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New gym!

Since I’m sicker than the monkey caretaker on Outbreak, I thought I would share workout from 2 weeks ago. It’s been a couple of weeks since we got into the new gym, but here are a couple of pictures from the first morning workout. The new space is fantastic! I’m amazed at how quickly this …

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Save a Pair, Save a Life

This past Saturday was our CrossFit Breast cancer fund raiser, Barbells for Boobs. Our box raised over $1,000 for Mammograms in Action. This program is strictly for funding preventive screenings and tests including biopsies. It is for those who are left out of the parameters of most insurance companies. Many insurance companies will not pay …

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CrossFit-The Next Chapter

There are quite a few characteristics about CrossFit that draw you in and make you want to come back for more. Whether it’s the group dynamic, the gut-wrenching workouts, the daily challenge to make yourself “better than yesterday”, or maybe the quick results that you definitely can see and feel, CrossFit IS the best fit …

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CrossFit therapy

Early morning classes took some getting used to. I do consider myself more of a morning person because I would rather go to bed at 10pm and get up at 4, put on coffee, and finish studying, finishing that term paper, or finish getting the real job homework done before going to work. When I …

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CrossFit July

This has been a very slow posting month. I don’t know if it’s the heat, the need to lay low after my morning class, my usual July hibernation before school starts, or just plain unmotivated to write. I think it’s probably all of the above. But, I have been keeping up with my CrossFit class. …

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CrossFit on the Fly

I love going to my early morning class at the gym. I don’t mind getting up early, shuffling half asleep to throw on clothes, and yawning my face off during the 30 minute drive to class. The Morning Crew is a great group of die hard CF fans who define “determined”. Sometimes, I refer to …

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Can it get any longer?

The first day back to school after spring break is a L_O_N_G one. It seemed like the day would never end. We had sleepy kids, yawning teachers, and stacks of paperwork a mile high on our desks. We are now in full zoom mode until May 20-whatever when we bid farewell to the school year. …

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Death by Poker

Last night after the workout for today was posted, I actually laughed. The only thing that kept going through my mind was…”a deck of cards is 52…a deck of cards is 52”. Then I got a little excited about it. This one is new to me and it sounded insane. I was looking forward to …

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Back to the grind!

After a two week hiatus to immerse myself in the joys of strep throat and sinus infection, I went back to CrossFit. I missed my morning workouts! I knew that I might have a hard time depending on the workout. My lungs are not happy, but neither am I when I’m not running or crossfitting. …

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HOME FREE!!!

It’s Friday!!!! It was a BUSY day, but I didn’t have that wishing my life away feeling like earlier in the week with that dreaded state department monitoring…….did I mention how brutal that interview/interrogation was? In case the vague tone of my post failed to adequately get my meaning across, here’s some visual stimulation of …

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The day that never ended

I got through the day without losing my mind or knocking anybody in the head. It’s a good day. The meeting went as best as it could, I think. We answered the questions and sounded like we knew what we were talking about. Most of the time, we did. A couple of questions were answered …

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The miles move along slowly.

I’m still running. I’m just not posting much about it. I’m still working through the CrossFit Endurance plan for April, May, and June half marathons. I’m doing one short interval, one long interval, and one tempo/”long” run a week along with regular CrossFit strength workouts. Right now, just getting these done are kicking my tail. …

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CrossFit FAIL

I bailed this morning. Why? 2 reasons 1) kidney issues. The headache and stomach crankiness from this morning went to turbo drive kidney pain by lunch. I’m currently patchworking old antibiotics (Kids, don’t try this at home.) and the magical orange pills to get me through until I go see the dr. tomorrow. Fun times. …

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I can’t feel my arms.

It was a rough morning at CrossFit. It looks worse than it was. And believe me, I did some epic whining before this one. Who volunteers for 41 lunges and 49 kettlebell swings?? This girl. And even though it was tough, it wasn’t impossible. And I may not have been able to lift my arms …

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CrossFit Endurance

Staring at a brand new year, I’m feeling anxious to get a clear plan for my running and strength goals this year. Coming down off a great end to 2011 with the marathon, I know I want to get another one next fall. Between now and then, I have several races I hope to complete. …

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Return

It’s been a long week, but a great one. The days leading up to Christmas are usually a good mix of hectic and relaxing. Some days fly by and others crawl. Today was a flying day. It started early because I went back to CrossFit. It was my first workout since the marathon and the …

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6 Month Running challenge

It has been one week since I finished my first marathon and I’m ready to ease back into running. The general rule of thumb is to take 1 day off from HARD RUNNING for every mile in the race. For me, that’s 26 days. Yeah, I can’t not run for 26 days. But I can …

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