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 we passed the start line, racers scattered and we met up afterwards for a post-race beer and to laugh about our … [Read more...]

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 you didn't know you even had muscles every day for the first 2 months and then you either don't realize you're sore anymore or … [Read more...]

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 aspects of my life. Things I never dreamed of doing a year ago are now possible. … [Read more...]

Meet Miss Elsa, our little curveball.

When you're least expecting it, life throws you curveballs. Some are terrifying and some are thrilling. Fortunately, our family's most recent curveball was of the latter variety. On Monday, my husband's cousin (who is a veterinarian about 30 minutes from our house) posted on my Facebook wall about a puppy she met that needed a new home. A cute 11-week-old Jack Russell Terrier (same breed as my … [Read more...]

CrossFit Games Open, Newbie-Style

I signed up for the CrossFit Games Open a few months ago on a whim. I know there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that I would ever make it past entering my scores onto the web site. Only the elite athletes go to the regional competitions with the dream of making it to the Games in California this summer. So why did I spend $20 to “compete” in an open where I can’t complete half of the movements … [Read more...]