10 things you’ll find in my fridge

Inspired by Lauren Conrad’s “10 things you can always find in my fridge” post, I took a peek at what I always have on hand. eggs – I could eat eggs for every meal. I love them as a savory, filling snack. I also use them when making protein pancakes and have them on my […]

Crossfit Open: 17.1 Recap + Tips

My crossfit journey started in July 2014. Since then I’ve completed countless wods, but not many serious competitions. This year I decided to enter the open. The crossfit open is a 5-week, 5-workout competition that crossfit athletes all over the world can enter. The workouts are announced on Thursdays and athletes have until Monday to submit their […]

Friday Faves

Happy Friday! Here are my favorite things from this week: This little reminder about an amazing cuse win: http://www.diddukewin.com/ These articles that provide calorie insight for runners: http://www.crazyrunninggirl.com/2017/02/22/calories-burned-running-the-reality/ http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/running-to-lose-weight This song by Coldplay and The Chainsmokers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7MFYoylVs This sunrise that greeted me before my morning workout How was your week?

Tabata: Legs

Happy hump day! For #workoutwednesday, I put together a leg-intensive tabata routine. This routine is great for an at-home workout since it requires no equipment. But don’t let the bodyweight movements fool you: tabata is an intense workout. This form of HIIT has a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio – so you’re working twice as long as you’re resting. Each […]

Should I work out when I’m sick?

Great question. Let me start by saying I’m not a medical professional, so I’m not technically qualified to give you that kind of advice. But, as someone who doesn’t like to miss a workout, I have researched and read up on the topic. I’ve been feeling sick lately myself – headache, congestion, fatigue. My general […]

Workout Playlist – Feb 2017

The right music can make or break your workout. When I need a push at crossfit, the right song can get me in the zone. Bumping beats can distract you from the pain and fatigue of a workout. Studies have shown it can even reduce perceived effort and increase endurance, allowing people to work out longer than they […]

I’m Loving Lately: February Edition

February’s here, and with it comes a new list of what I’m loving lately! Quote: “Worry is a misuse of imagination.” Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies: Preheat oven to 350. Mash 3 ripe bananas, 1/3 cup applesauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, vanilla and cinnamon to taste. […]

Treadmill Workouts

Winter can be a tough time for runners. Sometimes I love a snowy outdoor run, sometimes it’s dark and blizzarding and I find myself on the treadmill. I used to think of treadmill running as a chore – sometimes it can feel that way. For the most part, that changed for me when I started […]