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

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 11.10.19 – 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

Weekly Recap 11.3.19 – My Set Back

This week was not good to me.  It started off nice and unassuming enough, but by Tuesday everything pretty much went downhill.  Reflecting on this week, I am so thankful for health insurance and the fact that I have a relationship with an amazing chiropractor. … Read the rest

20.5 & Why I Said Nope

This was not a particularly great fitness week for me.  On Tuesday, I began having what felt like very strong and random back spasms that sent me to urgent care, begging for some form of relief.  I hadn’t injured anything, hadn’t pulled anything, and honestly couldn’t pinpoint what was going on, other than all of the muscles in my mid-back were exceptionally displeased. … Read the rest