Check Yourself: Accountability Check #1

I turn 31 this Sunday.  Bear with me, things are going to get a little personal. I know that this is the blog where I give helpful advice on how best to achieve your goals, and how to keep your head about you in crazy derby space, and how to … Keep reading

Burn, Baby, Burn: Managing February Burnout

I’m pretty glad that February is a short month that ends today. It’s no secret, February can be a challenging month to stay motivated.  Especially when it snows.  And when the snow is heavy and wet.  And it clings to the trees, making it look really pretty from your window, … Keep reading

What I Learned At: The HKC Certification Course

First the exciting news: I’m HKC certified!  I attended the Toronto Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification course on December the 2nd, and despite having what ended up being pneumonia, I passed my exam and got my certification!  The pneumonia, of course, has meant this incredibly long blogging hiatus, and a ridiculous amount … Keep reading

Perfectly Aged Meat

It’s been a challenging, interesting, whirlwind season for my league.  We faced many, many retirements, injuries, and leaves, all the while taking in our largest batch of fresh meat yet.  We lost some founding skaters, and hopefully, have found some of the skaters that will drive our future. A whole … Keep reading

Strong Curves: Women, Muscles, Bulk, and BS

“I don’t want to get big and bulky, I just want to be lean”. If you are female, and in the fitness industry, you’ve heard someone say it.  You’ve seen women turn time and again to the cardio machines, instead of the weight room.  You’ve seen women lifting those pink … Keep reading