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Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway! 00

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Like us on Facebook or leave a comment below for a chance to win a free entry to a 2013-2014 season Reebok Spartan Race! For more information about the Spartan Race, read on! A couple years ago in efforts to increase our running and athleticism, I participated in the Warrior Dash and Will participated in the Tough Mudder. But now there’s a new obstacle race gaining...

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Saturday Fresh Picks!

Saturday Fresh Picks!

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Good morning! The rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining! After returning from crossfit yesterday morning, my second order from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks had arrived! We nearly used up all of the produce from the last order, so I went ahead and ordered another fruit and veggie box! I am loving having this little surprise arrive every weekend! Here is what we got: 1 bunch Swiss...

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage 00

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

Sage French Toast with Apples and Maple Chicken Sausage

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Friday night’s Crossfit workout really beat me up. 21 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 42 Pull-ups 15 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 30 Pull-ups 9 Overhead Squats (@ 65#) 18 Pull-ups All in under 15 minutes… So it’s no wonder why I haven’t been able to move my arms all weekend. I even slept in until noon on Sunday…quite unlike me. So Sunday brunch was a little later in the afternoon than...

February Running Music 00

February Running Music

February Running Music

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First it was running, then it was crossfit, but why can’t it be both? This is the question I asked myself at the beginning of the year and have since committed to incorporating both running and crossfit back into my life with equal attention. With my last race being nearly 6 months ago at the Big Ten 10K, I’m ready for my next challenge – the good old Shamrock Shuffle. I...

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Fajita Taco Pizza

Fajita Taco Pizza

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First things first – check out Eat Chic Chicago quoted in Shape magazine in an article called The Best Breakfasts for You! I am so excited to be a part of this! Secondly, we did NOT hang the Urbio this weekend. Turns out it requires drilling 45 holes in the wall…so we are going to wait, brainstorm about how to minimize the destruction that this would cause to our rented apartment wall, and...

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates 00

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

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The weekend has arrived! While I had planned a highly productive Saturday for myself with a whole list of things to get done, unfortunately almost none of it got accomplished and instead relaxation prevailed. After some work early this morning, we headed out for a crossfit workout. Saturday Team WOD = get your ass kicked before you relax for the weekend. Team WOD: In teams of 3, one person rows...

Crossfit Games Workout 12.5 00

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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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...