Best of Luck to Wesley Sun Chee Fore at South Central Regionals!

Review: INOV8 Bare XF 210

I picked up a pair of Inov8 Bare XF – 210 shoes last week. These shoes are designed for crossfit by inov8.  If you are planning on ordering them, they run a bit narrow. I bought a half size up. In fact, my only complaint about these shoes is that they run narrow. A barefoot shoe needs to let the foot spread, period. Other than that, the shoes rock! They have great ground feel and though I had my doubts about the traction, I took them to the park to do sprints in wet grass and they performed beautifully. I did some clean and jerks (split jerks), ran a few miles and did box jumps and have been pleased.

The shoes feature a very airy mesh upper that really breathes well. They have protective plastic strips on the sides for rope climbing and a nice loop feature that allows you to hang them out to dry after you wash them. The pros certainly out weigh the cons here. It’s a great shoe and I would highly recommend it to crossfitters out there. Price point is around $120, so it’s on the upper end but with Inov8 you certainly get what you pay for.




So Live Your Life….

Im somewhat of a quote collector. Here is a poem from Tecumseh that inspired me. If you have not yet seen Act Of Valor, I encourage you to do so.

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

~ Chief Tecumseh (Poem from Act of Valor the Movie)

Food Porn Friday

Yabba Dabba Do! Big Ass Bone In Pork Chop Over Bubble and Squeak at Feast