it’s a new year!

I hit the big TWO-FOUR last week so I'm officially a big girl. Here's an update on what I've been up to! Food - I really don't like the word "diet" but the way I eat is mostly paleo. I'm avoiding dairy whenever possible because I'm lactose-intolerant and it gives me acne (and feeling like […]

a new experiment

I joined CrossFit Charlottesville in May 2010 and have loved it ever since. Almost religiously, I attended classes 3-5 times a week for the last year and a half. And while I've made some fantastic gains in strength and power (read about it here), I need to limit my CrossFit attendance. I've come to accept […]

Days 220 – 222

Can you believe it's (almost) the middle of August already? I think I was too busy melting in the heat to realize time was actually passing by. Soon the leaves will start turning that vibrant red I love so much. In the meantime, I'm trying to do my best to absorb as much vitamin D […]

Days 206, 208, 209

Do you ever have those days when you've got a thousand thoughts/ideas running through your head but can't fully grasp a single one? That's kind of how this week has been thus far. Quite frankly, I'm blaming it on coffee. Spent Monday night at a coworker's Good-bye get-together at a local bar. It really says […]

Day 204 – 7.23.2011

Our box recently had it's 2 Year Anniversary and on Saturday, we were all invited to one of the owner's houses for a pool party! The humidity in Virginia right now is unforgiving so the water was just as hot as the air but once it cooled down it felt pretty comfortable. Can I just […]

Day 202 – 7.21.2011

Just to prove to you guys that I'm not sitting around eating my face off, here's a picture of my puddle of sweat from this morning's WOD! Deadlifts followed by tabatas of wall-balls, ball slams, and pushups. All in this wonderful (read: horrendous) Virginia heat. Fun, no? Gotta love it. I've been reading a lot […]

Day 160 – 6.9.2011

While attempting heavy thrusters during a workout this morning, I managed to break one of my 5lb plates. Good news is: I got to keep it as a souvenir! I had too much fun working on these 😛

Day 158 – 6.7.2011

Something funny happened at the gym today - my fear that I lost some strength was confirmed. We were doing some shoulder presses and I failed at a weight that is under my PR, about 13lbs under (even a few pounds makes a huge difference for me). I expected some strength loss after our Guatemala […]

One Year of CrossFit

A year ago today I stepped into CrossFit Charlottesville for my very first On-Ramp class. I had just graduated from UVA and the classes were a graduation gift from Chris (he's sweet, huh?). I told him that I would commit to the month of On-Ramp classes and then I'd decide whether or not to continue. […]

Day 107

I have been absolutely terrible at updating my blog - for that I'm really sorry. I've been working extra and planning the Guatemala trip, it leaves me exhausted at the end of the day. Sunday was gorgeous and the perfect weather for a Tug-of-War competition held by some fraternity at UVA. Our CrossFit box created […]