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People Not Programs

This I love. A year ago I walked out of a gym that did not want my business because the owner didn’t like my attitude,  and walked through the doors of a CrossFit gym. To be clear, I was not looking for a CrossFit gym, I was looking for a …

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Assume Positive Intentions

This marks week 4 at my new gym, and although I have been burned twice, experience has taught me to learn from my mistakes, maintain high standards, and don’t expect too much. I have to say I came in with very few expectations, other than coaches who were educated and …

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Learning is hard, but never a waste of time

Week 2 at my new gym and in a nutshell, I feel pretty good about my choice for now. I am happy to have had my previous experiences working with two very different coaches in 2 very different training environments. I have tried not to let my insecurity get the …

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New year, new gym: just keep moving forward

I am going to keep this brief-sometimes when you feel stuck in a rut it is best to move on. I learned this lesson the hard way in 2015; this time the transition out and onward was much easier because I knew from experience it’s best to just rip off …

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Get Strong Above All Else

Ushering in a new year means it is time to look back and reflect. Reflection is the first step toward learning from past mistakes and successes. I spent a good portion of time reflecting on my training journal the other day and it is interesting to compare moments as I …

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You Don’t Belong Here

Nothing reminds me more of my teenage years than groups of grownups who claim to be a community-as long as you are just like them, and as long as you are their friend. As a former classroom teacher, your community included all the children, all the voices, no matter what …

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What I Learned: Beer Runners

Today was supposed to be my first long training run for Wallis Sands Half Marathon, but since it was only a 6 miler, I decided to register for Portsmouth Beer Week’s Beer Run inspired run sponsored by 2 Beer Guys, Runner’s Alley, and Redhook Brewary. The fun 3 or 5 …

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