new, old friends.

..aka. Hot Booty. Yes, you read that right. No, it's not a typo.


With special thanks to the gentleman next to me named Rob who was cheering the class the entire way.

No Pressure.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius I grind my teeth when I sleep. The dentist gave me a mouth guard. It helps, but I don't always wear it. It's not very comfortable. I would say I put a lot of pressure on myself, but I'm not … Continue reading No Pressure.


“The love, born of beauty was not mine; I had nothing in common with it: I could not dare to meddle with it, but another love, venturing diffidently into life after long acquaintance, furnace-tried by pain, stamped by constancy, consolidated by affection’s pure and durable alloy, submitted by intellect to intellect’s own tests, and finally … Continue reading Tabata

End of Summer Throwdown ~ Day 2 of 4

And there will come a time,  you'll see, with no more tears. And love will not break your heart,  but dismiss your fears. Get over your hill and see  what you find there, With grace in your heart  and flowers in your hair. -Mumford & Sons WOD: I. End of Summer Throwdown WOD 2 Team 5k Row … Continue reading End of Summer Throwdown ~ Day 2 of 4

Memorial Day WOD

Nothing like a community coming together. This is what we do best at CF. There was only one WOD today. At 10am. In memory of a lost friend, Stephen. While I didn't know Stephen, I am a part of the community he was very clearly much a part of as well. We are all connected. … Continue reading Memorial Day WOD


I sketched this today. Well, traced overlay. Was attempting to illustrate one of my favorite photos of Oliver. It always amazes me how good he is. What do you think dog's think about while they're at home all day? I imagine he's sleeping mostly, in between looking out the window and surveying the minions. Don't … Continue reading good.

The Now

“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” ― St. Francis of Assisi It's been two days since hitting a WOD. Can you tell me why then it seems like so much longer? There are so many benefits to CF for me, the least of which incredibly is the physical. These WOD's are an opportunity to … Continue reading The Now

pixy dust

I wondered out loud today, via text, to my MN BFF, if CF sprinkles a daily dose of Pixy Dust about the triple-wide. Because not sure what it is, but it never fails, I walk through the door pre-WOD feeling anxious stressed and uncertain, and walk out the door, post-WOD, feeling calm, relieved, and serene. … Continue reading pixy dust

like, when did that happen…

“There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.” ― Garth Stein At some point along my CF path, I went RX. Not in weights, no, not yet. But in reps. Long after first starting this journey I was scaling down the number of reps, … Continue reading like, when did that happen…

on a whim

Learning some things about my diet. Think I've been too strict lately. Lots of veggies, some fruit, half protein. Teaspoons of dairy, teaspoons of sugar, spartanly here and there. But overall, energy level low recently. Then, on a whim, I stopped at PF Changs and had some sesame chicken and broccoli. With extra broccoli. Lunch … Continue reading on a whim


"Outside ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I'll meet you there." -Rumi So, I just walked out of the middle of the WOD today. Not on purpose. Nope. No. No idea where my head was at. Just, completed Round 3, somehow thought I was done. Grabbed my ab-mat, and walked out. … Continue reading ugh.