Awareness · Fitness · Milestones

In Which I Resolve to Stop Taking My Good Health for Granted

This month I’m arriving at a rather significant milestone in my life- I’m turning the big 3-0! It took a while for it to sink in, but I feel pretty good about it- in fact, once I thought about it, I realized that I feel better now, overall, than I did at age 20. I’m… Continue reading In Which I Resolve to Stop Taking My Good Health for Granted

Fitness · Gracie Jiu Jitsu · Martial Arts · Training

Ten Lousy Jiu Jitsu Partners You’ll Eventually Roll With

1. The Flailer.┬áHonestly, you’re not sure if he’s rolling with you, or just executing a very poorly choreographed break-dancing routine. This is a person, male or female, who is very new to jiu jitsu, and who has decided that the best defense is MOVING ALL THEIR LIMBS VERY RAPIDLY in any direction they can. Sometimes… Continue reading Ten Lousy Jiu Jitsu Partners You’ll Eventually Roll With

Feminism · Fitness · Post-postmodernism

Ladies, Let’s Be More Like Men (In How We View Our Bodies)

Recently, I saw this image making its rounds on facebook: First it made me chuckle, and then it made me sad. The expression on the scrawny guy’s face as he flexes and stares adoringly at himself in the mirror is pretty funny, but the image also reminded me that, for many girls (once including teenaged-me),… Continue reading Ladies, Let’s Be More Like Men (In How We View Our Bodies)