Monthly Archives : February 2017

Minimalist travel? Not exactly…but not bad.


Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I leave for Europe tomorrow evening and for the first time I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe for the journey. I’m testing it out. I’m limiting myself to only 11 items (minus my outer layers and workout clothes) for a two week excursion. My luggage for the trip is a Osprey Farpoint 40 and…

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WOD Wednesday: The Open Starts


Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. The Open announcement is going live tomorrow evening the 23rd, the beginning of the 7th year of the Open and I’ve participated in every one. Wow that’s commitment. Regardless if it’s your first year or your 7th it’s an exciting time. The Open is where people achieve things they weren’t able to before.…

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Death Valley National Park


Yesterday I explored Death Valley. A little over two hours from Las Vegas, Death Valley sits just over the border of California and is the “lowest, hottest and driest” National Park. Established as a National Monument in 1933 the park was expanded becoming a national park in 1994. I entered the park via the Death Valley Junction, otherwise known as…

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President’s Day Activities


Hello all! So this Monday is President’s day. Most of the country has the day off and a lovely three-day weekend. Well the National Park service has sweetened the deal, waiving all entrance fees for all of the National Parks this Monday. Pretty cool. Always wanted to see Yosemite but don’t want to pay the $20 entrance fee? Well Monday…

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WOD Wednesday: Get ready for Next week!


(Feature Image from FitnessHQ.com) What? Next week is the start of the Open? It’s true! Am I nervous? No. I’m scared. Dave Castro tends to be very diabolical when it comes to the Open workouts. He really tries, and succeeds in thinning the herd, or “letting the cream rise to the top”. No one has ever walked away from an Open…

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Valentine’s Day


If you’re anything like me you’ve had a variety of Valentine’s Days. From great to not so great. The best Valentine’s Day has to go to by ex, Mike, who took me to an amazing restaurant with a my favorite pre-selected dessert. The worst would have to go to my ex, Travis, who thought it would be a great idea…

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Weekend Travel/Adventure Ideas


This weekend is the weekend before Valentine’s Day and you may be scrambling to find something to give your significant other. No worries. Here are some ideas for a getaways that will earn you some serious points. Not in a relationship? No problem, these are all things you can do with friends and have a fantastic time. Easy hike with a…

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Time for another WOD! Open Special.


Good day Everyone! How is your Wednesday shaping up? Today I have a short and sweet workout converted for you. I was watching a BuzzFeed video the other day and it reminded me that you don’t always need an hour to work out or even 30 minutes. If you have 10 minutes a day you can keep yourself from becoming…

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Global Entry day!


Today I went for my Global Entry, final interview. What is Global Entry? Global Entry is a service provided by the US government which flags you as a “trustworthy” traveler. Meaning that when you enter the US from another country you can bypass the long customs line. Which is pretty cool. There are a lot of questions surrounding Global Entry,…

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WOD Wednesday: Why do you Exercise?


Why do you exercise? I’m paraphrasing CrossFit’s question to everyone when they sign up for the open. However you ask it the question is still valid, why? Why do we get up in the mornings or drag ourselves to gym after work? For some it’s because they want to fit into that dress. For others it’s because they need to do…

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