Body Positivity vs. Body Shaming: The Fine Line, When We Cross It, And How Not To
As my 24th year on this earth comes to a close, I look back on the past year and honestly think only one thing: I thought I had grown during grad school, but boy was I wrong. Hey grads, get ready. Put your big kid pants on. Life outside of school is literally the weirdest, happiest and saddest experience you could ever imagine.
In nearly a month, I run 13.1 miles for the second time in my entire life. Something I put on my New Year's Resolution bucket list on January 1st, something I didn't think I would actually do considering the idea of running anything farther than 400 meters during a WOD made me want to fall… Continue reading I’m So Glad We Live In A World Where There are Octobers
Close your eyes. Let's imagine for a little while. Imagine that you are in transition. Imagine that you have spent the entirety of your young adult life between the same two towns, one of which you grew up in. Now imagine you are leaving both of those places for a brand new one. Imagine that you… Continue reading Let’s Call It An Identity Crisis
You heard me! This CrossFitter turned into a Weightlifter this weekend for my very first weightlifting meet. I am so proud of myself. As a 63kg lifter (or 138.6lb for those, like me, who still have a very limited ability to multiply by 2.2), I made a 122kg total (my highest snatch + clean & jerk) and made… Continue reading Turning Pounds to Kilos
I didn't think I'd ever be considered an "athlete" again after I stopped playing soccer in high school. An athlete, to me, was someone who played competitively. An athlete was someone who had been playing for years. Who spent Sunday mornings at games and Sunday afternoons with her feet soaking in a foot-sized pedicure tub… Continue reading “Former Child Athlete”
I am addicted to my email calendar. Online calendars have changed my life: they have calmed me, routined me, steadied me, at times they've stressed me. I know where I'm going and at what time I'm going there at almost every point of the day even 15 minutes before I have to be there thanks… Continue reading Why I’m Not Really Planning for the Future