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

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.

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 today's 10am moms class and 3 of us need to get it done before the weekend for various reasons. We set up in a Continue Reading

Using the MyWODs App to Track your CrossFit Workouts

My WODs App

When I started CrossFit 10 months ago, one of the first things the coaches told us to do was track our workouts. They didn't care if it was in a plain spiral-bound notebook or one of the fancier WODbooks they sell, the important thing was writing down the weights and time to track your progress. I ended up buying a WODbook sports journal because it was tailored to CrossFit and had some really Continue Reading

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: CrossFit Games Open 14.4

Let's start with the good: I did 14.4 with some awesome ladies at my 10am class (suffering with friends is always better than alone). I managed to make it through 29 (painful) wall balls, 50 toes to bar, and 60 calories on the rower for a total score of 139. This week was easier for me than 14.3, thank you CrossFit for always highlighting our strengths and weaknesses! The Continue Reading

CrossFit Games Open: 14.3, from the view of a newbie.

If you've ever looked at a CrossFit WOD and thought, "meh, that's not so bad" then you know the inevitable: that same workout will kick your butt. That is the one where you will leave a sweat angel on the ground and won't catch your breath for 5 minutes. The CrossFit Open workout 14.3 (which stands for year 2014, week 3) was exactly that. When it was announced on Thursday night, my friend Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Going Hands Free with the Bust Cubby

Bust Cubby

Who likes to listen to music when they work out? I know it is a must for me because it keeps me focused and simultaneously distracted enough to complete the task at hand. I have separate playlists for different activities: running outside, running on a treadmill and skiing. Fortunately our Crossfit coaches have the perfect mixes for our workouts and loud speakers so the need for headphones is null Continue Reading

New Girl at CrossFit, 9 Months Later

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I'm 9 months into "CrossFitting". In 9 months I could have had another child but instead I've transformed into a stronger, faster, healthier version of myself. By giving myself an hour a day, 3-4 times a week at the box (CrossFit gym), I've become someone who can devote more energy to her kids and family. I showed up to the gym today a few minutes early and while I was putting on my shoes, a Continue Reading

Want CRAZY dreams? Take some ZMA.

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I am now 9 days into our gym's Real Food Challenge and it's been a real eye-opener. Not only has going gluten-free and processed-foods-free given me much more energy, but I've also gained some crazy imagination when it comes to my dreams. At a health and nutrition lecture a few months ago, our head coach Judah (who has a Master's degree in pharmacology & toxicology and teaches nutrition at Continue Reading

It’s Thursday & I’m More Thankful Than Ever

Good morning friends! I hope you're having a great week. It's VERY cold here in New England and the kids have had a blast playing in the snow (we've been singing "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" quite a bit around here- the Frozen soundtrack is on repeat). I'm still on a Facebook detox, but I hopped back on last night briefly to give my email address if anybody wanted to get in touch and get Continue Reading