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CrossFitter since May 2011...and not turning back

The BEST Songza playlist to listen and sing along to while packing and cleaning. 

Btw - moving sucks. Even though I’m only moving a block away to an apartment, it’s still the same amount of work. Blah.

The BEST Songza playlist to listen and sing along to while packing and cleaning.

Btw - moving sucks. Even though I’m only moving a block away to an apartment, it’s still the same amount of work. Blah.

— 2 days ago with 2 notes
#whistlewhileyouwork 
Complexes. Bear complexes.

Complexes. Bear complexes.

— 4 days ago with 7 notes
#GPOY  #crossfit  #bearcomplex 
GPOY - boyfriend jeans. Why have I waited so long before I got a pair??

Happy Friday! And happy birthday to tinaeatsdonuts!!!

GPOY - boyfriend jeans. Why have I waited so long before I got a pair??

Happy Friday! And happy birthday to tinaeatsdonuts!!!

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#gpoy 

Birthday Weekend

I’m lucky to have such great family and friends. I didn’t plan anything for my birthday, but was treated to dinners, lunches, and treats by various groups of friends all weekend. Thank you!!

Photo 1 - My best friend made me lasagna (one of my favourite foods) and blueberry pie. Yum!

Photo 2 - Saturday Team Wod

Photo 3 - my grandma and me. She’s also a September baby (in a couple weeks).

Photo 4 - It was a beautiful sunny weekend here in Vancity. The sky was on fire last night. Gorgeous!

— 3 weeks ago with 4 notes
#birthdays  #weekend  #Vancouver 

Labour Day Weekend recap

I can’t believe it’s already September…

The last weekend in August consisted of dancing all night to 90’s music at a pub, doing the CrossFit Team Series wods, relaxing with my best friend and her dog (the couch seat stealer), and playing with my new spiralizer (it’s so cool!! I’m going to make every phallic shaped item into a noodle lol).

It has been a wonderful summer and I’m ready to carry over the goodness into Fall :)

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes
Thoughts on the CrossFit Team Series

No “team” is involved. Basically the wods require all individuals to be able to do all the movements and in equal amounts. There is no communication or real strategy involved except the slapping of your partner’s hand for them to go. I hope the next series of wods will be a little more interesting…

On a side note, I discovered my new one rep max front squat is 205lbs and my 3 rep max is 195lbs. Yeah!

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#crossfit  #gains 

Weekend Recap -

1) ALS ice bucket challenge. It’s pretty amazing how dumping a bucket of water has created awareness for a lesser known disease. Last year in August (in Canada), donations were $7500. This year, donations have reached $5 million dollars.

2) The Fair at the PNE. Corn dogs, mini donuts, giant deep fried onion, farm animals, animation exhibits, super dog show, carnival games (where we won the stuffed donut), and free concerts. Always lots of fun!

3) Canadian Affiliate League playoffs. Our CrossFit box came 4th in the league during the regular season so we got a bye into the quarter finals. We lost the head to head match against the eventual winners by 2 seconds! The league was a great experience and a lot of fun meeting new people and visiting different boxes around Vancouver.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#alsicebucketchallenge  #pne  #crossfit  #canaffleague 
After track day Tuesday and the WOD below yesterday, my legs are destroyed.

5 rounds of 3 min AMRAP with 1 min rest between rounds

3 power cleans (95/135)
6 push ups
9 squats

Only full rounds count. Score = 19*

After track day Tuesday and the WOD below yesterday, my legs are destroyed.

5 rounds of 3 min AMRAP with 1 min rest between rounds

3 power cleans (95/135)
6 push ups
9 squats

Only full rounds count. Score = 19*

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#crossfit 

Weekend Things:

Saturday Team WOD (rowing, thrusters, box jumps, kettle bell swings, med ball run), specialty ice cream trip, bike ride along the Stanley Park sea wall, and high tea at The Fairmont Hotel. Bonus - random duck face selfie.

— 1 month ago with 6 notes
#crossfit  #weekendthings  #beautiful bc  #summer 
eatteachwodrepeat:

I just used this test sheet to see what I can do.
green = I can do ityellow = I should test it soonpink = I know I can’t do it yet
I’m not surprised that overhead squat is my best movement. I’m a little surprised that my 500m row is that far over. I might have done that 1:55, even, but not recently, and I should test it again.
I might try updating this one sometime, too.

Cool sheet to check to see what level you’re at!

eatteachwodrepeat:

I just used this test sheet to see what I can do.

green = I can do it
yellow = I should test it soon
pink = I know I can’t do it yet

I’m not surprised that overhead squat is my best movement. I’m a little surprised that my 500m row is that far over. I might have done that 1:55, even, but not recently, and I should test it again.

I might try updating this one sometime, too.

Cool sheet to check to see what level you’re at!

— 1 month ago with 20 notes

If you have ever watched The New Girl, you will understand this book. GOLD!!

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#thenewgirl  #douchebagjar 

Last night we had another throw down in the Metro League and we came out with a victory. We finished the wod in 14:03.

The best part of all of this is doing team wods with friends and meeting new people from other boxes. Lots of fun!

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#crossfit  #metroleague 

Weekend Things

Friday - we had another metro league competition. We got to visit a different box and it was a great experience. We won 2-1 and even had out own little cheering section. Great support!

Saturday - our annual Overdrive beach BBQ. Great weather, great company, and great food.

Sunday - after the beach day, I could resume some gluttonous eating again. 2 pints of heaven in Earnest Ice Cream. I stocked up because this place has a 30 minute wait at times. So worth it. (I did not eat it all lol).

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#weekend 

Waffles! Had a great night reuniting with some old friends. I had a savoury Belgium waffle with Brie, walnuts, and drizzled honey.

Yum!

— 2 months ago with 5 notes
#nerowaffle