Learning to Breathe Fire: An Interview with JC Herz

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Bridging the Thigh Gap: Crossfit Got Me Over My Thigh Hate

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn't believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. ...more
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5 Things to Know About Your First Three Months of Crossfit

While I have been doing Crossfit for over a year, I see so many new people coming in that it mentally takes me back to my first three months of Crossfit, making me think of things I have learned and things I wish I knew. I've put together a few things that I think anyone starting Crossfit should keep in mind as they start their journey! ...more
Great post and so true!   I started in my late 30's after my second child was born. I remember ...more

How do I get my groove back?

I am going through a pretty happy phase at the moment.  I'm in a good, happy mood....more
I had the same EXACT thing happen.  I don't think I have much for suggestions, since I'm still ...more

Pull-up Program: Week 8 update - Small Victories

I finished week 8 on Friday and I'm really happy with the progress I've made on the pull-up while doing this program.  Not just because I've seen actual improvements in my quest for the pull-up, but also because I've managed to stay with the program despite holidays, stress, more holidays.......more

Training for the Crossfit Open

This post could be titled "Why I will be puking up a lung in the next 6 weeks" as that is pretty much how I'm envisioning the upcoming few weeks....more

Pull-up Program: Week 7 update

Just a quick update on my continued quest for my first pull-up after the second week of double-black bands.Things are going really well and I think it was absolutely the right decision to move up from one purple to two blacks so that I could do more reps and focus on form.  I've gotten much better at not kicking when I do the pull-up.The table below gives a break down of each day....more

Would you buy your child a Crossfit Barbie?

Yesterday, after finishing the metcon (CINDY in teams - blech! push-ups), we were sitting around chatting after Crossfit. Well, I was supposedly working on my pull-ups but chatting was more fun.  Our coach has a 3 year old daughter and someone asked him what she wanted for Christmas.  His response was "a fish Barbie" which is man-speak for Mermaid Barbie....more

Pull-up Program: Week 5 and 6 - Check your ego at the door!!

Oops, it's been a while since I updated on my ongoing quest for MY FIRST PULL-UP!! It gets capitalized because it is currently my number one life goal..which is either really sad or totally awesome...so I'm going with awesome....more

Sunday Short-term Goals - A day late

Sorry y’all for being a day late, but I was so excited about moving to just one band on my pull-up program that I forgot to update my goals for this week....more