Browsing Category : Inspiration

Best places to spend Halloween


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up and seeing how inventive everyone can be! There is an air of foreboding and it’s the one time of year I don’t mind being scared. It’s the only time of year I find it acceptable to watch horror movies and eat candy corn. Because I love this holiday I…

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Authentic Oktoberfests in the US in October.


I love Oktoberfests. The beer, the pretzels, and the lederhosen. Munich has been on my bucket list for years. Now, Oktoberfest might be over in Germany but you can still have an authentic Oktoberfest in the US. Let’s start with a little history. Oktoberfest began on October 12, 1810, to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Teresa of…

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Re-evaluation


There are times in life when you have to take a look and see if there is anything there that needs to be changed. I think of it as re-evaluating. You can do this for anything, your fitness routine, your diet, your closet and your job, among other things. It’s important to re-evaluate. Without introspection, we cannot grow as people.…

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Thoughts on the CrossFit Regionals.


(Photo Credit: xendurance.com) This past weekend was the last weekend. To say it’s bittersweet is an understatement. We, as CrossFitters wait all year for Regionals because let’s be honest, not all of us can or will go to the Games. So, Regionals are the next best thing. We all have our favorites. Favorite team, favorite athlete, even a favorite region. My…

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Consistently… Running


Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about running. Why you may ask? I’ve been asking myself the same question. I used to love running… well let me digress. I started off with a slight disdain for running, then after running consistently, I began to tolerate it, which then turned to love. Then I hurt my knee, actually I tore the…

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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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