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A question of character

It all comes down to a question of character. There is always the obstacle. There is always the fall. There is always a failure somewhere along the journey. But then even in moments of success and clarity when the hurdle is overcome, it is a question of character. The honorable, decent, gracious manner and style […]

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Legacy and meaning

What is our legacy. What is our meaning. To some extent it is told long after we are gone. We live our life. As we live it we write our meaning. Each day our actions create our legacy. Why does it matter? I guess the issue is what do we do with our time. Is […]

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The effort

Crossfit has been part of my life now for quite a while. It has challenged me, pushed me, tested me and kept me healthy and health conscious. After my heart surgery I knew it would be some time to get back to the effort. Slowly that happened. But on this day it was a full […]

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The ageless zone

Crossfit is an amazing answer to a long lingering question. How to stay healthy, focused and strong no matter the age. Exercise is vital, but Crossfit takes you to a different level. It is relentless in challenging you to push yourself beyond comfort. Beyond the zone of easygoing movements and into the zone of stretching […]

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The gift that is the day

655. Really. 655 posts. That seems like a good spot to step back for a bit. I hope you look through the posts and revisit the ones that touched you the most. We are ageless. We are writing our story. I hope you comment on those that had and have meaning to you. Tell your […]

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A friend throughout time

You just never know. You start the day making right turns and then a left turn finds its way in and everything changes. As I write in Hour of the Wolf, life is a constant flipping coin. You make decisions, make choices but everyone else is doing that too. Or a half a inch here […]

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The winter of choices

The cold has been challenging. Minus weather is new for us. -9 in the morning but we ventured out to Crossfit. The workout got us warm and sweaty. The drive home reminded me of earlier times when we were growing up in New York and the winter months made each day an adventure. One year […]

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The book of your life

The day comes when the book is found on your nightstand. You open it up and each page is blank. The age that you find it differs from person to person. But sooner or later the book is found. An empty book. Each page blank. Yet, the time will come when each page is filled. […]

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The door to your destiny

I did the mile. Then I rowed the 2k. Then I did the push presses. Of course all that was done after the warmup of bear crawls. During each exercise you think about stopping, quitting or just sitting down but you don’t. Why? Why not? You keep going because it is you with you seeking […]

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Personal best …every day

The words “personal best” stuck with me. We were at Crossfit and hit two personal bests. Back squat at 165 lb and snatch at 90 lbs. But the words stayed with me. Why not in every effort go for your personal best. Test yourself. Challenge yourself. Push yourself. Your life must be going on all […]

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