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You’ve survived on the energy and momentum of week one. You’ve shaken off the pre-race and first lap jitters, and now it’s time to settle in. This week is about finding your stride. Too fast and you’ll burn out before the finish line; too slow and it’s not a Challenge at all.
Here’s the great thing about the Whole Life Challenge — you get to find the pace for yourself. No one decides for you. Use the energy of the community and the leaderboard to help move you out of your comfort zone, but be careful of trying to be perfect.
Michael and I talk more about it here in our Week 2 What to Expect Podcast:
Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.
Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.