Balancing Career and Fitness Goals – Weekly Recap – 1.26.20

This was a hectic week for me. I had work events all week starting Tuesday. Which once again meant I hit my peopling quota by mid-week. I also had a couple of short work trips during the week, which meant a lot of packing and repacking.… Read the rest

Long Runs with Speed Workouts – Weekly Recap – 1.19.20

I want to start out by saying a huge “thank you” to everyone who sent messages of support and shared my posts last week.  That definitely put some more pep in my step.  This week felt much better in terms of anxiety levels. … Read the rest

Being Naturally Un-Athletic Is A Gift

Merry Christmas! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday filled with gifts, and treats, and happiness. As part of the holiday festivities, I thought it would be fun to share one of the greatest and most unassuming gifts I’ve received in my adult life.… Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.15.19 – Marathon Recovery Tips

This week started out in the best way possible!  A brand, new shiny PR of 3:40:45!  I would have loved to have crossed the finish line with a brand, new shiny Boston Qualifying time, but I am so incredibly happy with a 14 minute PR. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.1.19 – My B+ Mom Week

This week was pretty nice to me for the most part.  I’ve had some on and off sinus issues, which I’m attributing (hopefully) to allergies.  I have a lovely tendency to get sick during my tapers, so I am taking all the elderberry and Zicam I can get my hands on. … Read the rest

A CrossFitter's Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,
I’ve been pretty okay this year.  I haven’t thrown any temper tantrums in the box, I’ve done 75% of what my coach tells me to do, and I’ve made sure to warm up for at least 6 minutes before lifting heavy. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 11.17.19 – Cumulative Fatigue

Last week was pretty magical and amazing, but this week I felt like pile of poop for pretty much the entire week.  We started off the week traveling back from south Texas, and while I felt pretty fatigued Sunday, I was hoping that was just from staying up later than usual on Saturday and that I’d have more energy Monday. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 11.10.19 – My Comeback

I CAN MOVE THIS WEEK.  Let me tell you, I was so freaking excited to be able to move and breath this week.  I started out the week with an easy run Sunday evening with a couple of friends, and it felt amazing to finally be back on the pavement. … Read the rest

Six Lessons From the CrossFit 2020 Open

After five grueling weeks, the CrossFit Open 2020 has come to a close.  CrossFitters everywhere breath a collective sigh of relief, pop some Aspirin, lick their wounds, and return to workouts that are not 20 minutes of sanity-testing effort.  As we all return to more reasonable forms of torture and exhaustion, most of us will reflect on skills that could be improved and lifts that we’d like to hit over the next year. … Read the rest

Running With Kids On Bikes

About five weeks ago, I reached a new running mom milestone.  I decided to give running next to my six year old on his bike a shot. Running with kids is that are beyond jogging stroller age requires some planning and consideration.… Read the rest