Well Fed: An Interview with Melissa Joulwan

The end of 2014 is upon us. As we take an opportunity to relax, celebrate and indulge a craving here and there, the idea of a new year promises a fresh start. A time to reaffirm ....more

Better Than You Think

In the past few months my progress at the box has come to a slow halt. I can’t remember the last time I celebrated a PR or saw improvement in my double unders. My weight is starting to creep back up which doesn’t help my pull-ups or my self confidence ....more

CrossFit Gift Guide

It’s that time of year. And if you’re buying for a CrossFitter, you’re lucky. Because we’re easily amused with gear, apparel and things to put them in ....more

A Cancer Kid: 25 Years Later

The last time I was a normal kid was at my third grade Thanksgiving play. I was dressed as an Indian girl, and my mother had pulled my hair into two long braids that swung whenever I turned my head. My parents were always good at making costumes, and I stood proud as I read my lines ....more

Why We Compete

Last week I wanted to run through a chipper WOD that’s going to be in Battle of the Barbells. I asked a member of CrossFit West Nashville if she’d like to join me. She beat me by nearly a minute ....more

Wherein a Wife Realizes Her Husband Is Not the Marlboro Man

NaBloPoMo Day 5 (just made it) ...more

Things I Feel Guilty About But Shouldn’t

NaBloPoMo Day 4 Last week I ripped my shin doing 24″ box jumps. This happened around Minute Three of a 15 minute WOD. I’m actually not good with pain and the sight of blood makes me woozy, so after Coach bandaged me up, I decided to finish out the WOD minus the box jumps ....more

NaBloPoMo – or – Crap! What Have I Just Done?

My tendency to sign up for crap I can’t do has now moved outside the sphere of CrossFit competitions…and this time I don’t even get a free t shirt. I have signed up for NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month – and have committed to posting daily on True Barbellion. I currently average one post a week, so this challenge will require approximately 23 additional posts in November (thanks to my late start) ....more

Issues With My CrossFit Box

Arrived at box for 5:30pm class. Noticed it was a bit cold. Wished I’d brought a sweatshirt ....more

Finally! A Drop In! CrossFit Prowess

Last month my husband and I decided to take a road trip up the East Coast. We rarely travel, and I have never had the opportunity to drop in at a CrossFit box. My goal was to visit three boxes during our trip, but I didn’t anticipate on how tiring being a tourist can be ....more