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2014 CrossFit Games Recap

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My 3rd consecutive CrossFit Games have come to a close. In some ways it wasn’t what I had expected and in others it was much more. Rather than try to sum it all up I would like to make a list of the things I loved and am grateful for about this year’s Games. 1. … Continued

RSP Nutrition

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I’d like to introduce my newest sponsor RSP Nutrition. I have been using their aminos and pre-workout (called ReGen and FastFuel) since before they began sponsoring me, which is how I like it. They’re definitely one of the best tasting I’ve found. I really like their pre-workout because of the full spectrum of ingredients it … Continued

CrossFit Transforms more than the Physical

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Left 2002, Right 2012 “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to … Continued

2014 CrossFit Southeast Regionals

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Knowing where to start these things is always the hardest. I feel like I grew as an athlete by making it through this Regionals and as a person by helping a friend make it through as well. Honestly both are so gratifying. I’ve never teared up to take the podium before, but I did when … Continued


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Before I write about 14.2 I’d like to thank some people. Starting with this guy, my hot hunk Jeff for driving me to Miami and home again so I could rest in between working 8 hour days Wednesday and Friday. He had to work too mind you, but he is always there to support me. … Continued

One Day, One WoD at a Time

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2010 Sectionals When I first started CrossFit 4 years ago it was the best part of my day. Every day was a learning experience and I had no bearings to compare my times or lifts to. With no idea of what constituted “good” there was no pressure. Every PR was new territory and not being … Continued

CrossFit Invitational in Berlin

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Instead of doing an entire write up of the CrossFit Invitational in Berlin, I’d rather make a list of the things I learned while in Germany (not all of which have anything to do with Germany). 1. The perceived weight of your body and anything else you might try to lift is inversely proportionate to … Continued

Ode to Barney

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Barney went to heaven today, but he wasn’t like all dogs. Maybe I’m biased, or maybe I believed everyone who told me that he was special, but he definitely was. He was always a happy, goofy dog, and the most loving one I’ve known. When I went to see him for the first time at … Continued

Post Op

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My last 3 days have consisted of outpatient surgery, watching movies, eating pizza (just 1/2 of one ok!), crutching thru the LAX and ATL airports (my workout), recovering from a red eye flight, and starting to walk again. My Dr. was amazing and said things went really cleanly. If anyone needs a foot & ankle … Continued

Git-n’R Fixed!

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This will be a short post, but the reason I’ve stayed so long in CA after my ART course is to get surgery on my left ankle. I’ve got a pretty nasty bone spur on the medial side that’s been bothering me for almost 18 months now. Supposedly it’s pretty common with high impact sports … Continued

To knee sleeve or not to slee kneeve

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People sometimes ask me what supportive gear I use. My answer is it varies with what I’m doing. The more I progress in this sport, and the more weight I lift, the more I find a need for things. For the next few months I’m going to have posts focused on a particular gear article, … Continued

Games Recap

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A Recap of the 2013 CrossFit Games http://wodsuperstore.com/blogs/news/8412747-talayna-fortunato-recap-of-the-2013-reebok-crossfit-games

Southeast Regionals 2013

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I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the 2012 Regionals. This was probably my favorite programming of any Regionals thus far. I feel it truly measured the best all around athletes. In our region this was evident due to the constant flip flopping of the leader board all weekend long, especially on the … Continued

My 4th CrossFit Regionals and some reflection on the last 3

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I’ve had a few people tell me they got this in the mail recently. I’m absolutely flabbergasted by the poster they put in WoD Talk. Never could have imagined looking at something like that, and realizing it’s me! In 2 more weeks I get the chance to prove myself worthy of the recognition. I’m excited … Continued