We were in Wichita Falls last weekend for a Starting Strength seminar. Yes, I went back after being gone for only 10 or so days. It was fun to see a few friends again but hard to give more concrete goodbyes. Anyways.
One of the participants was Mike Whities. Now, Whities was so excited to attend the Seminar he actually started his own thread on Rip’s forum about it. No one had done that before so I was interested to see what this guy was aboot. I had seen a comment from him on one of his posts that he was training in spite of losing an arm in an accident but hadn’t given it much thought as to how things were going to go throughout the weekend.
As it turns out, we didn’t need to think of it all. Whities steps up to the platform just like everyone else and probably with more determination than most. He’s also a very nice dude with a quirky sense of humor. This was proven when he was a sport about eating King Alfred’s lunch. No, that won’t make sense to most of you but to us it was awesome.
Read more about Whities and the seminar on Rip’s forum here.
I want to thank Whities for the experience of coaching him and his follow through of letting us know he got home safe and sound after a long drive after a long weekend. It was a blast and I’m a better coach for it. Thanks Whities!
Quote of the Day:
“My best painting is the next one. I haven’t painted it yet. I am in competition only with myself, and that’s tough, because I believe that each thing I do must be better in some way than the last.”