Road Trip!

I’m hitting the road late Wednesday night, bound for the Perform Better Functional Training Summit in Chicago.  I am so freaking excited. I’ll be spending the weekend listening to such super-geniuses as: Dr. Lee Burton, Dr. Stuart McGill, Gray Cook, Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove, John Brookfield, Thomas Plummer, Martin Rooney, … Keep reading

What I Learned At: Atom Skate Academy

I’m going to be attending a whole bunch of conferences, camps and seminars this summer.  Each time I attend a new event, I’m going to break down what I learned here on the blog. To start things off, I spent this past weekend in an arena with a bunch of hot, … Keep reading

How To Blow Off Your Workout (Without Derailing Your Training)

There are some days when we just can’t find the time to train.  It happens to all of us, even when we have a schedule.  Part of setting yourself up to succeed is accepting that there will be times when things go awry.  There will be days when, despite your … Keep reading

These Boots Aren’t Made For Walking

Ladies, let’s talk about shoes. I like shoes.  I’ve always been more of a sneaker than a high heel type, but there are times when I’ll bust out the big-girl shoes.  I like the way that they make my feet look (at first), I like the way that I think … Keep reading

What Condition Is Your Conditioning In?

Off-skates Conditioning – The new, hip thing in derby?  Something we should have been doing all along? Some benefits – It helps us to be faster and stronger on and off the track.  It helps us feel comfortable in our own skin, and gets us to know our bodies better.  … Keep reading


(I’ve been talking a lot about goal-achievement lately.  Seems that’s all you can talk about when you have goals that you’re trying to realize.  It’s like when you’ve decided what sort of new car you’re going to buy and then you can’t stop seeing that particular car on the road … Keep reading

Roller Derby Saved My Soul (but hurt my knees, and back, and shoulder…)

First, let’s get one thing out of the way – roller derby is awesome.  It brings together a super-cool community of skaters, refs, production staff, volunteers and fans.  It gives us new-found confidence, fitness, fearlessness and friends.  It is a great, great sport and I love it. What I don’t … Keep reading

Staying on Track: Four Simple Steps

So, you’ve gotten started.  You’ve taken that leap of faith and tried something new.  Now the question is – how do you stay started?  How do you keep rolling with the good choice that you’ve made? The answer, for me at least, is to keep it simple.  Here are the four steps … Keep reading