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Strong Is Beautiful

I la-la-love this behind-the-scenes video from the shoot for the “Strong is Beautiful” campaign from the Women’s Tennis Association. Yes, the women look gorgeous: glamorous hair, dramatic makeup, body-conscious skirts. They also look TOTALLY BADASS. They’re sweaty – really sweaty, not “glow sweaty” – and moving instead of posed, and they are slamming the hell out of... read more

40-Minute Friday

For the last few weeks, our Friday morning workouts at CrossFit Austin have been Monsters of Cardio. There’s been lots of running, interspersed with stuff like burpees and pullups and double-unders and such. The running distances have been longer than usual – 800s or “run for 5:00, 4 rounds” – and the cutoff times for the workouts have been at 40 minutes – twice as long as... read more

Friday Flashback: On Being A Girl

I’ve been blogging here since 2008, and – if I do say so myself – there’s some good stuff in my archive that you might have missed. On Fridays, I’m going to take you on a Friday Flashback and point you to some good stuff from the checkered past of The Clothes Make The Girl. On Being A Girl Originally posted on October 15, 2008, it’s a whine-a-thon about all the wonky things... read more

Strength Training = Better People

I read “How Strength Training Makes You a Better Person” by Michael Gray yesterday, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot since – especially this quote, which I particularly like: I first started getting serious about training several years ago. I was in the midst of a pretty rough time in my life and found that what I was eating and what I was doing with my body were about the only ... read more

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

One of the things I love about spices and other seasonings is that – much like a good book – they can take you somewhere else in the world. When I mixed up a batch of tuna with lemon, black olives, mint, and piquant peppers, I was no longer in hot-and-humid Austin. For just a little while, I was on holiday, along the sunny coast of the Mediterranean, enjoying a light lunch before a jaunt along the... read more

I Like Vegetables

My enemies cower when they when they feel the power that I gain when I devour a cauliflower… Let me hear you shout… let me hear you shout… I’m gonna get crazy on a Brussels... read more

5 Things For Which I’m Grateful

This is my third in a series of posts inspire by this post at the blog Weightless. The author Margarita has basically issued a call to arms to make five short lists of five positive things about ourselves. Here are the five topics Margarita recommends: Five things you love about yourself (read my list) Five things your body can do (read my list) Five things for which you’re grateful Five things... read more

Smupdate! May 16, 2011

Sometimes, when I’m hanging with the corporate overlords, Dave emails me photos of what Smudge is doing. This just in: Smudge would like to remind you that sometimes, you need to look at things with a different perspective. Her recommendation is to try... read more

Feelin’ Froggy

I wasn’t quite ready for it to be Monday, truth be told. I was deeply asleep when my alarm went off at 5:55 a.m. So asleep, I had that odd sensation of hearing it, but not really hearing it… and being utterly confused about what that sound might be. So, yeah, rough start to the day. Probably because I stayed up too late reading The Twelve Little Cakes. Warmup 400m run high knees, butt kicks,... read more

Friday Flashback: Deposits in the Training Bank

I’ve been blogging here since 2008, and – if I do say so myself – there’s some good stuff in my archive that you might have missed. On Fridays, I’m going to take you on a Friday Flashback and point you to some good stuff from the checkered past of The Clothes Make The Girl. Friday Flashback: Deposits in the Training Bank Originally posted on March 21, 2009, this post is about how I... read more

Breathe

I love this video for the way it captures the sensation of a breathttaking WOD and the pure satisfaction when the clock ticks down. Thanks to Steph at Live Fit and Sore for sharing it! “BREATHE” from Paul Schneider on... read more

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