Staying Motivated to Workout Alone

When I first started running, my only motivation was to beat my mom in the half-marathon.  And honestly, I very quickly enlisted the help of a few friends who were already running.  Initially, I hated running on my own.  It was back in the days of iPods, and I just didn’t feel confident in tracking mileage and planning running routes all on my own. … Read the rest

Hill Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.28.20

Happy belated Fourth of July!  While my boys and I don’t generally go all out for this summer holiday, I do love having some time off work.  I started off the week with an extra weekend day, because I took a day off for the boys’ birthday last week. … Read the rest

Modifying Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.21.20

This week was a fun one.  My running schedule was centered around my first hill workout.  I’ve had a lot of fun learning new skills on the trail and challenging myself in ways that I haven’t before.  I was somewhat intimidated by the incline of the trail I picked, but I was looking forward to new adventures, and the workout did not disappoint. … Read the rest

The Best Fitness Apps In 2020

I’m gonna date myself here, but there were no iPhones in existence when I started running and working out in college.  Which meant there wasn’t a single fitness app available.  Crazy, right?  Thankfully, technology has come a long way and there are more workout, lifting, nutrition, and running apps than I could ever need. … Read the rest

Fitting in Training – Weekly Recap – 5.10.20

The base building continued this week, and I am happy to report that I finally feel like my energy is on the upswing!  I’m still loving an early bedtime and evenings on the couch, but I am definitely feeling less depleted. … 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

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

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