Happy Birthday America. 

I had something pretty inspirational to write – but I’ve been at the pool all day, I’m hungry, and I really just want to drink WATER, eat some food, watch The Americans, and hang with Dan, so I’m not going to say much…

Except that I’m currently in a period of time where I’ve been trying to soak up as much smart stuff as I can – (with the intent of implying it…obviously)

But, I just wanted to throw this out there…Never stop learning. John Wooden, famous UCLA basketball coach back in the day, said, ” Just try to be the best you can be. Never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power. 

I have a long way to go. There are plenty of days that I question what I’m even doing, and if I can be honest, most days I have to really focus hard to just stay on task. But I’m a firm believer in learning, and then applying. Learning is worthless if you’re not applying it. And at the same time, we should be constantly trying to learn as much as we can to help us get better at whatever it is we do. 

So, here are some pretty great things I’ve listened to/read over the past couple of weeks. I just wanted to share them. 

How Champions Think  – In Sports and Life – I’m over halfway done with this. It’s great, even if you’re like me and not a huge golf fan. 

Brute Strength Podcast – Champions are Built in the Mind First – with Ben Bergeron

Brute Strength Podcast – The Body Achieves what the Mind Believes – with Jusin Su’a

Brute Strength Podcast – How the Fittest Woman on Earth Thinks, Trains, and Thrives – with Katrin Davidsdottir

Brute Strength Podcast – Rituals, Imagery, Self-Discovery, and More with Jessica Lucero

Julie Foucher – EP. 29 – Dave Castro on Applying Lessons Learned as a Seal, his Daily Routine, and Directing the CrossFit Games


Not much to talk about in regards to the gym. Here is all of our programming.  That complex on Tuesday was rough. 

I went (attempted to) trail running yesterday. I tried to run up Pinnacle Mountain – South Carolina’s tallest mountain. It was hard. I’m not as fit as I thought I was obviously. I talked a lot about the experience in the recipe yesterday, so I’ll spare you from the details. 




There’s a family from our gym I wanted to talk about later on this week, so be on the lookout for that. 

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!

God Bless the USA!

Oh, and here’s a workout you should try from home this week:

Run 2 miles

Every odd minute, do 10 air squats

Every even minute, do 5 burpees

So, at the 1 minute mark, do 10 airsquats, at the 2 minute mark, do 5 burpees, at the 3 minute mark do 10 more air squats, and at the 4 minute mark, do 5 more burpees, and so on….