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Saucony Virrata Part 2

A few weeks ago, Saucony sent me a pair of Virratas from their Natural line of running shoes. I posted my initial review and fell in love with them. Since then, I have put about 80 miles on them so I wanted to give a follow up review after some mileage.   1. They still …

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Running reflections

When I first started running a few years ago, I had no idea how much it would alter my life. Nor did I know how I would go through various stages in frequency, intensity, distance. In some ways, running is ever-changing but in some ways it’s a constant force in my life. No matter how …

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XTrain with Cathe

Throughout the past few years, the name Cathe Friedrich has been mentioned frequently and with the highest praise. I knew she was THE standard for home workout DVDs but that is about all I knew. A few weeks ago, the entire 10-disk set of her newest series, XTrain arrived at my door. Within the first …

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The Toughest Dietbet to date

    When Fitfluential presented the Ambassadors with the option of joining the latest Diebet, I jumped at the chance. I’m still slowly losing about 1-2 lbs a week, so why not get paid for it? As I posted earlier, my previous 2 DietBets were very successful. I lost almost double my “goal” percentage and …

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Is DietBet for you?

The start of 2013 has been life-changing for me. I had no idea on January 1st that I would be here 3 months later singing the praises of things like the Whole30, Paleo eating, unbelievable gains in CrossFit, effortless running, and DietBet. The words “diet” and “bet” gave me a pause at first. It is …

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Running from it all

I’m a Type A type of girl. I like things to make sense and when they don’t, I get stuck until something changes. Until I change my approach, my attitude, my direction OR until the circumstances change. I’ve been stuck for a few months. I knew something wasn’t right with my health. I knew there …

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New gym!

Since I’m sicker than the monkey caretaker on Outbreak, I thought I would share workout from 2 weeks ago. It’s been a couple of weeks since we got into the new gym, but here are a couple of pictures from the first morning workout. The new space is fantastic! I’m amazed at how quickly this …

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Save a Pair, Save a Life

This past Saturday was our CrossFit Breast cancer fund raiser, Barbells for Boobs. Our box raised over $1,000 for Mammograms in Action. This program is strictly for funding preventive screenings and tests including biopsies. It is for those who are left out of the parameters of most insurance companies. Many insurance companies will not pay …

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CrossFit-The Next Chapter

There are quite a few characteristics about CrossFit that draw you in and make you want to come back for more. Whether it’s the group dynamic, the gut-wrenching workouts, the daily challenge to make yourself “better than yesterday”, or maybe the quick results that you definitely can see and feel, CrossFit IS the best fit …

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CrossFit therapy

Early morning classes took some getting used to. I do consider myself more of a morning person because I would rather go to bed at 10pm and get up at 4, put on coffee, and finish studying, finishing that term paper, or finish getting the real job homework done before going to work. When I …

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CrossFit July

This has been a very slow posting month. I don’t know if it’s the heat, the need to lay low after my morning class, my usual July hibernation before school starts, or just plain unmotivated to write. I think it’s probably all of the above. But, I have been keeping up with my CrossFit class. …

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CrossFit on the Fly

I love going to my early morning class at the gym. I don’t mind getting up early, shuffling half asleep to throw on clothes, and yawning my face off during the 30 minute drive to class. The Morning Crew is a great group of die hard CF fans who define “determined”. Sometimes, I refer to …

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Can it get any longer?

The first day back to school after spring break is a L_O_N_G one. It seemed like the day would never end. We had sleepy kids, yawning teachers, and stacks of paperwork a mile high on our desks. We are now in full zoom mode until May 20-whatever when we bid farewell to the school year. …

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Death by Poker

Last night after the workout for today was posted, I actually laughed. The only thing that kept going through my mind was…”a deck of cards is 52…a deck of cards is 52”. Then I got a little excited about it. This one is new to me and it sounded insane. I was looking forward to …

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Back to the grind!

After a two week hiatus to immerse myself in the joys of strep throat and sinus infection, I went back to CrossFit. I missed my morning workouts! I knew that I might have a hard time depending on the workout. My lungs are not happy, but neither am I when I’m not running or crossfitting. …

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