Posted in September 2013

Weekly Workouts {9/23 – 9/29}

Happy Sunday! Here’s to another week in the books! Monday 9/23 PM – CrossFit Strength: Full Snatch Complex, 6 sets: 1 from position 1, position 2, and position 3. METCON: 15:34 (FIRST Rx!!) 500 KBS (Buy in) 55/35 400m plate carry 45/25 20 lateral burpees over the plate 40 lateral jumps over the plate 200m … Continue reading

Running Life Phases.

Hello, hello fabulous readers! I’ve come to the realization that my running, like life, has phases. When I began running, it was just to run. It was a way to let off some steam, get healthy and lose some weight. Kind of the equivalent of starting school. You go because you have to, its the … Continue reading

A Body in Motion.

Newton said, “A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force.” At least, that’s what the interwebs says he said. I know Newton was all about some physics but I’m not. So, let’s take this quote literally. Personally when I am active, I want to stay active. When … Continue reading

Yes, I Wear Mens Deodorant.

Not that you asked. Nor do you probably care. But we’re all about sharing on the interwebs. So I’m sharing with you. Lucky, person, you are! First off, let’s talk about Sunday. Why? Because Sunday was filled with football. Unfortunately, this past Sunday we were not able to watch our beloved New England Patriots because … Continue reading

Weekly Workouts {9/16 – 9/22}

Happy Sunday Funday, friends! Another week down and getting ready to begin new and fresh tomorrow! Monday 9/16 PM – CrossFit Strength: 3 Push Presses EMOM for 10 Minutes, all at 53# (could’ve gone heavier) METCON: AMRAP in 15 Minutes 5 Power Clean & Jerks, 65# 10 KBS, 25# (all the 35# were taken, boo!) … Continue reading

Gear Talk.

Let’s just start off by addressing the elephant in the room: I’m not a pro nor am I close nor am I any kind of expert. That said, let’s talk technical gear. I know they say don’t wear cotton. Use body glide to prevent chafing. Roll, stretch, and roll some more. Don’t forget to wear … Continue reading

Signs. Signs. Everywhere are Signs.

Happy Thursday, friends! Lately everywhere I turn I see notes and posts and reminders to appreciate what we have and to take a moment to give thanks for something we’ve got good in our lives. Maybe these signs have always been there but I am just now taking notice of them. Maybe its suddenly a … Continue reading

Weekly Workouts {9/8 – 9/15}

First off, my heart goes out to those who are affected by the Colorado floods as well as the tragedy in the DC Navy Yard. Secondly, I know I have an extra day in my “week” but my training weeks are beginning on Monday. Because I’m cool like that. Sunday 9/8 Rest. Monday 9/9 Rest. … Continue reading

Full of Surprises.

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego Mandi?! Let me just start off by saying that I’m about to blow your mind. Okay, probably not. But I guarantee this is a surprise. I say that because I can count on one finger hand how many people who know me personally know I have a blog… … Continue reading

Training & Mileage (& Some Other Stuff).

Good Wednesday to you, readers! I’m in the middle of week 2 of half-marathon training and things are going splendidly! Probably because its not 80* at 5:30 AM with 100% humidity, anymore. Not feeling like I’m going to melt that early in the morning is always a good thing. Let’s talk about some other good … Continue reading