5 days from now, the wifey and I will boarding a plane and heading off to Cali… This year the Crossfit Games have taken themselves to a whole new level… athletes must be in Cali by Tuesday for check in, media interviews, fitting of Reeebok gear, and so on! Keep in mind the Games are not until Friday, but trust me when I say that I am not bitching about having to be in Cali an extra 3 days! Cali is like a second home to me, when I am there it just feels right…
I know I have said many times before but I will say it 100 more times… I am extremely proud of what my wife has accomplished this year in the Open and The Regional competitions this year. Finishing the Open 11th in the world and then finishing 1st in the Regional with probably the most demanding and grueling conditions is a huge accomplishment. But besides kicking ass, she a part of a multi-million dollar Crossfit business! Busting ass at that and putting in 12-14hour days. Plus being a mother of 2 small children who demand her attention when she is home and what do you have…. Superwoman, or what I like to call her The PeoplesChampion! I can’t wait to watch her compete on the biggest stage again, and this time Crossfit Central will be rolling 50+ deep with her parents in tow this time…. the Games are going to be SPECIAL!
thank you to our good friends Kelly and Colleen Brown for helping us out this year…. the caretakers of our beautiful offspring while mommy goes for gold!
cause when the games are over it’s time to party AfterGlow style!!!
love this song!!
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this is how we should live…. yet I don’t know that many people that actually do. I understand that their is a time and place to be “serious”, but hell, you should have very few of those moments… and what is being “serious” even look like?! I have my moments where I get caught up in all the garbage that doesn’t make me who I am…. SO I take a step back and laugh(sometimes yell) and get back to having fun… But Do you know who is the one that reminds me the most to chill because that is suppose to be my reputation.. the chill one…
In the love of sports I truly wish the ones who deserved the media actually got the attention they deserved… who knows your Sport might be bigger because of it!
I love you babe.. nothing means more to me then you regardless of my actions…
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I coined (borrowed) that phrase for Carey awhile back for one reason only…. through thick and thin, people love to watch her compete. They almost expect her to kill it every time she steps out in the “arena”. That is a lot of pressure to have on your shoulders, but through it all the Peoples Champion has almost always risen to the occasion… Even when she doesn’t come in first, she still does better then most athletes could hope for! The great thing about this year that most people don’t realize is that Carey is healthy, she won’t admit it, but last year she had more nicks and injuries then she would talk about! And since I know her better then most, I could see during the Crossfit games last year that wasn’t Carey out there.. it was an athlete trying to hold it together as best as she could even th0ugh her body had stopped working! And she still made it to the last day of the games and finished 16th in THE WORLD!
July 29th-31 2011 Crossfit Games will be in full effect, and Carey Kepler aka The Peoples Champion will be ready to finally show the world what she is really made of! So buy a camera, extra memory card, some snacks, a few frosty beverages because you are going to be a part of the EXPERIENCE! if you watching at home record that shit! peace
BAM goes the RAM!
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I CAN’T WAIT FOR CALI!!!!!!
this is an old blog post from August of last year, a good reminder for myself and anyone else…..
“It’s The Principalities!”…… Big Worm
the Underground Shack always has and always will be about Synergy… The Underground Shack does not have an address, it does have a FOUNDATION though… Like the old movie quote from Friday “It’s the Principalities”… Big Worm. So come one, Come all… those of you that fall into the Synergistic realm of the Underground Shack will be accepted, those of you that don’t will be rejected…until your ready. Because when it all boils down to the nitty gritty, we all were born to serve a purpose, it just takes some longer then others to figure it out. Peace
this song by B. o. B is very reflective of my past, which thank God is in the past….
Fast forward to may 2011
Time to catch you guys up on what the UndergroundShack has been up to for the last few months….. The Crossfit Open has wrapped up, I finished 104 out 900+ South Central Athletes. Not great and definitely not what I was shooting for.. top 60 was my goal even though I was going as team the whole time, but as an athlete/ ego I would have loved to qualified as an individual. The great thing is that I improved every week of the Open as did my teammates on the RedBlack Gym. So going into the Open we have a great chance of moving on to Cali which has always been the ultimate goal. As for my training overall… hitting prs left and right… hit a front squat pr of 280#, snatch balance of 190#, 405#deadlift x 2(tap and go..no bounce!)165# snatch..almost have 175 (real f’ng close!) ran a marathon in Feb with ZERO training in 4hr 25min…. I will leave you with those, with plenty more to come. I did just get back from Cali, where Brian and Jill Baker of CrossfitFly put us up for 10 days….. amazing trip to say the least. Some of the before mentioned pr’s were accomplished at their gym… you gotta love SoCal weather! There you go, life is good the family is doing great, my killed the Open finishing 11th in the world, and 1st in our region, SGK starts K in the fall, Stone is Stone…. Peace and Love