Sickness, Wellness, Fitness, and Resiliency

In CrossFit we talk about the spectrum health as going from "Sick" to "Well" to "Fit". Whether you love or hate CrossFit in particular, the idea of moving from Sickness through Wellness, and into Fitness will be helpful to you in your fitness journey. Different people fall at different places on on the Sick to... Continue Reading →

CrossFit Is My Church

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 →

Adventure 1 – The Lonesome Lake Trail

Alltrails.com describes the trail as a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, NH that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Lonesome Lake is located in the Franconia Notch State Park, which is in the very heart of the White Mountains National Forest. The trail head is located in the Lafayette Place Campground, and parking is limited so getting there either early in the day, late in the afternoon, or on a weekday is most advisable. At the top of the trail you'll find the Lonesome Lake Hut, operated by the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club). Reservations for overnight stays range from $74 per night for a member child aged 3-12 to $167 per night for a non member adult. Your stay includes a fantastic home cooked breakfast and dinner. The trail is fairly well marked with yellow blazes, and includes both a white, and blue blaze section of the Appalachian Trail.

You Can’t Run From A Bad Diet

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.

Welcome To My Blog: Take A Look Around

Welcome to my blog. Why are you here? Well, really only you can answer that question effectively, but I may have some guidance for you. This is the personal internet home of Michael Thompson. My alter ego is The Ranger of Darkhollow, and I am on a journey of self-improvement.

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