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

Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19

The National Association of Mental Health estimates that over 25% of the American population struggles with mental health.  I am no exception.  High functioning anxiety has long been a way of life for me, and it’s something that prompted me to pursue a career in mental health. … 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

Support Your Local Box – Weekly Recap – 4.12.20

Another week of solid Running Base Training is in the books, mixed in with some self-programmed and Support Your Local Box workouts.  I split up my runs this week between road and trail miles, and was even able to get my 6 year old in on some of the action. … 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

The Ultimate Guide to Running A Virtual Race

After the coronavirus cancelled my marathon this month, I made the decision to run the marathon virtually.  I wanted to push myself in a way that I hadn’t ever before, and remind myself of how strong I am during this time of stress and anxiety. … 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

How We’re Keeping Our Kid Active During COVID-19

I’m currently living in a city that, like many others, is under a shelter in place order.  For my family that means my son is not going to school, I am not working out at my CrossFit box, and we are trying our best to avoid becoming incredibly stir crazy. … 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