• Lift,  Travel

    Como os Cariocas: Fitness in Rio

    There’s a whole book about the culture of body and body image in Rio de Janeiro. Though, in my opinion, you could probably fill a whole library on the topic. Blame it on the heat, but Rio is an incredibly body-conscious culture.

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    Survive Challenge: Staying Focused

    The past weekend, Gustavo and I competed in our last competition in a while: the Survive Challenge. Rather than going alone this time, we paired up as a team. It’s rare for competitions to offer mixed-gender teams in CrossFit, so when we have the opportunity, we usually jump on it.

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    WODSunset

    After a few long, long months of hard training, work, sweat, and tears, WODSunset came last week. It’s rare for there to be an individual category in which I can compete in most Crossfit competitions, so when this one came up, I jumped on it. In our first competition, Gustavo and I were able to compete as a team, but neither of us had the opportunity to test our skills and rankings as individuals. Until last weekend, that is.

  • Learn,  Spiritual

    Let It Soften Us

    – Pema Chödrön Last week, I was chatting with a friend of my mom’s about her experience moving to the United States from Germany, while she picked my brain about my time in Brazil.

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    OUTRio

    If you’re not already following OutWOD, you should be. They’re an an organization of athletes that create various fitness events around the world to fundraise for local LGBTQ organizations, not to mention the fact that they recently created a gender-inclusive CrossFit Open leaderboard.