Friday, March 28, 2008

Tables Have Turned

I've seen GSB Sails pick up a load of boys down on the Blvd. when he needs help with a manure spreader jacked knifed on the Santa Ana. Not exactly like this but pretty close...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tee Time?

With warmer weather just around the corner, it will soon be time for the afternoon exit. Hobbies are an integral part of overall healthy living. Find something you truly enjoy, make time for it and dedicate yourself to improving performance. These times away from the daily grind and salt mine are not only refreshing but also enable you to get more accomplished when you're in the work arena. A hobby that requires you to push yourself and compete against others on time, score, weight, etc... will sharpen that killer instinct.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Heels Over Head?

In case you needed yet another reason to avoid fitness "mouse traps" typically found on late night info-mmercials. I'm curious if Mr. Globo actually signed up those new prospects after they witnessed the inverted arse press with 1/4 barrel roll.

Happy first day of Spring !!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Sheets are due by 0800 Thursday morning. Tournament Central is setup on Booth St and as you can see my white board will be occupied for the next couple weeks.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Push-Ups Anyone ?

Came across this link via the CrossFit One World blog. They're part of my daily blog rota and always have great links and thoughts on fitness. Check out the NY Times feature on the importance and measurement of the old standard Push-Up. What's your max rep effort? Document then work to improve.

Happy St Patty's Day !! 41 and raining here in KC...Thinkin about getting the sticks out anyway, I'm sure we'll have similar weather over the pond in September.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Get Some Fitness

Procrastination is one of my more practiced habits albeit not something I'm proud of. Getting my rear in gear concerning personal health and fitness had been something I put off way too long. I'm sure like many others, I always thought tomorrow will be the day, or when the weather warms up, or after I lose a couple pounds... there were plenty of excuses and that's exactly what they are... excuses.

During a round last summer with a good friend, I made a comment about his improved posture, attitude and stamina. He filled me on this new morning Bootcamp workout he was attending and how it had changed his views on fitness and traditional workout routines. A few weeks later I had the great fortune to meet this "Bootcamp" guy, Coach Rut on the golf course which is one of few places where a persons true colors shine through. I inquired about the program and expressed some interest in attending although I fell back into the old excuse routine.

I found it interesting at no time after our initial conversation did Coach Rut inquire if I was still interested?, when was I going to start?, etc... Then I realized, he wasn't in the business of recruiting people, he was in the business of helping people. You ultimately are the one who has to make the decision to get it done. Family and friends may show their support but you're the one getting up at 0500 hours to get your game face on and ready for the next fanny waxin coming your way.

It's been 6 months since that first Bootcamp WOD and it's hard to explain in words how my life has changed. I didn't set specific goals because I trusted they would come with hard work and they have; 15lbs less and 2 inches of my waist was great but the real beneifts are an energy level explosion enabling me to get way more productivity out of each day. A whole new outlook on how food drives so many aspects of your life. A more postive, accepting outlook on family, friends, work. And most of all... an appreciation of not only what it means to be healthy but to live healthy.

When the day begins with beating the alarm clock to the punch and jumping out of bed ready for Bootcamp, I know I'm on the right track. RP

Friday, March 7, 2008

Jared Allen's Sports Bar

Couple GSB's got a sneak peek at Jared Allen's (website not up yet) new joint on the Boulevard. They had a trial lunch run yesterday in anticipation of the grand opening today. Based on our experience, they got a good thing goin. Chuck Taylor is part owner and was greeting everyone at the door. Pics to come...