The Dark Place

Young Simba: But what about the shadowy place? Mufasa: That’s beyond our borders. You must never go there, Simba. This post has nothing to do with The Lion King, but now that I have your attention, let’s talk about dark places. Y’all know how I feel about my coach—freaking love that guy—and I continue to […]

“God Don’t Like Ugly”

**My non-religious brethren, stick with me** I wouldn’t consider myself a particularly vengeful person. I have a big ol’ bark, routinely talk about people being able to catch these hands, and will verbally lose my shit 2-3 times a week. However, when push comes to shove, I typically find it in my heart to forgive, […]


I hate the feeling of owing anybody anything. You buy me coffee on Monday, I’m returning the favor by Wednesday. You give me a ride somewhere—even if we’re going to the same place and picking me up was on your way—I’m gonna scoop you the next chance I get. Owe you money? Lawdhamercy, if I […]

When the Iron Isn’t Enough

I’ve been starting and stopping this post for a long time, but after a friend shared the Facebook post below, I went back and found it in my archives. I think it’s time we talk. How often do we see the posts about the gym being therapy? A quick Google search and you’ll find tens […]

Leftovers Though?

I haven’t blogged about weight in a while, but in the last 5 days, I’ve heard two ugly comments about my size, and I’m annoyed. So here we go. Last Friday, my work bestie and I went for drinks at one of our usual spots. I went straight from work to the bar, so I […]

We All Make Choices

My mom said this to me once in a far less pleasant context, though it makes me laugh every time I think of it. When I told her about my first tattoo I’d hidden from her for 6 months, I amped it up like I was telling her I was pregnant. I finally said it […]

“You Aren’t Special”

As I sit here on my couch feeling sore, battered, bruised, and sticky (note to self: bring my own Goo Gone in future years) from Strongman Corporation Nationals, it seems like the weekend was a dream. I clawed back after taking 0s in the first two events to get to 11th place. I PRed, I […]