Travel

I get to travel quite a bit for work. Here, I keep all my roundup posts, with endless pictures, of all the places I've been lucky to see.

  • The Steam Plant in Asbury Park
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    Ringing in the New Year in Asbury Park

    I have a theory that I only go “out” for New Year’s Eve once every five years. Meaning, I was due for an event this year. So relatively last minute, and because Gustavo’s been visiting so I wanted to show him even more of my favorite state, we decided to ring in 2019 in Asbury Park, NJ.

  • Lift,  Travel

    alla Romana: Working Out and Eating in Rome

    After our trip to Barcelona, we took one week to visit one of my favorite cities in the entire world: Rome. In fact, I love it so much, I almost moved there about two years ago. (I even had the tickets bought and everything, but that’s a whole different story.) This trip was my first time back since then, so it was significant for me to be able to spend time soaking in the Eternal City. 

  • Barcelona, Spain - Sagrada Familia
    Lift,  Travel

    Crossfit in Barcelona

    Sagrada Familia. Gaudí. The illustrious “ham cone.” Barcelona is beautiful. It’s streets are linked together like lattice-work and its art nouveau architecture is unique in the world. I’ve had the opportunity to visit twice now and on this second trip, I was introduced to its Crossfit community.

  • Crossfit Sant Martí
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    Crossfiteira: Training as a Foreign Athlete

    As a frequent traveler and a Crossfit athlete, I often find myself in Crossfit boxes where I’m training in my non-native language. In fact, I’ve done most of my Crossfit training in Brazil, so hearing instructions in Portuguese is essentially my default. That also means I’ve developed quite a few skills for learning how to deal with training in a language where I may not be 100% fluent. Or, worse yet, where my fluency goes down the more my central nervous system is taxed. (Don’t talk to me in Portuguese after heavy deadlifts – it just won’t work!) 

  • Travel

    Dropping In: How to Be a Good Crossfit Guest

    For the majority of your training, your local Crossfit box is your bread and butter. It’s where you’ve developed relationships with coaches and athletes alike, it’s where you track your progress, and it’s where you celebrate when you PR or go for your first competition. For nomads and other frequent travelers, a “local” box may feel more like a rare luxury.