Author Archives: mcbud

About mcbud

I am extremely happily married, I have two great kids, I am the hand of the king at a Registered Investment Advisory company, I am addicted to CrossFit, and I try to write.

Pain as an Option

Originally posted on Over Long Distances:
“Pain is weakness leaving the body”. This phrase is common in fitness circles of every kind, with origins from the US Marine Corps. This phrase, of course, only refers to one type of pain…

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Easter Clothes?

  So my mom took me pre-teen cave dwellers to visit the cousins in ‘Bammer for Easter.  I think this is the first major holiday that Mrs. McBud and I have spent without them.  They will be missed. My mom, … Continue reading

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Paleo Challenge

Today, our box is starting a “Paleo Challenge”.  The idea is that for 6 weeks, we will all eat clean and log our meals in expectation of getting more fit for the summer bathing suit season. I had decided not … Continue reading

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August 17th, 2011 was the first time I met Helen.  I was not terribly scared of her, but, to be sure, I respected her.  I have met her a few times since and every time we meet, our time together … Continue reading

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Where the Hell Have I Been?

I’m back…… Where have I been?  Nursing hamstrings, dealing with the kids, looking for a 12 step program for CrossFit addicts.  You know…..around. I will be getting the blog back in gear, though it may be a bit different.  I … Continue reading

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The Karate Update: Hamstrung

Well, it was bound to happen. Getting back into Karate has been awesome.  My kids are really digging it and have already advanced to white belt/green stripe.  I couldn’t be more proud. The other guys from way-back-when and I are … Continue reading

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A Belt Holds up Your Pants (unless you don’t have any)

Over 20 years ago, I trained under a nationally ranked Instructor and earned a Brown Belt in an Americanized version the Chong do Kwan style of Taekwondo. I repeat, 20 YEARS AGO! As a teenager, I went because I thought … Continue reading

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A Father’s Weakness

This morning, my daughter broke down and bawled in my arms. She hugged me harder than anyone ever has, as her tears soaked my shirt.  I asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I don’t know.  I’m not unhappy … Continue reading

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I Turned 40.

This past week I turned 40.  I am at an age now that I don’t care what you think, and, yes, my age and hair color are finally synchronized. I have a hot wife, great kids, awesome friends, and an … Continue reading

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