Weekly Recap – 12.22.19 – Working Out While Traveling Over Holidays

This week was a whole lot of fun and a whole lot of travel.  At this point, I feel like I should start telling people that we live part-time in Dallas, since we’ve been up there three times in the last six weeks. … 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 – 12.1.19 – 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

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