31 Day New Challenge

December 2013 is a wrap.

Duh, right?

We as a fit family decided to do the following for December:

  • Bear Crawls based on the date of the day (e.g. Day 5 would be 5 crawls)
  • Squats based on the date of the day (e.g. same as above)

We squeaked through this challenge with high fives all around.

My ladies (my wife E and daughter M) became all hardcore and would keep bugging me, “So what is the next challenge?  What are we doing?” Continue reading

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Where In The World Is C̶a̶r̶m̶e̶n̶ ̶S̶a̶n̶d̶i̶e̶g̶o̶ Strong By Choice ?

Okay, yes, yes, I know. I know.  I’ve been MIA.  I have just getting back into the swing of things.  After a sumptuous Thanksgiving time (including a day where I did absolutely nothing except veg), I am back in the saddle again.

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The Secret of Vince Lombardi’s Success

"Gentleman, this is a football. . ."

Back in the days of the late, great coach Vince Lombardi, the Green Bay Packers had a most interesting beginning to pre-season training. All the players knew that at the first team meeting, the legendary coach would waste no time getting straight to the point. Many of the men, half Lombardi’s age and twice his size, were openly fearful, dreading the encounter. The coach did not disappoint them, and, in fact, delivered his message in one of the great one-liners of all time. Football in hand, Lombardi walked to the front of the room, took several seconds to look over the assemblage in silence, held out the pigskin in front of him, and said, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” In only five words, Lombardi communicated his point: We’re going to start with the basics and make sure we’re executing all the fundamentals.(source) Continue reading