Into the Fire

David walked into the valley With a stone clutched in his hand He was only a boy But he knew someone must take a stand There will always be a valley Always mountains one must scale There will always be perilous waters Which someone must sail Into valleys, into waters Into jungles, into hell Let…

In Memoriam: Terry Clapp

This past Tuesday, Terry, a friend and member of my CrossFit gym, passed away. He was only 45 years old and is survived by his wife and children. The news of his death was absolutely shocking and devastating. I can’t remember the first time I met and worked out with Terry at TwinTown CrossFit, but…

Thinking

If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win, but think you can’t It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost, For out in the world we find Success being with a fellow’s will; It’s all in the…

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and…