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If I fits I sits.

If I fits I sits.

This past weekend my wife and I were in Charlottesville, VA to take a mini vacation and do some volunteer work in a neighboring town. On Sunday we decided to take in the beauty of the day and visit the Downtown Mall.  If you've never been, it's a really pretty,...

It’s the small things.

It’s the small things.

In April of 2018 Deion (my son) moved out of our house and I have not had ice cream in my freezer since then. I have had 1 small milkshake and one small slice of ice cream cake but neither of them were worth the calories. For anyone who doesn’t know me, I love ice...

Meeting the newbies.

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a new member. For anyone who knows me, they know I LOVE meeting new members. I love when I can share my passion about CrossFit and my love for my 13 Stripes family with someone who is just starting their foundations classes with...

Sometimes we get humbled.

Every now and then something happens at the gym that reminds me that I'm still working on getting stronger. I'm not there yet but I'm well on my way. Tonight was a tough cardio workout. It was 4 minute intervals, 5 rounds. 4 minutes of work which was 15 calories on...

I went hungry.

Yes, I did. I went to the grocery store AFTER my workout last night which, by the way, was an amazing test of leg, arm and lung strength and I was HUNGRY. You guys - it's never a good idea to go to the grocery store hungry because you end up leaving with much more...

I have many questions….

Are you on the precipice of joining 13 Stripes? Have you said to yourself, or someone else in your life "I'm thinking about joining the local CrossFit box."? Have you scheduled your No Sweat (And, for the record, unless you're a nervous sweater, it's literally NO...

Grief and the gym.

When we are grieving sometimes opening our eyes is the only thing we can do. We don't feel like doing anything, right? We just want to curl up into the proverbial fetal position and rock back and forth. On Sunday my mother contacted me that she was in the ER with my...