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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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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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… 

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The Differences Between my First and Second Child

Our first child was coddled. He attended”baby gym” at 3 months old and wore cloth diapers (none of which ever saw my daughter’s bum, because LAUNDRY). I spent every day working on baby sign language with him and making his organic baby food from scratch. I spent hours every week setting up a photo shoot… 

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New Girl at CrossFit, 9 Months Later

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…. 

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