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“Get Out” In Black & White

WARNING: ** this article contains some light spoilers ** “Your role in social change starts two steps past where you’re comfortable.”— Brittany Packnett Both times I’ve watched “Get Out” have left me disturbed and sleeping uneasily.  Not to be over dramatic about it.  I am generally scared of the dark and what lurks behind shower curtains, but

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5 Steps to Your Best Performance

The 2017 CrossFit Games Open begins this week.  At this point no one is going to get significantly more fit over night, but there are some concrete steps you can take on and around game day to maximize your performance. The list of elements that go into being mentally and physically prepared to create your best

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Two Homes, One Task

I’ve been co-parenting for the past six years.  There are certain aspects that, while they are our normal, they aren’t easy.  At times I check myself when I think, “why haven’t I gotten used this yet?”  Besides working to be a great mother in general, I consider managing the co-parenting relationship and a child’s adjustment

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On Bended Knee

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Just yesterday I was saying in conversation with a friend that I’ve been feeling hopeful that issues of race, inequality, and oppression are firmly back in the forefront enough that we as a society have

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The More Things Change

This is a repost of a piece I wrote in late 2014. “I’m Not Trying To Be That Diesel” There’s this insidious thing that won’t seem to go away, and it is the incessant chatter about athletic women’s bodies- is it ok for women to have muscles? Is strong really better than skinny? I don’t

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The Process

Competing in The CrossFit Games means different things to each individual, and changes over time.  Some thoughts I have on the process after five years of pursuit: 1) KNOW YOURSELF Self-knowledge will allow you to establish appropriate expectations for yourself and your body, both day to day and in the big picture. It’s only with

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The Bubble is Crowded

We’re about to embark on the 2015 CrossFit Games Open in just a few short days. I’ve been trying not to put too much mental emphasis on these next five weeks, but just keep my focus on the quality of my training. It seems at least once daily someone will ask, “are you ready?” I’m

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