Real Men Love Strong Women

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: Strong women are badass. We’re fortunate that our home box, CrossFit Broad Ripple, encourages and supports everyone who walks through the door. The CFBR culture isn’t about how you look or where you are from, it’s about achieving your personal goals. However, I know the message that it’s […]

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The Year of Focus

I think thematically. As each year comes to a close, I spend December sitting with the work of my previous year. I sift through what I’ve created, I look at what I didn’t create, and conceptualize what I want my next year to become. I’ve always been methodical and particular in my thinking, but I’ve become much […]

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Lessons from a 100-mile Ultra Marathon

In 2011, I met a woman. Okay that’s not technically true. What happened was this: I followed this woman up Grandfather Mountain in Boone, North Carolina for about 7 miles as we both labored to finish one of the hardest street marathons I’ve run. After the race I tweeted out my time, and she responded. We […]

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What We Mean When We Talk About CrossFit

Whenever I mention that I’m part of a CrossFit gym, the first question I get centers on injuries. People who haven’t been exposed to CrossFit (or exposed to CrossFit boxes that don’t focus on technique) are concerned that the combination of Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and sprint exercises will be too hard on their bodies, and […]

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That OPSF 50/50 Ultra

Last weekend, I completed my first ultra marathon: the OPSF 50/50 race in Spencer, Indiana, a brutal all-day affair that sent runners out on 1, 2, or 3 14.1 mile loops depending upon the length you were running (plus a 5-mile Power Line loop for the 50K runners, and 2 5-mile Power Line loops for […]

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