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What I Haven’t Been Doing Lately (But Should Be)

I have to admit something’s been missing lately. Scratch that a couple somethings.


I love CrossFit and while I’ve already mentioned that I’m missing being in the box on a daily basis and working on my strength and skills, I’ve been really proud of myself lately for creating some great WODs to do either in or outside of the RV. I’ve been keeping myself active and then loving every moment I get at an event to be inside a box and lifting weights.

But there’s other things that aren’t happening…

It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I went out for a run and at least a month since I did yoga.

I’m not okay with this. Yes, I’m still finding other ways to stay active but this is my meditation, this is my outlet and chance to focus back in on myself and what I need, this is my chance to recharge and think and brainstorm. I haven’t had it and I can tell.

I’m not sharing this with you all so you can tell me to put my shoes on and walk out the door.

I’m not telling you this so you tell me to roll out my mat and breathe.

This isn’t for you. It’s for me.

It’s to remind myself that I need those things, I love those things and my body craves those things. I need to stop telling myself “I’ll do it later” and instead, roll out of bed and do it NOW! Move NOW! Run NOW! Stretch NOW! Breathe NOW!

I’ll thank myself for it later. For the fact that I did it before the day got crazy and before I could make any excuses. And for the fact that I’ll feel amazing – physically AND mentally.

So…today I run. It won’t be easy. In fact, I’m sure it’ll be hard but I’m going to push through, I’m going to give it all I have and when all is said and done, I’m going to be so thankful I did it.


TOL style.

Fitness Friday #8 + Linkup Your Week of Workouts!

Well, I survived Mardi Gras in New Orleans!


I’m not entirely sure how and while it was exhausting at times, it was also really fun and now I can say I’ve done Mardi Gras in Nola. Bucket list item (that I didn’t know was on it), has been crossed off! ;)


A week in New Orleans also made for a decent amount of walking, which was nice. That’s always been one of my favorite things about living in or visiting different cities, using my legs to see the city. Yeah it’s nice to drive and all from time to time, but I just love to explore cities on my feet and find little shops to pop into and start chatting with people you may not otherwise run into.

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One of the really cool things about Mardi Gras in New Orleans is that people come from all over to celebrate and everyone is always asking about where you’re from, what you do, etc. It was a great opportunity to tell people about the 50 States In A Year project and we definitely made some new friends doing so!

Friday 2/13/15

Row 250m x 4

Push Press – 5 x 3 : 70#

EMOM: 3 burpees + max power cleans 65#

score: 54

250m row for time: 0:58.7


Saturday 2/14/15

4-5 miles walking New Orleans


Sunday 2/15/15

2 rounds:

5 inch worms w/ push-ups

60 second plank

3 rounds:

30 jumping jacks

20 high knees

30 air squats

10 leg raises

20 jumping jacks

10 high knees

20 air squats

10 leg raises

10 push-ups

60 second plank

5-6 miles walking New Orleans


Monday 2/16/15

2.88 mile run


Tuesday 2/17/15

3-4 miles walking New Orleans


Wednesday 2/18/15



High Knees (R+L=1)

Air Squats



Jumping Jacks

Triceps Dips

Lunges (R+L=1)


Thursday 2/19/15

5 rounds of 5:

Pull-ups (green band)

Pike push-ups

AMrRAP – 6 rounds of 2 mins work / 2 mins rest between sets:

Calorie Row

Single Unders

Wall Balls (12#)

Score: 523

I’m really happy that despite a busy week of trying to relax and have some fun, while still being completely exhausted, I was able to fit in a few great workouts!

I can’t wait to see how you all have been able to stay active this week! Don’t forget to linkup your workouts below or leave them in the comments. Also don’t forget to shout out for help if you need motivation or ideas for new workouts!