We conquer ourselves – Edmund Hillary

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves -Edmund Hillary Every day we get up and look at the challenges which surround us. We struggle to fight against the elements, the commute, the setbacks and the pushback. But there is one victory which will let us overcome all the rest. When we do not … Read more

Arise in the Morning – Marcus Aurelius Fitness Inspiration

Arise in the morning Fitness Journal Inspiration Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius It is so easy to lose perspective, to not see the simple pleasures and joys of life. The gift of a smile, of a word of encouragement, … Read more

Destroying Your Weightlifting Workout

Destroying Your Weightlifting Workout Meme

Have you ever felt like you were destroying your weightlifting workout? Like in the sort of way where after each rep you slam down the bar, jump up, pose your arms like some kind of magic, floating, Indian shaman who just happened to PR his meditation and get in touch with a 997th level of … Read more

SMART Goals

Track your running goals in a running journal

SMART Goals can be one of the most powerful tools in your achievement toolbox because they give you a framework through which you can set out the goals and criteria for achievement. By going through the process of making your goal SMART, you will learn to limit each goal’s scope and make sure they truly … Read more

10 week half marathon training

Running journal to help you reach your next 5k

10 week half marathon training plan Has the half marathon you signed up for slowly been sneaking up on you? Maybe you signed up for a half marathon hoping it would help turn you into a runner and now you are finding yourself dreading the looming date. Half marathon training certainly isn’t easy, but you … Read more

The Deadlift Gifs

We’ve put together a few gifs to let you look at the deadlift in new and interesting ways. Learn more about how to perform the deadlift here. Performing a Deadlift 1         Why Deadlift? The deadlift is one of the most useful and powerful tools of an athlete trying to improve their … Read more

Worry about yourself

Worry about yourself.   Worry about the best scale for you to get the most work done.   Worry about listening to your body and keeping all of those shoulders, knees, elbows, and wrists healthy.   Worry about finding the right weights to add to the bar to lift heavier.   Worry about all of … Read more

It’s all about how you show up

It’s all about how you show up for the annoying, inconvenient, tiring workouts that push your weaknesses.   Do you show up with a good attitude? Or have you already quit before you have one foot in the door?   The annoying, hard, tiring workouts filled with your least favorite movements are the same ones … Read more

Josh gets a custom journal for himself and his wife

This is not Josh’s first rodeo. In fact, this is the 4th custom journal that Josh has gotten for himself, and this time he got one for his wife as well. We put it together with a few different types of covers, managed to slip a purple binding on it, and found a few extra … Read more

Carbyne CrossFit’s Red and Black Custom WOD Journal

This one was a quick and easy wholesale WOD journal for Carbyne CrossFit, a strength and conditioning CrossFit box in Salem, VA. I think they even added They created a custom journal based off of our dark brick background and decided they’d like a red binding to accentuate the color. We were able to add that … Read more