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Body Image: Self Conscience Runner Turned Confident Crossfitter

I’ve been an athlete all of my life.

I started on the local swim team at age 4, transitioned to competitive soccer at age 9 and began running marathons in college. Being that these are endurance sports, you can image I was always very thin. As a woman in today’s society, I felt the pressure to be this way. However, at a lean 5’8” and 113 pounds, I was never confident in my body.

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Your Kids Don't Care How Much You Squat

So my 5 year old was watching me workout and took this picture of me doing a CrossFit WOD. I can go on about the details of how OHS (over head squat) is my least favorite thing to do... I know a lot of people say that. But really for me my hips range of motion is horrible. It's nearly impossible for me to do an OHS with weight on it so I'm using the trainer bar for the workout of 10.9.8.7.6... OHS and bar over burpees ( as you see me now jumping over the bar) I am so embarrassed that I can only do 15lbs of weight for the workout!!
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The Strongman-Priest Father Lange

Rev. Bernard H.B. Lange, C.S.C, the legendary “Strongman-Priest,” Lange (motivated) his lifters with a combination of fear and Teutonic discipline, tempered by love for “his boys.” More than anything he was a hero to those of us who worked out in his quant gym behind the Golden Dome.
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