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

The Fear

Every day in my Facebook news feed I see at least three quotes about fear. And I never really understood why fear is such a big deal. Until last night ....more

JournalMenu Review & Giveaway

(Enter to win a free JournalMenu Journal at the bottom of the article!) There’s only one thing I wish I would have done differently when I started CrossFit. I wish I would have logged everything. Five months into CrossFit I found myself writing down my workouts on any random slips of paper I could find at the box ....more

The Other Side of the Tracks: Being a Judge

Last year CrossFit Talon’s Takes 2 to Tango was my first competition. I learned so much and had so much fun that it pretty much sealed the deal on my love for competing. In fact I knew so little about competing that I didn’t even look at the leaderboard the whole day ....more