New Year Goals

Happy New Year (yes, I'm a little late — there is a lot of stuff going on). Do you do the New Year's resolution thing? I sometimes do but it's usually something I won't stick to or something that, if I'm honest with myself I really don't care that much about. This...

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Tater Tots: Barbell Shrugged

Doug Larson is one of the smartest people I’ve ever known. I remember working out one day and he was asking me if I ever thought about selling courses online to teach people how to do some of the computer stuff I knew how to do. It seemed so foreign to me. Why would...

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lhrl.life Updates & Checkins: 2018

A few months ago I would have said that 2018 can die in a fire. However, nearing the end of the year, I have gained some unexpected perspective, drive and motivation. So, 2018 was a year to learn lessons it seems, and for that I am very grateful. I got to a very low...

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lhrl.life Updates & Check Ins 11.25.2018

Something we will improve upon Ok, now that I’ve gotten my training somewhat under control I am going to set my sites on nutrition. I’ve put it off long enough. I don’t count macros or anything, but I eat way too much junk and it’s time to cut it out. I installed My...

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Tater Tots: Team Faction

I started a two week free trial at CrossFit Memphis around October 11, 2009. When that two week trial was coming to an end, I was starting to worry. I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to explain to my wife how I was going to pay $150/month for this new gym...

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lhrl.life Updates & Check Ins 11.17.2018

Something we will improve upon Read this article: https://medium.com/@MarkManson/stop-trying-to-change-yourself-e77bb057ade1 It’s pretty great, and I am terrible about getting my identity involved and I’m going to try to focus on that a lot more: “Here’s the problem...

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Tater Tots: 50 + 400 Club

This is fun because I am now in the 100 + 400 club. I just thought I'd throw that out there before we get started on this chapter. When I first started working out, I didn't know how runners trained. I had no preconceived ideas about how you were supposed to train to...

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Tater Tots: The Beginning

I’m going to tell you a long story, one blog post at a time. Pieces of it I may have told before, but I really want to lay out the whole thing in as much detail as I can remember. I’ve been reflecting on my fitness journey a lot lately and thinking about how far I’ve...

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lhrl.life Updates & Checkins 11.01.2018

Something we will improve upon Running. I have the St. Jude Marathon on December 1st (Please go donate to my fundraising page: http://heroes.stjude.org/vonralls ), and I registered for the Sylamore 50K today which will be in February. I’ve really neglected my running...

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lhrl.life Updates & Checkins 10.19.2018

Something we will improve upon I’d like to pay attention to helping people a little more. I mean look for opportunities to help people improve. Either inside or outside of the gym. It hit me this week that there is a lot of knowledge that I could share with people,...

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