As you may have read in my recent “I’m a hypocrite” article, I sustained an injury to my ribcage cartilage at the end of April that took me out of my Kettlebell Sport training for over a month.
I’m a strong believer in the power of positive thinking, so I’m choosing to see my injury as an opportunity to learn instead of mulling over the time I’ve lost working towards my goals in Kettlebell Sport. In other words, I’ve decided to view my injury as a “blessing in disguise”.
Here are the lessons I’m taking from my injury:
Personal trainers tell their clients to start off slow; to do “just enough” exercise; not to overdo it.
Coaches tell their athletes to stick to the program; to trust the process; to conserve energy for each training session.
Although I have preached the above to my students, I’m definitely guilty of ignoring my own advice. Continue reading
Summer 2011: I had just finished my sophomore year at UC Berkeley. Continue reading
I’ve had some amazing adventures over the past month:
As I reflect on my birthday and the fact that somehow it’s already 11 PM and another wonderful day has come and gone, I feel humbled, inspired, and excited for what the future has to hold. Continue reading
It’s my birthday – and you can bet there is kettlebell on the menu!
I will be celebrating my birthday Brittany style with an in-house Kettlebell Sport competition at KOR Strength and Conditioning followed by a party with my teammates and friends! Continue reading
I just registered for the USA Nationals in Chicago – it’s time for me to step up and earn my ticket to Dublin. I know I will have some tough competition, but I’m glad – it means I will need to push myself to my limits in training for a chance to win gold in August! Continue reading
During my Snatch training set tonight, I had a breakthrough. I’m not going into the exact details of what it was – just a nuance of technique – but afterward I felt happy, energized, and motivated to train even harder in the days to come.
Let me back track… Continue reading
This weekend at the OKC Cali Open 2015 at Innovative Results was amazing! Big thanks to John, Jason, Nazo, Aaron, Ada, and the rest of the OKC crew who put on a great competition. We need more big meets like this to keep growing the sport and inspiring athletes!
While doing my 24kg Snatch practice test for the California Open Kettlebell Sport Championships this week, I had a great set.
Did I hit a new record for repetitions? No.
Did I make a longer time than I usually do? No.