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A 62-year-old Illinois man spent months training seven hours a day+, including 1,500 sit-ups daily, in order to break the Guinness World Record for the longest plank. He did it. George Hood held a plank for eight hours, 15 minutes, and 15 seconds, according to Guinness World Records, which certified Hood’s record.

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Last year I did a post on my first year in CrossFit, and I thought it would be helpful to do a follow-up post. I started CrossFit two years ago and had some fantastic gains in my fitness the first year. My second year was marked by even stronger gains in performance.

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Living the Dream Living a Life of Purpose and Joy

Courtney took a step and immediately went into a slide. Time went into slow motion. My left hand still had a strong purchase on the rock and my right hand gripped the trekking pole that she was hanging on to. As her full weight started to load the system, she swung underneath me. The inertia was far greater than I was expecting…

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I remember checking out of my hotel room and just spontaneously leaving a $200 tip for the maid. I had never done that before. I had experienced some kind of transcendence that I could not describe and I couldn’t help but overflow in generosity – to a person I had not even met.

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I met Beth Guckenberger at a recent Barnabas Group event. She shared a story unlike anything I have heard before. She described a modern-day miracle she witnessed in one of the orphanages she oversees in Mexico. After she spoke, I pulled out my GoPro so I could share it with my friends…

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