When has anyone celebrated being 54th in anything? Most want to be #1...in the top 3...but no lower than the top 10.
Well, I'm ecstatic at being 54th!!!
54th at what you are probably asking yourself?
I finally broke into the top 1... Read more
Injuries...Patience...and the Master Athlete
It's been awhile.
Since my last post, much has happened and much has remained the same.
I continue to maintain my weight loss and fitness program.
I'm still a strong advocate of the CrossFit program.
I am still competing..... Read more
It's been awhile since my last post. A lot has happened since then...
I have competed in another CF competition, completed a Tough Mudder, participated in 2 breast cancer walks (Making Strides and Race for the Cure) and appeared on the Dr. ... Read more
1st CF Competition (No Baby, Leave the Socks On) is a Wrap!
Today, I officially became a true CF athlete! (Yeah, that still makes me chuckle. Lol!)
I competed in an all-women competition, 'No Baby, Leave the Socks On' -- an event that consisted of 3 WODs (workout of the day) and 2 divisions (scaled.... Read more
Proud Mama Moment
Remember how I mentioned that I fell into CF because my son needed kickboxing to be his 'thing'. Well, he started to become very frustrated with his grappling progress and was seriously contemplating quitting.
Of course, I couldn't let THAT... Read more
Working Through the Pain
Sunday during the strength/skill portion of my training, I was executing 3 x 5 (or 3 sets of 5) heavy deadlifts @ 185#. I didn't set up correctly during my last set, pulled wrong and pulled my hamstring! Ouch!
Needless to say, I finished th... Read more
Progress...and Moving Onward!
Awhile back, I posted the CF goals that I wanted to achieve by June 1st. Well, I missed the June 1st deadline, but here's how I did to date:
- Deadlift 155 lbs - now 185 lbs
- Back Squat 105 lbs - now 125 lbs
- Clean & Jerk 95 lbs - met... Read more
Loyalty...Is It Overrated?
It's been almost a year since I stopped kickboxing so that my son wouldn't be overshadowed by my success. You would think by now, I would have stopped missing it!
I haven't! I still crave the rush and the sheer satisfaction I felt every tim... Read more
Another Goal Accomplished...Now What?
I don't know about you...but I keep falling into a vicious cycle.
I set a fitness goal...spend anywhere from 6 months to a year preparing and/or working towards it...reach my goal...celebrate my accomplishment...then sit around feeling lost... Read more
Mission Accomplished! Now the RECAP...this is a long one...sorry.
After a year of blood (courtesy of the pull up bar), sweat and coming close to being on 1st name terms with Pukie (CF mascot...sorta), I realized my goal yesterday...I completed my 1st obstacle race.
4 miles and 25 obstacles was quite a cha... Read more
D-Day is Here!!! Will My Training Pay Off?
Tomorrow, I will see if a year's worth of training pays off!
At 10:15am, I will be standing at the starting line of my very 1st OCR (obstacle course race). Not just my 1st OCR...but my 1st race period!
I will be undertaking a 4-mile,... Read more
Coming Down to the Wire....OH CRAP!!!
With less than 2 weeks to go before my Sprint, do I feel confident...prepared? HECK NO!!!
Am I more prepared than I was when I started? HECK YES!!!
I have intensified my training this last week...running with weighted vest and sandbag.... Read more
Goodbyes....and Letting Go
Sometimes, saying goodbye is your only option.
As hard as it may be, the only way to move on and sometimes just to survive is by letting go of that which doesn't make you stronger and which doesn't allow you to grow.
Whether it is a p... Read more
A new endeavor....Life's Journey Magnified!
Ever felt like no matter how hard you try...how hard you work...or how faithfully you stick to your eating/fitness/no smoking plan you just can't do it?
There were times during the last 2+ years when I didn't think I would EVER... Read more
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To train...or to TRAIN!
'Should I workout today?'
'It's been a long day...maybe I'll skip today and go tomorrow instead.'
'I just can't spare the time. I have that project due at work at the end of the week.'
I remember the endless litany of excuses I us... Read more