Learning to Be Still

May 29, 2019 I find myself too busy lately. Too busy working. Too busy training. Too busy doing this and that. I long for less noise. Less going here and doing that. Some days, I long to just be STILL. Quite honestly, I don’t even know what being still looks like, what it FEELS like. […]

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Reversing Roles

1 May 2019 For the past six weeks I have been immersed in several deep learning experiences as a fairly new athlete in the sport of weightlifting as well as a student in some training courses for work. For the most part, I have enjoyed each of the experiences because I love learning new skills, […]

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Joy is to Add Value

15 March 2019 I truly enjoy being the new member on a team. I experience both nervousness and excitement. The questions that run through my head are, “Will I fit in?” and “How might I contribute that adds value to this team?” It may take a few weeks (or longer) to figure it out, and […]

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What Right Feels Like

1 March 2019 It is that time again…CrossFit Open season. I have been doing the Open since I started CrossFit in 2012. I loved it. It is a special time for crossfitters because for five weeks, you are a part of the bigger CrossFit community. Most gyms have their own version of Friday Night Lights […]

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The Uncomfortable Path to Joy

February 2019 What does joy look like to you? To me, my gym time is just one of the many things that bring me joy. The gym is not only the place to release the stresses of the day, it has also been my “playground” to focus on getting better at weightlifting. I usually get […]

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Now You See Me

June 2018 Growing up, I remember our family’s refrigerator was always packed full with leftovers. Typically, we would repurpose the plastic containers from butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.  for our various leftovers after each meal (with a family of 5 children, leftovers were common). Although resourceful, re-using the same containers for leftovers creates a […]

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Investing in Loss

May 2018 First, I want to apologize for not posting a blog in April. I have been committed to posting at least one a month and last month I just let too many distractions prevent me from taking the time to sit and write. Time seems to go by so fast lately. Next thing I […]

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Failure

March 2018 Another CrossFit Open season is over and the one thing that I know about the Open is that it reveals where you have failed in your training. This year was no exception. I’ve been contemplating about my failures recently, and not just in my workouts or training regimen: I have failed in meeting […]

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Compromise

February 2018 Lately, I’ve been thinking long and hard about the concept of compromise. To many (and I used to be one of them), this term connotes weakness or a lack of principles and/or discipline.  Therefore, compromise is typically something to avoid for the most part especially if you didn’t want to experience that little […]

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The Year of Ownership

January 2018 It’s that time of year when I reflect on the past year and do a self-assessment on what I’ve accomplished, where I failed, and what should I improve on throughout the upcoming year. When my sister and I turned 35, we started our own tradition of using our birthdays (7-27NOV) as the time […]

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