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Shadow Boxing

Junk food aside, our corporate overlords threw a really nice Halloween party for our office this week. My buddy Erin and I dressed up as boxer (me) and shadow boxer (Erin). I’m not sure that everyone got it, but we had fun… she shadowed me around the office, and we jumped rope, sparred, and did some burpees amongst the cubicles. Erin is an excellent... read more

Raise the Roof

So… if you do a Google image search for “raise the roof,” you get some pretty funny returns. This was my favorite:I was trying to think of goofy dancing and waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care during Bootcamp this morning. It was a shoulder- and thigh-burner. Our workout4 rounds for time: 10 overhead press + 10 overhead squat, 15-lb. dumbbells 15 push press + 15 front... read more

Happy Halloween

Hooray! I don’t have to comb my hair over my horns today! Don’t forget… Karaoke Apocalypse tonight. 8:00 p.m. Tiniest Bar in Texas. Be there, or be beheaded by Xena’s... read more

Better Than Nothing

Gah! October has been super suck for me. Today was another day when I felt nappy and un-motivated. There have been too many of those lately. Dave and I had planned to run, but when it came time, I felt more like plopping on the couch than hitting the trail. So I did. I curled up with my book and a bottle of water… but then I was so grumpy, I felt like I should do something, so I did this: 25... read more

Dave and Me… On TV

A few months ago, we were invited to appear on Downtown, a TV show on KLRU (our local PBS station) that highlights “people, places, stories and situations that make DOWNTOWN: As Austin As It Gets.”We were part of a segment called Downtown on a Dime. They gave us $50, and we had to eat at two restaurants and have fun all day, without running out of money. We visited the Zilker botanical gardens,... read more

Spicy Goodness

I got a new seasoning blend from Penzeys Spices, and it tastes like Fall. You should get some immediately. Tsardust Memories Warm and spicy-sweet, this blend is awesome with ground beef: burgers, meatloaf, meatballs, casseroles. Excellent in hearty soups and stews, and one of the best things ever on pork chops… Hand-mixed from: salt, garlic, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, and marjoram.  So far,... read more

Halloween Treats? Feels Like a Trick

In our office today: croissants & muffins wine beer cupcakes (along with a decorating contest) pizza chips & salsa trick or treat candy In my packed lunch: lean ground beef w/ cabbage and green beans strawberries almonds spinach muffins (for a snack) grapes w/ 2% string cheese & almonds (bonus snack for when everyone else is eating at our stupid Halloween party) I have plans to run at 6:15... read more

Bootcamp Brawl: LCRA vs. Deep Eddy

Two mighty forces met this morning in the Deep Eddy parking lot for an athletic showdown: Randal’s LCRA 6:15 Bootcamp and Crystal’s Deep Eddy 6:30 Bootcamp. But why be a fighter when you can be a lover? We joined forces in mixed teams to tackle med ball squats, renegade rows, and parallettes to make sweet, sweet workout harmony. The workout:total combined team reps, for time: 400 overhead... read more

Horrible On Their Own, Horribler Together

Um. Wow. Wow. According to the Wikipedia entry about Katie “Jordan” Price: Katie Price is a former English glamour model, television personality, magazine columnist, writer, singer and businesswoman. Her personal life is regularly featured in British tabloids and celebrity-based magazines. She is married to singer Peter André with whom she has two children, and she also has a child from a... read more

Spy Training

A British dude named Hugo Rifkind — cute, but not exactly super spy material — enlisted some experts to explore “Being Bond.” The results are pretty entertaining. Part OnePart Two Um. How freakin’ lucky am I that I have my own local, kickass experts at CrossFit to help me with the physical aspects of my spy training?! (I’m looking at you, Crystal, Randal,... read more

Dave’s Famous

Woohoo! The “I Am A Real American” site, created by Dave and our friend Nathan, was featured today in PopCandy, one of my favorite blogs. See?Check out the original post here and read other peoples’ ‘I’m a real American’... read more

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