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Whoa Monday..calm yourself.

     I woke up to this loveliness.   I love storms that are just some light thunder and heavy rain. I’m not fond of being shaken out of my bed by lightning and thunder AND the power out. That’s some crazy stuff I don’t need on Monday. I got out some candles and carried on …

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The Divergent Workout

When the producers of the first movie in the Divergent Series brought in trainer JJ Perry, he didn’t know what he would be dealing with. According to Perry, “I evaluated everybody right off the bat. I needed to see who was strong, who was fast, who was slow, who was flexible and who was tight.” …

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Spring Weekend

Since some places are gearing up for more snow, I won’t complain about our cool and rainy weather. That didn’t stop me from hitting the lake for a long trail hill session. I had to dig out my Gore Tex shoes so my feet stayed relatively dry for the couple of hours I was out …

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CrossFit Open 15.3

Scaled Version: 50 wall balls and 200 singles. I can do that. I’m glad they included a feasible scaled version this week. Last weeks’ “scaled” was ridiculous. The only problem is I’m not sure WHEN I can do it. I will be out of town for a wedding this weekend and I’m not sure if …

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CrossFit Open 15.1 DONE!

  It was a very busy morning at CrossFit Candor. Many of us got our first workout of the Open finished and there were a lot of happy people by lunch time. Here is the scaled version that I did. Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of: 15 hanging knee …

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Weather delay??!!

In Alabama, we rarely see winter weather around the Tuscaloosa area. But when we have a threat of anything frozen or frosty, we panic like the world is coming to an end. And after last year’s Snowpocolypse, well, nobody is taking any chances. We had a lot of rain last night, around 2 inches, and …

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Happy New Year!!

I can’t say I’m sad to see 2014 close out. It was a great year up until August. After August, I just pasted a smile and faked my way through the holidays. I was glad to changes in the weather and the excitement in the kids at school with each fall holiday. I was just …

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Holiday HIIT

  Christmas is HERE! Technically, we have a few more days, but my body is wearing the battle scars of a hectic holiday so far. Eating treats, running a lot, walking more, eating more treats, and battling the flu means I’m a big ol’ wreck at the end of the day. I have burned all …

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X-Train Tuesday-Yoga

The next few weeks are going to be equally exhilarating and exhausting with a whole bunch of hectic thrown in. The mad rush, the long lists, the loads of rich food, the workouts thrown to the side to make way for more rushes, lists, and food. It’s a time of year I look forward to, …

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At-Home Workout for Beginners

A few weeks ago, I was looking for some body-weight workouts that I could do at home that would accomplish 3 things: Keep me moving, keep me motivated, and keep me flexible. Taking weeks off from working out did a number on me, mentally. I just do not function well with being sedentary for the …

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So long September

I can’t believe this is the end of September. I don’t remember a lot about the past few weeks except for sleeping a LOT, football, loving school, and waiting for fall. Beyond that, I have no idea where the days and time went. I guess it flew by while I was asleep or yelling at …

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CrossFit change

Another big change in September is I am now a member of CrossFit Candor! This was not an easy decision. I had been a member of another local CrossFit since 2010 and had some great times there with some great people.  So while it was not an easy decision to walk away, it was a …

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Another day, another shoe.

I have always heard the phrase “waiting for the other shoe to drop” but I really had no clue what that meant. Check this out Etymology A common experience of tenement living and other similar style housing in New York City (and other cities) during the manufacturing boom of the late 19th and early 20th …

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Some sad news

Stephen and I found out some equally outstanding and excruciatingly painful news this week. We thought we could not have a baby without some medical intervention. I’m a high-risk patient due to diabetes and some other reproductive issues and the doctors told us the chance was slim-to-nothing that we could conceive. Well, we did. In …

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Final Friday

Today is it. The last weekday of summer break. I’ll be busy this weekend doing my usual school year stuff like laundry, meal prep, grocery shopping, more laundry, getting my long run scheduled, and some yoga, if I’m lucky and awake enough to do it. Might as well get up and get going! My classroom …

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Summer slow down

This is basically a big chain of random stuff from the past 3 days. After returning from Montgomery, I crammed a lot of resting and coughing in between working in the classroom, salsa-making, and eating ALL THE THINGS. I did get in 3 at-home CrossFit workouts and 2 leisurely running workouts. I have a long …

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