Archive | August, 2013

FridayBeforeTheStorm

30 Aug

With two days left before September, I am trying to wrap my brain around the fact that for the next month every weekend is already booked and when September has come and gone it will be the “Holiday Season” with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then New Years. Damn.

But I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. September is a great month for many different reasons and they are:

1. Labor Day Weekend. The Rocky Mountain Showdown. Need I say more? To explain why this is such a big deal is because my house is divided. I went to CU and Dan went to CSU (Poor Dan). Since before we were even a couple, our second date was the CU vs CSU game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. My mom scored us some pretty sweet seats, even though they were in the CSU section, but I think this is why Dan didn’t turn down my offer to come with me. We made a pact that whoever won that game we would sit in that section the following year, and every year since, we have managed to keep that pact alive. If you know me, I am not an all-day-drinker kind of girl… but, other than St. Patty’s day, this is the one other day out of the year where we wake up and start with mimosas, and go all day long. Hard. So, like I said- need I say more?

2. Dan & My anniversary is September 18. And this year will be our three year mark. I love him so much, and couldn’t have imagined the past three years without him.  I’ll keep this part short, because I don’t want to get all mushy and lovey dovey, but I still have a crush on this guy, and Dan- we make a great team and I cannot wait to see what our future holds.

3. Dan’s birthday. We are getting closer and closer to 30 every year which is so crazy to think about, but I always have such a fun time surprising him with gifts, and spoiling him for a change.

Those are the three consistent September events and this year we threw in our first team competition together. You didn’t think I could write a post without mentioning CrossFit did you? I didn’t think so. On September 8 Dan and I will be a team, competing in the Cops Fighting Cancer Charity CrossFit Competition held at CrossFit 6th Avenue. This event is to raise money for Colorado’s cancer patients and their families and other than competing, there are other ways to donate. If you are interested, click on the link below, and thank you in advance. With this being our first competition together, I am bit nervous- but I know it will be fun and a great experience. Wish us luck!!

I hope you enjoy your Labor Day weekend, and the months to come. Before we know it, it will be 2014.

To donate to Cops Fighting Cancer click: http://copsfightingcancer.eventbrite.com/

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Annie

14 Aug

There is this girl I like. Her name is Annie. And I like her both ways.

I have discussed one of my least favorite girl WODs, which is Elizabeth, but let me talk about my favorite: Annie. Annie is a CrossFit Workout that goes a little something like this:

50 Double Unders – 50 Sit Ups
40 Double Unders – 40 Sit Ups
30 Double Unders – 30 Sit Ups
20 Double Unders – 20 Sit Ups
10 Double Unders – 10 Sit Ups

 

And Annie Both Ways, is exactly how it sounds.. you do the regular Annie, and then work your way back up, not repeating the 10’s. It looks like this:

50 Double Unders – 50 Sit Ups
40 Double Unders – 40 Sit Ups
30 Double Unders – 30 Sit Ups
20 Double Unders – 20 Sit Ups
10 Double Unders – 10 Sit Ups
20 Double Unders – 20 Sit Ups
30 Double Unders – 30 Sit Ups
40 Double Unders – 40 Sit Ups
50 Double Unders – 50 Sit Ups

 

I enjoy this workout because Double Unders are easily my favorite move in CrossFit. It is one of those movements that some people get, and some just don’t. For me, I was lucky enough to be one of those people who just got it.

At the beginning of each CrossFit class we have a ‘circle of friends’ meeting to say your name, how long you’ve been crossfitting, and then there is a question of the day. Last nights question was, “What is your least favorite thing about CrossFit?” There was a wide array of answers, ranging from movements such as Thrusters and Overhead Squats, to the dieting (Paleo), to the cost, to certain people who do crossfit that forget to leave their ego at the door. All of these things are valid reasons to dislike CrossFit, but now I am wondering… What is your favorite thing about CrossFit? I have a lot I enjoy about CrossFit, and here are my 5 favorite things. In no particular order.

5. Double Unders

4. My expanding collection of Lululemon. Although my wallet hates that place, I like the way those shorts make my butt look. And hey- if you know me, you know I do not have much of a butt, so those shorts are worth every penny if it makes me look like I have something back there. And the cuter you feel, the better you work out. fact.

3. Eye candy. Its not a sin to get excited when Rich Froning…. oops, I mean Dan… takes his shirt off.

2. PRs. These are the things that get any Crossfitter excited. To better yourself is a great accomplishment. And to keep striving for something better is worth the battle.

1. The friends I have made through CrossFit. These people are irreplaceable, and I am thankful every day for this new family. BEARS

PlannedBite

8 Aug

Dan and I would like to announce that we are going to start a food blog called Planned Bite. We are in the process of setting up all of the social media sites, and adding our recipes to the website.

I am very excited of what is to come and know we have a great support system, so thank you in advance.

Click here to check out our new blog- Planned Bite