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 […]

3 Months Postpartum

Kaitlan (3months) - Kohler Created

Yes, switching to months because the math is just easier. She’s three months old! She’s definitely not a teeny tiny newborn anymore (I packed up those clothes today), and in the past month I feel like she’s become a little fireball of development. She surprises us with something new every day. I read that babies […]

Eight Weeks Postpartum

Kaitlan - Kohler Created

Please Note: Currently 10 weeks, but with this post, I will be caught up with postpartum updates! Oh my god, I’m the mother of a 2-month-old. The last eight weeks seriously just disappeared. People do not kid, it flies by so quickly, and yet sometimes so so slowly. I’m honestly excited as the days pass though […]

Breastfeeding with a busy active lifestyle: 7 weeks

Breastfeeding with a busy active lifestyle - Kohler Created

I’ve received requests for various topics in the postpartum realm, and a popular one has been breastfeeding with a busy active lifestyle that includes working full-time, running and consulting on several businesses and trying to fit in CrossFit training for myself. At 7 weeks, I am definitely not an expert, but I wanted to update you […]

Women’s Health Magazine Run 10 Feed 10

Women's Health Action Hero - Jessica Kohler

I received this awesome Women’s Health Action Hero workout tank just in time to tell you about 2014 RUN 10 FEED 10 details that were just released! They’ve released a slew of race dates for cities all over the country as well as the flexible option to sign up to run your own 10k, join […]

CrossFit during Pregnancy: First Trimester

Jessica Kohler - CrossFit Fringe - Columbia MO

6 weeks pregnant Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor do I advocate my experience is right for everyone. Please consult a doctor before embarking on any new fitness regimen, especially during pregnancy.  Yes. CrossFit during pregnancy. I’m sure those two words alone will set my blog up for SEO for quite a while […]

2014 Women’s Health Action Hero


A few weeks ago, I received an unexpected by exciting email from Women’s Health Magazine that I had been selected as a Women’s Health Action Hero for 2014. They had a call for essays several months ago, and on a whim I wrote about my experiences with fitness over the years, and how CrossFit has […]

Battle in the Bluffs + Rant


So fun weekend in Council Bluffs (basically Omaha), IA for the Battle in the Bluffs competition. Here are some pics from our time (my rant is at the bottom): Oh Andrew… Makenzie with a 55-lb dumbbell snatch Andrew getting impressively low in a pistol Stacie Tovar Thor, AKA Jared Stevens from CrossFit 417 did these […]

CrossFit Fringe #OgarSTRONG Fundraiser


Hi guys — I know it’s already Wednesday, but I’m still coming down from the amazing fundraiser we held for Ogar over the weekend. We, with the help of the community, Ogar’s family, and our family over at Jeff City CrossFit raised over $7,000 to give to his recovery fund. That’s $2k more than our […]

Weekly Workout Recap (12/16-12/22)


Ahh, great workouts last week! Sorry this is somewhat belated. I’ve been feeling all sorts of random since HOA. My back was bruised, I have been taking it super easy, and training and workouts have been somewhat spastic. Slowly, I’m gotten back to 4x a week, and working on specific skills and trying to build […]