Christmas Abbott competing in CrossFit

Christmas Abbott: Finding Her Purpose with CrossFit

Are you living the life you meant to live?  Are you doing the thing that makes you happy?  Are you having a positive impact on others? A few weeks ago, I spent some time with Christmas Abbott, owner and coach at CrossFit Invoke in downtown Raleigh, and I am 100% confident her answers to the above are “Yes, Yes, and Yes!”  In fact, I am not sure I have ever met anyone with a … [Read More...]

Presidio

I’m Talking Dirty

Everyone’s doing it these days, some 1.5 million in 2012 with no shortage of new people joining the party this year.   Some do it alone, but most think it as an experience best shared with close friends.   And bragging about it after the fact is also part of the appeal. What am I talking about?  […]

Compression Socks

Compression Socks: Are They Effective?

Walk in any CrossFit gym in the country and you are sure to see quite a few people wearing knee-high compression socks.  These socks, also popular in the running and triathlon communities, are sold with the promise of  improved athletic performance and quicker recovery. Certainly compression socks have shown great benefit as a means to […]

Active Recovery

Active Recovery

If you are a runner, a cyclist, or a regular at a CrossFit gym, you have probably heard the term “Active Recovery.”  The phrase itself seems a bit oxymoronic, but the concept appears to have some basis in science (More on that later). Active recovery is the use of low-intensity exercise to resupply nutrients to […]

What is Health?

What is Health?

What is health?  According to a 1948 definition by the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Ok, I like the broad definition which includes physical, mental, and social, but I am not so sure about the word, “complete.”  […]

Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Here are a few of my favorite Steve Prefontaine quotes: “A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.” “Some people create with words or with music or […]