My 2014 Crossfit Open Recap – 8 months pregnant

This year I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to do the Crossfit Open.  The Open workouts give you the opportunity to compare yourself to the rest of the world, qualify to go to regionals if you're at that level, or help your gym qualify a team.  I've been able to qualify to go to Regionals with my gym's affiliate team two times in the past 4 years, which has been an amazing experience.  This year I was not expecting to be competitive, as the first workout was starting when I would be 30 … [Read more...]

What to expect when you’re expecting, Paleo edition

I've been a little MIA and not blogging as much because I've been a bit preoccupied - as many of you already know now, since you know and have seen me - I'm expecting!  Those that don't know me personally may have already picked up the vibe based on some of the content of the things I've been posting and the places that I've been sharing - which have been more increasingly Mom-related sites! So now that the cat is out of the bag, I'm not going to turn my blog into a pregnancy journal - but … [Read more...]

The 2 Million Year Old Fad Diet

Paleo is not a fad!  I think that as Paleo has been hitting the mainstream there are many different interpretations of what is Paleo.  I still describe myself as Paleo, sticking primarily to eating meats and seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.  I eat "real food" food that doesn't come all fancied up in a package, food that I have to prepare and make into something before I eat it rather than food that is prepackaged and ready to go for your convenience. While it's great … [Read more...]

Get Outside! How do you move your exercise outdoors?

Well we are finally here, the first day of spring! Sometimes we need a little reminder to get out of the gym and into nature.  Changing up your workout routine for a run outside instead of on the treadmill can have lots of great benefits, especially if you can hit the trails and soak in all the beauty of nature that's around you!  Yes your pace may suffer a bit, but you'll also be developing stronger ankles and keeping your mind sharp as you scan for tree branches, roots, rocks, and how … [Read more...]

Monday January 28th – Paleo for Performance Workshop at Crossfit Rocksolid

Are you still curious about the Paleo Lifestyle and want to know what it is, how you could do it, and how it could work for you?  I'm hosting a Paleo for Performance workshop on Monday January 28th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  If you'd like to join, please let me know!  Crossfit RockSolid has graciously agreed to share the Paleo Good News with others outside of their normal community. In Paleo for Performance I'll explain simply what the Paleo diet is, and how to implement in your life, … [Read more...]