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

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

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

20.4 (Where I Learned Pistols Are From Satan)

Thursday night, after Trick or Treating with my boys, I decided to do a quick CrossFit check, to see what sort of treat I was in for on Friday.  This was the first Open WOD that had me psychotically laughing.  The idea of pistol squats after 90 box jumps is the definition of psychotic. … Read the rest

7 Nightmares That Keep CrossFitters Up At Night

As I was writing my “10 Worst Nightmares Every Runner Fears” post, I thought to myself, it’s not just runners that have sports specific nightmare experiences.  I don’t want to leave my CrossFit friends out of all the Halloween fun.  A quick Google search will readily display hundreds of memes, video’s, and pictures of horrifying CrossFit misses and fails. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap 10.20.19

This week was a mostly good week.  I didn’t have to travel at all.  The weather was nice and cool for most of the week.  I went out and did non-running stuff over the weekend, which feels much more manageable when my long run is under a half-marathon distance.… Read the rest

20.3 & The Dumb Mistake I Won’t Make Twice

Every year during the open, at least one workout is a repeat from a previous year.  Each time the repeat WOD is announced, CrossFitters everywhere let out a collective groan.  We remember the pain, and pray for evidence that we have grown stronger since we the first time we experienced whatever hellacious WOD we are about to repeat. … Read the rest

Howard Peak Greenway Trail System

Locals in San Antonio know that the city boasts a great variety of trails, especially for a major metropolitan area.  The Texas hill country in general is one of my favorite area’s to run.  The views are amazing, the terrain is varied, and the rolling slopes are guaranteed to build leg strength. … Read the rest