How Exercise Restored My Postpartum Mental Health

One of the questions new coaching clients sometimes ask me is about how and why I started running and lifting regularly.  I’m always honest about the fact that exercise is one of the few things that I felt like helped me manage my mental health difficulties. … Read the rest

CrossFit, Systemic Oppression, & Why I Left

I shared in a recent post  (Kissing CrossFit Goodbye) that I had decided to walk away from CrossFit as a brand, and that I had hopes that my box would de-affiliate from CrossFit HQ.  Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, that did not happen. … Read the rest

Transitioning to Trail Running – Weekly Recap – 6.7.20

This was another emotionally exhausting week. First, hearing about Dave Glassman’s lack of support for the black community and black lives matter movement, and then hearing more and more information around the disgusting culture at CrossFit, Inc head quarters. It was just heart breaking to be honest.… Read the rest

Kissing CrossFit Goodbye

For the past ten years, I have loved to hate my time in the CrossFit box.  The workouts are torture, the boxes are hot, and people cheer you on, which usually makes me want to jump out of my skin if I’m honest. … Read the rest

Fixing My GI Distress – Weekly Recap – 5.30.20

This was a solid week of training for me, but another tough week emotionally. To continuously see images of overt police brutality has been really weighing on me, and it’s made me reflect on how exhausted the black community must be feeling at this point.… Read the rest

What Sports Taught Me About Hard Times

One of the reasons I have been so passionate about encouraging other people, women in particular, to consider engaging in some sort of physical activity is the incredible emotional benefits.  I don’t know if I ever would have recognized my own strength and grit had I not fallen into running and CrossFitting. … Read the rest

Virtual Trail Racing – Weekly Recap – 5.17.20

This week marked the end of my base building.  My mileage was high, and I felt good all week.  On Saturday, I wrapped up my base building with a little virtual trail racing.  After this week, I’ll take a deload week with some lower mileage. … Read the rest

Going Back to the Box

It’s been about 8 weeks since gyms and CrossFit boxes across Texas closed their doors.  And let me tell you, it feels like years.  For better or for worse, things are starting to reopen, and many people are very much looking forward to running back in. … Read the rest

Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19

The National Association of Mental Health estimates that over 25% of the American population struggles with mental health.  I am no exception.  High functioning anxiety has long been a way of life for me, and it’s something that prompted me to pursue a career in mental health. … Read the rest