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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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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My WODs App

Using the MyWODs App to Track your CrossFit Workouts

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…. 

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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… 

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5 Ways a Puppy is Like a Newborn

The snuggles. It’s been a long time since my kids would simply fall asleep on my chest and stay there. Having a puppy is a good reminder of baby snuggles. The potty training. Well, this is different in a baby since they wear diapers but still, tons of potty breaks! Instead of changing size 1… 

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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… 

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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… 

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