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A Series of Unfortunate Events

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A Series of Unfortunate Events I’ve been thinking about this for 3 weeks, and now that my friend Jeff Evans has been the latest to befall an unfortunate pec injury on the ring dips at Regionals, I feel compelled to throw in my 2 cents as to why I believe they have been so prevalent. … Continued

16.5 Strategy & Tips

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Alright kids… so I decided to do this one on Thursday night again. Mostly because I’m on the cusp of getting into the fast heat at Regionals and I wanted the chance to redo if necessary. After it was announced I realized I REALLY don’t want to redo it so I really tried to go … Continued

16.4 Strategy Tips

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So we’re getting close to the end of the open now and we knew there’d have to be a chipper coming at some point. Well here it is! Remember these girls did it at altitude too! I got to do that once in 2013 and it was terrible! This workout is somewhat like the chipper … Continued

16.3 Strategy

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Hi guys! So another surprise in the 2016 CrossFit Games Open with a new movement introduced… the bar muscle-up. Who saw that coming? I honestly thought we might, but wrestled with it just because some gyms don’t have single rails. That said if yours doesn’t start making friends! Thoughts on this workout: Lots of upper … Continued

16.1 Open Strategy

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Hi kids! (I’m a master’s in weightlifting now so I can say that!) I hit 16.1 tonight just so I could give you guys some strategy tips! Actually no, I did it because I work all day tomorrow and wanted the option to repeat the workouts this year. But you will get the benefit of … Continued

Wodapalooza 2016 Happy to be back

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Once again the Wodapalooza did not disappoint! I’ve competed as an individual every year since its inception in 2012, except for last year when I came and watched. This was my first individual competition back since the 2014 Regionals too, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from myself. I know the field grows stronger … Continued

9.21.15 – Hiking the Kalalau Trail

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Today we hiked a very special trail, called Kalalau. It goes along the northern coast of Kauai. You can hike 11 miles to a beach and stay the night, or visit one of the waterfalls along a side trail. We went to the largest waterfall today, Hanakapi’ai Falls, for about a 10mile round trip. At … Continued

9.13.15 Kill Cliff Granite Games

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Had such an awesome weekend at the Kill Cliff Granite Games competing with Team Tasty, made up of myself, Grace Dresher, Travis Mayer, and Aaron Hannah. Couldn’t have asked for a better team! A few more years of individual competition and I’m thinking some team stuff will be fun! Some of the best highlights of … Continued

2015 CrossFit Games with the Demo Team

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From left to right: Jenn Smith, Zach Forrest, Matt Chan, Christy (Phillips) Adkins, Paul Tremblay, and me. (not pictured our team captain: Julie Foucher) Last weekend was my 5th year at the CrossFit Games, my 2nd time there not as a competitor, and my first time on the demo team. I have to say I … Continued

5.15-17.15 Atlantic Regionals

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Last weekend I got to go to Regionals as I have for the last 5 years, but this one was different. I acted as a Physical Therapist, friend, and fan, instead of an athlete like years past.  People commented how it must be hard for me to just watch, but to be honest it was a bit of … Continued

CrossFit Football Seminar

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a CrossFit Football Seminar with my good friends Lauren Brooks and Elizabeth Bland. I couldn’t participate in all of the practical work because of my ankle, but it was definitely eye opening for me how training for other sports is different than training for CrossFit. The biggest … Continued

One step back & many more forward!

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Here’s my response to @thedavecastro ‘s Instagram contest “Fittest in ______”. Actually this picture was taken as we were driving away from the hospital. Gotta keep your sense of humor right? Honestly though, it was a very tough decision to sit the 2015 season out. Rather than just ramble about it I’ll give a very … Continued

Brief summary of surgery, more to come later…

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I’m going to have some explaining to do after this photo, but let me summarize very briefly by saying the surgery I had a year ago did not fix my ankle issue. Apparently there was still a 1.5cm bone fragment floating around in my medial ankle impinging when I squat. The surgeon told me yesterday … Continued

Reebok Athlete Summit 1.27-29.15

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Last week was an amazing experience made possibly graciously by one of my sponsors Reebok. It was their 2nd annual CrossFit Athlete Summit hosted in Nassau, Bahamas. The agenda for our week was to learn about the direction Reebok is headed as a brand with CrossFit in terms of new products and their newest message … Continued

Wodapalooza 1.17-18.15

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My roommate and I chilling in the athlete area with Harvey between events. My first year watching instead of competing in Wodapalooza was different but enjoyable at the same time. I saw so many old friends there was never a shortage of hugs and how are you’s. Every year the event just gets bigger and … Continued

Article in Women Fitness

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This is a nice little article documenting an interview I had the pleasure of giving for WomenFitness Online. I hope you enjoy reading it! http://www.womenfitness.net/talayna_fortunato.htm

Post Games week

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I spent the first part of the week after the Games in Albuquerque, NM with my Mom and my Aunt. I did zero working out. Didn’t even mobilize really. We took a hot air balloon ride (which was stunning), I watched them shop (ok I shopped a little too), and I ate plenty of Mexican … Continued