Why you should join a team for your next Spartan Race

Last weekend, I ran the Spartan Sprint in Amesbury, MA. It was my third Spartan and the first time I *truly* ran with a team. For the first two races I ran with a team but we weren’t a team besides the matching shirts and carpooling to the race. Everyone had their own goals and once… 

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Summer Stages of Life

I love summer. Some of my fondest childhood memories are summer days filled with early morning swim practice, tennis camp then more swim practice. When I became a high schooler, summers were spent at the barn and horse shows until I moved away to college and summers became a blur of moving back in with my… 

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BOKS Active Kids Day: fun for the entire family

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Fitness is a top priority for my family so I was thrilled to attend the third annual BOKS Active Kids Day last weekend at the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. Have you heard about the BOKS program yet? BOKS stands for: Build Our Kids’ Success and is a before-school… 

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Throwing it back with a Thankful Thursday

I always try to practice a life of gratitude and Thankful Thursdays is a good time to put it out there. I saw something in my news feed this morning which was a great reminder of choosing to live a happy life: There is so much to be thankful for, but I’d like to call out… 

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How Gymnastics Changed my Son

Last year, I signed my son up for a gymnastics class at our local gym. He missed the age cut-off for other Fall sports and I wanted to keep him busy in something besides the preschool he attended 3 mornings a week. He was so excited for his first session but nerves got a hold of… 

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10 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of CrossFit

You have no idea how really out of shape you are until you start CrossFit. I remember doing 90 burpees on my first day and thinking I was going to never make it off the floor by the end. You know what? I did and kept coming back for more. You’ll have sore muscles where… 

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Inspired by Regionals, Christmas & CrossFit

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Friday marks my one year anniversary of being a CrossFitter. It’s been one year since I started learning the strength of my own body and mind. A year of pushing myself for just one more rep during a workout, then one more, has improved all… 

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Life Hurts {My Gaga’s Sunset} – My Messy Beautiful

Life hurts. No matter how many inspirational and uplifting stories you read and surround yourself with, there will always be unavoidable pain. I have always tried to look at the bright side. When God closed one door, He always opened a window to a better place. I’ve always trusted that there is a reason for… 

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During the wod. Jackie (center) killed it with a time of 20 minutes and Heather did awesome, finishing at 26 minutes. I was probably trying not to pass out when this picture was taken.

CrossFit Open 14.5: what doesn’t kill you looks really terrible on video.

I just got home from completing the CrossFit Open workout 14.5 and all I can say is holy crap, that’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Actually, I can say more because I’ve got a big mouth so I’ll just give a quick recap of this brutal wod. Here’s the official wod: Fast forward to… 

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