Do Athletes Feel Pain Differently?

Do Athletes Feel Pain Differently?

As I’ve written here countless times before, I have a blown ACL in my left knee. Although I’ve lived with it for about six years now, it’s getting annoying by slipping out in unexpected places, like parking lots, or when I’m upside down and spinning on a single point...
Is the Gym Giving Me Pestilence and Disease?

Is the Gym Giving Me Pestilence and Disease?

In an attempt to save some money on more expensive spin and aerial classes, I joined my cozy local gym about six months ago. I mostly use the gym for cardio and floor work, since I get plenty of upper bodywork doing aerial. Unfortunately, I’m not sure the gym is good...
Fitness in the Time of Choleric Rhetoric

Fitness in the Time of Choleric Rhetoric

Like many of my fellow Americans, I was shocked and devastated by last week’s election results. Although I live in California, a very blue state, I am having a ton of anxiety over the future. I cannot and will not normalize the election results; Trump might end up...
Extreme Exercise Can Mean Extreme Silliness

Extreme Exercise Can Mean Extreme Silliness

There’s nothing funny about the Ironman. We have a place in Kona, where the Ironman begins and ends every year. It’s an explosion of the greatest, toughest athletes on earth, all descending upon what is essentially a cozy small town. They reward Kona with revenue and...
Fitness is Relative: How A Walk Kicked My Butt

Fitness is Relative: How A Walk Kicked My Butt

Here’s an observation: fitness is totally relative. What seems like fit to me might not be fit to you. And vice versa. A true test of fitness is engaging in a new activity, not on the normal workout agenda. Did it kick your butt? I’ve been struggling with my workout...