This morning, I made a couple of CrossFit videos with Sarah, YouTube extraordinaire and the blogger behind Sarah Fit. Sarah and I go way back—she’s actually one of the first bloggers I ever met. We met for froyo during one of my lunch breaks back when I worked at Harvard, and we’ve been friends ever since.
I have to admit, when Sarah contacted me about doing a CrossFit video, I almost turned her down. I am super awkward on camera (and, ok, in person, too), so I wasn’t sure I’d be any good in a video. But Sarah reminded me of our work together in the past, and she assured me I’d be great. I do love CrossFit a whole lot, so I was happy to help her out.
Before Sarah arrived, I fueled up with a couple of slices of toast with Mighty Maple peanut butter and banana slices.
The Might Maple was so delicious, I went back for a third slice. I mean, it’s maple peanut butter… hello!
A little while later, Sarah and her camera woman, Rachel, arrived at my house. We filmed both videos in my backyard. Mal will probably die when I tell him this because he says our backyard is an “embarrassment” because of its patchy grass. Ha!
Sarah and I chatted about the game plan for the videos while Rachel went outside to set up her equipment. A short while later, I found Murphy working his pug magic on her.
Free pug therapy to all!
The actual videos didn’t take long to film at all. Of course, there were a few retakes. I’m guilty of um-ing like crazy on camera, and I also tend to trip over my words and say weird things when I’m nervous. However, we managed to film the second video (CrossFit FAQs) in just one take, so I guess I started to relax a little bit. Murphy also made a cameo in it, so that calmed me down too.
The videos should be on Sarah’s YouTube channel next week, so I’ll be sure to link to them when they’re live.
After I said goodbye to Sarah and Rachel, I made a gluten-free bagel with whipped cream cheese spread on top.
These Against the Grain Gourmet bagels are really good. I liked both the flavor and texture, and I would definitely buy them again. FYI: They are pretty expensive at Whole Foods ($8 for 6), so they’re a special, not an everyday purchase.
And now I’m off to run 8 miles! Gotta enjoy this beautiful weather while I can!
Questions of the Day
How do you act on camera?
When was the last time you made a video?
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