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Lessons from Paris

Lessons from Paris

Denee and the boys and I just returned a couple days ago from a 3-day Paris adventure (really almost 6 days counting travel and a full day in Dublin, Ireland!)  It was an amazing trip and as I started sharing pics on Instagram I also was reliving the experience and thinking about all the great ...

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Setting a “Being” Goal

Setting a “Being” Goal

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”  — Tony Robbins As we are in the beginning of a new year, and thank the Lord in heaven for that, now is a good time to leave 2022 in the dust and forge ahead to 2023 with some purpose and drive.  A goal setting ...

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New Year’s Resolutions start with WHY

New Year’s Resolutions start with WHY

Last year, my New Year’s Resolution was to drink only black coffee in the morning.  Why?  I guess because I thought I was consuming too much fat and sugar in the previous holiday season, as I drowned my coffee in egg nog (if you know, you know).  It lasted for a couple weeks, because black ...

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“Future Me” Mindset

“Future Me” Mindset

“I can’t do that.  I’m not a ________.” – Current Me Have you ever caught yourself just completely shutting down a great idea or an amazing opportunity in your life with the phrase above?  – I can’t sign up for that marathon.  I’m not a runner. – I can’t submit this article.  I’m not a ...

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Friends

Friends

“I wish I would have done that workout alone.” — No one We would never willingly drag a friend into our personal hardship.  But a hard CrossFit workout?  Hell yeah!  Having friends by our side during a difficult test can give us incredible strength.  We wouldn’t say, “I’m glad you’re suffering too,” but maybe “I’m ...

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Get Uncomfortable

I am not a runner.  I’m not very good at running, even though my lanky frame might suggest otherwise.  And I’m ok with that, now after 42 years on this earth.  I don’t enjoy it.  Every time I run away from the gym on the trail I think of all the barbells and pull-up bars ...

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Coach Highlight: Jessica

Our last coach in seniority but first place in Spotify playlists and HR complaints, ladies and gentlemen please welcome Coach Jessica Davis to the blogosphere.  Jess joined the CFKI coaching ranks in 2021 after being one of our original members who got to experience the glory of “the old gym” on Butterworth Court, and growing ...

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Coach Highlight: Kyle

Hey!  Did you know we have an Olympic Weightlifting class?  Yeah!  Tuesdays at 5:30pm, Coach Kyle leads us through drills to become better lifters, and you get an hour to throw barbells around, which is always fun. What I love about Kyle’s coaching technique is that he is relentless.  He will see a specific movement ...

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Coach Highlight: Alyssa

Welcome back to our weekly celebration of our fantastic CFKI coaches!  It’s been so awesome to write about my teammates, and also to be able to share their story in their own words.  We have already highlighted eight coaches!  We have two left to gush about, and this time we’ll go with… Alyssa!  Who could ...

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Coach Highlight: Jimmy

Today I have the privilege of sharing the inspirational story of Jimmy Lubonski, who became a CrossFit Kent Island coach in July 2021 and has quickly become a fan favorite in both the CFKI community and beyond.  His incredible accomplishment of completing “Murph” every day for a full year garnered the interest of the entire ...

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