Two Weeks Crossfit DONE

I returned to a box this year. It has been two years. For the first two weeks I did a foundations class, I never did that the first time around because I have a nice powerlifting background (thanks to Scott who was my go-to strength coach while I was a college athlete). I did it this time to ease back into the Crossfit workouts and get to spend time with my husband.

So three times a week for two weeks we went over body mechanics and did a WOD. The last one was Fran, yeah really.  I did the Rx weight of 65 lb. thrusters but took the lowest level of modification since I cannot do 45 unassisted pull-ups – or even one.


Besides Fran there has been a lot of life in the last two weeks as well as a giveaway for TWO entries into The Color Run of your choice that ends on Friday.

new haircut
New haircut
Finally visited Happy Leaf kombucha brewery… 3x in the last two weeks
Two nights of Friday Night Yoga Club and got to spend time with this teacher for a nice talk
Menu planning per usual but adding in 3 year-olds lunches in the planning now
Realizing how much l support local brands. This vegan chocolate is organic and amazing!
Getting nice numbers with my Polar Loop. I need to reset my goal and aim for 7/7.
dental visit
Me, hubby, and the 3 year-old all had dental check-ups last week.
vegetable toy
Still trying to pull a Wild E. Coyote and get the kiddo to get back on the veggie train.
Saw a lot of emo beauty while out getting my heart pumping.
Sochi at the zoo
Checked into some new volunteer opportunities and got to see Sochi the 6 week-old cub at the zoo in the process
Sportsmen Expo
Headed to the International Sportsmen Expo to check out some conservation orgs

Other than that today is my anniversary and I got to hang out with an awesome girlfriend outside in the sun after lunch.  This is definitely a day surrounded by love – I hope it is for you as well. xoxo

The Crud/The Funk #365yoga

Last Thursday my little guy woke at 4 am hacking with a cough and I was up. I have seen way too many midnights then sunrises since then and been fighting off his crud as well as my husband’s. At 30 weeks pregnant I think this is a pretty miraculous feat to still have an immune system fighting back in a city going through an epidemic of flu/norovirus/respiratory infection/croup/cold these days.

So that is what I have been up to. By Sunday night my body was so exhausted every part of me was sore climbing into bed and I figured I had succumbed to a flu. However by 2 am I was awake to go to the bathroom and my muscles felt fine. I was at a point of pure physical exhaustion. I napped on Monday. I tried to jump back into life full force on Tuesday and my body said, “you are pregnant fool” and pushed me down. Today it has been holistic garlic lemonade, green smoothies, physically taking it easy and not even cooking dinner so I would have a full rest day. We went out to one of our fave Nepalese restaurants instead.

Patience. Ahimsa. Life.

During this time I also celebrated a wedding anniversary where I could not even kiss my husband who was fighting a cold. However I was very content with that day, what I have in this life and how it was all thrown at us. A total Santosha experience.

With essentially laying low the last few days my body feels a little out of sorts, wanting. Cat/cow have been my friend as well as a simple vinyasa to allow movement into my back without taxing me at all. Some of the gentlest of yoga without being restorative or in savasana for a physical practice. Movement and breath are still your friends even when your body is not wanting to do anything.