• Learn

    Just Going for a Walk

    Seated on the edge of the ottoman, I lace up my shoes, throw on a hoodie, and step out of the front door. This time of year, the air doesn’t bite quite as much, but it’s still fresh in the morning. It makes me feel awake, hopeful, excited.

  • Learn,  Lift

    How strong is your ego?

    I’m back in Brazil for the next two weeks. Brazil, the land that pushes every one of my social anxiety buttons. Where I often want to simultaneously crawl under a rock and stand on a soap box airing my grievances.

  • Lift

    Reframing Exercise

    Before my break, I used to have “Crossfit” as a task on my to-do list every day. Not because I would forget, but because it was a time commitment I needed to account for. My training was, and is, a personal priority for me. Planning allowed me to make sure I could carve out time to focus on my training most days.

  • Nutrition,  Travel

    Eating Foreign: Travel and Food

    It’s been one week since I arrived in Japan. It’s the furthest from home I’ve ever been. Prior to my arrival, I had what you could call a slight existential crisis: I was feeling so scared to travel to a country so foreign, where I do not know a lick of the language, all by myself.

  • Learn,  Lift

    Knowing When to Rest

    Last week, I came to a big personal decision. I’m taking a break from Crossfit. I’ve been dealing with some injuries on and off since late December. Despite throwing a bunch of medical modalities at them, my body still isn’t feeling right.