Relentless AF

Cruz got off the bus the other day crying so hard I could barely understand him. I came home for a quick shower and to love my kids for a few hours, and seeing him upset sent me reeling. I asked him to calm down, speak slow and tell Mommy what was wrong. “But it’s not...

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The oatmeal at Penn Presbyterian Hospital was bomb. That means a lot coming from me, I don’t usually like oatmeal, but Crespo loves it. I established a regular routine during our 12-day stay there, and each day that started with oatmeal. I’d head to the cafe each...

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Day Fifteen

From the window of Jesse’s hospital room I can see the Comcast Technology Center, the tallest and most magnificent building in Philadelphia. I proudly tell anyone who will listen that I work “there” as I point to the skyscraper and gush about the amenities of the...

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On Any Given Sunday

“Your husband is very sick,” said the ER nurse after bringing Jesse back from a CT scan last Sunday. Yes, I thought. He was throwing up since his routine jaw surgery five days ago and had a headache so intense he could barely keep his eyes open. Finally someone was...

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Bring a Friend in September!

September is #BYOF at 1Force. The first 50 members to email Erin@crossfit1force and copy a friend get a one month trial, complete with a 1:1 Ambassador Coach to help them learn the fundamentals of CrossFit. For most of my adult life, exercise served a dual purpose for...

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You give yourself.