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Just OK, but feeling awesome… and learning stuff.

Today’s workout was “Angie”… For time: 100 pull-ups, 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats. For the regular CrossFitter reading this, you’re like, “yeah yeah… no big”. For the very tiny percentage of you who read my blog and don’t CrossFit (thank you for sticking with me!), you’re like… “100 pull-ups?!” Trust me, people do it. Girls do it. I started …

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What do you do when…?

After yesterday’s workout, I thought I would write a little post about expectations… when we overestimate what we can do, and also when we underestimate what we can do in a workout. This was what we did: Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes, do as many reps as possible in one set of: Odd minute–Strict Press (75/55lb) Even …

Levi

Same Same But Different

Several people have asked me how it feels getting back to working out after having a baby. Honestly guys, I am loving it. I can hardly believe that it’s been just over a year since I stopped doing CrossFit with competing in mind. Working out 2-3 times a day was so normal for me for almost 4 years. I practically …

Thoughts from “The Ghost”

Getting to the gym these days isn’t quite as easy as it used to be. Last Wednesday was no different really. I attempted to get Levi down for a morning nap around 8:30, hoping that 15 minutes later he’d be fast asleep and I could be on my way. However, he doesn’t always work like I want him to (shocker), …

New Year Stuff

Happy New Year friends! I always like to write a blog this time of year, as it helps me reflect on the year that has just passed, and think about my hopes and goals for the one that lies ahead. Since I have quite a bit of free time lately and honestly am pretty bored waiting for baby boy Schuil …

Because it’s been forever…

I started my first blog ‘Oh Sweet Life’ back in 2008, shortly before moving to Costa Mesa. That feels so long ago now, and when I read my old posts I can’t help but think of all that has happened between then and now. I started working out at CrossFit Costa Mesa immediately after we moved here, and my blog …

Lessons from the 2014 CrossFit Open–14.4

Week 4: “Good enough” isn’t good enough for me. I got my first muscle-up on December 21st, 2011. This is approximately 2 years and 4 months ago. (I tattooed the date to my arm… No I didn’t! But I did write it down). As most of you are aware, it’s kind of a big deal to get your first muscle-up… …

“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”

Scott likes to say this too… “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.” I have come to really love this line. I often forget about it until it’s too late, but when I remember, oh how it has the ability to change me in the moment! The saying is used often in the military… moving too fast or rushing things …

Lessons from the 2014 CrossFit Open–14.3

Week 3: God sees me. After several years of letting my CrossFit training be the priority in my life, I finally decided to loosen my grip a little bit and make room again for people and other things that are important to me. I have always wanted to have kids, but when I began seriously training, this desire got pushed …

Lessons from the 2014 CrossFit Open–14.2

Week 2: Stay focused and stick to your plan. (I apologize that this is mostly a workout recap) 14.2 was a hard workout for me… overhead squats and chest to bar pull-ups are not my strongest movements, but at least the weight (65 pounds) was manageable and my butterfly chest to bars were coming along. I actually thought this one …