2014 Reflection

Wow. What a year.


  • 5 weightlifting competitions
  • Started a Barbell Club for women
  • Attended a Masters Olympic weightlifting camp at the Olympic Training Center
  • Completed my USAW weightlifting performance coach certification
  • Met some of lifting heros – Jon North, Travis Mash, Donny Shankle, Cara Heads Slaughter
  • Attended the American Open
  • Started the year with Outlaw Barbell programming, Ended it with joining the Dark Orchestra Online team and getting my program from Jared Enderton
  • Got an Eleiko Barbell

IMG_5485Music: Saw Justin Timberlake, Weezer, Neil Finn and Queen with Adam Lambert, the Legwarmers

Learned a ton about movement the Train Like A Girl seminar weekend, Darkside strength, Juggernaut Training systems, Original Strength.

Decided to stop coaching CrossFit, Being a part of a TEAM of women for Mudderella, Rugged Maniac, Strong(wo)man camp, Paddleboarding, float tank, shooting a gun, an engagement, a new tattoo, going with friends to get their tattoos,a tattoo gallery in my bathroom, family, friends… IMG_4989

Colorado, Charlottesville,Kentucky, Italy, Canada

Writing for Barbell Daily, interviews, Fit Mom Revolution feature, Women of Strength book.

Oh. And realizing I am not a broken person. That was pretty big.

IMG_5238Of course these are the highlights, you don’t hear as much about my day to day struggles – fears, ups and downs, doubts, but the year was full of those as well. Its part of life – the human condition.  I am proud of how I have grown and what I experienced in this past year. I am pretty pumped for whats ahead as well – more weightlifting, travels and tattoos.

Lets GO!!!