Forge Philosophy 2-23-08


Fantastic Forty



As some of you know, yesterday we did a birthday WOD at the Forge consisting of 40 pullups, 40 ring pushups, 40 cals on the row, 40 burpees, 40 wallballs, 40 deadlifts (185), and 40 boxjumps for time. You’ll never guess how old I am….

Anyway, I did this WOD in 17:59 and when I finished my last rep of the ring pushups, and I crawled to the mat to find my happy place, I felt an acute sense of gratitude. I was thankful that this program exists in the first place, but especially thankful that Jeff was brave enough to bring Crossfit to central Indiana. Because of his bold initiative of bringing a tortuous form of working out to the fattest state in the union, I am now stronger than I was in my 20’s.


Before I met Jeff back in April of last year, I was moving along just fine at the local Globo Gym. But something was missing and I knew it. That missing ingredient was Crossfit and the intensity inherent to the program. When I started this program last year, I suddenly made incredible progress in a short period of time due in no small part to Jeff’s great teaching skill.

So, thanks Jeff, for helping me achieve far more in 9 months than I was able to accomplish in the last 9 years..


lordy, lordy, look who’s 40!



2 Responses to “Forge Philosophy 2-23-08”

  1. mountainman says:


    Happy belated 40th birthday!!!

    Your posting couldn’t have said it any better. I look forward to getting back in soon.

  2. AC says:

    Happy Birthday Vince,
    You don’t look a day over 29!

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