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The Things We Carry

  • August 15, 2018
  • Ben Seims

The Great Outdoors

I guess most days, I’m just trying to get this thing called life figured out. I keep hoping one day I will I have the Rubrics cube solved. I get close, but there always seems to be a few spots that are a little wonky. Don’t take me wrong. I have had a brilliant life. Ups and downs, lefts when...

  • July 02, 2018
  • Ben Seims

Fat and Old is Not a Badge

When did old and fat become a badge of honor? When did hard work, eating healthy and exercising become the uncool thing to do? I get more flak for working out and eating right, then the 300lb dude next to me who says he’s just old and fat – when he’s like forty. “I’m just old and fat.” Like that’s...

  • June 15, 2018
  • Ben Seims

Boys in Trees

Wake up. Jump out of Bed. Get the water started for coffee. Check news, posts, emails, quick programming work. Try to study a little. Catch up with the boy. Wake the mini’s up, make breakfast. Pack lunches (including the cooler to take to the gym for the day). Make a shake. Make sure I know where I’m supposed to be...

  • April 21, 2018
  • Ben Seims

Fit to Fight

Why be active? Why go work out? What does that even mean -Work out? The benefits of being fit are wide, and encompass so much evidence and knowledge that I don’t think that exact point needs to be discussed. So what do we talk about – maybe this, why do you work out? What drives you to either be active,...

  • April 04, 2018
  • Ben Seims

Get Down Tonight

The first competition cycle of the year is over. Whether that was a lifting meet, an obstacle run, a marathon, the CrossFit Open, a stair climb, climbing Mt Rainer---Whatever your badass self did, you’ve earned a small respite for now. So what does that mean: Deload – transition – slow down, take it easy, rest, rinse off, get out of...