Faith and Works

On : 29 March, 2021 | Category : 2021

One of the things I love about CrossFit is that it forces you to be a well-rounded athlete. It is a game of generalization, not specialization. Early on, I hated this about CrossFit. By nature, my instinct is to find something I’m decent at and focus in on that thing with 200% intensity until I […]

I Will Be With You

On : 20 August, 2018 | Category : 2018

  This past weekend I participated in a local CrossFit competition with 3 other friends from my gym.  In these competitions, there are several divisions to choose from.  The most difficult division is called RX; a more “doable” division is called Scaled, and there is also a Masters division for older competitors.     In […]

Paleo With Chopsticks

On : 5 July, 2016 | Category : How this all came about

Welcome to our updated blog!  If you have just discovered the blog or have enjoyed it for a while and want to share it with a friend, I thought this explanation of who we are and why we do the blog might be helpful.   I am Stacie, the Paleo half.  Paleo is a lifestyle that focuses on eating  foods such […]

Soccer Games and CrossFit Competitions

On : 20 April, 2015 | Category : 2015

Jian does not back down from a goal.  In her own words, “I’ll never give up!”  I saw this first hand after we had been home for about 3 weeks and she took me on for our first battle of the wills.  Three hours later I was questioning what I had gotten into.  But it […]

She’s My Inspiration!

On : 4 May, 2014 | Category : 2014

We have had quite an eventful week!  Earlier this week, the video story that CrossFit headquarters filmed a couple of months ago was released.  I was very impressed by their work and thought the video turned out great.  (I added the youtube link under Jian’s Videos tab.)  It was nice to read some of the comments […]

CrossFit Muscle Up Video

On : 8 March, 2014 | Category : Videos of Jian

Jian lost a tooth

On : 15 July, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

We had the visit with our post adoption social worker Friday, and it went very well.  She feels that Jian is right on track and where she would expect her to be at this point.  She said that the fact that Jian is uncomfortable around strangers is actually a good thing and much better than if […]