With Christmas just days away, I wanted to share some tips for finding the right CrossFit gym – just in case you’re planning a drop-in while you’re away from home. I love to travel and I love CrossFit, so I try my best to get a WOD in when I’m on the go. Some people are restaurant people; I’m a gym person. But part of the fun of CrossFit is the community, so I try to…

Hey, hey! If you haven’t entered already, pop over to my giveaway for a chance to win a sports bra of your choice from the Moving Comfort Collection at Brooks! My friends at Brooks recently offered to send the special guy in my life a full new running outfit since he’s a huge part of my “support system” when it comes to my running. (Mal is also training for a half marathon right now, so new running…

I’m a huge fan of exercising on vacation. It’s obviously fun and it makes me feel good knowing that a little sweat session helps to balance out some of my vacation splurges. At the same time though, I don’t want to spend a lot of time working out (hello, it’s called vacation for a reason), so I typically stick with short, high-intensity workouts to get the most bang for my buck. Wearing: Fabletics Teresa Tunic // Fabletics Salar Capri in…

Hello and happy Sunday to you! I just wanted to share the hotel workout that I did last week when I was in Los Angeles. It was definitely a fun one because it combined running with three different strength movements for a full body workout. I used a double grip medicine ball because that’s what the gym had on hand, but I think this workout would work really well with a kettlebell and treadmill. And, of course, you could totally do…

Are you bored with your workouts? Looking to mix things up? Well, look no further! Here are 15 high-intensity, butt-kicking workouts that you can do just about anywhere. Happy sweating!

I woke up bright and early yesterday morning to get my sweat on. The hotel where I stayed in Des Moines had a pretty nice gym (I actually worked out there the last time I visited), but I decided to do a CrossFit-inspired workout in my hotel room instead. The best thing about creating my own workouts is that I get to pick all of my favorite exercises and make it as hard (or as…

Hi, friends! I’m home! Hooray! Mal and I only exercised one day on our vacation, but it was a great workout (short and sweet) with especially beautiful scenery. Together, we created a 15-minute, CrossFit-inspired workout (AMRAP 15) that we did outside on the morning of the wedding. (I love that you can WOD anywhere!) The resort where we stayed for the weekend had a tennis court, so we used it as our “home base” for…

Hi, friends! Greetings from Long Beach, California! Ok, first things first: check out the sweetness of my hotel room! Love it! I {heart} fancy hotels. I am so psyched to be here! A huge, massive, enormous THANK YOU to GNC and REEBOK for sponsoring me! They’re covering my travel, accommodations, and ticket to the CrossFit Games. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a blog trip ever. The CrossFit Games! Ahhhhhhhhh! I seriously…

Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday! The other day, I stumbled upon this cool infographic created by some CrossFit number crunchers. It shows the average stats of the men and women who placed in the top 10 in the 2012 CrossFit Open. Check it out! Just for fun, here’s how I compare: Snatch: 80 lbs. Clean and Jerk: 95 lbs Deadlift: 200 lbs Back Squat: 155 lbs. Haha! I’m not even close to the average! It just…

Hello, hello! A bunch of you guys mentioned that you’d love to try CrossFit if it wasn’t so expensive. I agree, it’s a pricey hobby, but you can do many of the WODs at your gym or at home. Check out this post for info and more budget-friendly ideas. Additionally, here are some travel WODs that you can print out or pin on Pinterest. All of them can be done without equipment. Speaking of CrossFit……

A bunch of you guys asked if I exercised on the cruise last week””and you bet I did! I {heart} exercise! And running! And iced coffee! There was a jogging track on the cruise ship, so I did a couple of 3-mile runs (27 laps) during the week. There was also a gym on board, but it wasn’t all that great (Mal and I also really missed CrossFit), so we made up a few WODs to…