"Can I PLEASE Come With You?"

A really nice part of the long Thanksgiving weekend was having the opportunity to bring my son to the box with me.  I don’t have an awesome photo of myself overhead squatting with him on my chest, but I’m strongly considering doing Murph with him in his Ergo in the near future.  He’s 4 and

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"It Has to Stop Somewhere"

How much is your self-worth tied to your physical appearance?  Where does your definition of “attractive” come from?  Personally I’m pretty disturbed by the relatively narrow definition of attractiveness that I see promulgated in the media.  To put it bluntly, all I see on mainstream magazines and such are skinny white women, or possibly women

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“Three words for you: Im. Pay. Shent.”

More often than I’d like, I find myself announcing to people, “patience is not my greatest virtue,” perhaps subconsciously thinking that proclamation will reduce the need for me to be patient.  Even my munchkin has told me I’m not being patient.  Granted, it’s when he’s dilly dallying getting ready for school or taking an hour

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"I wouldn't want to have a metal leg."

I’ve been walking around with a lump in my throat for much of today.  This year Veteran’s Day has had a much more profound impact on me, for a number of reasons. The first is that my Grandfather, William Farrell whose service in the U.S. Marine Corps I am so proud of, died earlier this year. 

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"I'm delicate"

I’ve come to the realization that I don’t try hard enough.  I know this is not an admirable trait, but the first step to recovery is acknowledging you have a problem.  This unfortunate characteristic came to light during my first Crossfit Total.  Prior to Crossfit I had never done any max lifting.  I would do

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