• 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.

  • 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.

  • Travel

    What I Pack

    I travel quite a bit, both personally and for work. Next week, I’ll be heading all the way to Kobe, Japan for a conference for just under two weeks. I’m also prepping for a competition and, at the very last minute, decided to sign up for the 2019 Crossfit Open.

  • 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.