Weekend at Bernies

..Thiel's that is! Plenty of dancing on tap!

their will be a dance line fo' sho... look for Re-Run in the line!

peace and love until I get back.
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Pappa Was A Rolling Stone....

....wherever he laid his hat was home.

It was the third of September.
That day I'll always remember, yes I will.
'Cause that was the day that my daddy died.
I never got a chance to see him.
Never heard nothing but bad things about him.
Mama, I'm depending on you, tell me the truth.

And Mama just hung her head and said,
"Son, Papa was a rolling stone.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."
"Papa was a rolling stone, my son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."

Well, well.

Hey Mama, is it true what they say,
that Papa never worked a day in his life?
And Mama, bad talk going around town
saying that Papa had three outside children and another wife.
And that ain't right.
HEARD SOME talk about Papa doing some store front preaching.
TalkIN about saving souls and all the time leeching.
Dealing in debt and stealing in the name of the Lord.

Mama just hung her head and said,
"Papa was a rolling stone, my son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."
"Hey, Papa was a rolling stone.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."


Hey Mama, I heard Papa call himself a jack of all trade.
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave?
Folk say Papa would beg, borrow, steal to pay his bill.
Hey Mama, folk say that Papa was never much on thinking.
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinking.
Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth. Mama looked up with a tear in her eye and said,
"Son, Papa was a rolling stone. (Well, well, well, well)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."
"Papa was a rolling stone.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."

"I said, Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."

Are you a rolling stone??? if so, you better check yourself....wives need to be respected and loved, and your children need the same!
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The Pursuit Of My Personal LEGEND

First off I should thank my wife for wanting to go on a 10 day STRICT Paleo Challenge. Today is beginning of day 7 and I feel great...sleeping better, feeling better, thinking better, better! To be honest with you, we eat paleo 90% of the time, but when you sacrifice that extra 10% amazing things can happen, and they are for Carey and I. Our 10 day challenge ends this Thursday when we leave for Lubbock for a pretty full weekend of festivities, JT & Lisa's Wedding Party, Tech Football game w/ tailgating just to name a few things. A lot of decisions to be made in regard to staying STRICT Paleo.... to be continued.

Another person for me to thank right now is Elliot Schrock,
If you haven't been to his blog yet you need to start, it's excellent! The reason I need to thank Elliot is because for 31 years of my life I have been close minded to cold, snowy, winter like weather. Don't get me wrong, I love it when November rolls around because temps are no longer in the 100's here in Austin, but being from Central Texas most of my life I can count the number of times I've seen snow on ONE hand! Elliot being an avid sow skier has posted a lot of videos of skiing on his blog lately and it seems to have awaken a psrt of me that has been asleep for 31 years...I want to go to the mountains and engulf myself into the whole clusterf*ck I use to think of winter!

Live Life to the fullest, be open to new, explore, discover...because tomorrow might not come......

Don't run from Your THOUGHTS!
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Eye of The Tiger

Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds 'til we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive


Risin' up, straight to the top
Have the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive


The eye of the tiger (repeats out)...

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Everybody...This IS Why I Crossfit


Let me start off by stating that I do not PROMOTE violence for any reason, but I do PROMOTE protecting your GOD given rights as human beings. As well as the Constitutional Rights are brilliant forefathers put in place for us. That is why I Crossfit. Because if the shit ever hits the fan like some people are predicting the Kepler household will handle their business proper like. Boooyah!

Watch this next clip with an open mind. I'm currently half way through the documentary and if your interested in seeing the whole thing it's available on With the recent "economic crisis" we are in a lot of it makes sense, because if you look at the stock market the dow has been hovering over 10,000 points, yet unemployment is at an all-time high, just saying. Anyhow check out the trailer of The Fall OF The Republic

Thanks Zach
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Modern Man A Wimp Says Anthropologist

taken from

By John Mehaffey

LONDON (Reuters) - Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions.

Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood.

Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten former bodybuilder and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle.

These and other eye-catching claims are detailed in a book by Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister entitled "Manthropology" and provocatively sub-titled "The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male."

McAllister sets out his stall in the opening sentence of the prologue.

"If you're reading this then you -- or the male you have bought it for -- are the worst man in history.

"No ifs, no buts -- the worst man, period...As a class we are in fact the sorriest cohort of masculine Homo sapiens to ever walk the planet."

Delving into a wide range of source material McAllister finds evidence he believes proves that modern man is inferior to his predecessors in, among other fields, the basic Olympic athletics disciplines of running and jumping.

His conclusions about the speed of Australian aboriginals 20,000 years ago are based on a set of footprints, preserved in a fossilized claypan lake bed, of six men chasing prey.


An analysis of the footsteps of one of the men, dubbed T8, shows he reached speeds of 37 kph on a soft, muddy lake edge. Bolt, by comparison, reached a top speed of 42 kph during his then world 100 meters record of 9.69 seconds at last year's Beijing Olympics.

In an interview in the English university town of Cambridge where he was temporarily resident, McAllister said that, with modern training, spiked shoes and rubberized tracks, aboriginal hunters might have reached speeds of 45 kph.

"We can assume they are running close to their maximum if they are chasing an animal," he said.

"But if they can do that speed of 37 kph on very soft ground I suspect there is a strong chance they would have outdone Usain Bolt if they had all the advantages that he does.

"We can tell that T8 is accelerating toward the end of his tracks."

McAllister said it was probable that any number of T8's contemporaries could have run as fast.

"We have to remember too how incredibly rare these fossilizations are," he said. "What are the odds that you would get the fastest runner in Australia at that particular time in that particular place in such a way that was going to be preserved?"

Turning to the high jump, McAllister said photographs taken by a German anthropologist showed young men jumping heights of up to 2.52 meters in the early years of last century.


"It was an initiation ritual, everybody had to do it. They had to be able to jump their own height to progress to manhood," he said.

"It was something they did all the time and they lived very active lives from a very early age. They developed very phenomenal abilities in jumping. They were jumping from boyhood onwards to prove themselves."

McAllister said a Neanderthal woman had 10 percent more muscle bulk than modern European man. Trained to capacity she would have reached 90 percent of Schwarzenegger's bulk at his peak in the 1970s.

"But because of the quirk of her physiology, with a much shorter lower arm, she would slam him to the table without a problem," he said.

Manthropology abounds with other examples:

* Roman legions completed more than one-and-a-half marathons a day carrying more than half their body weight in equipment.

* Athens employed 30,000 rowers who could all exceed the achievements of modern oarsmen.

* Australian aboriginals threw a hardwood spear 110 meters or more (the current world javelin record is 98.48).

McAllister said it was difficult to equate the ancient spear with the modern javelin but added: "Given other evidence of Aboriginal man's superb athleticism you'd have to wonder whether they couldn't have taken out every modern javelin event they entered."

Why the decline?

"We are so inactive these days and have been since the industrial revolution really kicked into gear," McAllister replied. "These people were much more robust than we were.

"We don't see that because we convert to what things were like about 30 years ago. There's been such a stark improvement in times, technique has improved out of sight, times and heights have all improved vastly since then but if you go back further it's a different story.

"At the start of the industrial revolution there are statistics about how much harder people worked then.

"The human body is very plastic and it responds to stress. We have lost 40 percent of the shafts of our long bones because we have much less of a muscular load placed upon them these days.

"We are simply not exposed to the same loads or challenges that people were in the ancient past and even in the recent past so our bodies haven't developed. Even the level of training that we do, our elite athletes, doesn't come close to replicating that.

"We wouldn't want to go back to the brutality of those days but there are some things we would do well to profit from."

What does this post say to you??? I know what it tells up!
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the following was taken from Stud Brendan of the original fire breathers and one hell of a coach.

"Even with skilled Coaches and an amazing training program to follow each day it takes a great deal of personal responsibility and drive to achieve "Elite Fitness".

Here are some questions to ask yourself in determining how much effort you "truly" put into your health and fitness.

- Do I set goals for myself and write them down?

- Do I record my workouts in a training log after each session?

- Do I look into the training log before each workout so I know what I did last time and what I need to beat?

- Do I map out a game plan for my goals.

- Do I show up early before each class to practice the things that I suck at?

- Do I stay a little later after each class to work on other things I suck at?

- Do I roll out the trigger points in my muscles on a daily basis?

- Do I ice my body after workouts (especially when it hurts)

- Do I read the crossfit journal and other sources that educate on our brand of fitness?

- Do I listen to and apply the with thought the the coaching cues my trainers drill into my head?

- Do I drink tons of water all through the day?

- Do I only eat natural, un-processed, un-refined foods. ( Meats, Veggies, Fruits, Nuts, and Seeds)

- Do I eat within 1 hour of waking up everyday

- Do I eat no later than an hour after each one of my training sessions and make sure its got a good amount of carbs in it.

- Do I try my very best every time I train?

How many of these questions can you truly answer yes to? I mean truly as in you follow out these principles in your life everyday. These aren't the only questions that need to be asked but the answers will speak a huge testament to why are why not you are getting as fit as you dream to become. The fittest people in our program are this way because they spend their days pursuing excellence."

No one was ever lost on a straight road. Proverb, Indian

Being elite is a choice, as is being lazy.....I choose to be elite in all that I do.
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Why Do You Crossfit?

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“Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember”

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There's One In All Of Us!

And now, let the wild rumpus begin!
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The Fighting Irish!

"Notre Dame Victory March"

Rally sons of Notre Dame
Sing her glory and sound her fame
Raise her Gold and Blue
And cheer with voices true:
Rah, rah, for Notre Dame
We will fight in every game,
Strong of heart and true to her name
We will ne'er forget her
And will cheer her ever
Loyal to Notre Dame.

Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send a volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky!
What though the odds be great or small,
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to victory!

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On The Shortness of Life: An Introduction to Seneca

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“Laugh a lot, and when you're older, all your wrinkles will be in the right places”

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” Buddha

and on of my favorites....

“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” Jim Valvano

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Lost and Found...then Lost, Now Found

"The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them." - Stephen Edwin King (1947~) American Writer

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There Is No Offseason

The following excerpt is from YOU vs YOU by Wayne Mazzoni

"You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature." Les Brown

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." William E. Hickson

Regardless of your age or talent level, it is important that you understand athletics are a full time endeavor. If you are not playing, you are preparing to play. If you are not in formal pracitce, you are lifting weights and conditioning. If you play two or three sports, you are always in season. To become a quality athlete, you need to think of your sport in much grander terms then simply the playing season. How good would Eric Clapton be if he played guitar three months a year when he was first learning? I don't mean that you overdue it to the point of burnout, but that you realize that to become your best at anything, it takes a full time commitment. When one starts a company, do you think they work the typical forty-hours? Not a chance. It takes long days to make any venture a success. Imagine trying to lose weight by eating well three days a week, but horribly on the other four. To compete at the highest of levels requires a full-time effort. If you practice or play simply when you feel like it, that is a hobby, not a complete dedication to the sport. There is nothing with having hobbies, but if you treat your main sport as such, don't be surprised or upset when you don't achieve the results you were seeking. If you don't make a full commitment to WHATEVER it is that you do, you will soon find that the others who are will pass you by.

I emphasized the word WHATEVER for one reason only, replace sport with whatever it is that you are doing. If you don't have full commitment to whatever it is that you are doing, it will suffer. maybe a little or maybe a lot, but it will suffer. Only crazy people like to suffer..are you crazy?

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Riding High

I have hit the gym all week, feeling good about my results, my fall garden is coming along nicely, my front yard is 90% finished, family life is great.......I'm riding high

You've been riding
You've been riding quite a while, child
(keep on riding, keep on riding)
You've been jiving
Like a peacock, that's your style
(keep on jiving), ooh (keep on jiving)

Now I remember the days in school
There wasn't a time when you didn't treat me cruel
Ooh, wait till I get my hooks on you
I'll show you what a fisherman can do

You're riding
Been riding quite a while, child
(keep on riding, keep on riding)
You've been jiving
Like a peacock, that's your style
(keep on jiving), ooh-wee (keep on jiving)

I say now, you always try to hurt me in the end
In the presence of all our good, good friends
But the patient man always win
Now I'll just wait till you give in

You've been riding
You've been riding quite a while
(keep on riding), keep on, ride (keep on riding)
You've been jiving
Like a peacock, that's your style
(keep on jiving ...), ooh-wee, alright (... on jiving)

At Christmas, more like an Easter bunny
Just like a rabbit, you're always on the run
But wait till I get my trap on you
I'll see where you gonna run to
Wait till I get my trap on you
Then I'll see where you gonna run to

You've been riding
You've been riding quite a while
(keep on riding), keep on, ride (keep on riding)
You've been jiving
Like a peacock, that's your style
(keep on jiving), ooh-wee (keep on jiving)

(So riding on my own) I need your love tonight
(Riding on my own) A-when you hold me right ...
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“Sacrificing your happiness for the happiness of the one you love, is by far, the truest type of love.” AlwaysConfuzed11

the above quote can be toughest thing for a person to do... I still have my days when I become selfish and think "me first, me first", which only hurts the people around you. And when you have a wife and kids that's not right. Thank God for the opportunity to grow as an man and become selfless. It has become quite the journey as I look back at my younger days, but I know that I'm one step closer to becoming selfless as long as I stay conscious of my actions.

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them. Buddha

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Do What You Love, And Love What You DO

Walter Payton

Date of Birth:
July 25, 1954
Date of Death:
November 1, 1999 (my birthday)

Most important thought, if you love someone, tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store.
Walter Payton

Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.
Walter Payton

Walter Payton was one of the few sports role models I looked up to as a my opinion the greatest running back of all time!

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Let Thy Body Heal

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
-- Buddha

I have taken a rather long hiatus from the gym to allow myself to heal. I miss not being in the gym and seeing my "family away from home" on a regular basis. The time to get back in the gym has come with a new found focus.....

Welcome back,
Your dreams were your ticket out.

Welcome back,
To that same old place that you laughed about.

Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they're turned around.

Who'd have thought they'd lead ya (Who'd have thought they'd lead ya)
Here where we need ya (Here where we need ya)

Yeah we tease him a lot cause we've hot him on the spot, welcome back,
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

for those unfamiliar with the song above... Welcome Back Kotter lyrics, a true classic.
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