Thoughts and information related to the mental aspect of health

Post Race

The Knuckle Dragger’s Approach to the Half IronMan 7

Melissa Hoff and I completed the Beach 2 Battleship Half Ironman Distance Triathlon last Saturday (October 20 – 2012) .  We did so with only three weeks of preparation.  I say preparation, because what we did cannot be considered training.  We purposefully did not change anything about our lives, diet, […]


Ever Wanted to Try a Tri? 5

Have you ever thought about doing a Triathlon, Marathon, or other endurance event but haven’t pulled the trigger on it?  For many people,  endurance events can seem impossible.  If you’ve never been an endurance athlete, a triathlon may an intimidating thing.  But for most of you, I bet CrossFit seemed […]


CFW – A Ladies’ Gym

I just read this article by Bill Born posted on Elite FTS and it made me think a bit about how we do things at CFW.  I like reading intelligent articles about how other trainers and gyms operate.  I appreciate other coaches’ insight and perspectives.  I am happy to sometimes find things […]


Parenting: Be the Grown Up. 12

[pullquote align=”left” type=”simple”]Notice: If you are a parent that provides boundaries and holds your child or children accountable for their actions, you will most likely enjoy and agree with this article. If you are one those parents that believes your child or children has free will to explore his or […]


“Rx” at CrossFit Wilmington 6

Great ambition is the passion of a great character.  Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. – Napoleon Bonaparte.  I like goals.  I like setting them, planning my path to accomplish them and I like achieving them. […]

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Is Your Stress Imaginary?

I hear it all the time…  “I’m sooooo stressed out.”  The part of me that has little tolerance for weakness and people with lack of self-control will inherently attempt to rear its head.  I want to just tell the person to stop being a drama queen and get it together. […]

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What Did You Do to Deserve to be Treated So Badly?

  Most religions and spiritual teachings tell us, in one way or another, that our bodies are temples and should be treated as such.  So no matter your spiritual affiliations, your higher power tells you to take care of yourself.  Yet more and more Americans treat their bodies like a […]

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Understand Your Aggressive Side

“When there is enough will and aggression, there is no shortage of talent.” – Jurgen Klinsmann  Head Coach US National Soccer Team You read my posts and how I link success to our natural instincts.  Our nature is to survive.  In a previous article, “The Id, Ego, and Super Ego”, I […]


CFW- Strong(er) 4

I recently saw an ad for P90X that claimed that the workout program’s effectiveness stemmed from “the advanced science of muscle confusion that never allows your body to adapt.”  After seeing the ad multiple times I realized that many CrossFit gyms think the same as P90X; they are always doing […]