Author Archives: slkeene

Is Eric Lagerstrom in the Crush It Zone???

I saw this video drop yesterday and from the moment it opens, I thought, “damn, Eric’s got it!” In a piece that captures his “coolest triathlon day with the coolest people” on the longest day of the year, I couldn’t help but wonder: did this badass, professional triathlete accidentally venture into the crushitzone??? You be […]

We Hit 200!!!

I can’t believe eight days ago, I launched this site with the 100th #CrushItZone post. Today we topped 200, making that just about 12.5 photos posted per day of you all CRUSHING IT! I’m floored, I’m speechless and I honestly can’t thank everyone enough for embracing this tag and incorporating it into their fitness journey. […]

Mastering the ‘Earn It’ Mentality

Years ago I read an interview with a fitness expert where they describe Millennials by their “workout so they can eat pizza” mentality. To be honest, it bugged me. Maybe they were right, or maybe I’m just bugged by any generalization that presupposes the intention of a group, either way it has stuck with me […]

Do I Need to Foam Roll?

foam roller feature

When I first started training consistently, one of the things that caught me off guard was the amount of soreness my body felt each day. Of course it varied depending on activity, intensity, and the amount of actual stretching I did (or didn’t do). And then several injuries set in: shin splints, strained hip flexors, […]

Would I buy the Garmin 735xt again?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the fitness tracker I use. It’s a Garmin 735xt, and I’ll cut to the chase: it’s pretty freaking awesome! Here’s why: it looks great, it’s accurate and the interface is simple to use but packed with data. It’s also a smart watch, so texts, calls and […]

Back to Back Cycling Sessions

This past holiday weekend I wanted to spend more time at home and to make that possible, I went back-to-back days on the cycle trainer (which I reviewed here). I did two completely different workouts but really want to compare them to each other. To be honest, cycling is one area I’ve been struggling to […]