Monthly Archives: June 2015

the path to progress

Posted on June 10, 2015

Yesterday was the first day at the Precision Nutrition annual gathering – one of my favorite events of the year. We all work remotely and do not get to enjoy each others’ company very often. The theme for this year is PROGRESS – growing, developing, adapting, evolving, becoming better.  Phil Caravaggio, a co-founder and CEO

[…] this post? Check out my recent essay on path to progress (along with another […]

reading about myself in third person

Posted on January 14, 2015

My coaching profile is up, thanks to the talented Susan Olding. Reading about yourself in the third person is about as weird as hearing your own voice recorded. Maybe, weirder. Here’s a teaser: I read the profile, and wonder about this coach, who immigrated from Russia, overcame an eating disorder, and now jumps over fire

limits and opportunities

Posted on November 27, 2014

“The only sin is mediocrity.” — Martha Graham Three weeks ago, Get Out There magazine launched the web series called 8% No Limit. My talented friend Lisa created the series, documenting the adventure of my other talented friend Rhonda, an ultra runner with 8% vision. No limit is a misleading title, of course. We all

how to become more awesome

Posted on May 8, 2014

“Joy and comfort are awkward, and make me want to die”. [Marc Maron] I heard this quote on the radio the other day, and it made me squeal inside. Like “ohmygawd, this is perfect” kind of squeal. In Precision Nutrition, we talk about difficult-easy (D-E), and difficult-difficult (D-D). It’s a metaphor borrowed from coach Alwyn

[…] you have to admit, the outfits are pretty cool. I think my booty shorts with striped socks would blend in nicely, […]

self-employment: how I tried and failed

Posted on January 6, 2014

Leap, and the net will appear. [John Burroughs] I’m not even sure where to start with this post… So let me just show you what happened. [from my journal] Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Driving from work at 10pm, I finally pull into my parking spot. I’ve been up since six. Today I wrote, I taught

[…] landed a dream job as a health coach […]

194 days – more typical week of WOD

Posted on December 10, 2012

I received few comments regarding the posted workouts during peak week. “Oh my god”, someone said. “There is no way I could spend over 2 hours in the gym”. Umm… yeah. Me neither. The peak week workouts were just that – PEAK week. Three brutal high-rep multi-set workouts back to back designed to deplete your

Solo at 11:15 am Dec 18
thank you, Sara. Your journey sounds quite amazing. Congratulations on such an accomplishment - you girl, inspire me! Hope to see you at a Spartan race!!!!

peak week – day 6

Posted on November 14, 2012

*This week is all about peak week, so bear with me… I may lack my usual brilliance and wit, as I ingest increasing amounts of water, and complete crazy amount of sets/reps in the gym. If you are wondering what is this peak week insanity, read about it here. I am officially naming this project

peak week – day 5

Posted on November 13, 2012

*This week is all about peak week, so bear with me… I may lack my usual brilliance and wit, as I ingest increasing amounts of water, and complete crazy amount of sets/reps in the gym. If you are wondering what is this peak week insanity, read about it here. Today we are cutting water and salt,

peak week – day 4

Posted on November 12, 2012

*This week is all about peak week, so bear with me… I may lack my usual brilliance and wit, as I ingest increasing amounts of water, and complete crazy amount of sets/reps in the gym. If you are wondering what is this peak week insanity, read about it here. This morning, what do I want?

Solo at 12:56 pm Nov 14
I'm starting to get the idea...

peak week – day 3

Posted on November 11, 2012

*This week is all about peak week, so bear with me… I may lack my usual brilliance and wit, as I ingest increasing amounts of water, and complete crazy amount of sets/reps in the gym. If you are wondering what is this peak week insanity, read about it here. I woke up this morning with

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