Workout 17.3 – my CrossFit Open experience

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Ok. So this has been the TOUGHEST recap to write, not because there was nothing to say, mostly because I’m still not entirely sure if 17.3 ACTUALLY happened. 😂 Let me explain. Perhaps because last week’s workout challenged me in so many ways, I found myself approaching 17.3 with a much calmer mindset, and just feeling ready for anything. […]

Why you should be training & not exercising

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Great power is held within and transmitted by words. We all know this in the way we choose one word over another, depending on the intensity of emotion we wish to convey. An important distinction is made when we use ‘like’ rather than ‘love’, or ‘dislike’ instead of ‘hate’. Of course, the power of words goes […]

On spending (almost) 6 months with CrossFit

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‘These women are total badasses‘… I remember this EXACT thought coming to mind during my first ever CrossFit workout (which just happened to be with an awesome group of super strong women). Since I first stepped into the box way back then, so much has changed. Sure, I’m still constantly inspired by that fantastic group of total badasses, I […]

Reflections of a novice powerlifter

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Being competitive is not my natural state. And that’s not because I’m afraid of hard work or don’t enjoy winning (in fact, I’m totes down with both). I just often feel like it’s unnecessary. I’m quite happy being over here doing my thing, while people are over there happily doing their thing. I’m just cool […]

Why I haven’t tried CrossFit … yet

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Even though it’s easily been one of the biggest fitness movements of recent years, I’ve been hesitant to give CrossFit a go. As someone who loves trying new things in the gym and in strength training generally, this is very strange for me. So why the reluctance? It’s not like I’m fundamentally opposed to the idea […]

New Year, New You … one step at a time

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Oh January. You’ve swept in on a wave of freshness, bringing with you a no-nonsense attitude and the gracious permission to start over. And thank goodness for that. 2015 was a full-on year for me, but I’m more than ready to put it behind me and give the next 12 months my best game face. […]