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Back porch sittin’.

Today was supposed to be a rest day but it turned into a CrossFit AND running day. I think my groove is back. And that is why I’m collapsing on the back porch wishing I had a tall glass of tea, but drinking water like a boss. So what have I been doing lately? Planning! …

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The sun knows no mercy

Summer in Alabama! Woohoo! Not really. Here is the workout. It was great. I stink at wall balls. Especially when my hands sweat and I’m too tired to go find the chalk bucket. Me and the bucket are like peas n’ carrots. I’m never too far away from the chalk bucket when I’m lifting a …

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Let’s sweat some more

I’ve been back home for about 3 days and let’s just say, I’m feeling ridiculous for complaining about snow in Utah. I would love to be sitting by the campfire in 3 inches of snow right about now. I’m not ready for this humidity, but just like every year, I’ll complain for a day or …

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Are you Sleeping?

  I know this is my regular cross-training/Cross-Fit feature, but this is something that has greatly affected my attendance and performance with cross-training. Sleep. I’m not the only one who is struggling so I chose this topic for mylatest post for US News Health.  How can we improve our sleeping patterns? 1. Keep the bedroom …

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What’s up Wednesday?

This. I woke up at 5 am. After sleeping 12 hours. I was absolute toast last night. End of the school year is a strange creature. Since I was up so early, but not quite early enough to catch my CrossFit class, I dusted off an older WOD from January and did it at home. …

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Good food and Get moving

With spring in full swing and market season coming back to full operation, I’m looking forward to some great meals this next week. I’ll hit the Pepper Place market for the first time this year and I know from experience that it will be a great day there. I’m looking for anything local and anything …

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Let’s do this

Did y’all know that MAY is finally here? That’s a very special month for me. It includes some memorable moments throughout the years. Many tears shed during May. Many bottles of headache medicine are used. It is filled with ice cream, awards days, play days, water days, superslide  days, and that final day in May …

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Weekly Review-CrossFit, Run

I am in a post-illness slump lately. I think its more of a “too much too soon” thing. I totally skipped the half-marathon because the pneumonia came right back with a vengeance and by Saturday, I had NO voice left. I did run in our local 5K with Ainsley’s Angels and it was a fantastic …

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,Weekly Review-CrossFit, Run

I eased back into some CrossFit workouts this week. The lungs are finally recovering from this late spring pneumonia. I took it slow and easy, working on form. I pride myself on good form and refuse to sacrifice it for a better time. CrossFit Workout 1 AMRAP in 12 minutes Run 400m 10 double unders …

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Let’s go running

Spring break was very very busy! But I did get in some CrossFit and some running. Right now I’m just trying to maintain basic mileage and get in 3 XF workouts a week, either at the box or at home. I have a couple of races coming up soon, a 10k this weekend and a …

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CrossFit and gadgets

Lately, I have been using my Under Armour performance monitor to assess my workout intensity. It uses my heart rate and workout duration to determine the intensity of my workout and it gives a Willpower score (scale 1-10) based on those parameters plus my age, weight, height. I have a detailed review of the Armour …

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Cross-Train Tuesday

  Most runners fall on two sides of this issue. Those who rarely, if ever, cross-train because they are RUNNERS! Those who consider cross-training as crucial as running shoes. I’m in the last group. Until I had a long-term injury that left me on the sidelines, my idea of cross-training was stretching my legs. But …

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CrossFit and Rhabdo

Originally published at Us.News Eat+Run By now, you may have heard about “CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret,” an article by Eric Robertson that claims CrossFit is trying to shove rhabdo under the couch cushions like a discarded potato chip. Robertson, an assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, claims that CrossFitters are “largely …

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Eat+Run’s Newest Contributor

Want to hear something really crazy? I now have a regular publishing opportunity.  US News & World Report has an online Health page and one feature of that page is their Eat+Run Blog. A few weeks ago, through Fitfluential, I was offered a contributing publisher opportunity. We set up a schedule and a list of …

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