Weekly Recap 10.27.19

This was a pretty tough week for me.  I hit just under 60 miles, and my CrossFit WODs felt challenging, especially the 20.4 WOD.  By the end of the week, my legs were a level of trashed I didn’t know existed as an adult. … Read the rest

20.4 (Where I Learned Pistols Are From Satan)

Thursday night, after Trick or Treating with my boys, I decided to do a quick CrossFit check, to see what sort of treat I was in for on Friday.  This was the first Open WOD that had me psychotically laughing.  The idea of pistol squats after 90 box jumps is the definition of psychotic. … Read the rest

The Running Dead (and how to come back to life)

Endurance running is no easy feat.  Part of the reason that the sport is so addictive and intriguing is the fact that it requires an athlete to push and explore the limits of the human body.  Spend a couple of hours talking to an avid endurance athlete, and you may walk away feeling like they just aren’t fully human. … Read the rest

7 Nightmares That Keep CrossFitters Up At Night

As I was writing my “10 Worst Nightmares Every Runner Fears” post, I thought to myself, it’s not just runners that have sports specific nightmare experiences.  I don’t want to leave my CrossFit friends out of all the Halloween fun.  A quick Google search will readily display hundreds of memes, video’s, and pictures of horrifying CrossFit misses and fails. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.20.19

This week was a mostly good week.  I didn’t have to travel at all.  The weather was nice and cool for most of the week.  I went out and did non-running stuff over the weekend, which feels much more manageable when my long run is under a half-marathon distance.… Read the rest

20.3 & The Dumb Mistake I Won’t Make Twice

Every year during the open, at least one workout is a repeat from a previous year.  Each time the repeat WOD is announced, CrossFitters everywhere let out a collective groan.  We remember the pain, and pray for evidence that we have grown stronger since we the first time we experienced whatever hellacious WOD we are about to repeat. … Read the rest

Howard Peak Greenway Trail System

Locals in San Antonio know that the city boasts a great variety of trails, especially for a major metropolitan area.  The Texas hill country in general is one of my favorite area’s to run.  The views are amazing, the terrain is varied, and the rolling slopes are guaranteed to build leg strength. … Read the rest

10 Running Nightmares

For most endurance athletes, running is usually a positive experience.  It teaches us that we can persevere and do hard things.  It allows us to decompress and process things we may be struggling with.  It gives us a community and a socially approved rationale to eat every 90 minutes or so. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.13.19

This was another week of travel for me, which adds a layer of difficulty.  Thankfully, I was in Austin, and there’s no excuse to be lazy in that city.  I finished out the week with three WODs and just over 50 miles of running. … Read the rest

20.2 & Lessons

On Thursday, the second workout of the 2020 CrossFit open was released.  My initial thought was, “that doesn’t look too terrible,” and then I realized that working through the same three movements round after round for 20 minutes might be a little more soul crushing than I initially thought. … Read the rest