Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Writing and CrossFit.
Two things I love and put my heart into.
It's almost too easy to write about something that I love to do. Writing about CrossFit come naturally. Writing about the atmosphere, the anticipation of the workout, the personal fear of failing, the feeling of doing more than you could have ever imagined.
One of the things that draw people to CrossFit is the Community. A group of people that seem to be on standby waiting to help you grow, grow as a beginner who has jumped into the fitness lifestyle or grow into a person that wants to be a better Olympic lifter. These people also want you to grow as individuals. Change your habits from eating to even simply believing in yourself and what you are capable of doing.
You can find these people anywhere. You can find them online. You can find them in a store. You can find them at home working out in a garage (like myself) or in a BOX.
I have been lucky enough to become friends with CrossFitter Brent Pendergrass. Brent like myself is a husband, dad and also a writer. This past Saturday I had a great phone call with Brent and he and I talked about me becoming a part of the BenoshXF Team as a contributor for the community. We discussed all of the awesome opportunities that might be available in the future and I was excited. I am excited. See BenoshXF is a great site where so much happens. Whether it be product reviews such as this one on Sportsmith Gymnastic Grips or Box introductions like this one about CrossFit Eclipse and even profiles of all the BenoshXF Athletes like Bob Cole who is part owner of BenoshXF's Home Box Crossfit Bellator.
**Benosh Extreme Fitness is not affiliated with CrossFit or MMA, but many of our testers are a part of those communities!◦
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Your wife and kids are on the run. Having to be here and having to go there. It can make for a crazy afternoon, evening and night.
Event runs later than expected and that wife and those kids are hungry. Very Hungry. I mean these kids cant go an hour without wanting to eat.
Wife calls husband and says "Want to meet me at the restaurant?". Husband says "Sure, sounds great. Eating there or taking it home?" She tells her husband that she will just pick it up and then they can eat at home.
Nice. No problem. Plan is for the husband to meet the wife and kids and then go home and have dinner.
Husband gets to restaurant.
Husband gets out of car and checks some scores on his phone. Scrolls through twitter. Checks some emails, and waits.
Yeah, he waits a bit longer.
Keeps waiting. Looks at his watch and looks around.
*I'm sure people walking by are thinking this dude is creepy by now*
Husband finally texts his wife to ask "Am I suppose to be picking up this food or what?"
Ten minutes later wife responds with "No, I just picked it up!"
She then tells her husband that she was at "Such and such restaurant" located somewhere completely different than where husband was waiting.
It was at that point, maybe 30 minutes later that the husband finally realized that he was somewhere and his wife and kids were getting food from somewhere else.
That husband was such a dumbass.
Damn, I'm such a dumbass.
Kiss The Baby
Monday, May 13, 2013
I'm trying to get my own personal home garage CrossFit Box built up more,so Saturday I went to a local tire shop and got a free truck tire. Not one of the huge tires, but a tire that is going to be used as a pulling sled. I'm going to cut part of the top out and then attach some bolts on the side and add straps, then pull.
But before I get all that finished the kids wanted to have some fun with it. FUN? My idea of fun and their idea of fun (when it comes to this tire) are two different things. Rolling the tire. Fun for them.
Then I got this idea. If they want to play with the tire....Let em play, but my way!
Tire Flips. Let them do tire flips. So. I got the tire to the yard where it was nice and level and showed them how it was done. Gave them a short distance and told them I was going to time them. And oh boy, as soon as I said I was going to time them, IT WAS ON!
First we had C1. Weighing in at just a little more than a gallon of milk and measuring up to just about his mom her took his turn.
Next we get the Dude with the Tude. C2. Thick and solid like a tree trunk, he ran his mouth and got to work.
No competition would be complete without C3. She is C3...Nuff said!
Now going last was C4. This three year old, he gets it done no matter what!
I am not one to push the kids to do what I love to do. But it is so fun to watch them get involved and at least try to do what I love. CrossFit.
Next I think I will have them pulling the tire....Stay tuned.
Kiss The Baby
Friday, May 10, 2013
T. My wife, the 4 C's mom and technically she isn't considered a teacher but she is the one who every weekend who spends time getting three of the four C's school work planned out for the week. T is the one who spends all the time organizing the materials upstairs and downstairs for the kids. T is the one who every day gets the kids going and makes sure they are doing the work that is assigned to them and that is waiting in the folders.
This is not an easy job, homeschooling. And she is doing three of them while still making sure a 3 year old is not destroying the house. She is also preparing lunch, dinner and taking care of the household finances. Not to mention get annoyed by me daily.
There have been less than a handful of times that I have had to stay home and be the kids "teacher" and run the homeschool show. Hell no. I can't do it. I have no clue.
So to the one that has three kids excelling and learning things and growing more and more educationally every day, I want to thank you.
Thank You for your hard work.
Kiss The Baby
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Picture yourself walking into a CrossFit Box for the first time and having no idea of what to expect. All you have heard is that this CrossFit thing is a passing fad of lifting weights and and jumping up and down while doing pull ups. Well you walk in the door on a sunny California day and see this.....
We are right in the thick of the 2013 CrossFit Games season and Andrew and his CrossFit Lodi team have qualified for the Games Regionals. And that's just the way he likes it. Competing with CF Lodi "Feels so much more awesome to me right now" he says.
You can tell by his aka name ChaseGr8ness247 that he is all about trying to be the best he can be. And when asked if he would go easy on his mom or not if they were wod'ing against each other...
"OMG, I would so crush my mama!!!"
Andrew says going against Gabe Subry his first CrossFit Coach for a CrossFit Games podium spot would be so sweet. Like a dream come true. Something about student beating the teacher type of thing.
Kiss The Baby
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
See what happened was I was on the phone with T and she blurts out...
"I hate caulk, its all over my hands"
Me, I start laughing. See. There is only one other word that is so remotely close to the word caulk when said out loud.
So it took a few minutes but I was able to stop laughing and as soon as I did....the jokes started.
"My wife loves caulk" "Can you handle all that caulk" "Would you like some more caulk"
Oh, I had tons of them...And I could hear the hate in her voice as she said to me
"You think you are really funny...don't you!"
Even a favorite song on mine fit the occasion
"Baby Got Caulk"...She sings "I like big caulk and I cannot lie" haha
Then it gets better. Well better for me. I get home and T is in the bathroom. What do I see all over the bathroom? That's right......Caulk! Lots of caulk. I told her that I was home now and would she like some more caulk?
She didn't think I was too funny.
Again T told me this "I hate caulk" Good thing we already have kids.
But she brings all of these joke on herself.
"It was hard to get out at first" talking about the caulk.
"The caulk was creamy"
LOL. Oh boy.
The night ended with me asking T if she wanted some caulk before she went to sleep?
Guess how that went?
This would make a nice Mothers Day gift....
Kiss The Baby