026-DSC03672 It was a super busy weekend –not only did I coach on Saturday and take pics for the competition held at CrossFit Impavidus, I also attended an Olympic Lifting workshop with one of my favorite coaches Nate.  We worked on the snatch lift — two hours of working on technique. It wore me out but it was worth it. I learned a ton and definitely feel more confident with that lift –now I need to practice.

Here are some pics I took of the Capital Affiliate League competition over this weekend (Part One and Two).

I read a few articles over the past week that have made me think about some stuff. The first one is:

I’m not sure I like the title because there are a lot of women out there that work out like this author did all the time. I think the title comes from the fact that many women still don’t want to consider lifting weights and strength training as part of their training program. The fear of bulkiness and ‘looking like a dude’ keep them from using barbells and dumbbells in heavy weights. The moral of the article is go ahead, ladies — don’t fear strength training. I promise you wont look like a dude —

I like the tone of this article — you are built a certain way and while you can definitely strive to be the best you can –there are some things in life that you can’t change. Overall body type is one — I will never be a thin twiggy like person but I certainly can be the best shape for my body type.

We all have a certain body shape. One that is hardwired into our DNA. No amount of dieting or random exercise will change it. And the body shape we have will determine how we lay down fat on our bodies.

And finally this one:

Makes you think about perception and respecting the image you have of yourself and what you want others to have. 

You are what they think you are.  Respect and protect that image. It’s all you’ve got.

Happy Monday to everyone — we are now into our second full week of January. How are you doing on some of those goals you set? Or better yet –what are you doing to get towards 711038_10151221664393741_2035933899_nthose goals you set?


  • 800m Run
  • DROM


  • Double Unders
  • KTE

20 min AMRAP

  • 15 Double Unders
  • 10 Push Ups
  • 5 KTE

total: 15+