Marathon Vs. Ultramarathon Training

Last week was definitely one for the books.  I knew that running 100 miles in one week was going to take a lot out of me, but I was pretty surprised how long the fatigue seemed to last.  My body didn’t feel worn out, but I just felt really freaking tired. … Read the rest

How Stress Impacts Training & Running

There are few things that are unavoidable in life.  Besides taxes and death, stress is something you can count on to rear its head and make itself known during seasons of life.  And for me, the last couple of months have felt like a hell of a season. … 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

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

Memorial Day Murph CrossFit Workout- Weekly Recap – 5.24.20

For my birthday this year, I was blessed with a lovely down week.  Monday we celebrated Memorial Day as we have every year for the past 5 years; with the Memorial Day Murph workout at the CrossFit box.  I want to share more about the workout in just a bit. … 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