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Caught some classic @jamesgrundler dance moves during his workout today @crossfitinferno with @kassiheidemann. I’ve gotta say though, I love James’ positive fun attitude through every workout no matter how crappy. Also just generally stoked to have another industry nerd around to chat business with from time to time. @billgrundler #crossfit #crossfitinferno #crossfitgames #grundlerbrothers
Funny side-by-side comparison of my brand new @nike #metcon3 shoes along side Alan’s that he’s had for awhile now. I mean, holy cow I have tiny feet compared to this beast of a man I’m married to I guess. Hahaha!
I’ve had my #metcon2’s for about a year now and really needed a new pair, so I was stoked when we found these on the way home today at the Camarillo outlet for a killer deal. Plus I LOVE the colors!! Yay! 💖
#crossfit #crossfitgirls #crossfitmom #powerlifting #powerliftingchicks
Grateful. 💛💛
Today we came home from a very quick trip to LA to see Alan’s Grandma Smith whose health isn’t doing so well. We wanted to be sure the kids had an opportunity to spend time with her and fortunately she was in wonderful spirits and even cracked a few jokes. It was a bittersweet trip as we simply don’t know how much time we have left with her and love her so much, but are grateful for every moment we have and know she’s lived an incredible life (almost 95 years!). 💛💛
When we arrived home on our front walkway were pumpkins. So many pumpkins. No note, no sign of who might have left them (I have a few ideas), but they were and are a delight. This time of year is one of my favorite and this weekend I’d actually been hoping to take the kids to pick up pumpkins but knew it wouldn’t be possible. Fall and Halloween just aren’t the same without them. So, a HUGE THANK YOU to the incredibly thoughtful and wonderful soul(s) who brightened our weekend and coming days. It’s truly just what we needed to come home to. 💛🎃💛 #grateful #friends #love
Some days I’m so grateful we have a home gym. Yesterday and the night before were two of those days. Yesterday there simply wasn’t enough time in the day to get into @crossfitinferno and the day before I really wanted to get in another #deadlift workout. Plus I love seeing the kids create and do their own workouts! •
I’ve been working hard on increasing both my strength as well as my stamina during tough workouts and it’s been paying off. Last night was a #backsquat workout of 3 sets of 5 starting at #120lbs increasing to #135lbs with the last set at #145lbs where I ended up getting 10 reps. Followed by a workout of 5x10 @ #85 with weighted sit-ups between sets. •
The night before was #deadlifts... 5 reps @185#/220#/235#
And then 5x10 Reps @130# with 10 Reps of hollow body rocks
10 reps weighted sit-ups
Between each of those five x10 sets. •
I’m so hesitant to share this video of myself lifting because it’s not pretty. The lighting was bad, the angle was bad and I just generally was taking the struggle bus. That said, there were 7 reps @ #235 that I didn’t think I could do a couple of weeks ago after a huge hit to my brain processing things after the competition. So I share it simply because I’m grateful to be back in the groove and back doing what gives me clarity, back doing what gets me back at work day in and day out. These are the things that help give me the courage to go on striving for more when the world seems so out of control and I love it. #crossfit #crossfitmom #crossfitgirls #powerliftingwomen #powerlifting
What’s better than getting pampered when you really need it? Getting pampered while the most adorable puppy ever sits on your lap! @edensidneysmith was so excited to see Cinder and @amanda_nichole_duckett today @twigandarrowsalon! Her hair looks phenomenal and it was just what she needed to put a smile on her face! 😊💇🏽
Determination. It’s something in the core of who I am as a person. What’s more enjoyable though is to see it in my children. This is Eden at the @battleroyalecomp just over a week ago, head down eyes forward focused and determined to get to her goal. This girl and her brother make me so proud continually. This competition was no exception. She challenged herself and did things that kids twice her age don’t even think about doing, and yet she thought they would be fun! She was determined to do the three workouts that day and she did, with her incredible partner (and sometimes coach) by her side @johnpenner96. Eden has so much heart and is so fierce, I see so much of myself in her but to the infinite degree. She is a force for good and I have no doubt that in the future whatever she decides to put her mind to she will first be determined to see it through and second live it to the fullest. So proud. ❤️❤️ #crossfitmom #crossfitkids #crossfit #crossfitgirls #crossfitfamily #rowing #hangclean #pullups #crossfitcompetition @crossfit @crossfitkids @crossfitinferno @billgrundler @changed_it_again
Oh, @traderjoes you get me. These #sugarskull succulents were too fun to pass up. Both the kids wanted their own. Love this time of year! #fallisintheair
Happy #Caturday from these two crazies! They’ve gotten so big and have quickly taken over our home and family; we wouldn’t have it any other way. Finn and Ash are the best kitties we could have hoped for! Thanks @celeckrich! 😻 #catsofinstagram #cats #bepresent ❤️❤️❤️
Finn says, “I know you have an auction going on today and about a billion other emails to answer, but I am the most important. Really.” #agentlife #agentlifewithkittens #catsofinstagram #bepresent #finnandash
How I love this proverb so much! These last few days have been so busy, more than I can even explain. So many good things happening that I honestly can't complain, but I'm so in need of both of these things and maybe some chocolate. My cheeks long to feel the soreness the only comes from having smiled and laughed uncontrollably for hours on end, my eyes are worn and long for a few peaceful nights without interruption, and I most certainly have been craving all of the most delectable treats I love. Soon, perhaps. First I need to make it through the week. 😉💜 #bepresent #riseup #agentlife ・・・
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I do plenty of the first...need a lot more of the second. 😴 But I must have some Irish blood in me because these are usually my first go-to "cures" too! Have a wonderful Sunday, friends! #sundayencouragement #ontheblog #printable #quote #irishproverb
Today was a day. Let's just say we all may be sleeping the entire day tomorrow if you need anything. Not certain my brain is coherent enough to form many thoughts at this point, but I'll just say a few things... Crossfit competitions are unlike any other competition ever; you die each and every workout and have to do multiple ones in the span of a few short hours. It felt like hours between heats and then suddenly the clock was ticking down 3...2...1...GO!
Next, as with WODs, what seems easy is the most horrible, gut-wrenching, take-you-to-the-ugliest-place-ever and make-you-want-to-barf workout. That was the dumbbell snatch workout for me, which I typically love, but having to hold a 35# dumbbell overhead while Alan did 8reps of db snatches then 8burpee box jumps then 8 more reps of db snatches nearly killed me.
I am so unbelievably in awe of both Alan and Eden. One, Alan supported and carried the team tbh. He truly sees in me what I not often can never see and always believes in me. Today was no-exception and he blew me away with how strong and capable he was. Eden, this girl has a game face! She makes me so proud each and every time I see her work and push. Today, her and her amazing partner @johnpenner96 placed in 12th just above our 13th. They both worked SO hard and I'm so grateful to Johnny for stepping in and being such a great partner to her.
This picture was taken by my dear friend @curiouscupcakekt, thank you!!!! It's my favorite of the two of us, maybe ever.
Thank you, Alan, for pushing me, for helping me, for loving me despite myself, for all of it. I had a blast! Really!
Congratulations to all of the competitors and especially my friends from the 8:25 Nipomo know who you are! 😉
Last but not least, thank you to everyone @battleroyalecomp and @crossfitinferno for putting on an amazing event! With a special thanks to our judge @emarlow927 for pushing me to dig down and GO! What a day!!!! Now to eat a cookie, watch Outlander and sleep!
#crossfit #crossfitcompetition #battleroyale #battleroyale2017 #crossfitinferno #crossfitgirls #girlswholift #asyourself #riseup @billgrundler
About twelve hours from now I throw my competition hat back in the ring @crossfitinferno for the #crossfit @battleroyalecomp. This is the first competition I've participated in in quite a few years, but to say I'm a stranger to it is a mistake. Growing up beginning at age seven competing at flute and music competitions was a regular occurrence all the way up through my late twenties. My high school years were filled with swim meets where I once slammed the wall pad so hard in a race I jammed my finger, much to parents chagrin. There was always something about the energy, despite the nervousness of it all. The challenge and the drive to do better. I've always been a competitive person and so maybe I'm a little nervous about tomorrow...I'm not as fit as I used to be, as healthy, as thin, as unjaded or undistracted. But one thing that hasn't changed is my heart. Last year at this same time I couldn't get through 10 of each squats, sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, push presses, or overhead squats, but today if I would I have gone in to do the workout I would have hit a new PR of #305 on my #deadlift and tomorrow I'm competing and finishing three workouts. I feel accomplished and truth be told I'm excited. #riseup #crossfitgirls #crossfitmom #crossfitter #asyourself #bepresent #deadlifts #crossfitcompetition
Team shirts and shirts for the kids for Saturday's #crossfitcompetition @crossfitinferno @battleroyalecomp came in today from @wodordieapparel! I wish I could have taken a picture of Eden's face when I showed her the shirt for her that says, "Strong Like Mom" because I would save it forever! She's going to rock her workouts this weekend! I'm so proud of her and so excited to be teamed up with Alan! It's going to be a blast! 💪🏼💪🏼🎉🎉 Also, gotta love the photobomb by Eden lol
On my mind as I can't sleep in the middle of the night. ❤️ #Repost @twloha
“We need people to help us carry the heavy and enjoy the light.” New blog: “When the World Says You Should Be Happy” by Jo Matthews. #behappy #stayalive
Nothing like a little reminder that you might die next weekend. Haha!
All going down next weekend in SLO @crossfitinferno the @battleroyalecomp! Just hoping @apsmith227 will survive holding up the team. 😉😂💪🏼💪🏼#weregonnakillit #crossfit #crossfitcompetition #crossfitcomp #justforfun #girlswholift #crossfitgirls
When you've had a pretty stellar day at work and you'd really love to celebrate with all the junk food, but are also trying to count your macros. Then you discover THE cookie pucks made by @apsmith227 (no, they don't fit my macros today 😩) in the freezer! How do you guys celebrate good days? #wantsallthecookies #macros #celebrate #agentlife #allthecookies #ifitfitsyourmacros #ifitfitsyourmouth Slime courtesy of @edensidneysmith 😉💙
"Well, hello know, I'm single and ready to mingle ladies and gents. Oh, and I was recently neutered, so there's that..." Ash in his natural habitat. Haha! #catsofinstagram #kitties
This little guy (Ash) and his brother, Finn, are exhausted. Yes, that is a mouse version of Chewbacca he's sleeping with, it goes everywhere with him. Both made it through their neuter surgery okay and Ash's heart murmur subsided long enough for everything to go really well. The only hiccup...we discovered Ash gets just as hangry if not more than Eden if he hasn't had food recently and may have laid into the vet assistant after waking up from surgery. Oops! We're just so happy they're both home and resting. What a week! Anyone else ready for the weekend??? #catsofinstagram #chewbaccakittytoyftw
Believe me buddy, I'm just as excited to be here as you are. Hoping it's not broken and only a sprained arm, but we shall see. Gotta think positive! Perhaps he learned his lesson about leaning back on chairs? #probablynot lol