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Return to CrossFit

It’s been almost 2 years since I last consistently enjoyed CrossFit and I have missed it tremendously. In 2 years, I’m noticeably weaker. Running is fantastic for what I love about running. It’s “my” thing. But, it doesn’t keep me strong. Not only do I notice how much weaker I am, I notice my posture …

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Early mornings

I wish I could pinpoint exactly when things started turning around for me. By that, I mean when it seemed I started getting ducks at least in the same pond, working on getting into rows. Happy ducks. Not many sad ducks, lately. All I know is that my mornings are so much better when I …

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The Power of the Plank

I often hear various reasons or barriers of why people do not want to try CrossFit or other heavy-lifting classes. One of the most common is the idea that people MUST already be in great physical condition before trying a class. I know there are many different CrossFit franchises and each one is different. One …

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Land of the Living

I’m almost beginning to recognize my “old” self. I have to admit, I feel better after just a few days of better-not-near-perfect eating and haphazard strenght workouts with some consistent running. I was once a person who enjoyed whatever process I was working through. After being stuck for so long in a bad place, I’m …

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The day dawns

Tuesday arrived again but not with the same dread as usual. I’m sick..again…and the pollen count isn’t helping. But the day wasn’t a total waste. Check out my new Divergent stickers and some blog love from Krissyanne Designs! I LOVE her (mostly) Dauntless stickers and her entire shop makes me smile. Huge. My morning workout …

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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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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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Sausage and green bean skillet

We had yet ANOTHER delay at school today. This time, for extreme cold. One of these days, I’m going to get my snow in the winter. We’ve had “not cold enough” and “not enough moisture” so I’m hoping for a great combo of both to make snow. Until then..I’m still eating leftovers out of the …

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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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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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