Here is “Ajax” B…crossfitter, paleo rib eater, and fighter pilot
Mind – How do you know somebody is a fighter pilot? They will tell you. How do you know someone is a cross fitter? They will tell you. Or maybe it is their toe shoes, or their knee high socks, or their T-Shirt that tells you how much they are going to kick your ass. Or in Ajax B’s case it is the Paleo diet that prescribes eating 15 pounds of my BBQ ribs (recipe to follow shortly) in one sitting. But AJAX, you ask, “How can you make fun of the Crossfitters, I thought you loved Crossfit?” I do, but remember no one is off limits. Crossfit is a phenomenal training principle to which we prescribe and use often, but I will also reference my axiom of doing what you love, followed shortly with balance. LIKEAFIGHTERPILOT adheres to the principle of variation and life balance. Not all of us can be like Ajax B and eat ribs and run bare footed across Nairobi. The workouts we prescribe bring in all sorts of routines to include sports, weight lifting, cardio, swimming, biking, yoga and just plain screwing around. Crossfit would agree, but we try to incorporate life balance and whatever works for you. Remember, fighter pilots like to add to their bag of tricks, you never know when you might find yourself in a pickle that requires some new or different skill.
Body – Active Rest
This is Freeze, …the prankster, and fighter pilot
Wingman/Flight Leads/Instructors/Weapons Instructor Course
60 minutes of racquetball, tennis, biking, Zumba, cleaning the house, handball, squash, or basketball
Recipe of the Day
Make Ahead Chicken Curry Salad
12 oz of chicken shredded
2 Tbsp diced flat Italian parsley
1 Tbsp diced sweet onion
4 Tbsp diced celery
1 Tbsp currents
2 Tbsp dried cranberries
1 cup 0% fat greek Fage’ yogurt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp EVOO
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Clean and dice all produce. Add parsley, onion, celery, currents, cranberries, yogurt, curry powder, honey, and salt and pepper to large bowl. Combine.
2. Cook or poach chicken until done, about 8 minutes, then shred. Add chicken and lemon juice to mixture, stir well to combine.
3. Cool in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Spirit – Psalm 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”