Take a Stand

We are at war among ourselves.The streets are brimming with hatred.Another senseless crime.A tragedy fueled by intolerance.  As I sit in my grief, I wonder.When will it end?I mourn those lost to a meaningless prejudice.  I hug my kids a little bit tighter tonight.I kiss my husband a little bit longer.If we want a brighter… Continue reading Take a Stand

Progress Is Not Linear

Progress is not linear. I need to be reminded of this often. It's ok to have a bad day. It's ok to have a bad week. Hell, it's ok to have a bad several months. Diet culture tells us that when we mess up and break our diet, or workout plan, we have failed. We… Continue reading Progress Is Not Linear

The House That Built Me

Mornings spent eating breakfast at the table.Afternoons spent napping on the couch.Summers spent running through the yard and climbing the trees.Hours of laughter. Knowing I was loved every step of the way.Days spent playing dolls.Thousands of gallons of water used to fill up the bathtub.Years spent talking and dreaming and pretending.A childhood of memories hidden… Continue reading The House That Built Me

Never Settle

Every year, on Memorial Day, the Crossfit community does a workout called Murph.  Murph is a hero workout named for Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy Seal killed in action in 2005. You can learn more about Lt. Murphy here. The Murph workout is as follows: 1 mile run100 pull-ups200 push-ups300 air squats1 mile run… Continue reading Never Settle

Granny’s Red Punch

Growing up, I spent many of my weekends at Granny’s house.  I have so many great memories there with her and Grumpy.  (For those of you that don’t know, I have always called my grandpa Grumpy.  And if you know him, then you know that nickname is very fitting.)  We would play games, and watch… Continue reading Granny’s Red Punch