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NEAR and FAR with a Box Stalker "Box Pack"

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In the past 2 months I have visited four different states, one different country, gotten married (!), and created countless amounts of memories. With that opening sentence you are probably wondering what all of that has to do with my Box Pack and I am here to tell you that it has everything to do with it. My Box Pack has come on every single trip I have taken in the past 2 months on an airplane, in a car, or just the short trip I take to the gym every day. It has been my Flat Stanley. You know,...

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Roles of a Coach and Athlete

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“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” -John Wooden   A coach is many different things. Some of the first words that come to mind are instructor, motivator, and director Some of us have been lucky enough to have had a coach or teacher that has touched our lives. Most coaches were athletes first, they have been in both shoes, and seen both sides of the playing field. In our sport of CrossFit most coaches are still athletes. It is important to remember the differences between being a coach and being an athlete.   Being the...

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Competition: When is enough, enough?

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Whether you know it or not you have competed every single day for your entire life. Competitiveness comes very naturally for some of us, too natural at times. If you had siblings growing up you probably learned this at a young age. Who gets the first shower or the bigger pancake on Saturday morning. Vying for attention from your relatives and trying to make your presence known. People think of competing and they automatically think opposing teams, one versus one, and who is better than who. Competition is everywhere, we might as well except it and figure out how it...

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