Daily Grind, DC

Happy Independance Day!

What an amazing way to celebrate the Fourth. The last time I was in the States for Independence Day, I was in college. Since then, I’ve elebrated as a Peace Corps Volunteer, as an entrepreneur abroad, as a local hire at a U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, in Freetown as the GSO (logistician-in-chief), and now, back… Read More Happy Independance Day!

Diary of a Fat Crossfitter

Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFit is secretly Drum Corps

Thought I was gonna puke halfway through last night’s workout. Bless his heart, the coach was like, “You should do a shorter run for this last round.” So I did, and I didn’t puke, and all was well with the world. Crossfit seems to be about destroying yourself physically, workout after workout after workout.  Short… Read More Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFit is secretly Drum Corps

Diary of a Fat Crossfitter

{Diary of a Fat CrossFitter} On Kindness and Self-Love

One of the things I like very much about the CrossFit coaches at my gym box is that they are very kind. Wait—I don’t mean kind.  I mean that the coaches effectively explain the purpose of workouts and how I can achieve that purpose.  I mean that they communicate clearly that there is no shame in scaling movements.  I mean… Read More {Diary of a Fat CrossFitter} On Kindness and Self-Love