I feel the need to post this today. Credit: Vanessa Bryant, Instagram https://abc7.com/vanessa-bryant-breaks-silence-about-kobe-gianna-our-love-for-them-is-endless/5889757/ Losing my youngest brother, Matthew, when he was 21 was devastating. I still want to wrap my arms around him, and I miss his voice so much. That was in August 2006. I cannot imagine losing a husband of nearly 20 years … Continue reading Loss
Author: Rachel Hamrick
Tuesday is for Intervals
Oh, back to my Tuesday routine! Even though it's way below my comfort temperature outside, I'm heading out to do what I know needs to be done. Workout here!
Saturday in My Garage
Hi all! Like I said, I'm rehabbing my knee. I haven't been brave enough to go find out the extent of the damage, but I know I need to before I end up never running again. Smiling helps! So, I look all over the place and combine workouts I have tried before and that I … Continue reading Saturday in My Garage
Never Skip a Monday!
Even with the time change and a 1650 sunset, don't skip that Monday work! Credit to fitncookie.com
Keeping My Stones to Myself
This is the first time I have commented publicly on any sort of situation that is going on that is negative in the Spartan world. I often just do my best to stay out of situations that don't involve me, and situations that do involve me, I attempt to stay out of as well. There … Continue reading Keeping My Stones to Myself
Working Through It
I'll tell you how not easy it is to be injured. I felt sorry for myself for a few days. I fear getting behind. I fear getting "fat". I fear losing progress. So, I got myself together and decided to do what I can do. Today's workout is below. I modified it (because of the … Continue reading Working Through It
Let Me Tell You About Tony
I was at the airport the day after the Spartan World Championships, trying to shove down grapes and spinach so that I wouldn't have to carry them around when I had a connection in Chicago.
Not quite, but after going to bed too late on Monday night, it sure felt that way when I woke up to a clock that read nearly 9 o'clock a.m. Doesn't help that my sheet-burned arms wake me up when I try to straighten my arms in my sleep. One was stuck to my pillowcase … Continue reading Tuesday, Schmoozday…
It's the first day of Fall Break 2018, and it started at 1:11 a.m. for me. I woke up to those burns on my arms from the Holy Sheet obstacle at the Savage GA, Fall 2018 edition. See below. This was my 20th or so attempt, and the 3rd time I'd tried the "chicken wing" … Continue reading Monday’s Recovery
I'm a mother of three daughters, 7th grade English teacher, and obstacle course racer. After getting English degrees in college, I went on to get a MAT in English so I could be in the classroom. Then, I joined the Army National Guard, and was enlisted before becoming an officer. In 2006, I lost my … Continue reading Me.