To lead people, walk beside them

To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves! —Laozi

Fitness Training (via online coach)

Roman Fitness SystemsI finally hired a fitness coach. The situation is not entirely what I would prefer but experience, focus, schedules, finances, travel, and location need to mesh too perfectly to have face-to-face training at this point in my life.

So, I procured me an online coach. Which now that I stop to ponder, may actually suit me better than the alternative—being somewhat averse to people in my general vicinity for an extended period of time.

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First Legit CrossFit WOD

Alliance Training CenterI decided it would be beneficial to my character, and probably my snatch, to try CrossFit firsthand rather than base my thoughts on the cult-like craze from what I see via Facebook, various blog posts, and other troll-harboring internet nooks.

Last night, at 8pm, I attended a free CrossFit Basics class at a local gym. Wait, they call it a box. This particular gymbox is called Alliance Training Center and aside from CrossFit, they offer Krav Maga and something called StrikeFit which is like a combination of a typical WOD and beating the shit out of a heavy bag.

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