Kill Cliff East Coast Championship, Game Night & a Baby Shower {Weekend Recap}

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Hi, guys! How was your weekend? Mine was a lot of fun and actually pretty busy!

On Saturday morning, Mal and I woke up bright and early to spectate the Kill Cliff East Coast Championships in downtown Boston. We picked up Kerrie and then headed into the city. #pugfeet

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On our way into the venue, we bumped into Rich Froning and Chris Spealler. Helllllllooo! Two of my favorite male athletes! What great timing!


The event was a two-day CrossFit competition. The first day was an individual competition followed by a team competition on Sunday.

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There were so many top athletes (aka CrossFit Games competitors) at this competition, so I was super excited to see them in action.

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The event was sold out, so it was packed and seating was hard to come by.

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We eventually managed to snag some seats on the bleachers, thanks so some friends from our CrossFit box.

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I absolutely loved watching the elite athletes compete live and in person””so inspiring!

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Tommy Hackenbruck and Austin Malleolo doing 30-pound wallballs!

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Watching the elite ladies was easily the best part of the competition for me””Stacie, Talayna, Lindsey, Christy, Becca”¦total girl crushes. What these ladies do is so, so, so inspiring.

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In one of the workouts, the ladies did fifteen 135-pound overhead squats. Uh, that’s my 1RM for clean and jerk. I can’t even imagine getting that weight overhead and then squatting it 15 times in a row in front of thousands of people. Some of the ladies even did the OHS unbroken! Amazing.

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Stacie and Talayna”¦ abs for days!

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Thirty 20-pound wallballs? No big deal.

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After Saturday’s competition, Mal, Kerrie, and I headed next door to Whiskey Priest to grab a late lunch. I went with the turkey chili and a side of broccoli. I also ate a bunch of Mal’s French fries. It’s a good thing he likes to share!

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After that, we dropped Kerrie off at home and then stopped by our house to grab Murphy to take him to our friends’ house for a game night.

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Our friends had all sorts of delicious appetizers to munch on, but I especially loved the olive tapenade toasts, and I probably a good half dozen of them! They’re cream cheese mixed with goat cheese spread on mini toasts with chopped olives, garlic, and a little red wine vinegar. Holy yum! Must recreate.

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As always, playing Cards Against Humanity was absolutely hilarious””although, Murphy always gets so judgmental when we play this game. He thinks we are horrible people.

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On Sunday, I woke up early to squeeze in a short workout at Open Gym. I rowed 1,500 meters to warm-up and then did this quickie WOD below. It took me almost 19 minutes to finish.

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Then, I headed home, quickly showed, got ready, and then went to Jen’s baby shower.

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She’s having a boy! Out of our six friends, who are currently pregnant right now, five of them are having boys! There must be something in the water.

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I was starving by the time I got to Jen’s shower, so I loaded up my plate with a couple of pieces of quiche, fruit salad, and salad greens.

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I bought Jen a few different things from her registery, but then I stubbled upon the most adorable onesie-pant sets from Carter’s that I just couldn’t leave behind. One was orange with little whales on it and the other was yellow with little anchors. They were super preppy and perfect for trips to the Cape this summer. Jen really loved them!

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Jen’s shower concluded with the most delectable marble cake with buttercream frosting. Her sister gave me the hugest piece and said “good luck” with a laugh. Little did she know my love for cake, and I ate about 95% of it. DELICIOUS.

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After Jen’s shower, I headed home, cleaned the house, did 3 million loads of laundry (I can’t even imagine how much we’re going to have once Baby H. arrives) and relaxed with Murph ”˜N’ Mal on the couch. We watched Don Jon, which was a super weird movie. #pugrolls

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Questions of the Day

What’s your favorite sport to watch?

Who’s your girl crush?

What’s your favorite cake flavor combination?

My replies: CrossFit, Stacie Tovar/Julie Foucher/Christy (Phillips) Adkins, marble cake with vanilla frosting or Funfetti cake with Funfetti frosting

P.S. Check out my interview on the GaiamTV blog: Find Your Everyday Zen!

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