I’m kind of obsessed with this song: Ok, more like full on obsessed with it. It’s the best workout song, and it always gets me pumped because I love sweat. Sweat makes me crazy happy! FYI: My purple tank is the Get Back Racerback from New Balance. I love it!!! Workout Great workout at CrossFit last night. We did a “chipper,” which is my favorite kind of workout. Basically, they’re WODs with really high reps, so you need to…

Yay! Good times with CrossFit 781! Last night, a group of us traveled to Reebok CrossFit ONE for a special event to kick-off the first WOD of the Open. Reebok CrossFit One is basically a CrossFit mecca. It’s a 5,000 square-foot facility (twice the size of CrossFit 781), which is surrounded by playing fields and outdoor space. It’s pretty amazing, and we were all excited to be there and workout in such a nice space….

Hi, guys! Fun and exciting things are happening here today! The CrossFit Open officially started last night, so Mal and I are gearing up to do the first workout tonight, which is a 7-minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible) of Burpees. Mal loves Burpees (he actually hoped that the first WOD would include them), but I sort of hate them. Even still, I’m wicked excited about tonight’s workout! Lunch Today’s lunch was a random mix of goodies from the…

A couple of weeks ago, Julie wrote a post about the meaning of her dog Sadie’s name. It means “Princess” and fits her adorable pup perfectly. I was curious to know what Murphy‘s name means, so I looked it up online. Murphy means “sea-warrior” or “sea-battler.” Obviously, it’s the perfect name for a pug [insert sarcasm]. Generally, pugs aren’t the biggest fans of water (most of them won’t even go near it, let alone swim),…

We have one tired dog on our hands today! Yesterday, Murphy had a blast playing with our friends’ dog all afternoon and then Batman in the evening, so he tired himself out and has no energy today. But, in typical Murphy fashion, he doesn’t want to miss a thing around the house, so he’s been fighting to stay awake all day long. Check out his sleep progression on the couch this afternoon. The butt sitting…

Good morning! Happy Friday! I’m still working on my post about the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, so, hopefully, I’ll have it up later this morning. It was an awesome event, and I have a lot to blog about! Workout I know I’ve said this a few times about WODs in the past, but “Kelly” was insanely hard! Yowsahs. I don’t think I’m the same after that workout. It was five rounds of 400 meter…

Do you remember when I had the opportunity to interview Bob Harper and, to my surprise (and delight), more than half of his responses were about CrossFit? Well, apparently, for the past several months, Bob Harper has been training at BRICK CrossFit in Los Angeles, where he has been rockin’ the WODs and absolutely loving it. So, when the folks, who represent both BRICK and Bob Harper’s Smart Success Products, contacted me a couple of weeks ago, I was all about asking them for an interview….

Look what arrived in the mail for Murphy yesterday! A Valentine’s Day card from his pug girlfriend, Olive! Olive lives in Wisconsin, so she and Murphy have a long distance relationship and often send each other things. Murphy and Olive have never met, but I know they will someday. Until then, they’ll continue to send each other fun things in the mail, like cards with pug puppies on them because”¦ Yep, they are. Wicked cute….

Open gym at CrossFit was a lot of fun this morning. I loved Helen. It was an awesome WOD. I already want to attempt it again to see if I can do it faster! I love WODs that include running””mostly because it’s a skill that I’m confident in my abilities. I’m still trying to feel out almost everything else at CrossFit, but with running, I don’t need to think about it. I just go and do it. And…

Today is off to a great start! Workout After breakfast, I had an awesome workout at CrossFit. Sundays are “open gym” days, so there isn’t a formal class, but members can come in and work on skills or do workouts that they missed during the week. Mal and I wanted to do a timed mile run, so we warmed up and headed out to see how fast we could run it. I finished in 7:09,…

Another reason why I love CrossFit: You never know what to expect! Last night’s workout involved sandbags. That’s right, 35-pound bags filled with sand. And what did we do with them, you ask? Ran with them on our shoulders. Obviously. It’s never a dull day at CrossFit! WOD: “G.I. JOE” 400 meter Sandbag Run 35# 20 Toes to Bar 20 Overhead Squats (95, 65) 200 meter Sandbag Run 100 Double Unders 200 meter Sandbag Run…

The title of this morning’s post probably doesn’t mean much to you, but it means a lot to me. At CrossFit last night, I did my first all Level 2 (L2) workout!! Woohoo! Completing a Level 2 workout is huge deal for me because when I first started CrossFit, I could barely do a Level 1 workout. But, over time, I’ve gotten stronger and built up my endurance, so I’ve regularly moved into Level 1…

In the past several weeks, I’ve received a ton of questions from you guys asking for cheaper and at-home ideas for CrossFit. It seems that quite a few of you want to try it, but don’t live near a CrossFit location and/or don’t have the funds to afford a membership. With that said, here are a bunch of at-home and budget-friendly ways to get your CrossFit on! CrossFit.com: CrossFit posts the WOD on their website…

Yowsahs. Last night’s WOD was another killer CrossFit workout! Two days in a row of tough workouts, and I’m spent. Today is most definitely a rest day. Check out last night’s WOD: Strength: Overhead Squat 5-5-5 WOD: “Helen’s Ugly Cousin” 15 Minutes As Many Rounds As Possible of: 400 meter run 21 Sumo Dead Lift High Pulls (75, 45) 12 Overhead Squats (75, 45) It might not look too difficult, but I swear any workout with…

Oh, how I love this weather. It’s 50 degrees and sunny in late-January! Remember this time last year? Blech. I’m not sure wintry weather gets any better than this! Snack I had a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I packed an apple in my purse just in case I got hungry on the drive home. I actually ended up getting hungry during my appointment, so I was happy to have a healthy snack with me….

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