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Fitness Friday #27

I have to admit despite the fact that I haven’t been sleeping much this week (it’s been INSANELY hot), I’m feeling great and super excited for the next 4 months, but specially the next month and a half!


I got to visit my ish-cousin this week (don’t make me try to explain, it’s complicated so just go with it), his wife and their baby! We didn’t get to spend a ton of time with them unfortunately but even just grabbing breakfast and a short hike was well worth the detour. I can also hardly believe their baby is almost 1! I’m starting to think I thought time stopped everywhere else once I hit the road.

We’ll be spending the 4th somewhere in Montana (exact location and plans are TBD) but I’m excited for a hopefully relaxing holiday. From there, we’ll make our way to North Dakota, back to Minnesota for 2 more events and then back home for a few days. I’m excited to see friends and family but I also know it’s going to be a major whirlwind weekend before flying to LA.


Anyway, I had such a great week when it came to my workouts. My running has kind of gone non-existent again and while I was blaming my shoes for the pain, I learned this past week that my ankle mobility right now needs some major work, hence the shin pain. I’ve been trying to work on that more this past week and hope by next week, I’ll be in a better place to pick up my running again (and that it will be cooler…).

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Friday 6/26

Partner workout @ CF Infusion

250m row/Air squats

then, 8 rounds:

tire flips – length of rig

10 tire jump burpees

time: 21:35


Saturday 6/27

Event @ CF Infusion “Running Annie”

50 Double Unders (100 singles)

50 situps

200m run

40 DU (80 single)

40 situps

400m run

30 DU (60 single)

30 situps

600m run

20 DU (40 single)

20 situps

800m run

10 DU (20 single)

10 situps


Sunday 6/28



Monday 6/29

Event @ CF Liberty Lake


20min AMRAP:

5 Pull-ups

10 Push-ups

15 Air squats

score: 12+3 push-ups


Tuesday 6/30

Event @ CF CDA

EMOM 15:00

1- 5 deadlifts (ascending – 65#/75#/85#/95#/105#

2- :30 push-ups / :30 sit-ups

3- rest

16 min AMRAP:

25 calorie row

20 KB swings (35#)

10 box jumps (20″)

Score: 3 + 17 cal row


Wednesday 7/1



Thursday 7/2

Event @ Bridger CF

200m OH walking lunge (25#)

then, 8 rounds:

15 wall balls (12#)

15 burpees

finish with

200m OH walking lunge

time: 32:44

Getting to spend so much time in the box this week has just fed my soul and I think is a big reason why I’ve been feeling so good. My workouts outside the box are still good but definitely take a bit more motivation to make happen.

How were your workouts this week?

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

#SayCheezecake with Daiya

As you may or may not know, I can’t include dairy in my diet. I’ve been this way for the majority of my lifetime so it doesn’t really bother me but from time to time there are certain treats I’d love to enjoy like pizza with cheese or cheesecake for dessert.

cheezecake review

I learned many years ago that it just wasn’t worth it for me to try and enjoy those foods so I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I got an email from Daiya regarding their new line of dairy-free Cheezecakes!

While I couldn’t make their launch event in Chicago, they were sweet enough to send me a few coupons so I could still try out the cheesecakes for myself!


We were in Portland, OR at the time and I found the cheesecakes at a local Whole Foods to where I was staying. There are four different flavors (Original, Chocolate, Key Lime and Strawberry). I picked up an Original and Chocolate to start. With limited RV freezer space, there’s just not room for a bunch of cheesecakes in the freezer. 😉

It had been a long day so after surviving the super busy grocery store, I immediately dove into trying one of the cheesecakes. Directions say to let it thaw in the fridge but I didn’t have time for that, I was ready to try it now.


It was delicious and tasted just like the cheesecake I thought I had to give up many years ago! I loved pairing them with the fresh berries we picked up from the farmer’s market.


The second cheesecake made a great little treat while on the drive to Alaska! 😉

I was never patient enough to let the cheesecakes thaw in the fridge as suggested but quite honestly, it was so good right out of the freezer that I couldn’t imagine giving it time to thaw first and have it taste any better.


Thank you so much to Daiya for the opportunity to try out their new cheesecakes! While I was provided free product in exchange for this post, all thoughts and opinions are strictly my own.