Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog's 5 Years Old Today

Happy Birthday to the Squat Rx blog!

Five years, huh? It's been fun. If you've been reading the blog long, you know that there are recurring themes here - I hope they aren't too hard to see.

The things I value and aspire to, in writing, training, and life are:
* The Quest for Mastery
* Consistency
* Compassion
* Ownership
* Intention without Entitlement (i.e. goals are good, expectations are bad)

Thank you for your readership and friendship and I look forward to another five years and beyond.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Squatting Is...


I've been taking my son to climb rock climbing walls for quite a while now and we finally took the plunge and joined a local youth recreational climbing team. He seems to be enjoying it and, with competent instruction, is learning technique and patience under stress - important skills for climbing and life.

I spend most of my time watching, occasionally lending a hand belaying, and wishing that I could instantly drop 40 pounds to scamper up the walls (and then gain it back again for lifting). Good times, good times. Not cheap, but good times.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sarge's Squat

This one is really, really gutsy. I can't believe I didn't include it in our "30 Days of Squat!". I apologize and hope you'll be inspired enough watching it to forgive me.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Words of Wisdom - Theodore Roosevelt

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. 
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

- Theodore Roosevelt