The Glow of Hot Yoga

My friend Shannon has been on an amazing journey over the past few months training and teaching yoga classes, both here in Minneapolis and abroad. In early April, she invited me to attend one of her classes at Modo Yoga. While I have been incorporating yoga into my overall fitness routine for awhile, thanks to…

Extinguished Plans

Yesterday, just a few hours after posting about my new training regime to prepare for Fire Fest, I found out that the event has been cancelled. Actually, first I received an email saying that my registration fee had been refunded with no explanation. I assumed the worst, though also wondered if this was just the…

Training 2.0

Freeze Fest is over, the snow is thawing and spring will soon be here. That means FireFest and The Dakota Games are on the horizon and it is time to amp up my training once again. With approximately eleven weeks until the first competition, I have a lot of work to do in the gym…

Burn, Baby, Burn

I think I might be a bit trigger-happy about competing. I haven’t even officially started training for The Dakota Games that are taking place in June, but yesterday morning I found myself signing up for another competition. I registered forĀ Fire Fest 2014: Burnin’ Down the House. Hosted by CrossFit Athlete Lab and the St. Paul…

Giveaway: “101 Ways To Get Strong And Lean”

My fraternity brother Joe played football throughout high-school and at our college. He, and his equally tall best friend John, always gave me a hard time about my lack of athleticism. However, it never felt mean-spirited because I always knew that if I actually took the time ask for help – to get stronger, to…