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That Looks Fun!

I really want to tell you about my adventures this morning, but I have a tremendous corporate overlords’ deadline that I’m barreling toward like a cavewomen being chased by a cheetah. For now, I give you this:Doesn’t that look fun? and terrifying? and fun? and frexciting? You can read all about it... read more

Sometimes You Just Gotta Sing

For the near future, I’m doing double workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I hit Crystal’s CrossFit Women indoor class at 5:45 a.m., then meet Dave for a run around the lake at 7:00. This two-fer thing is sort of a personal experiment. How do I feel physically? What do I have to eat to be energetic? How is my mood affected? What’s the effect on my progress? Last week, I kinda ran out of... read more

Zombies!

Full disclosure: Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies, and I think Simon Pegg is adorable and genius. * * * * * * * * * * * We joke around our house that CrossFit training means we’ll be able to survive when the zombies attack. I just made reference to that joke over at Urban Gets Diesel on Melissa’s EXCELLENT post about how to deal with paleo naysayers, and then during my daily blog... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Muscles and Leopard Print

Smithsonian magazine has a fun article about Charles Atlas, the original 97-pound-weakling turned muscle man. You’ve surely seen the old-fashioned ads in the back of comic books and magazines.Atlas started out as the ridiculed skinny boy in the comics. The man who made history marketing his muscles was an unlikely hero. Born in Acri, a tiny town in southern Italy, he arrived with his parents at Ellis... read more

Sandwiches That You Will Like

One of my favorite documentaries has that title. It’s a mouthwatering tour of the best regional sandwiches across the United States, and I watched it in short installments, only after I’d just eaten, to ensure that it didn’t rev my appetite and send me into a sandwich frenzy. After watching the show, I bought the companion book, and whenever we travel, we check the book to see if a... read more

The Most Important Meal of the Day?

I remember when Erika and Moxy-Boss were trying to tough love me into giving up dairy. There was a lot of whining. “What am I going to eat for breakfast?” I said. “I love my blueberries and milk. My whole day goes wrong if I don’t eat my. blue. berries. and. milk.” [pout] Turns out I was mistaken. My whole day goes right by eating my dairy-free dino-chow. Mark’s Daily... read more

CrossFit Women’s Challenge: Team Relentless

This is Carla and Jennifer. They’re my teammates for the CrossFit Central Women’s Challenge on September 12. They’re also two awesomely good friends, like… if I’m being grumpy, they try to make me laugh. But if I’m really upset, for real, they make me feel like they’re on my side. And when I want to be silly, eat Tex-Mex, or do a sweat-tastic workout, they’re... read more

Ready for Monday… Sorta

I have a new CrossFit class schedule, so for the first time in almost two years, it’s up to me to design a Monday morning workout. I dig into my index card box of workouts I’ve collected here and there, then pick out a few options so Dave can choose. Today I decided it’s been too long since we did thrusters, so both options included my semi-arch nemesis. This is what we’ve got for... read more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: A Really Good Knife

I’m working hard to continue to evolve my thinking about food. It’s tricky business. On one hand, I enjoy delicious food and don’t have any desire to be a person who eats “because they have to.” In my family, food is art and expression and comfort and enjoyment – and now, healthy and life-sustaining. On the other hand, I think it’s bad news for me to romanticize food... read more

Doughnuts of Death?

Fla. doc fired over ‘doughnuts equal death’ sign PENSACOLA, Fla. – Dr. Jason Newsom railed against burgers, french fries, fried chicken and sweet tea in his campaign to promote better eating in a part of the country known as the Redneck Riviera. He might still be leading the charge if he had only left the doughnuts alone. A 38-year-old former Army doctor who served in Iraq, Newsom returned... read more

This Is Progress?

My hat’s off to Food Renegade again this week. I thoroughly enjoyed this post about a vintage book called Graded Lessons in Physiology and Hygiene (where “thoroughly enjoyed” means I was transformed into a sputtering fist of rage by the current state of our food supply). I’ll post again later, when I’m done dealing with my corporate overlords’ to-do list. For now, take a... read more

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