When I first started running, my only motivation was to beat my mom in the half-marathon. And honestly, I very quickly enlisted the help of a few friends who were already running. Initially, I hated running on my own. It was back in the days of iPods, and I just didn’t feel confident in tracking mileage and planning running routes all on my own. … Read the rest
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
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
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
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
CrossFit as a sport has received its fair share of press. From Netflix documentaries to televised global competitions to serious allegations of steroid abuse, people have a lot to say about CrossFit. The sport has a reputation of being extreme, competitive, and sometimes dangerous. … Read the rest
This week was New Years, and while I’m not a huge fan of resolutions, I am a fan of reflection and learning. I realized during my long run that I have consistently been working out consistently, in some form or fashion, for a decade at this point.