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    Squat-Tested: My Favorite Leggings

    There are so many pet peeves to choose from when it comes to women’s clothing. The completely inconsistent sizing. The frequent lack of functionality. The lack of pockets, of course. That it often seems to be made of tissue paper which is completely see-through.

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

  • 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.