True to form, and the reason for the title of this blog, what I am interested in trying and interested in writing about changes with great frequency. Believe it or not, this blog is much more linear than my daily life, at least in terms of what catches my attention and causes me to want … Continue reading
Spartan Super highlights. Mud and obstacles, like getting the car out of the mud after the race…
Our first Spartan Super is finished. It is also our first step towards finishing the Spartan Trifecta, which is completing all three basic Spartan races (Sprint, Super, and Beast) in a calendar year. When the Spartan Race series began a few years ago that seemed almost impossible. Now people compete to see how many trifectas … Continue reading
Jiu Jitsu- good for more than choking the crap out of folks!
Getting back on the mat is challenging. I have forgotten a lot since I last spent time rolling with people, and the stuff I do remember is not exactly Kosher to pull in a traditional BJJ school. I first learned some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in self defense training, and while I don’t remember how to … Continue reading
My sons scare the crap out of me
The two young men I share my house with are insane. One is crazily self conscious and, at the same time, Senor BossyAss, and the other is a mildly sweeter version of the Tasmanian Devil. The first is clingy and seeking of affirmation, and the second is independent to an extent that is truthfully a … Continue reading
Dealing with A-Holes.
DAMN, but if there aren’t a ton of jerks out there. Seriously. Coworkers (or bosses), People you live near (neighbors, amiright?), in-laws, and family… And you. Yes. YOU are sometimes the asshole. Same with me. I *promise*. I have often, according to some people in my life on a daily basis, I am, in fact … Continue reading
Owning My Shit
Obviously I am interested in ways to become a better, more fulfilled, sexier and smarter human being. And this time of year caters to that impulse in a beautiful, shiny way! December and January always bring out the fitness apps and online programs, the moleskin journals for gaining efficiency and insight, and the life centering … Continue reading
A Totally Woo-woo Experience
I have been following Wim Hof for over two years now, listening to interviews and reading up on his ‘method.’ I have practiced his breathing regimen off and on during this time as well. I typically do the breathing exercises 2-3 times a week, and the cold shower routine about 4-5 days out of any … Continue reading
A short note, relating thoughts about facing an opponent who is stronger than you. Or simply bigger of frame. Or smaller, but faster.
I had another good session of kickboxing, drills followed by some sparring. Afterwards I was struck by how much I learn each time I spar. My own weaknesses (confidence in my punching, fear of taking blows to the head, feeling old…) and strengths (flexibility, heavy hands and legs, a certain delight in collecting scars and … Continue reading
I am thinking about tribalism again, and in the very overblown way we are seeing it play out in our culture right now. I don’t really want to pick apart what I see happening politically and in our wider cultural war unfolding, but it has been on my mind, and any other thoughts I find … Continue reading
Letting it all (hang) out
I have been thinking a lot recently of letting things go. Stuff around the house, feelings about past events in life, fear- you know, the little things in life. I have been reading (or listening to the audiobook of) Letting Go: The Pathway Of Surrender by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. The title almost put me … Continue reading