Goodbye for now

Nate Bacott

No not me, I’m not going anywhere. However, today I say “see ya later” to my coach and one of my closest friends, Nate. You might remember I wrote a little training update a few weeks ago about my barbell now living at home and things were feeling really convoluted. I wrote that soon after he accepted […]


Weaning - Kohler Created

So as I alluded to in a recent post, we’ve been weaning. It’s certainly not what I thought we’d be doing at 8 months, but as I’ve learned with most everything in parenthood, you can only go with your gut and best intentions. How did we end up here? I still don’t know exactly. Supply […]

Flying Solo

Solo Weekend - Kohler Created

This was my first official weekend flying solo with Beeb. To date, neither of us have ventured out for more than a few hours without the other and the baby in tow, and frankly, we haven’t done much of that either. We also haven’t hired a babysitter or had a date night since November. New […]

Mommy Thumb

De Quervain’s tendonitis "mommy thumb" - Kohler Created

So apparently that’s a thing. After waiting months to feel 100% again after spraining my wrist back in November, I decided to make a follow-up visit to the doctor. While I haven’t been in crippling pain, and every other part of my hand and wrist feel fine again, the tendons around the base of my […]

A little training update

training update - kohler created

Can I even call what I do training anymore? I always emphasize to athletes at the box that they need to constantly evaluate their training and goals, and document their development wherever possible. I’m obviously terrible at taking my own advice, because I haven’t done that in months. But since I’m coming out of what […]

2015 Women’s Health Action Hero

2015 Women's Health Action Hero - Kohler Created

A few weeks ago, I received exciting news from Women’s Health Magazine that I had been selected as a Women’s Health Action Hero again for 2015. I reapplied on a whim and told them about the past year of CrossFit and how it allowed me to continue to train and be active through pregnancy and postpartum. I really enjoyed my […]

Learning from Legend

Elisabeth Akinwale Seminar - Kohler Created

Over the weekend, I had the extreme fortune of attending a seminar with 4x CrossFit Games competitor Elisabeth Akinwale. It’s rare we get these types of opportunities in our area. We’re not remote, but we’re 2 hours from both St. Louis and Kansas City, so a little outlying. I was excited not only because someone […]

Start ’em early

Neighborhood walk - Kohler Created

So as I mentioned in our weekly meal planning post, the schedule at our gym has changed, pushing childcare back to the 6:30 pm class, which some parents might know puts us dangerously close to the “witching hour.” I think the biggest thing I overlooked going into parenting is that going to bed is a […]

The 5 Choices

The 5 Choices - Kohler Created

This pretty much sums up my week haha. Okay, things really aren’t that bad, but I finally picked The 5 Choices from the library. I’ve been a on a total personal/professional development kick (aside from baby food books) and second to Primal Leadership, I think this is quickly becoming another fave. It takes the concept […]

Remember why you love it.

Post-Injury CrossFit Training - Kohler Created

I realized after hitting ‘publish’ on my CrossFit Intramural Game post that it’s been a bit since I talked about CrossFit and how training is going! If you remember, I sprained my wrist while lifting over Thanksgiving break, and since then it’s kind of been radio silence over here regarding the topic — unless you […]