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On a mission to create my own happiness....

CrossFitter since May 2011...and not turning back

I don’t get angry at people very often, but when I do, I have a strong urge to punch them in the face.

Arg!

— 5 days ago with 2 notes
Competition training starts for the Winter Challenge in November. Two 18 minute AMRAPs and I’m dead. 

Welcome back double WODs.

Competition training starts for the Winter Challenge in November. Two 18 minute AMRAPs and I’m dead.

Welcome back double WODs.

— 6 days ago with 3 notes
#crossfit  #competition training 
Eating leftover meatballs, lounging on the couch, and having a Scandal marathon….Happy Thanksgiving!

Eating leftover meatballs, lounging on the couch, and having a Scandal marathon….Happy Thanksgiving!

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
Outfit of the Day - Fall Edition

Skirts, tights, boots, and scarves….love! I’m also loving the pink cups from Blenz in support of breast cancer awareness month. 

Happy Friday everyone!

Outfit of the Day - Fall Edition

Skirts, tights, boots, and scarves….love! I’m also loving the pink cups from Blenz in support of breast cancer awareness month.

Happy Friday everyone!

— 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
#ootd  #GPOY  #fall 
October 1st - my new space

In previous places where I’ve lived, I never put in the time to decorate much. But this time, I decided to make this space more “me”. 

Can you spot the extra nerdy touch? Maybe only if you know me really well….

October 1st - my new space

In previous places where I’ve lived, I never put in the time to decorate much. But this time, I decided to make this space more “me”.

Can you spot the extra nerdy touch? Maybe only if you know me really well….

— 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
#October  #home 
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.

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#whistlewhileyouwork 
Complexes. Bear complexes.

Complexes. Bear complexes.

— 3 weeks ago with 8 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 month 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!

— 1 month 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 :)

— 1 month 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*

— 2 months ago with 5 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.

— 2 months 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!

— 2 months ago with 20 notes