It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Getting Back into the Swing

So I stepped away from writing again, but there was a legitimate reason....  I had nothing to write about, or so I thought....

Monday, June 11, 2012

GoRuck and CrossFit

So what does the GoRuck Challenge have to do with CrossFit?  In my eyes and in my humble opinion, everything...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Sub 5 club

We all want to be a part of the sub 5 club, the over 500 club, and whatever other "norm" club there is within our different circles of CrossFit.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

An Ode to Opens

No song lyrics - title misinterpretation.  I had no thoughts, no dreams, and no aspirations.  I just did it, just to do it.  A testament to myself and what I would be capable of.  Given that the last workout was the same as last year, it was the only true way of being able to test whether or not I had truly improved.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Surprise Yourself

Initial reactions to 12.4 included the following:"150 what?"
"Karen plus wha. . . .?"
"Yeah if I make it to the double-unders"
"Gonna try for. . ."

Sunday, March 11, 2012

One Last Rep

It always feels like one last rep can be done.  In the CrossFit season when every second counts, every rep can be performed with such sheer determination that it is inspiring for anyone to watch.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Recently, I saw a number of things that impressed me beyond words.  When a bad experience hinders us going forward, it is tough to overcome the mental block.  Think of it as a phobia and one of the ways to get over it is discuss it and in other instances we just do it.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Team

My team is made up of every walk of life.  People with common and uncommon jobs, common and uncommon lives, and anything else that you can think of.  Guess what?  Our common purpose to draw us together is CrossFit and our common goal, to make the most of every workout that the CrossFit Opens provides us so that we can represent ourselves at the Regionals in May in Canton, MA.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fighting Ghosts

In preparation of the CrossFit Opens, I didn't feel strong enough to play with the big dawgs - those guys who could lift 500 lb deadlifts and 300 lb Clean & jerks, therefore, I took a long period of time (3 months) to increase my capacity and my ability to lift heavy loads through Olympic Lifting.  Now coming back into the Opens, I potentially made a mistake, but it is an ability to learn from our mistakes that lends itself to self-realization.

Thursday, February 9, 2012