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Workout Review Oct. 5-11

Things are clicking along slowly. I got in some good workouts this week including running and 2 body-weight strength workouts. Things were CRAZY this past week at work and morning CrossFit did not happen. I hope to have a calmer week and better sleep this week. Monday: 3 miles Tuesday: 3 rounds of the following: …

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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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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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Workout Review July 5

This week was all about doing what I could, when I could. We’ve had some sad news in the family and we also had some holiday celebrations here and there. I didn’t feel like working out at all but I managed a few things. CrossFit Workout 1 For Time 6 power cleans 6 jerks 400m …

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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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April Abs Plank Challenge

One of the best forms of cross-training is training your abs/core. This month, I’ll be teaming up with others to complete the April Abs Challenge with Puma. What that means is that I’ll attempt to increase my plank hold time each day until I reach 3 minutes. As part of the challenge, there is 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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Should Women Lift Heavy?

For years, there have been 2 distinct groups in typical gyms across the nation. Those who lift plates and those who lift the pretty pink weights. And usually these two areas are strictly divided by men and women. You would have the occasional woman in the plate lifting area working on keeping her shotput scholarship. …

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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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