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It's Tournament Time (Athlete Journal 33)

This weekend I'm heading to the Boston Summer Open, and I'm feeling excited and optimistic.

Changing Up My Training (Athlete Journal 32)

Injuries, illness, tournament struggles, and all the other obstacles I faced earlier this year seem like a distant memory now.

Hyper-Recovery Mode (Athlete Journal 45)

This was a great week of training, with lots of new skills, a visit to a different gym, and a relaxing recovery day.

Diet Is a Slippery Slope (Athlete Journal 31)

This week was all about ramping up my training and cleaning up my diet. My next big tournament is just around the corner.

Back to the Grind (Athlete Journal 44)

I jumped right back into training this week, and I'm glad I did. I've also been having success with setting small daily goals for my training.

Post-Tournament Recovery (Athlete Journal 30)

I decided to take some time off this week for recovery, self-evaluation, and planning my next steps.

One of My Best Tournaments Yet (Athlete Journal 43)

After my competition last week at the New York Open, I can't wait to get back out there and do my thing.

Tournament Preparation Pays Off (Athlete Journal 29)

Thirteen weeks of traveling, rolling, drilling, dieting, and killing my strength and conditioning program all came together this week at the New York Open.

My Case for Women Only Beginner BJJ Classes

I don’t like man bashing, especially since my teammates at my gym are so awesome. But the fact is some guys are dicks.

The Week Before the New York Open (Athlete Journal 42)

Aside from a minor back strain, I'm feeling confident and ready for the New York Open this weekend.

Put Up or Shut Up (Athlete Journal 28)

This weekend I will not lose due to lack of training, conditioning, nutrition, or focus. I won’t lose because I beat myself.

The 4 Best Things About Losing a Fight

I don't claim to have a perfect record in muay Thai. So here's what I think there is to take from a fight, even if you walk away with a loss.

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