I saw the light after I did my first CrossFit benchmark workout. I didn’t expect to find existential guidance on the floor of a gym, but I did. This blog chronicles my journey of enlightenment. For more details about the who/what/where/when/why, see my first post here.
I sincerely appreciate you stopping by my blog. I hope you will read through my archives and find something you can relate to. Maybe you’ll nod your head in agreement with some of the struggles I’ve had, maybe you’ll laugh or grimace at my monkey butt post, or maybe you’ll be inspired to do something awesome.
This blog is for anyone that partakes of the sport of fitness – CrossFit. No, this blog is for anyone that has serendipitously discovered that fitness is a key to having a happy life, be it running, bodybuilding, CrossFit, yoga, whatever.
If you’re new to CrossFit or curious about it but not sure what to expect, then this is the site for you. I don’t offer a lot of technical advice, but I do have my experiences to share with you, my thoughts and feelings, my trials and tribulations, my successes an my failures. If you’re new to just incorporating physical activity into your life, you’ll find many of the same lessons I’ve learned in CrossFit apply to you too.
I wrote a post Questions About Chris with some more fun facts about me. Here are some of them. Check out the post for the rest!
How old are you? 31
Where do you live? Lenoir City, Tennessee. It’s a smallish town just outside of Knoxville.
Married? Kids? I’ve been married for going on six years. No little McCunes running around.
What got you into CrossFit? My friends opened a box! We all went to or worked at the same gym. Those that opened the box were already into CrossFit and I learned about it by association. I was already wanting to try it, so when they opened CrossFit 865, it was an easy choice.
Is Fran your least favorite WOD? Maybe! 14.5 is my least favorite ever. It was more Fran teaching me that I had so much to learn and grow in my fitness journey. Fran was still awful!
What’s your favorite CF movement? Deadlifts!
Does your wife CrossFit? She does! We WOD together most days. She got her first pull-up a few weeks ago after working on that for a while.
Would you rather fight 20 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? Ducks are mean! All people want to do is just toss them bread! Come on ducks, chill! I think I’d opt for the 20 duck-sized horses. …Can I pick neither?
What’s your day job? I am an engineer. A dorky, spreadsheet loving engineer. I have spreadsheets for everything. I have spreadsheets for my spreadsheets.
What’s your diet like? Paleo-ish. I try to eat clean. I know I need to eat cleaner and I try to a little each week. My wife is a dietician so that helps. My body let’s me know when I put bad things in it. I do eat whole grains, nuts, legumes, dairy and such and I’m not looking to cut those out anytime soon. Just the junk.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten? My Mom makes good food, but one time she made this meal with mayonnaise and imitation crab meat… It was terrible. Even my Dad passed on eating it and he eats anything!
How much ice cream makes Chris happy? I like ice cream but it isn’t a huge thing with me. I’m more a cake/cookies kind of guy. Especially cookies. But I do love me ice cream with some Reese’s PB Cups in it! Or my favorite, banana pudding ice cream. If you’re gonna give me dessert, make it my Mom’s red velvet cake please (my favorite thing to eat, period!).
Favorite book? My all time favorite book is Watership Down. It’s a young adult book about the secret world of rabbits on a farm. Yes, it is awesome. I also love Atlas Shrugged.
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