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Crossfit Games Workout 12.5

Crossfit Games Workout 12.5

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Good morning! I am sad to say that the Crossfit Games Open has finally come to an end. What was the Week 5 Workout? Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes following the rep scheme below: 65 pound Thruster, 3 reps 3 Chest to bar Pull-ups 65 pound Thruster, 6 reps 6 Chest to bar Pull-ups 65 pound Thruster, 9 reps 9 Chest to bar Pull-ups 65 pound Thruster, 12 reps 12 Chest to bar Pull-ups 65...

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Crossfit Games Workout 12.3 & 12.4

Crossfit Games Workout 12.3 & 12.4

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As part of the 2012 Crossfit Games Open, I have now officially completed Week 3 and 4! Check out Workout 12.1 and Workout 12.2 if you missed them. What was the Week 3 workout? Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 18 minutes of: 15 Box Jumps, using 20” box 75# Push Press, 12 reps 9 Toes-to-Bar See the video here. How did I do? I got a score of 189. Meaning I completed 5 rounds...

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Crossfit Games Workout 12.2

Crossfit Games Workout 12.2

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As part of the 2012 Crossfit Games Open, we are on to Week 2!  Check out Workout 12.1 if you missed it. What was the Week 2 workout? Snatches. And a lot of them. See a video on how to do a snatch here. Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes: 30 Snatch (45# for women) 30 Snatch (75# for women) 30 Snatch (100# for women) Max Rep Snatch...

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Weekend Ski Trip

Weekend Ski Trip

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Will and I recently took a weekend getaway to go night skiing and snow tubing at Sunburt Ski Area in Kewaskum, Wisconsin! Do I know how to ski? The answer is no. So I was in for a treat…    First things first. I am a ski school drop out. I got my lift ticket and my skis and was ready to hit ski school until I found out that ski school was an hour and a half long. I stayed for about...

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2012 Crossfit Games Open

2012 Crossfit Games Open

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For those of you who don’t know, I started doing Crossfit back in October. And yesterday, I recently joined the 2012 Crossfit Games Open! I love being a part of my Chi-town Crossfit affiliate (check out the video!) and am hoping to help get some of my Rowfit teammates to regionals! What is the Crossfit Games? The first step is the Open, a worldwide, inclusive, five-week competition that...

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New Year’s 2012

New Year’s 2012

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year last night! My favorite part about New Year’s (other than making new resolutions), is reflecting on the previous year’s accomplishments. What I accomplished in 2011: Traveled to New Orleans to run the Mardi Gras Half Marathon Got engaged to my high school sweetheart Moved to a new apartment in Old Town Ran the...

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Monster Dash!

Monster Dash!

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Yesterday, in the spirit of Halloween, I ran the Monster Dash 5K! This was actually only the second year that this costume-friendly took place in Chicago. It was so much fun running while enjoying all of the great costumes that there is no way I won’t run this race again next year! I wore my Viking hat from the Warrior Dash – a 5K with obstacles that I ran back in September. The weather was...

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Colombus Day Crossfit

Colombus Day Crossfit

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Happy Columbus Day everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to any fellow Canadians out there! Today I had the day off work and was able to make it to the gym, do some much needed cleaning, and go grocery shopping. Last week I officially joined a Chitown Crossfit! If you are not familiar with crossfit, it is a strength and conditioning style of workout including a mix of power lifting and endurance...

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Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

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Why have there not been any blog posts for a while? Here is what has been in the news this past month: 1. I passed the RD exam! (I’m now officially a Registered Dietitian!) 2. Will and I had an engagement party and engagement pictures taken in Omaha, NE (pictures soon to come!) 3. I moved into a new “fixer-upper” apartment in Old Town (before and after pictures will be...

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Spring 2010 Running Music

Spring 2010 Running Music

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One of these days the weather in Chicago will finally get warm! Until then I’m running indoors and staying motivated with music. Check out my Spring 2010 Running Mix! Hey Soul Sister – Train (great warm up song) The Sound of Settling – Death Cab for Cutie (an oldie but a goodie) The Dog Days are Over – Florence and the Machine (currently is my FAVORITE) Blame it on the...

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New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

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I’m back from the race! New Orleans was so much fun! The weather was gorgeous, the race was a blast, and the food was awesome! Will and I met up with a bunch of friends from college to run the race, a few of which this was their first half marathon! We got to New Orleans on Thursday night, planned out our weekend at the hotel, and hit the sack. We stayed right on Canal street only a few...

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New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

New Orleans Mardi Gras Half Marathon

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Tomorrow I am headed out of snowy cold Chicago on a trip to New Orleans! I’m meeting a group of friends down there to complete the New Orleans Rock n’ Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon on Sunday February 13th! After having such a blast at the Chicago Half Marathon back in August, I decided to register for a destination race! (Not to mention running a race in another city is on my Fitness...