• The Crossfit Chronicles: A Letter to Layla


    To Layla, the tiniest warrior I know, There will come a day when you will be faced with a tough decision. You will look to your left, your right, and still have no clear sense of direction. You will question everything you know and search…

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  • Weeks 3 and 4: A Better Me… It’s All About The Hook


      Life is full of surprises but some things you JUST  know: I was going to have a boy first. Then a girl. Writing is like Breathing. Love is Everything. And I will always CrossFit, or at least until my tired ass can’t get off…

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  • Setting the Bar


    Change can be scary, but it’s the steps already taken that create the bridge leading to better places. We just have to recognize their worth.  Due to a new work schedule, I recently had to change boxes, which meant leaving one family and joining another….

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Be the Example!!!

Today, I hit a new PR: Deadlift 245lbs! Soon, I will get to 2x my body weight… 280.  DAMN, this is definitely a day I wish I was,  ummm, smaller-boned??? All in a day’s work, though. I’m happy with the progress. But I could have…

Overhead Squats… Shouldering the Burden

  Today’s WOD was definitely a test of my patience and diligence. For the past 6 months, I listened to my doc, laid off the heavy weights, stretched, rolled and massaged, and waited. Like a little kid waiting for a letter from Santa, I anxiously…

A WOD of Passage

  We’ve all shredded our hands, banged up our shins and been whipped by the jump rope. Hopefully, the more you crossfit, the less you hurt. Or wait, is it the other way around??? I’ll save that thought for another day. I hadn’t torn up…

Setting the Bar

Change can be scary, but it’s the steps already taken that create the bridge leading to better places. We just have to recognize their worth.  Due to a new work schedule, I recently had to change boxes, which meant leaving one family and joining another….

Wall Walk-Ups… or Should I Say Crawl-Ups???

Last weekend’s WOD was absolutely ridiculous. The kind where you can’t even make it out of the 1st round without wishing it had been a self-proclaimed rest day. The kind where you can’t see through the burning sweat and the coach later brags on his…

The Soul of a Crossfitter: Part II

I’m almost 38 years old. I never played sports in my life. I was usually the last one picked for a team and would have done just about anything to avoid playing games like kickball and dodgeball. I think I’m going to die an early…