• 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.

  • 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.

  • Nutrition

    Being a Vegetarian Athlete

    First things first, there should be a little asterisk next to vegetarian. I stopped eating meat – as in, anything with eyes – when I was thirteen years old. Yup, it’s been a whopping eighteen years. My vegetarianism would be graduating high school if it were a person.

  • Lift

    Making the Most of an Injury

    During my yoga teacher training, my teachers often said that an injury is the best teacher. It forces you to take a hard look at your practice, see what your crutches are, where you need to improve, and, most importantly, how to adapt.