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

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

24 Miles in 24 Hours Running Challenge – Weekly Recap – 4.19.20

Another week of solid Running Base Training completed with a little twist at the end, and my final Support Your Local Box workout.  I was able to split up my runs this week between road and trail miles again, which was a lot of fun. … 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

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

Shelter in Place: Lessons Learned – Weekly Recap 3.22.20

This is a week I will not forget anytime soon. It was the week that I ran a virtual marathon; 26.2 solo miles on my feet. All to remind myself that in these uncertain and often scary times, I am still much stronger than I know.… Read the rest

Staying Sane & Healthy While Social Distancing

This past week has been a wild one.  From events closing, to schools extending Spring Break indefinitely, to races cancelling, the changes were somewhat astounding.  For me, rapid changes like this aren’t great for my mental health, and I feel much better once I have a plan and resources in place for tackling what can feel like a scary event.  So… Read the rest

Sick of Speedwork – Weekly Recap – 2.23.20

Shockingly, I had another week of travel.  I know, it’s super surprising at this point, right?  I’ve never felt more homeless in my entire life.  Haha.  Oh well, I think my schedule will be slowing down a bit in March, and I am definitely looking forward to that. … Read the rest