Meet Me at the Barre: Staying Fit with a Back Injury

Meet Me at the Barre: Staying Fit with a Back Injury

Hello friends! In today's blog post, I'm sharing a little bit about my current fitness journey. If you've read my previous post about my experience with Crossfit (here), you probably know that I severely injured my lower back. My injury landed me at an orthopedic doctor, who recommended several weeks of physical therapy. Fortunately for [...]

Week 2 Recap: I’m Trying Crossfit for a Month!

Week 2 Recap: I’m Trying Crossfit for a Month!

I find myself writing the blog post much earlier than anticipated, without the sense of pride and accomplishment that accompanied my Week 1 recap. On Monday, I seriously injured my lower back during the metcon (metabolic conditioning) portion of the workout. My instructor had me substitute heavy kettlebell swings for snatches. This was a safety [...]

Week 1 recap- I’m trying Crossfit for a month!

Week 1 recap- I’m trying Crossfit for a month!

So. Many. Acronyms. No, seriously. Everything (at least that's what it felt like) was written in acronyms. It started with the workout, which was posted publicly on a whiteboard in the middle of the gym. "WOD" was scribbled proudly across the top of the board, warning all those who entered of the torture that was [...]