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

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

CrossFit at Home – Life Without the Whiteboards

Almost nothing about life now is the same as life a month ago, including how we CrossFit.  Workouts have moved from boxes to garages and living rooms, coaches are hosting zoom workouts, and CrossFitters everywhere are working out solo.  And as much as I miss not having burpees prescribed every other day, one change that I am not upset about when it comes to CrossFit at home is life without the whiteboard.… Read the rest

Support Your Local Box – Weekly Recap – 4.12.20

Another week of solid Running Base Training is in the books, mixed in with some self-programmed and Support Your Local Box workouts.  I split up my runs this week between road and trail miles, and was even able to get my 6 year old in on some of the action. … Read the rest

The BS of Finding Balance

There aren’t a lot of things that frustrate me more than hearing the question, “how do you balance it all?”  It’s a well-meaning question.  People are curious how a person fits in running, working, moming, CrossFitting, etc into one day without going insane. … Read the rest

CrossFitting At Home

My family and I are approximately 179 days into our shelter in place order.  I haven’t been keeping an exact count since I’ve been busy learning the finer points of “virtual learning” and the kindergarten curriculum, but 179 days feels about right. … Read the rest

What Your CrossFit Coach Want You To Know During COVID-19

CrossFit boxes all over the world are closing their doors, and doing their best to balance supporting their members, while keeping them safe.  Over the past month, it’s been an incredible experience to watch boxes all over the nation step up and find innovative ways to continue to engage with the community and offer free workouts, gear, and encouragement to their members. … 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

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