Danette “Dizzle” Rivera is our resident vegan CrossFitter and weekly contributor. She’s also a mom, CrossFit coach, wife, long-time athlete, bike commuter extraordinaire, balcony gardener, and all-around awesome lady. Here are twelve of her best articles from 2012.
I’ve been CrossFitting for over two years now. Much to my surprise, I cannot handstand walk to the grocery store. Sometimes I get frustrated at what feels like my very slow progress.
It took me a long time to sort out my passions. I love my bike, I love food, and I love CrossFit. I’m not too cool to be embarrassed by it anymore. I’m gonna love the bleep out of it.
What has the CrossFit Games Open meant to the rest of us? The non-elite? What about someone like me whose history of Rx’ing workouts is not long and still inconsistent?
After a particularly grueling CrossFit workout, one of my gym mates motioned me over to the rowers. This was not the first time I’d been pulled into the shadows to whisper about – gasp! – vegetables.
Vegan since the age of 16, Ed Bauer was a competitive bodybuilder and now competes in CrossFit. Ed wants to lead by example and show people how vegans can be successful athletes, too.
As my daughters grow up I worry about their self image and what society will push upon them. I am grateful for CrossFit and the Games for showing my daughters strength is beauty.
Lately there has been a bit of a pregnancy boom at our CrossFit gym. I was fascinated to talk to these women about their workouts, giving birth, and recovery and how CrossFit helped.