may know the names of the ergs not everyone knows the history of each one. For instance, not many folks know that Alex is named after Alex Cardenas who loaned me the first seed money to start my business. He was a personal training client who became a friend and one day during a session I was complaining about my job and he stops me and asks me what it would take for me to get going in the direction of my dreams. I said 5 thousand dollars. He wrote me a check the next day and that was the beginning of XCF becoming a reality.
Today though is about Ignatius. Ignatius J. Riley to be exact. Ignatius is named after the protagonists in one of my favorite books of all time. I know what some of you are thinking. “Confederacy of Dunces, is one of his favorite books?” and the rest of you are thinking “black people can READ?!
Well it is and I can. Several of us can. Anyhow if you haven’t read it then you can’t understand and if you have and you still don’t understand then I don’t know how we can continue any sort of relationship. BUY it and read it if you haven’t already so that you can then go back and read THIS awesome post from the Stranger. Even if you have’t read the book it is still funny and it will make you appreciate our very own Ignatius the next time you have the chance to row on him.
If you love Gwyneth Paltrow I apologize in advance. Check it out HERE.