Blue Moon


What are you going to do at the end of the year? What are you going to do when you finish this project? Where will you live?

The near-daily questions that I’m always fielding. I don’t know the answers and quite honestly, sometimes I’m just trying to figure out how to make it through this year, let alone figure out what I want to do when it’s over and where I want to live.

I have ideas, some worth pursuing and others not so much. I think I start to figure it out and the wind changes direction and I find myself back to the drawing board.

I sit in the dark, the room lit only by the glow from my computer. It’s 2:30 in Hawaii and I’m not tired enough to go to sleep as I took a 2 hour nap and then woke up to workout under the Blue Moon at an event at CrossFit Oahu.

The moon re-charged and re-energized me more than I was expecting. Some may blame the (clean) energy drink I had 4 hours ago or the discomfort of a full-body sunburn, but I don’t believe it’s either. The feeling is different – motivated, inspired, driven; my head swirling with ideas and potential plans.

Sometimes it’s frustrating to not have the answers for everyone; for myself. But when you’re running around with a medicine ball over your head under the Blue Moon, feeling it’s presence, power and energy, you remember to let go and just trust the journey.

Fitness Friday #31

Aloha from Hawaii! 


I’m sunburnt and already exhausted but having a blast and enjoying every moment. I’m excited for my family to come and for them to get to enjoy it with us.

And while I’d like to think some beach WODs may happen at some point, we’ll see how much that actually happens…ha! But if I am jumping and swimming around in the water, that counts right? Especially when I realize I swam too far and can’t touch my feet so I have to immediately turn back around and swim to a “safer” spot. (Note: I’m not a very confident swimmer so it’s important for me to stay within water levels that my feet can touch.) 😉

Anyway, let’s get to the workouts that I had this week because there were a few…


Friday 7/23

10 min DU practice

Plank holds – 5 x 45 sec

Side plank holds – 3 x 30 sec/each

10 x 100m hill runs


Saturday 7/24

21 Burpees

21 Air squats

150 Single Unders

15 Burpees

15 Air Squats

120 Single Unders

9 Burpees

9 Air Squats

90 Single Unders

walking @ CF Games

Sunday 7/25

Rest – walking @ CF Games

Monday 7/27

Circuit 1: Squat w/ leg lift (20 alt) / Down Dog Abs (10/side) / Elbow Plank w/ Twist (10/side) x2

Circuit 2: Push-up w/ leg lift (10 alt) / Twisted Mountain Climber (20 alt) / Split Squat (15/side) x2

Cricuit 3: Superman Push-up (10) / Butterfly Crunch (15) / Marching Bridge (20/alt) x2

Tuesday 7/28

3 mile run

Wednesday 7/29

Rest – travel day

Thursday 7/30

Rest – beach

While my workouts may not be overly programmed this week, there have still been some great workouts and the “active” rest of walking, carrying luggage (it’s a workout!) and jumping around in the water has just felt amazing. It just goes to show that our training is meant to go in phases, including times of higher intensity and times of more rest, all dependent on how our own bodies are feeling.

Now, don’t forget to link up your week of workouts or fitness posts below and check out everyone else’s as well. There’s some big things coming to Fitness Friday so let’s get on it!

How were your workouts this past week?

What are your favorite active rest activities?

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