Not ‘gonna lie

So, in putting my body into Ketosis, I lost a total of 10 lbs. and my pants fit great. Flash forward two weeks or so, a weekend spent with friends on a boat on a lake with a deck and a fire pit, followed by Halloween and trick-o-treaters in the office, and I'm still down … Continue reading Not ‘gonna lie

Bone Broth Fast – wrap up

Here’s a picture from my morning commute. Today is Day 5 of my fast. As of 5pm tonight it will be 120 hours since I began the fast. During that time I have consumed water, the occasional black coffee, and a bowl of bone broth for dinner each night. That’s it. According to an at-home … Continue reading Bone Broth Fast – wrap up

Bone Broth Rookie

Here's a photo of a barn at dusk on my drive home from work today. As I write this, it is Wednesday night, Day 4 of my Bone Broth Fast. Here's the story: I started fasting on Sunday without knowing how long the fast would last. 5 days seemed like a solid amount of time, … Continue reading Bone Broth Rookie

Good morning.

So, on Sunday I woke up and decided it was time for a change. The new job is going great, the new pooch is a love-bug, and the fall weather right now is stunning. My morning commute has turned into a bit of a meditation: Blue sky, early morning fog over the valley, trees changing … Continue reading Good morning.

Welcome home.

I've been feeling like shit. Like my body is a dumping ground for pizza pie, processed cheese, hamburger greeez, beer, wine, and extra crispy French fries. About a year ago I stopped exercising — worse, I stopped caring — that's how I reacted to a huge life shift, in career, home, community, etc. Then my coffee … Continue reading Welcome home.

Pride and Prejudice

“We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice I'll admit, there's an element of pride that goes into a CrossFit workout (WOD). You look around the room and even though you tell yourself; do not compare … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice

You can’t go home again, or can you

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.” ― Robert Frost I had a dream last night that I was at home with my parents and we were all getting ready to go out to an important dinner as a family. The house was decorated with … Continue reading You can’t go home again, or can you

Life is a Series of Comebacks

I'm starting up this blog again. There's certain things I've missed: 1. Writing this blog, and 2. Writing about CrossFit. The first time I ever tried CrossFit was in October, 2011. I remember the feel of that first workout in boot camp. I do not remember what we had to physically do in that first workout, … Continue reading Life is a Series of Comebacks

I’ll miss you most of all.

Everyone is gone. Driving home, boarding trains, and shuttles, and buses, and airplanes. It's raining today. Every day of the residency was bathed in bright blue or kissed in the sparkle of white snow fall. But today, it rains and only the sound of crows. At once I feel ready to say goodbye and at … Continue reading I’ll miss you most of all.

pardon the comparison – CrossFit and Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou passed away today. As I read through highlights from the huge volume of inspirational work she produced during her lifetime, I’m overcome with total admiration for one woman who could come from so little and do so much, dig so deeply and touch so many. If you are familiar with Dr. Angelou you … Continue reading pardon the comparison – CrossFit and Maya Angelou

Spotting is CrossFit Love

This weekend I attended CrossFit Gymnastics Training. Two full days of body mechanics and movements and learning the art and sport that is gymnastics. I signed up for the cert. to challenge myself. There is no part of my body or experience with gymnastics that says this will come easy to you. I was that … Continue reading Spotting is CrossFit Love

The year of the selfie!

2013 was officially The Year of the Selfie! This right here is my favorite photo, it encapsulates all things joyful in the day to day. Bright happy eyes, sunlight, a single solitary moment of joy and anticipation. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on … Continue reading The year of the selfie!