The 2016 CrossFit Open: Magic Happens

Last Friday I read a post on the WOD Nation United Facebook page from someone complaining that people were doing 16.3 Rx and submitting a score of 10. Normally, I don’t think twice about crap like this. I mean, it’s not like you turn to Facebook to be the change you want to see in the world… But this post really got to me ....more

The 2016 CrossFit Open: After the Fact

The Indestructible John Dodd ...more

Ava On My Mind

When one of CrossFit’s giants, Jason Khalipa, announced last month that his daughter Ava had been diagnosed with Leukemia, the CrossFit Community responded with reassurance and support. But we were also at a loss. How can something so bad happen to a child and none of us are able to fix it? ...more

How (Not) to Break Up With Your CrossFit Box

I didn’t join CrossFit for the community. I joined CrossFit in spite of the community. As an incredibly shy, textbook-case introvert, the last thing I was wanted was to be surrounded by sweaty, grunting, shirtless people while I was trying to undergo a life change ....more

CrossFit Upheaval

Upheaval. The first time I drove by the sign for CrossFit Upheaval, I couldn’t help but smile. It was the first box I had spotted in my new neighborhood, and at the time, my life was certainly in upheaval ....more

CrossFit, Bitches.

I’ve tried. I really have. I’ve tried to find a way to exercise other than CrossFit ....more

Lone Star Strong

It’s been over two months since my last blog post. When Mr. C. and I decided to relocate from Nashville to Austin (like stopped talking about it, put in notice at work and really decided),...more

Last One Working

After two years of CrossFit, in a noisy, crowded box, watching my sweat drip off my nose and onto the floor – I finally reached my breaking point. It came after 800m of running, 72 thrusters and 69 burpees*. I’d decided to participate in the Music City Box League, a team competition where we go head to head with other local boxes once a week ....more

CrossFit Confessions

I love CrossFit. I think one of the reasons it’s so effective and so life-changing is that we put our trust in the programming. We drink the Kool Aid ....more

The 2015 Easter Throwdown: Lesson Learned

I totally chickened out. It’s funny because I assumed I would sign up for the Talon Easter Throwdown as soon as registration opened. But I didn’t ....more