The small one and Nannie, at sports day this summer. This photo tells a thousand stories and one I treasure. I am watching many people I care about battling tough times at the moment. When life gives you uphill treacle, keep moving, the pace isn't important, the continual motion is, the continual motion builds resilience, and belief. The human spirit is quite remarkable isn't it! Have an awesome day, keep moving 😘
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That 15k?! This picture captures my feelings about that 15k. 🤣 I mean, come on! It was NO JOKE! Three major ascents up the mountain right out of the gates (3500ish ft of elevation gain?), wet technical terrain, mud for days, tons of walls, rigs, and heavy carries, strategically placed on the mountain of course! It was hands down the hardest OCR race I have ever done. And I would expect nothing less. OCRWC is like the Olympics of our sport, and I consider it a damn honor to be out there getting totally manhandled by this course. I love sharing in the blissful misery with other athletes who qualified and love the sport as much as I do. From the pros to the journeymen and women to the Make-A-Wish race, every single person EARNED their medals when they crossed that finish line.🏅💪 I cant believe this very special weekend is over, and I will take every moment on that course and learn from it. I can’t wait for the offseason to work on things I need to improve, and continue to build upon the things I did well. A huge congratulations to everyone who took on Blue Mountain this past weekend- you are an OCRWC finisher!! 💚👊 #OCRWC#ocrwc2017#ocr#likeagirl#workforit#spartan#digdeep#strongwomen#wreckbag#ocrunited#mudrunguide#ocrathlete#ocrnation#grit#spartanwomen
Another GRIT class down. Do you see how much this class grew just from last week?
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This week was equally as hard, but I felt stronger and more confident. I was able to push even harder, thanks to Lori (best coach ever! 😉) Such a difference in just one week! 💪🏻 can’t wait to see what next week holds!
PUSH your limit and see how far YOU can go.
I’ll be at Flagler YMCA tomorrow teaching with Amy Perry for Body Pump at 9:30!
All classes in October are free over at Flagler, come check it out!
You can’t tell by the picture, but my tank is absolutely soaked from the spin-session I had just completed. Despite the look of struggle and suffer on my face- it felt REAL good to be able to push hard in a class by the likes of Dave Q 😉😅🚴🏻♀️
I ran 1 km yesterday (happy dance!) and it felt reeeeal good. The real test will be when I slowly add greater volume/speed, but it was nice to finally run again. This process has been tough. I have been improving in other areas of training, particularly in my patience 😏
“This is the process- acknowledging where you are, identifying where you want to be, and breaking it down into pieces. Excellence is a matter of steps. Excel at this one, then that one, then the one after that.” - @benbergeron, Coach/author ‘Chasing Excellence’ 🙌🏻
Success. Will you D.W.I.T) Do what it takes?
Here's Mark Ruffalo
And it was thanks to a spliff that it finally did. The actor, who described himself as ‘a 30-year overnight sensation’, told how his starring role as The Hulk in the latest Marvel blockbuster was a world away from endless rejection. ‘It’s been mythologised now but it started with about 600 auditions without success,’ he said about his long slog to stardom. ‘Most smart people would have quit when it takes that long.’ Appearing on The Graham Norton Show – alongside singer Nicki Minaj on BBC1 tonight – he admitted he tried to throw in the towel but his mum wouldn’t have it. ‘I couldn’t do anything else and she told me if I tried to quit she wouldn’t speak to me again,’ he said.
Ruffalo finally caught a break – and a decent review – when a props mix-up left him, er, relaxed onstage. A fellow actor pulled a prank by swapping a fake cigarette for a real marijuana joint. ‘It was terrifying. It was the opening night with all the critics,’ he recalled. ‘But I had the best review of my entire career.’ And his chilled-out persona has since paid off, as Avengers Assemble casting agents wanted someone laid-back to play the raging Hulk. The 44-year-old joked: ‘I think they wanted it to be as far from angry as they could get without the person actually being asleep – I fit the bill.’ Ruffalo was joined at the film’s premiere in London last night by co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner.
The suns shining and I had an epic workout today 🌞
I have to focus on my lunges as I avoid doing them at all costs haha they are defs my least favourite exercise of the rehab.
Focusing on my balance and stability/hand eye coordination above!
WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Total Body - 45 minutes!
1 minute each:
Dumbbell Speed Skaters
Banded Kneeling Squats with Dumbbells Banded Single Rows: 30sec each side
Banded Bear Crawls (wrists) side to side —30sec rest + repeat—
1 minute each:
Burpee + 2 Rows
Single Leg RDL (30 sec each)
Floor Press + Skull Crusher
4 mountain climbers + 2 close push-ups —Rest 30 Seconds + repeat—
1 minute each:
4 dips + crab walk (front and back)
4 shoulder taps + squat jump
Band Curl + Row
Jumping lunges —Rest 30 Seconds + repeat—
20 sec work, 10 sec rest:
Touch down jacks
Frog jumps front and back
Flutter kicks + tuck jumps
Shuffle side to side
2 plank jacks + squat
D I E 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Save for later and kick your own ass! Or get to my class—> No limits Chanhassen Monday’s at 8:30am or Savage 12:00 on Tuesday’s
There are some people that just exemplify grit, perseverance and determination. Our guy @tri_starky is the epitome of that. Thanks for being an excellent example of what a BASE Performance athlete is all about. #champion#imlou#ironman#grit
CrossFit is as much of an internal battle as it is a physical one. I legitimately get scared everyday before training because I know physically, I'm going to be uncomfortable. At some point in the workout I'm going to question why I'm doing this, why I'm putting myself through this kind of pain. For what reason? I haven't fully uncovered this question yet...but one thing I am clear on is this: I'm more afraid of not showing up and quitting, than I am the hardships of training. The thought of letting something overpower my will and make me quit out of sheer fear is why I come back to training: to prove that I am not afraid to fail, that even if I do, I can be proud of my effort and work ethic. CrossFit is one of the few outlets in which I am pitted against myself, time and time again. "Which version of yourself will you be today", my mind asks...I smile and think back, "the best, of course"