Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’… For Burpees

Yes, back in the day, I played Laurie in “Oklahoma” and had the dubious honor of opening the show with an a cappella “Oh, what a beautiful morning… oh, what a beautiful day…“ I was thinking of that song this morning while Dave and I huffed/puffed our way through a bunch o’ burpees at the park where, you might recall, one lap equals 490 meters. Our workout:2 laps +... read more

Kind of a Good News/Bad News Kind of Thing

Today was our  monthly assessment at CrossFit Women, and Angie came around on her three-month rotation. If you read my previous accounts of Angie, you’ll see that in January, I endured my Worst Angie Ever®. That’s right: Angie made me cry. And I gave up on the workout. Really, really not pretty. So let’s talk about this morning. Bad News:My actual Angie performance was on par with... read more

ZOOMA Makes Friends

One of the true gifts of running and CrossFit is the amazing people I can call my friends. Meet Alma and Heidi! They ran the ZOOMA 5K this morning – and last year, we all met on the course (and at the after-race coffee bar) during the half marathon. We stayed in touch throughout the year, and I’ve got to give these two major props. Since the half last year, they’ve had a ton of running... read more

Another Weekend, Another Adventure

This weekend, I’ve been invited to the New Balance Women’s Running Media Summit at the Lost Pines in Bastrop. The Summit coincides with the ZOOMA women’s half marathon, so I have plenty of reasons to be excited… 1. My badass friend Blake is running the half marathon with her mom. It’s a first for both of them, and I’m thrilled to be there for their big finish! The ZOOMA... read more

Smupdate! March 26, 2010

Sometimes, when I’m hanging with the corporate overlords, Dave emails me photos of what Smudge is doing. This just in: Stretching is a very important part of Smudge’s physical... read more

A Donut and My "Donut"… Mission 17 II: The Reckoning

What was the first thing I saw when I walked into the corporate overlords’ lair this morning? One of my co-workers (a good person who I like a lot) eating a Krispy Kreme donut. sigh. Here’s the thing, people: I’ve gained a little weight. I don’t know how much because I’ve banished the scale. But I can feel it. Just a little extra donut around my middle. My clothes still fit,... read more

Bataan Memorial Death March: Mission Accomplished

I’m back at the corporate overlords’ desk and feeling many emotions about our Bataan Memorial Death March adventures. I have lots of stories and “lessons learned” to share, but for today, we’ll just have to make do with a few photos. Thank you to everyone who posted comments, followed us on Twitter, donated to the Wounded Warrior fund, marched with us in spirit, and went on... read more

Bataan Memorial Death March Updates

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Bonita Represents

Bonita fueled up on pancakes waffles and eggs this... read more

Bataan Memorial Death March: Team Relentless Is Ready

[I’m ready for our big adventure.] I’ve got packing lists in email, scribbled on scraps of paper, and scrawled on the white board in our kitchen. Tomorrow I’m making trail mix to take on the road and cooking a batch of chili so we have something comforting to eat when we return on Monday as (tired) conquering heroes. We’ve learned how to wear all of our gear. I needed remedial help... read more

Smupdate! March 17, 2010 – With Sunbutter!

Sometimes, when I’m hanging with the corporate overlords, Dave emails me photos of what Smudge is doing. This just in: The kind, lovely, wonderful people who make the manna known as Sunbutter have sent Team Relentless a stash of Sunbutter in squeeze packs to help us stay fueled during the Bataan Memorial Death March on Sunday. Luckily, Smudge was available to investigate the package when it... read more

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