July… What can we say about you… You were kinda a big let down…. The weather wasn’t great… Stress was at an all time high… sigh… July’s Birchbox was also a little lacklustre Theme: Best Health “Ahh, summer. We’ve been waiting all year for these long, breezy days — and we want to make the most of them by looking, feeling, and being our best.” … Continue reading Health and Beauty
Considering I love to travel, June’s BirchBox theme was spot on! “Adventure is a state of mind. It’s about exploring the unknown, dreaming beyond the horizon, letting go of the word “no.” What’s on your list? Scuba diving with the sharks? Sleeping under the stars (hey, your backyard counts)? Here’s to adventures big and small, near and far.” This month’s samples included: Coastal Scents: Revealed … Continue reading Beauty Adventure
Welcome back to my blog! As usual, I took my summer hiatus from the blogging world. I don’t think anyone ever really notices, until people mention it to me in person…. ooppps! The past few summers have been so full of wonderful fun that I’ve always been “too busy” to sit around and blog. This summer was a little different. I’m not sure how to … Continue reading The Summer of Funk
Birchbox! Have you heard of it? It’s a monthly subscription service that sends you beauty product samples! So that includes make up, fragrances, shampoos, body wash, etc. It’s $14.95 a month all in to CANADA! So far I’ve received 2 boxes (April and May) and I’ve been thrilled! As an adult I usually just get bills in the old mail box but now it feels … Continue reading Beauty Samples Delivered
Last night was the big night and like every big night, there comes a morning after. Surprisingly, I was not filled with regret or any of the other feelings one typically has after such forays….. What the hell am I talking about? It’s official… I’m Tinder-ing… I can make that a verb right? Is this too much to ask?! After another failed attempt at fishing, … Continue reading The morning after…..
I have been fortunate enough to have some pretty great family members, and because of them I’ve been able to visit Costa Rica twice in as many years. My first trip there was incredibly busy. I wanted to do and see as much as I could…(as you can read about here, here, here, and here, oh and… here and here!) Plus I never know if I’ll ever … Continue reading Surfing….Costa Rica Edition
I promised a mini Open 2015 wrap up blog, didn’t I? Then I went on vacation…and then it was still winter.. and then I gave myself a black eye (more on that later) Needless to say, I was out of motivation, but no fear… I am back! Some shots of me during the Open: 15.2 Above: OHS @ 65# making a strange face Below: “Practising”/Watching … Continue reading Barbells and Black Eyes
Who else sat in front of their computers on Thursday night fully expecting the words BURPEES to come from Dave Castro’s mouth? I was kinda like…. Could it actually be, no burpees at all in the 2015 Open?! AMAZING!! However, this did not mean that 15.5 would not be painful. It was very reminiscent of 14.5…. except rowing and 12 less thrusters. Hmmm …. … Continue reading Can it be, no burpees for me?
The answer: Avoid Body Weight Movements?! Ok, that’s a little bit tongue in cheek obviously but…. This year the Crossfit Games Open has been very “Body Weight Movement” intensive…..Toes to Bar, Chest to Bar pull ups, Muscle Ups…. I think someone at Crossfit HQ is trying to tell me something about my body weight. So of course when 15.4 was announced, at first I was all … Continue reading How to Overcome Bodyweight Issues?
I went a little MIA on you all… to be truthful, I went a little MIA on my whole life…. I was SICK.. like ICK… I have never had a cold that lasted as long as this one did… and it was full of trickery… Saturday, after 15.2, I was starting to improve and Sunday I did my 15.2 re-do and was feeling good…Actually … Continue reading The Muscle up Blow up aka 15.3