Monthly Archives: April, 2011

Welcome the new addition to the gym!

Behold the new squat cage! This was the last (for now) piece of equipment I needed (wanted). I have not been lifting heavy because I didn’t really have heavy weights, and I really had no safe way to lift what I had. I need this squat rack to be able to have to bar at …

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The Perils of Exercising Outdoors

Lately I have been taking my workouts outside. I have an awesome patio right outside the door to my basement gym and after being stuck inside most of the day it is good to get some fresh air. I drag all of my stuff out there and go for it. One of the side benefits …

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Perfect weekend!

Despite not doing my prescribed CFE workouts this weekend it was still a perfect weekend. My daughter, parents, nephew, daughter’s boyfriend, daughter’s dogs were all in for the weekend and we had a great time eating, drinking and being merry! It was a weekend filled with fun and relaxation. That’s not to say we didn’t …

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Ending the week with a quote

I have been tired this week… not just from working out, but from stress at work. I need to find a way to leave that behind and not make it affect me so much. I spent some time this week readying some great quotes from the Crossfit message boards… looking for something tough and strong …

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Running without music

I have been experimenting lately with running with no music. Last year I was all about my playlists… I couldn’t get enough upbeat music to keep me going. I had multiple playlists depending on my mood. My brother made me a great playlist for my birthday that I listened to on my two 20 mile …

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Another great start to the week!

The week is off to a great start. I had a great run Sunday – I did a 3 mile tempo run. I really wanted to test my goal pace. Ideally, for my marathon I would love to run a 10 minute per mile pace… not sure if that is feasible. I think a 10:30 …

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Clap, swing squat!

I am beat for the week. This was my first FULL week of CFE. I have never done all the daily workouts in a row before. I have mixed and matched but this week I did them as close to as possible as I could. I might not have been able to DO all the …

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Food

I don’t talk about food much anymore. There is really nothing exciting to say; no new recipes, no new discoveries… I am just trying, as I have been for the past several months, to eat REAL food. My main goal everyday is not to eat processed food, or at least minimally processed since most everything …

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Single, single, double…

Times three… let’s say it again… single, single, double, single, single, double, single, single double. I DID IT. FINALLY. The elusive double-under. A couple of months ago I was really giving it my all and just could not get one. I jumped and jumped. I just couldn’t get it. I finally decided was enough was …

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Two awesome WOD’s today

I had two great workouts today compliments of CFE and Crossfit Main site. The CFE site always posts the endurance workout of the day and the Strength and Conditioning workout. Today was rest day for S&C and I didn’t want to rest! I wanted a tough but fun workout so I went to the main …

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