My Dad coached me in track in high school. I learned so much from him! I remember being only 12 years old and going on 3 mile runs around the city. This past weekend I went home and he let me borrow his Running Trax (aka: The Track Bible). This book literally has everything a runner could ever wish for when programming a workout. From interval splits, to rest times, to number of sets, this book has it all. I am excited to take my track workouts to a whole new level! Who's in?
Coach Lisa just posted on Facebook how she's sad we're not doing the Jesus WOD today, and I absolutely agree. That workout was one of the hardest things I've done, and what I would call an athletic religious experience.
If you've never done the workout then I challenge you to read about my experience last year and do it for yourself at some point this weekend.
I am excited to spend the weekend with my family and celebrate my Faith. I know one thing that's for sure...I won't be doing toe-to-bars like the picture above. Texas beaches are in my forecast. How will you spend this Easter weekend?
Food for thought: "Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character."
I am well aware it is warmer outside now and soaking up every bit of the sunlight. I have been telling everyone I am solar-powered since I absolutely love the sun and it puts me in such a good mood. However... with the sun comes dehydration if you are not careful.
I tried a new coconut water (pic above) yesterday directly after my workout and loved it. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Pure coconut water. No additives. Refreshing.
I start every Monday with the lovely crew pictured above; the 8:30am MWF class at Lake Pointe. These ladies are some of the most encouraging, supportive, and hard-working group of women I have met.
I remember the days when I would wake up on Monday and already be thinking of Friday. I lived for the weekends. Each day was a dread. Trust me, this is no way to live. January 2009 I quit the TGIF lifestyle and started work at CrossFit Central.
Fast forward 2 1/2 years later and my life is Thank God For Today (TGFT). I wake up each day with a new fervor, drive, determination, and endless possibilities. I am creating the life I want. I choose to be a part of something bigger than myself. I am surrounded by a team that I consider to be some of my closest friends. We dream big. We work hard. We are diligent. We believe we can change the world.
Don't get me wrong, each day is not sunshine and lilies; however, it is so different. It's a complete paradigm shift from TGIF to TGFT. How do you live each week? Life is too short to live for the weekend.
I love my greens, but I do not love cutting them up daily. When in a rush I throw a couple of handfuls of the mixed greens pictured above into a skillet with coconut oil and BAM--- sauteed greens in no time without cutting and rinsing. This package includes collard, turnip, and mustard greens all in one. My other favorite is the turnip greens all by itself.
A couple of weeks ago Michelle & Jenifer (6:30am Tu/Th Deep Eddy bootcampers), Coach Jess Clark, and myself ventured to The Long Center for the Fitness Flash Mob. Great event! My favorite part was doing the "Billy Blanks" with the glow sticks and yoga with Bekah from Lulu. I loved every minute of meeting new people, sportin the Double Cs, and giving back to the community.
Watch the video in it's entirety to see the Japanese flag made with glow sticks!
I challenge you this month to pick an event within the Austin community and give back. As I learned yesterday, You can't out give a giver.
YUM. Crunchy. Delish.The perfect treat to a protein packed meal. I paired mine with ceviche and kale. My sister even thought of substituting the oregano for cinnamon if you were looking for a different flavor.
FOCUS: Just like the saying for Lay's potato chips-- You can't eat just one. You've been warned.
2 cups almond flour
2TB olive oil
1ts baking soda
1-2TB oregano (I used 2TB)
Mix all ingredients together with wet hands. Flatten dough on thin baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use knife or pizza cutter to slice into squares if you want them to look nice. I just broke mine up into small pieces after they were baked. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until brown.
This past Saturday I ran on a mile relay with Carey Kepler, David Deleon, and Jeff McKinney for the Manzano Mile. CrossFit Central had 2 teams out there competing. It was so much fun! I ran 70seconds and we placed 5th overall with a time of 4:18. I will run a 63second open quarter within the next 2 months.
A couple of videos were posted on Flotrack with hilarious commentary regarding us warming up prior to the race. Who would have thought that our warm-up drills would be such an intimidating factor. Ha!