Barbells, Love, Life

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“When women get stronger, our society gets stronger.”- @lisbethdarsh  Model: @barbarajozwiak @gustavoalfarophotography ——— Read GORGO now at gorgomag.com
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“When women get stronger, our society gets stronger.”- @lisbethdarsh  Model: @barbarajozwiak @gustavoalfarophotography ——— Read GORGO now at gorgomag.com

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Latte drunk. And texting overseas from a chair. #dangerous
Latte drunk. And texting overseas from a chair. #dangerous

Latte drunk. And texting overseas from a chair. #dangerous

Imagined Workout Diaries of Famous Writers

William Faulkner, 1 RM Deadlifts

The bar is heavy, heavy, heavy, like my soul, and I lift, bereft of muscle it seems, marrow a long ago illusion in this dark place. I am unable to raise the bar without it being followed by a heavier, more thunderous crashing down. My heart aches. I used to think fun was to accomplish something I thought perhaps I couldn’t. I was wrong. Deadlifts are not fun, not today, oh not today at all.

Ernest Hemingway, “Murph”

Pull-ups. Blood. Thank God there are women here in small, tight pieces of clothing. I feel like a man.

Toni Morrison, “Elizabeth”

Don’t be afraid. I’m here, but I’m gone. The yellow stripes on that man’s faded blue shirt bring forth long-shuttered memories in a kind of rain that knows no cloud, magically dropping liquid to earth with the strength of those who had seen death, or worse—life unending. I walk back to the barbell and find it disappeared, like the young girls who knew no mothers other than the toothless aunts on the porch, rocking in their memories of life swole up in their throats like so many soaked sunflower seeds, or love long ago ended, poisoning them as it nourished.

The WOD long ago ended. No one is here. My voice echoes in the emptiness of this hollow space, and this moment. All that’s left to do is what the young girls do who have known the ache of this life—weep, weep, and weep some more. The rings sway in the shadow of the setting sun. I have no idea what time it is. I never made it out of the warm-up. Such is life. Chalk cakes the bottoms of my shoes, mocking me and this life all the way out the yawning cargo bay door. Where o where sweet demon did I park my car?

#tbt to a mountain bike race on the old Firestone Estate near Santa Barbara in 2005. Sometimes, I’m a bit amazed I used to throw myself down the trails with such abandon. But damn it was fun!
#tbt to a mountain bike race on the old Firestone Estate near Santa Barbara in 2005. Sometimes, I’m a bit amazed I used to throw myself down the trails with such abandon. But damn it was fun!

#tbt to a mountain bike race on the old Firestone Estate near Santa Barbara in 2005. Sometimes, I’m a bit amazed I used to throw myself down the trails with such abandon. But damn it was fun!

70 degrees on the porch. Sun’s going down. Dog happiness level: 10.
70 degrees on the porch. Sun’s going down. Dog happiness level: 10.

70 degrees on the porch. Sun’s going down. Dog happiness level: 10.

"Practice the art of a more noble existence" — that’s a great line. Props to @mariannewilliamson for these wonderful words. #inspiration #friends #writing
"Practice the art of a more noble existence" — that’s a great line. Props to @mariannewilliamson for these wonderful words. #inspiration #friends #writing

"Practice the art of a more noble existence" — that’s a great line. Props to @mariannewilliamson for these wonderful words. #inspiration #friends #writing

One more #flashbackfriday — The Champ @richfroning in 2011. #fitness #fitnessmotivation #crossfit #determination
One more #flashbackfriday — The Champ @richfroning in 2011. #fitness #fitnessmotivation #crossfit #determination

One more #flashbackfriday — The Champ @richfroning in 2011. #fitness #fitnessmotivation #crossfit #determination

#flashbackfriday to 2011 when I took this photo of the amazing Annie Sakamoto. Love the chopstick hair accessory. #legs #power #strength #og #crossfit #fitness #fitnessmotivation
#flashbackfriday to 2011 when I took this photo of the amazing Annie Sakamoto. Love the chopstick hair accessory. #legs #power #strength #og #crossfit #fitness #fitnessmotivation

#flashbackfriday to 2011 when I took this photo of the amazing Annie Sakamoto. Love the chopstick hair accessory. #legs #power #strength #og #crossfit #fitness #fitnessmotivation

Less than 24 hours remaining on my #kickstarter book project! Don’t wait any longer or you’ll miss out! Thank you! #bebetter #fitnessmotivation #inspiration #crossfit #barbell
Less than 24 hours remaining on my #kickstarter book project! Don’t wait any longer or you’ll miss out! Thank you! #bebetter #fitnessmotivation #inspiration #crossfit #barbell

Less than 24 hours remaining on my #kickstarter book project! Don’t wait any longer or you’ll miss out! Thank you! #bebetter #fitnessmotivation #inspiration #crossfit #barbell

#fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmemes #crossfit
#fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmemes #crossfit

#fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmemes #crossfit