“Excuse Girl” strikes again! [insert eye roll emoji] On my way home from Stowe on Tuesday afternoon, I told Mal something along the lines of “I wish I could eat like that all the time” with regard to the meals that we enjoyed at Stowe Mountain Lodge. The food was truly amazing—fresh (often local), interesting (so many incredible flavor combinations), and healthy (not oversized or loaded with oil and salt). Basically, the resort made it easy to eat…

With the CrossFit Open kicking off later today (woohoo!), I wanted to share some of the posts I’ve written about the “Sport of Fitness” over the years. I figured having them all in one place would be useful for those of you thinking about trying CrossFit in the future. I hope you find them helpful! And GOOD LUCK to those of you participating in the Open this year! 5 CrossFit Tips for Beginners: Ready to try CrossFit? Here…

Have no idea what to get the special CrossFitter in your life for the holidays? Well, look no further! Here are some gift ideas to make them smile from ear-to-ear on Christmas morning. These suggestions are a mix of products that I already own and love and things that I would personally like to see under the Christmas tree! 🙂 WODDice: How fun are these!? I totally want a pair for home to help Mal and…

Good morning and very HAPPY Friday to you! What a week. So much happened! Both good and bad. The bad is probably obvious, but the GOOD is that Designed to Fit Nutrition is quickly growing and we’re going along for the ride. It sure is exciting, but, whoa, start-up life is crazy and nerve-wracking, too. We’re definitely in for an adventure! It’s been a week, and I am soooo ready for my PJs, couch, and a big ol’…

Hey, hey! Happy Sunday to you! Week 2 of my Fall Half Marathon Training was pretty good overall. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit in a long run with travel to Santa Barbara, but I did a couple of running workouts, including some speed work, in the hotel gym. Longer runs are definitely a priority next week! SUNDAY: Off MONDAY: 40-30-20-10 Bodyweight Workout at home [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”eCLzsQId” upload-date=”2016-09-14T18:56:42.000Z” name=”Carrots N Cake – Bodyweight Workout” description=”40-30-20-10 bodyweight workout” player-type=”default”…

Hello and happy Sunday, friends!! Ok, so my first week of half marathon training was kind of weird. It was great because I exercised a ton more than I usually do, but I didn’t do all that much running. *sigh* I planned to run on Thursday, but I had way too much work to do, so it just never happened. I figured I could run on Saturday morning, but then Mal wasn’t available, and Qman definitely had some energy to burn, so sitting…

This blog post was originally published on March 2015, but it’s topic that readers frequently contact me about. And with marathon and half marathon season upon us, I thought it would be helpful to share it again. Enjoy!  I get questions all the time from readers about how to best balance CrossFit with running, specifically long distance running, like training for a half or full marathon and, honestly, I never really knew how to reply mostly because…

Last week, I was invited to attend the Reebok CrossFit Training Grounds at Reebok’s Global Headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts. The Training Grounds is an opportunity for qualifying CrossFit Games athletes to come together before the Games, receive coaching from some of the world’s top coaches, and utilize the facilities at Reebok CrossFit One in a stress-free environment where they can focus on training. Basically, it allows the athletes to have fun while getting prepared for the biggest competition of their careers. And, of…

Good morning, friends! Holy moly, the past month flew by. I feel like I was just writing Quinn’s 22-month Day in the Life post. What a whirlwind month that was. Whoa. Anyway, our little dude turned 23-months (aka “almost two”) yesterday, so here’s a recap of last Friday as a way to remember this time in Q-Man’s life. 6:11 AM: I hear Quinn on the baby monitor. I’m barely awake, but I really need to pee,…

Woohoo! I survived the 2016 CrossFit Open! Holy hell, I’m glad it’s over. It was a long 5 weeks and my body needs a break. Well, actually, I just want to get back to my normal routine. The Open took so much out of me, I barely worked out since it started. I was too sore after the workout and then I didn’t want to be sore for the next one, so I was only working out 2-3 times a…

Hey, friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did it snow where you are? We were *supposed* to get a huge snow storm, but we ended up barely getting anything after all of the hype. And, of course, I am especially thankful for that. After last winter, I am so over snow for awhile! Anyway, we had a nice weekend over here, and I am going to recap it in numbers! Minutes of toddler snuggle time…

Heyyyyyy! Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had a nice weekend over here; it actually included quite a few firsts, so I thought it would be fun to include them in my weekend recap. Ok, here we go! It was date night on Friday, so Mal and I headed to Burton’s Grill for dinner. It wasn’t a first (we love Burton’s and dine there on occasion), but we tried one…

Good morning and happy Sunday to you! I had some really great workouts recently, but I didn’t do all that much running. Whomp whomp. Between the holidays and the opportunity to work out with Mal while he was on Christmas break, I ended up at CrossFit quite a lot. But since the race is only a few weeks away, I’m planning to schedule more mid-week runs to get myself back on track! WEEK 5 Sunday: 8 miles Monday: KFIT Tuesday:…

Hi, guys! Training for my winter half marathon has officially started! And I have to admit, I’m really enjoying cold weather running. (I know”¦ who am I?) I’m so not a fan of winter, but I really enjoy running in the “chilly” temps. Well, right now I do. We’ve had a fairly mild November and early December, so we’ll see how I feel about winter running come January. Anyway, my training is off to a…

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Good morning, friends! Last week, I received a great question from a reader about my experience with diet and exercise, and how they helped me lose weight. Over the years, other people (both CNC readers and real life friends) have asked me this same question, so I figured it was time to finally turn it into a blog post. Here’s the question that I received: Hey Tina, Longtime reader from Minnesota here,…

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