Friday Link-up and Loving Lately

9 month appointment in the books and thankfully, no shots. We don’t have to return until she’s a year old — isn’t that crazy? As these doctor appointments become fewer and farther between, I still catch myself thinking, “wait, you trust me to do this!?” But it does keep getting both easier and harder — […]

10 Things I Keep in My Gym Bag

I love reading posts like these from athletes of all types/backgrounds, so I thought I’d create a post of my own about my gym bag necessities that stay with me at all times! Wrist Wraps for lifting. Nuun for those times when you need a little extra in your hydration plan — typically in summer […]

Oh Weekend

We had a great weekend so I wanted to give a quick update — which is tough because as you probably have seen, I tend to be really wordy. Our weekend started off with an awesome find. I’ve been hoping for quite a while to put a little gym area in a little room we’ve […]

A little training update

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

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 […]

6 Month Update

Ack! Time really got away from me in month 6 and now we are halfway through month 7 and I’m just getting around to writing this update. I used to think of the 6-month mark often during pregnancy and especially during the first few months of parenthood. I saw it as this outlying benchmark of […]

Learning from Legend

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

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 […]

5 Month Update

Yup, officially dropping the postpartum, these updates are all about Beeb! Here is her 5 month update: Month 5 has probably been the most significant month developmentally yet. She hit this week about halfway through where it felt like she became a completely different person. She rolled over, started using syllables, gained a neck, and […]

CrossFit Open Intramural FRENZY

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s been a blitz of a week so far! The 2015 CrossFit Open starts this week and while it’s always met with a warm response from our gym, it’s never been anything overwhelming. Until this year. I can’t even remember what day it was, but a week and a half ago, Tyler (one […]