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  • Purge Part 2 + Rooster’s Reward Dinner


    I can't say that this was a fun weekend but it was necessary. Other than a work happy hour on Friday, I had zero social engagements to distract me from the great purge of 2014. I fully own that I had a mini-meltdown last night while I was standing in the middle of the bedroom [...]

  • Lunge, Shuffle, Run & Jump Workout


    OMG. I am so oversharing right now but my butt hasn't been this sore from a workout since I did my first RX pistol (one leg squat) WOD earlier this year. I knew as soon as I finished this really unique and sneaky challenging workout yesterday that I had to share it with you. It's [...]

  • Wednesday Workouts & Eats + 3 Songs I’m Loving


    Good morning! I had an early wake up call for a 6 a.m. client. It's always tough to get out of bed when the alarm goes off in the five o'clock hour but once I'm up, I love it. Early morning has always been the most productive time of the day for me. When I [...]

  • A Day In The Life Tuesday


    I thought it would be fun to do a post about what Tuesday looked like for me versus another "day in the life" post I did on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. The 2011 post was written just a few weeks after I left my full-time job in advertising to pursue fitness but I had not [...]

  • My First Filthy Fifty + A Paleo Potluck


    One of our CrossFit coaches is turning 50 this week and he said the only thing he wanted for his birthday was for everyone to do a WOD with him and have a potluck after. It only made sense that we do the Filthy Fifty in honor of his 50 years. The Filthy Fifty is [...]

  • Metro CrossFit Throwdown…One Successful Year


    Metro CrossFit celebrated its one year anniversary on Saturday and I planned a throwdown to celebrate! Typically, throwdowns are a little more chill than official CrossFit competitions. The idea is that you invite athletes from your gym and other CrossFit gyms in the community to come together and workout. The past few weeks of my [...]

  • Getting Through A Crazy Week


    My week has been consumed by Metro CrossFit. First, some of our coaches were out on vacation so I covered double the amount of classes that I usually do. And second, I'm in final crazy planning mode for our first anniversary throwdown and celebration on Saturday. I can't believe it's been a year since we [...]

  • Gratitude Overflowing


    I had the most wonderful Thursday. I feel so grateful for so many things...my job working at Metro not only doing something I love but doing it with amazing people, the friendships I have made here in Charlotte, the opportunity to teach yoga and being a part of the yoga community as a whole and [...]

  • Tuesday Burger Day


    Hi! I come to you after a long day involving teaching and taking on fire hot yoga, lots of desk work at Metro, 80 squats in tonight's CrossFit class and a disastrous but delicious dinner. Let's start at the beginning. Breakfast was overnight oats with Greek yogurt, rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, apple, banana, apple butter and [...]

  • Standing in the Same Spot Two Years Later


    It's been a rainy, cool weekend and that has felt pretty perfect for me. I have spent a lot of time in the yoga studio, coaching CrossFit and hibernating at home. On Friday afternoon I got an SOS request to help out with the yoga teacher trainees at the studio. I led them through their [...]

  • The Time I Sucked at CrossFit (Open Workout 13.2)


    I promised you weekly updates on the five CrossFit Open workouts and weekly updates I shall provide...even though this one is tough to write. I dreaded this workout for days. I tried the 75# shoulder to overhead to test out how it felt and it felt HEAVY. I skipped the group WOD on Friday night [...]

  • The Bear Complex


    I'm so late getting this post up but it's been a long day. It started with zero sleep last night after taking that Zyrtec-D yesterday afternoon. It was that kind of sleep where you feel like you were never really asleep but semi-awake all night, you know? Needless to say, I will not be taking [...]

  • Switching Up Lunch + CrossFit Pain Frames


    Long-term readers may remember the days of my open faced sandwich obsession. I would say that it was probably my calling card there for a while. Over time I gravitated away from sandwiches for lunch and more towards grain bowls, egg scrambles, salads and soup. A lot of this was due to becoming more aware [...]

  • Fight Gone Bad, Round 2


    Oh Fight Gone Bad, we meet again. Why do you always do this to me? Fight Gone Bad is a benchmark CrossFit workout that consists of three rounds of five stations, one minute at each station and a one minute break between each round. So total, it's a 17 minute workout. That doesn't sound so [...]

  • Busy And Back At It


    I am super slammed at work right now. Like 10-hour days and still can't get it all done super slammed. I actually thrive when I'm this busy at work but I have to be careful not to burnout or run myself into the ground. Despite the craziness, I am feeling pretty in control of the [...]

  • Oh Rowing…


    I have been feeling a little blah and unchallenged with my workouts lately so this morning I decided to finally make my way back to CrossFit. I can't remember the last time I did a WOD. I have had the intention to go to class but just haven't been able to fit it into my [...]

  • The Kitchen Sink


    Happy weekend! I am NOT happy right now given that the Dawgs just lost to Alabama. Such a good game but so sad that we will not be heading to the national championship. Let's focus on other things, okay? I was in the mood for a vegetarian dinner last night so I baked tofu, roasted [...]



    Happy Halloween! It's "WOD-O-WEEN" here at Metro CrossFit. We encouraged everyone to dress up for today's WOD and our director of CrossFit programmed a super creative workout. Zombie run = normal run with a plate held out in front Pumpkin Smash = ball slams Candy Bag Carries = dumbbell famer walks Pica Boos = pull ups Gremlin Crawls = [...]

  • Throwdown and Touchdown


    My Saturday was packed with excitement. A group of CrossFitters in Charlotte have started a Throwdown series where different CrossFit boxes take turns hosting a free friendly Saturday afternoon competition. Yesterday was our turn to host the Throwdown and it was so amazing! We had a huge turnout - over 150 people - and Sean, [...]

  • Place To Place, State To State


    This weekend has included a little bit of everything. My friend Miriam drove in from Winston Salem on Saturday for a CrossFit + lunch date. Luckily, the WOD was newbie-friendly and Miriam totally rocked it. It was three rounds of thrusters (a squat to overhead press with a barbell) and running. I did NOT rock [...]

  • Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


    My Sunday activities consisted of sleeping in, making brunch, baking cookies, blogging, hot yoga, house cleaning and a meeting at lululemon. While I did keep myself busy, none of these were "have to do's" and everything was done at a relaxed pace. It is still weird for me to wake up on Sunday morning and [...]

  • CrossFit and Makeovers


    Good morning and happy Monday! It's been rainy and gray here for the past two days but I'm trying not to let it put me in a gloomy mood. Nothing eight hours of sleep, a pot of coffee and some doggie cuddles can't take care of. I wanted to share details with you on the [...]

  • The Weekend + Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe


    I don't have too much to report from the weekend. It's been very low-key. Saturday morning involved CrossFit. The second I checked the blog and saw this WOD I abandoned plans to practice  yoga and headed over to the new gym instead. This is an ideal WOD for me for an all over good workout. [...]

  • Fueling For Recovery


    The simple acts of standing, sitting and walking are quite challenging and rather painful today. I made my way back to CrossFit last night after taking the weekend off and the workout was sneaky hard. 10 - 1 for Time (Decreasing reps for each set, starting with 10 and ending with 1) Barbell Front Squats [...]

  • All Good Things…


    ...must come to an end. I'm blogging from my kitchen table instead of my parent's balcony. Vacation is officially over and it's time to get back to my normal routine. Although that routine has shifted slightly and I'm now forced to deal with it and not be distracted by travel. We'll see how this goes. [...]

  • Hero WODs And Fireworks


    My Fourth of July was so much fun and when it was all said and done I ended up at the beach so I'm a happy girl! The day started with one of my favorite pre-workout breakfasts before heading over to our new location for the July 4th CrossFit class. It's a tradition to do [...]

  • Saturday Stuff


    My Saturday included everything from yoga to cleaning baseboards to pool time with friends. It was pretty nice, especially since I started the day by sleeping until 9 a.m. I actually had to drag myself out of bed and over to the gym of our very first Saturday class at the new location. We had [...]

  • The Other Side


    It is an absolutely perfect day. It's 70 degrees, the humidity is low and there's nothing but blue sky. I woke up at 7 a.m., ate a few bites of a cupcake, played on my computer in bed for a while and then went back to sleep with the windows open and sunlight streaming in. [...]

  • Vagabond


    I think this photo sums up my week. That would be the passenger seat of my car. Yes, I'm living out of it - vagabond style. Makeup, clothes, camera, various jackets, cell phone chargers...it's all there. While this week has been stressful and busy, it's the exciting kind of stressful and busy. Everything has been [...]

  • Feeling Supported – Opening Week!


    I'm so happy to finally check in! We survived opening day of Metro CrossFit & Training Center on Monday...and it was a HUGE success! We're offering free classes all week to anyone in the community that wants to check out our new facility as part of our preview week. Classes have been packed and the [...]

  • Grand Opening Prep And A Granola Recipe


    The big day is finally here! Monday is the grand opening of Metro CrossFit & Training Center! I spent most of the afternoon/evening working to wrap up last minute tasks - everything from stocking the locker rooms with toiletries to sending confirmation emails for the preview classes to assembling Ikea stuff. This week is going [...]

  • Girls Gone WOD + Lunch At Fern


    Hey guys! I'm alive...just having to prioritize at the moment and work is currently ranking #1. On Monday night we had a Coach's WOD at our new location. It was our first time working out there and it was awesome! What was NOT awesome, on the other hand, was the workout that our Director of [...]

  • Score Your Own And Build Your Own


    Happy Wednesday! (Is it just me or does the term "Hump Day" kind of creep you out?) This short week is flying by. I need it to slow down a bit! I sound like a broken record but my days have been devoted to getting ready for the opening of our new location - things [...]

  • My First Murph Experience


    Today I completed a well-known CrossFit hero WOD for the first time. "Murph" is one of the workouts that has quite a big reputation and you hear it referenced all the time...mostly in regards to how brutal it is. It's typical for CrossFit boxes to do Murph on Memorial Day weekend. The workout is in [...]

  • Eat, Drink And Be Merry


    I did something last night that I haven't done in 10 years. (source - I was not that close to the stage.) I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert. I actually cannot believe that it's been so long since I've seen Dave because to say that I was obsessed in high school would be [...]

  • Pumpkin In May


    Breakfast has been orange the past couple of mornings. Sierra Tweeted about having pumpkin oat bran for breakfast yesterday morning and it inspired me to reach into the depths of my pantry and pull out a can of pumpkin. Pumpkin banana oatmeal with pumpkin butter and maple peanut butter for breakfast yesterday. Pumpkin, banana and [...]

  • Strawberry Nutella Muffins


    I did manage to finally peel myself off the couch and do something last night. I am a little sore from yesterday's Fight Gone Bad workout but it's not nearly as bad as I anticipated. First, I headed over to our new location for a quick meeting about our wall murals. We are having some [...]

  • Fight Gone Bad


    Uh...I'm kind of gross right now. I am sitting on the couch unshowered after nearly dying at a CrossFit event this afternoon. I came home with intentions of showering and then started cleaning and baking and lost motivation. Now I'm too tired to do anything. Lots to fill you in on. Last night I went [...]