March 29, 2012
Pat, keep it up! Righteous! Thank you for being brave and sharing, too. Inspirational.
Wow Pat. One of the best testimonials. Ever. Especially liked the part about being able to bring your kids somewhere to see people doing something positive together. Well said, well done.
Pat you are a true inspiration. Keep it up, you are doing awesome!
Where have all the good articles gone? That has been one of my favorite 'unintended consequences' of the CrossFit home page. Please bring them back.
Great story, great philosophy, love the part about brigning kids in a positive environment. That's what it's all about. I love CF!..I will never go back to the bodybuilding routine and the treadmill and elliptical.
Bodybuilders build the body they want, not the one they need.
With CF, I build the body I need, which is the body I want...
How do the two match up in the GPP comparison? I think the answer is pretty obvious...
Pat, great testimony. So many of us have had our lives touched and changed by Crossfit, but few express it so eloquently. I had the pleasure to judge you a few years back at Snohomish Co, FGB style WOD. I don't think I have ever seen someone attack a row so viscously. The only time I thought I might see a Concept II actually pulled apart.
The ISR is a great idea, but here in St. louis the guy that is certified charges $190 per session. The sessions for my son's age are 15 minutes long. That is a ridiculous price for such a great program.
Well Said Pat. Keep it up brother.
Pat, thanks for speaking from the heart. Inspirational on lots of levels.
I teared up watching this. Thank you, Pat, for speaking from the heart. There are many who need to see this and be inspired by you.
Great testimony Pat! You are a great guy and it takes guts to do what you did. You are the man and I'm glad to be your friend:-)
Pat, thanks a lot for your words full of heart. Keep going like this! Im following your example as you follow mine.
Great job Pat, you almost make me want to do burpees on a rest day. Almost.
Why are rest days so hard for me? I feel panic all day that I am not doing anything. Are two rest rest days a week really necessary? And I am new, so I have been wondering, on a day like yesterday when the WOD is so short, do other people do more or stick to the program?
Well said Pat. I had no idea about your struggles with alcohol. Thank you sharing such genuine feeling and emotion. Glad you found the path to living. Good on you buddy. Keep it up.
@#14 I know what you mean; I used to have the same feeling but here it is. With this program you're really only getting 1.5 days off a week (averaging...) The body needs that rest! On your days off you can do things that are just as good as working out, but less hard on your body. Stretch! Eat right! if you dont take this time off you're risking injury which will set you back even further!
so enjoy today off; you've earned it!
The ISR CrossFit Kids program is making such a wonderful impact in our communities. Living healthy and giving back is such a huge part of what being a CrossFitter is all about. Thank you CrossFit and CrossFit Kids for working with ISR to get to the next child before he reaches the water alone!
awesome story pat! hope you see all of these comments and see how many people you are touching and inspiring! stay strong and never give up
ISR not only saves life, it gives great confidence to the little ones.AWESOME!!!
A rest day and you post perhaps the best piece of solo piano music ever written. For what more could I ask?
ISR is such a wonderful program! As a Crossfitter, I was thrilled to find out that Crossfit Kids was sponsoring this amazing program for military families. Our child learned so much about aquatic survival from Dr. Harvey and his team. We now feel confident about her being around water especially living in South Florida.
Keep up the good work Crossfit Kids and ISR and THANK YOU!
Day 4 of the .com challenge
Taking a break from the regular programming from CF Vancouver to follow .com again for 4-6 weeks, including any and all spirited rest day "discussions". So rest day comes around and...
what, no right-wing-libertarian-slanted article on politics? no climate change skeptics? no mind warping articles from wired.com? no freedom of expression debates?
This place has changed, man.
Although the Pat Sprague vid was pretty cool, good on ya man.
We did IRS with our kids-- and though for some reason they freaked out about the swimming part--- i kknow that my kid will definitely never drowned. They can float for days and are now beginning to take to the swimming part of being in the water they really understand the floating part and that to me was the most important part of the whole thing. we had an incident with my son just after they finished their courses and he fell in teh spa and we just let him go-- didnt rush to save him... and he flipped himself over, began to float.. got his breath and found edge. he was fine and he saw that he knew he could do it himself.
highly recommend IRS!!!
Pat, well done, mate. Keep it up!
CrossFit and ISR...great combination. Thanks for all you do!
Pat, you're inspiring! Keep it up!
Ran the Aiea Loop Trail in memory of ultra runner Caballo Blanco.