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Battle of the Sexes and a Sucking Awesome Beach WOD

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Today I competed in Battle of the Sexes. A fund raiser competition for Leukemia/Lymphoma hosted by Erika Strimer at CrossFit BGI in West Palm Beach. Incan honestly say I have never laughed so much at any event before. Each team had 5 athletes. Me, Cheryl Nasso, Lauren Brooks, April Lowe and Miki Carey for the … Continued

Thank Yous’!

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When I came up with the idea of doing t-shirts as a fund-raiser I thought we’d sell a few and it would help, but the response has been overwhelming! So much so that Melaney (owner of So Rock) and I spent the better part of the day making, packaging, and labeling shirts. Here’s a piece … Continued

Southeast Regionals 2012

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A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one sums up how I feel about this past weekend… And now I’ll sum up how I got there. First a little history of my regionals in 2011. After taking a beating on the 100s workout the second day and a pair of hands that looked … Continued

Texas Camp and the end of the Open!

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The final Open workout is done and I’m so happy to be moving on towards Regionals. Breaking a rib and spraining my elbow the day before it started was not how I envisioned kicking off the regular season. Once I found out I wouldn’t injure anything worse and training was just going to be painful … Continued

Open inspiration

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I normally write about myself on this blog, which makes sense since it’s about my training, but this week I’d like to talk about some other people. In particular an exerciser who impressed and inspired me today. I went to train at a neighboring gym called The Training Box about a 1/2 hour away in … Continued

My 5th broken bone… Awesome! Kidding…

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Little Update… I went to see my massage therapist friend and ART specialist today for some treatment on my side. After some active movement with palpation and both of us feeling some clicking she told me to get it x-rayed and discontinued the session. I would like to commend this woman on her incredible clinical … Continued

Harder to Kill!

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“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.” – Mark Rippetoe This quote took on a whole new meaning for me this past weekend. At first my coach told me to be quiet about the issue and not let anyone know that I got hurt, but screw it! I … Continued

Crossfit Boy Girl Intense Team Challenge Recap

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This past Sunday I went to Crossfit BGI in West Palm Beach, FL for their Boy Girl Challenge. It was my 2nd team competition and my first pairs competition. The biggest difference was learning to put in 100% of my own effort and letting go of the rest, while still cheering adamantly. This may sound … Continued

Strong is the New… Moxie!

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I’ll be the first to admit slogans like “Strong is the New Skinny” or “Strong is Sexy” have always made me sort of scratch my head. To me strong is more of a state of mind; physically it’s completely individual. When I first started CrossFitting and I would get a new 1 rep max, I … Continued

Strong is the New… Moxie!

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I’ll be the first to admit slogans like “Strong is the New Skinny” or “Strong is Sexy” have always made me sort of scratch my head. To me strong is more of a state of mind; physically it’s completely individual. When I first started CrossFitting and I would get a new 1 rep max, I … Continued

WODAPALOOZA RECAP

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Wodapalooza Weekend Recap Mom and I Where to even begin…  First of all Guido and Virginia Trinidad put on an amazing event at Wodapalooza 2012!  The WODs were excellently programmed, the venue astounding, and the energy unmatchable.  It reminded me of a mini-Games from a spectator’s standpoint (since I’ve only been there to watch).  The … Continued

The Open and the Man (or woman) “in” the Arena

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who … Continued

“Tears of a Spider Monkey”

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In every sport there’s a term for what happens to your body when the bottom drops out, all goes to hell in a hand basket, and you’re left in a heap of sweat and self pity that was once an athlete before the event started.  For marathon runners it’s called “bonking”, track athletes say, “the … Continued

Blogging in 2012

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I started this blog because Rudy wanted to see my numbers. I didn’t really want anyone else looking at it, but apparently some are. I never planned on saying anything more here than what I squatted, my time, and an occasional FTW! Recently I’ve been looking at other’s blogs however, and having second thoughts about … Continued