Just like most of the rest of the world in the spring of 2020, your friendly neighborhood Ranger is safe at home. When as a society we are suffering from a shared trauma that we cannot outrun, out lift, or even outfight it's important to take care of yourself in whatever way you can. For... Continue Reading →
I have been a very naughty sword student this week. I have not gotten around to any sort of sword specific training at all. In my defense I made a pretty huge change, and left CrossFit (Which I did in the afternoons) for a local "BootCamp" style fitness training class which I do at an... Continue Reading →
If you read my last CrossFit Article ("CrossFit Is My Church"), you already know I am a fairly recent convert to the cult of CrossFit. At the time of this writing I'm about Six months in the box. In addition to the athletic performance increases, I am down a couple waist sizes, and have even... Continue Reading →
I love soup. It is by far my favorite meal. I love making soup. Dicing the vegetables, browning the meat, sweating the mirepoix, adding delicious stock, playing with seasonings until its just right, bringing everything to a boil, and dropping it down to a simmer. I love it all. I love the smell it fills... Continue Reading →
If you've read my "You Can't Run From A Bad Diet" post you know that when I wrote it, I was fairly anti coaching. You'll also no doubt realize that the diet I was on then is marginally different from the diet I'm on now. This is to be expected. I wrote the last article... Continue Reading →
Here's what I know. If you are an American, and you are reading this post odds are that you have a terrible diet. If you are from some other country, odds are that you have a better diet. If you are a time traveler coming from a time several hundred years in the past, you probably have a pretty good diet. As your diet is bad, you are likely overweight. I know I'm overweight, I know that I spent most of my life eating the Standard American Diet, and as I began to move past my 20's (when your body can gain nutrition from just about anything) I began to....swell.. I also began to get less sleep, work longer hours, spend less time being active and generally speaking got sick.