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Skill Work & The End of the Open

Happy Hump Day! Where does the time go? I could ask Daylight Savings Time, since that happened not that long ago and I am one of about 16 people who appreciates it. That extra hour means I actually get to leave work and have not only daylight, but sunshine. Hooray!

The last week of the Open is here! It’s insane how quickly these five weeks have flown by, and overall I’ve been very happy with how I’ve done. In my region (Northern California) in the scaled division, I am in 24th place. Not bad out of 865 people! This last workout, 16.4, was as follows:

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The CrossFit Open – What is it, and why should I do it?

Hey! Happy Monday!

Today might seem like any other regular Monday, but this week is a little different as it’s a big one for the CrossFit community. Why, you ask?

THE CROSSFIT OPEN STARTS THIS WEEK!

So, what exactly is the Open? 

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The Flu, New Programming & The Open

Hot damn, it’s been a minute. I think I should add regular blog posts to my list of goals to accomplish for the New Year!

I’ve been dealing with a terrible flu since last Monday (January 4th) that sidelined me from life for about a week. I’m not sure why I’ve been getting sick so much this year, but it’s starting to tick me off. I came down with a slight cold on Christmas, but it was clearing up until last week when I started to feel pretty crappy Monday evening. Tuesday morning I had a fever, and Wednesday morning I went to urgent care with a fever of 102.5°. They gave me a mask to wear (because I was so disgusting), and my boyfriend pointed out my uncanny resemblance to Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat.

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I know what I’m being for Halloween.

It was absolutely miserable…I don’t think I’ve ever been that sick in my life. Today (Thursday the 14th) is the first time I’ve worked out in 10 days, and that was rough.

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Bull Riding & Six Months Later

One of the best feelings in the world is going into work on a Friday before a 3-day weekend. However, when you don’t actually have work on Friday, and you only are working Tuesday – Thursday, that feeling of pure elation is a little stolen from you…but I won’t complain about it too much. It’s Labor Day weekend, and for those of you stuck in an office, TODAY IS YOUR DAY! Happy Friday, and happy 3-day weekend.

Yesterday marked six months of me getting laid off from my job in tech. Six months is a long time, and I’ll admit it put me into a bit of a panic because I’m still somewhat at a loss of what I need to be doing to get where I want to go. Looking back on my time at my old job, I learned a lot but I was always pretty unhappy, especially towards the end; I wasn’t being challenged, I was frustrated, bored, and unenthused about the industry I was working in. When I got laid off, it came within 4 weeks of ending a serious relationship, moving back in with my mom, and totaling my car; the timing on it wasn’t great, but if I have to take anything away from it, it definitely was the catapult I needed to realize that the fitness industry is where I want to be.

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Twitter & Jump Ropes

Oh my gosh! Internet! I did something incredible! I signed up for Twitter! Follow me, yes?

Other than being quite possibly the last person on earth to join Twitter, I want to talk to you about jump ropes. Yes, those things we used as children in PE class. Turns out they’re still fun as an adult, and they can provide a crazy hard workout that will leave your shoulders on fire and your lungs burning and begging you to stop. Why yes! I am talking about double unders!

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The CrossFit Games Are Coming!

This month has pretty a great month for traveling. I spent 8 days in beautiful Wyoming, and now I’m going down to the less than beautiful Carson, CA for 6 days to watch the Reebok CrossFit Games. I know that everyone is supposed to swoon over southern California’s supposed beauty, but…no. Sorry. Too much traffic, tons of smog and too many people. But they do have beaches that are actually warm, so…I guess I can kind of see the appeal.

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