“Sounds like you’re dating the wrong girls,” I said. I was talking to the man who would later become my husband, but I didn’t know it yet. We’d only met ...
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I blinked, and it’s nearly December. Last I checked, it was the beginning of the year, and I was just starting my own business. Blink. Writing jobs about rugby, primal fitness, joint pain, high-performance tactics. An online column with Men’s Health. Training clients at The Movement Minneapolis. Fitness-modeling gigs where I played both producer and exercise […]
Let’s get something out of the way: I do happen to think strong is sexy. Super sexy. I just don’t think it’s the new sexy. Or that you are required to be strong in order to be sexy. Or that sexy is the point of strong. “Sure, at times strong can be sexy — but […]
While thumbing through Facebook the other day, I came across these words from my glamazon friend and Girls Gone Strong cofounder Molly Galbraith: So if your feet are together and your thighs don’t touch, that’s called a Thigh Gap. What’s it called if your feet are 4 inches apart and your thighs still touch? Oh yeah. Dem Quadz… […]
PART 1: CELEBRATION It’s the wee hours of Sunday morning, and I’m packing frantically for a 16-day work trip to Toronto that begins today. I rarely even check a bag, but in my frenzy, I fill three, including a large, unwieldy roller bag an unpleasant shade of brown. Tonight was supposed to be my husband David’s […]
“Show me,” she said. And I did, on the sidewalk outside the restaurant we’d just finished dining at in sunny Santa Monica (it was called Rustic Canyon, and it was delicious). There we were, the Viers and myself, taking turns doing “kettlebell” swings with my clutch purse. Ryan and I had been discussing swing form tweaks, which […]
I’m standing before a wall of memorabilia in the rugby clubhouse at the University of California, Berkeley. But more than that, I’m standing before a wall of history dating back to 1882, and even as longtime men’s coach Jack Clark is talking, the volumes it speaks are deafening. “We’ve run out of room on these […]