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Competitive Eating (Thanks, Byers Gets Diesel!)

I’m still under the corporate overlords’ thumbs, so I can’t post the stories I’ve been saving up for y’all. Maybe tomorrow! In the interim, I recommend you read this incredibly smart blog post from Melissa Byers over at Byers Gets Diesel. Competitive Eating by Melissa ByersHere’s an except to whet your appetitite:(You see what I did there?) “How often do we let... read more

Spartan 300 – I’m Official

Gah! I have so many exciting things to share today, but the corporate overlords have kept me in meetings and deliverable deadlines all day. (How’s that for alliteration on the D?) I just registered for this year’s Spartan 300 Challenge during a client conference call (bad Mel!) because I couldn’t wait. I AM SPARTA! Stories of my other adventures will have to wait until tomorrow because... read more

600 Russian Twists

The corporate overlords kept me hopping today, then we had a really excellent Happy Hour with my project team, and now I’m off to get ready for Karaoke Apocalypse. Whew! [SHAMELESS PLUG: Karaoke Apocalypse tonight at Red Seven (7th & Red River) at 10:00 p.m. NO COVER!] Before I head out for the night and maybe maybe maybe have a few cocktails (to add to the ones I just enjoyed at Happy... read more

Thank You, Video Gods

This video is insipid, self-indulgent, over-the-top, simultaneously boring AND compelling, and all-together awesome in how god-awful it is. Enjoy. Peter Andre and Katie Price Jordan – A Whole New World For reference, in case you’re not well-versed in cheesy tabloid Brits… this is Katie Price Jordan: This link is a previous post I did about Katie — and this is Peter Andre: And they... read more

Spartan Challenge 2009 Is Coming!

The Spartan 300 Challenge last summer made me a different person. When I started the Challenge in May, I was the me I’d known (and not loved so much) for quite some time. When the Challenge ended in August, I was a smaller, leaner, stronger, parkour-trying, half-marathon-training, pullup-devoted, ready-to-go-upside-down, frexcited, Spartanized me. I can’t wait to start the cycle again on May... read more

You Really Gotta Meet… Lauren

I’m fortunate to know some pretty amazing people. Thanks to CrossFit, Weight Watchers, Roller Derby, and other wacky/fun/scary/silly adventures, I’m able to surround myself with best-quality people to humor me when I want to do The Murph and comfort me when my frexcitement gets the best of me. Good things are even better when they’re shared, so you really gotta meet… Lauren... read more

My Box Jump Inspiration

Hey! 24-inch box! I’ve got news for you. I know you sit there — all smug and secure in the backyard — thinking that your surface is safe from the soles of my shoes. But I’m here to tell you, some day soon, I’m gonna jump all over you. Just like this:Love ya — mean... read more

Backyard Workout: Pullup Ladder

During the I AM CROSSFIT Challenge, Dave and I added CrossFit workouts to our Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday runs. One of the lasting changes from that focused 6-week effort is that our “bonus” workouts are just part of our routine now. Which is how I ended up in the backyard this morning, looking at my new pullup bars built by CrossFitter Atticus Rowe. They’re AWESOME! I can put my band... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Once Over Coffee Bar

Now that I’ve seen the light (CrossFit! The Zone!), I’ve eradicated many indulgent things from my life (see: Nacho Cheese Doritos, Friday Happy Hours, pepperoni pizza in bed, sleeping in on Saturdays). But a girl still needs a treat once in a while, right? Now, an Americano, a cafe au lait, a latte, even a humble decaf with Splenda and 2% milk has become a little extravagance that doesn’t... read more

Body Weight Deadlift

I have a love-hate relationship with CrossFit indoor classes. On Sunday night/Monday morning, I always experience a little anxiety about the upcoming workout — I guess because I don’t have as much experience with the indoor routine as I do with Bootcamp. The heavy weights are intimidating… being inside feels kinda weird… I have to get up 45 minutes earlier than normal… I... read more

Deposits in the Training Bank

Let’s face it: some workouts are just clunkers we’ve gotta get through. Maybe we’re tired, or grumpy, or suffering from hormone poisoning, or distracted. There’s no magic or euphoria involved. We’ve just got to keep moving and deliver the reps or the miles so we can check it off our to-do list for the day. I don’t particularly like when that happens, and it doesn’t... read more

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