The Simple Truth

iliftI lift. That’s what I do. This shirt communicates that pretty darn clearly. Wish life was always that easy, huh?

Like if I walked into my CrossFit gym and one shirt said “Traps are really sore.” Or another one said “My ankle hurts” or the one in the back just read “Bloated. Cranky. I might snap for no reason.”  Yeah, that would be sweet. Even if the shirt said, “Just laid off. Don’t ask” — that would be kind of good to know. We’d all be a little bit kinder, maybe a tad funnier, maybe better at being a shoulder to lean on.

Communication is not the easiest task in front of us each day. Even as we race as a society towards quicker, better, and more comprehensive communication, we fall prey to the distance in our lives. We’re overwhelmed, overtasked, and (often) underserved by the very means of communication that seduce us into thinking we will be more in touch.

The answer doesn’t lie in my iPhone or my Mac. The answer lies in putting all that sh** down and talking to each other in real time. Like what we do for an hour in a CrossFit gym each day. No headphones, no e-mail, no texting, no isolation. Just people and sweat and effort and a common workout.

It seems simplistic — and that’s the beauty of it all. It is simple. Many of the best things in life are. I lift. Any questions?

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Rich V
Rich V

Lisbeth, you got me all fired up! Never met you, but if Jen can vouch for ya, I guess you're good people! I'll see if i can make my way up there in the next few months.

K
K

Bahaha.. all the amazing posts happen when im at work !!!!

mike # 3
mike # 3

Gluteus monitorus on the front. Carpe gluteus maximus on the back.

Rockstar
Rockstar

I think T's should say "Official gluteal monitor"

mike # 3
mike # 3

Thanks David. You were awesome too. Everyone was. Lucca had a good time as well. He may be in for some evening classes once school starts.

David
David

Great work today Mike # 3. You really kicked arse. Abby really liked playing with Luca while we worked through Fran. @Sue, I'm sorry I won't/wasn't able to make it.

mike # 3
mike # 3

I knew it would be Jen first. Thanks for today Jen. I'm no where near 100% yet but thanks for the encouragement. I'll get that Fran time down under 10-minutes soon. The more you yell the faster I go. Happiness is a low baseline. Thanks.

jen
jen

RockStar, lets get T's that state we are the Ass Monitors!

sueloz
sueloz

A lovely night for a BBQ...bring on the rain!

mike # 3
mike # 3

Rockstar: Thats right I was at CFW for about 5 minutes on my first day and you were talking about yours. I learned a valuable lesson today. Do not fly through Fran as fast as you can (for the time being) and then go sit in a cold movie theater for 2 hours. Now I'm wobbly and tight. I should know better. For some reason Jen makes me go as fast as I can. So who will be the first to get the Ass Monitor shirt?

David
David

All the talk about assess and chests, we seem to have missed the most obvious thing about the picture-check out those guns! Lis had a post about a "special" bar bell in her office. I looked and it was one of those curly bicep bars. Now we know her secret. @Jen, thanks for Big Fran today!

jen
jen

Hi, I'm an ass monitor. Can I help you?

Donna D
Donna D

Matt needs a shirt that says, "my ass is tight" I'll wear one that says, 'grrrrrr' that says it all. great post.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

"Ass monitoring" -- I like that term! Makes it sound official. Like we should have clipboards.

Rockstar
Rockstar

Sexy blog pic...and Mike#3, ass monitoring is what we do...

Mike #3
Mike #3

We are allowed to look at everyone's asses?

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

I'm with Becky. I love everyone. That's why I look at everybody's ass.

becky
becky

Sorry Jen - I hate to break it to you but I love EVERYONE at CFW!! I could never pick just one... See ya at the noon!

jen
jen

David, put your shirt on that says "Heavy Metcons" suck! hahaha! Becky, lets get a “cranky and bloated" CFW T! Hey BTW, what's up with taking pictures of Lis's chest when I'm not around??? I thought you were into Berry's chest!?!? You can only have one CFW peep at a time! Geessh!

becky
becky

Is tomorrow's post going to be the picture I took of your butt?

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

LOL Where else are the comments better than the post? Becky -- thanks for supporting me by staring at my chest and aiming the camera. So sweet. Brings a little tear to my eye.

David
David

I would want one that says "my ankles hurt". I hope this means we're lifting today, cause my other sirt says metcons suck. Cheers

becky
becky

Wonderful text by: Lis "Master of Language" Darsh Picture Hottie: Lis "Don't ask me to run" Darsh Picture taken by (or at least I think): Becky "I take pics of girls' chests" TM PS - I would love a shirt that says "cranky and bloated". I would wear it - especially to school.

jen
jen

Hahahahah! Second!

K
K

1ST! Another great post and a booby pic! does the day get any better??? I think not...