How We’re Keeping Our Kid Active During COVID-19

I’m currently living in a city that, like many others, is under a shelter in place order.  For my family that means my son is not going to school, I am not working out at my CrossFit box, and we are trying our best to avoid becoming incredibly stir crazy. … Read the rest

Running A Virtual Marathon – Weekly Recap – 3.15.20

This was an interesting week to say the least. Tuesday, I finally got the confirmation that my marathon had been cancelled, and just like that I knew there was no way for me to Boston Qualify this season. I knew the email was coming, but reading the words, I had that feeling so eloquently described in Mean Girls.… Read the rest

Staying Sane & Healthy While Social Distancing

This past week has been a wild one.  From events closing, to schools extending Spring Break indefinitely, to races cancelling, the changes were somewhat astounding.  For me, rapid changes like this aren’t great for my mental health, and I feel much better once I have a plan and resources in place for tackling what can feel like a scary event.  So… Read the rest

Managing A High Mileage Week – Weekly Recap – 3.7.20

I’m pretty pumped to share how my high mileage week went. As of Sunday, my marathon has not announced if it will be cancelled, but I’m operating under the assumption that it will. Nevertheless, I’ll keep training until I get confirmation.… Read the rest

Ridiculous Things We Only Do In CrossFit Workouts

CrossFit is an incredible sport. It has allowed me to run healthy and injury -free for the past 10 years, and has helped me to recognize my own strength. As much as I LOVE CrossFit, I have to admit there are some truly silly things we only do in CrossFit workouts.… Read the rest

Getting the Most Out of Your Garmin Watch

When I first started running, determining my pacing and distance meant relying treadmills at the gym and using tracking apps that forced me to carry my phone at all times.  There were some GPS capable watches, but they were way outside my broke college student budget at the time. 
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Chasing A Boston Qualifying Time – Weekly Recap – 3.1.20

I’m so happy to say that I think this was my last week of travel for a while!  The heavens part and angels sing, and my husband agrees to keep putting up with me.  I was in Austin Monday evening through Thursday afternoon. … Read the rest

ClassPass Review

I’ve shared how I’ve been able to continue my CrossFit training by using the ClassPass app.  I’ve used it in the past, but wanted to give it a good month of use before writing up a review or making a recommendation for it. … Read the rest

Sick of Speedwork – Weekly Recap – 2.23.20

Shockingly, I had another week of travel.  I know, it’s super surprising at this point, right?  I’ve never felt more homeless in my entire life.  Haha.  Oh well, I think my schedule will be slowing down a bit in March, and I am definitely looking forward to that. … Read the rest

CrossFit for Beginners – Tips I Wish Someone Gave Me

CrossFit as a sport has received its fair share of press.  From Netflix documentaries to televised global competitions to serious allegations of steroid abuse, people have a lot to say about CrossFit.  The sport has a reputation of being extreme, competitive, and sometimes dangerous. … Read the rest