Hey kiddies! I’m Dan. I pretend to be complicated but am actually quite simple. My life can be split into five main parts; nerdy things, exercise things, paleo things, music things, and everything else. This blog will reflect at least 4 of these categories on a daily basis. I was supposed to be a male model after high school but one day I was making faces and it got stuck that way…my dreams went to shit after that.
JK! Jesus this feels like a first date without any of the fun parts. I speak plainly and directly, to the point of often sounds like an asshole. If that might offend you, sorry I’m not sorry, it’s the internet – you’ll live. If you’re looking for a patient, nurturing person; keep looking. If you like reading about paleo, crossfit, olympic lifts, mobility, or share my taste in music – you’ll probably do great here.
I’m 25, been working out seriously for about 3 years. I’ve been doing Crossfit since July 2012 and haven’t looked back. I began my conversion to paleo around March 2012, I was pretty paleo before hand, mostly it required me to cut out dairy and the occasional bread. I don’t miss it at all; and pretty much couldn’t picture living any other way. Update as of mid 2013 I am no longer strict Paleo, though I still believe strongly in a Paleo/Whole Food template. I live in Saint Louis, it’s not my favorite place but I’ve found a niche here and I’m cool with that.
I decided February 2013 to persue Crossfit competitively, it’s been a crazy ride, but I’ve loved most of it and learned a ton about myself in the process. I finished 659th in the 2014 Open, and 1221st in the 2013 Open. The goal for next year is top 100.
I spend way too much money on exercise gear. It will come up frequently. RogueFitness, Under Armour, Amazon, it doesn’t matter, give me a URL and I’ll find a way to buy something related to fitness. The rest of my meager budget goes to food. Whole Food and I have a love/hate relationship, my body loves it, my bank account doesn’t. They’re trail mixes are the best. Fo’ serious.
I’m starting this blog with the goal of posting daily. I’m not sure if thats ambitious or not, but my goal is to give back to the amazing communities I’ve been borrowing from for the past 6 months.