Spending Time Together: Filthy 50

Being a coach’s wife is difficult at times. Irregular hours. Lots of lonely days and nights. The grind of the season.

Yet, I am so very thankful. My husband has a job. A job he is passionate about. One that I am passionate about too.

A coach’s wife does not have to deal with a stress level even remotely close to that of a military wife, so I feel guilty even complaining. I have overwhelming admiration for military families.

But, it’s still hard, so the time Coach and I do get to spend together (especially this time of year) is precious. 

We make the most out of it by combining things we love: working out and spending time together!

Filthy 50 courtesy of CrossFit


We survived in around 40 minutes. Before you congratulate me, let me identify the modifications I had to make (Coach was on point).

#PROOF I know. I look like a tool!

I did assisted, machine pull-ups instead of jumping ones, used straps to support my arms for knees to elbows, and could not get the double unders down for the life of me! So, I did 200 regular jumps & more tabata jumps post-WOD.

This is a longer WOD [workout of the day] than most others. And tough.

Then, it was game time.


The team is very talented, but needs to get hot…NOW, in order to even think about post-season.

During the busy season, I’m not the only one that misses Coach either. He’ll probably be pissed for posting this one. Muahahaha!

Dad, will you tell me a bedtime story?

Also, I updated my Feisty 50 workout with the demos of the in/out crunches and hand release push-ups below.

How do you maximize time with loved ones?

What are you reading now?
-I’m on book 2 of Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s spicy, very spicy. 😉


  1. I just started the second book, I feel like I need to keep it under cover when I’m out in public 😉

  2. I KEEP HEARING ABOUT THOSE BOOKS! (and yes, necessary to shout here!) Are they worth reading? I’m currently on book 2 of the Game of Thrones series but I keep hearing all the talk about the Shades books that I think I’ll give it a try when I’m done :)

    And girl, a double under?! My shins would be all sorts of whiplashed if I tried to do 50 of those :)

  3. Nice job on the workout…I like all the change in moves! Just finished the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, I was almost embarrassed to read it in public!

  4. I’m about to get the e-book for this fifty shades I keep hearing about… I saw the audiobook for it on itunes, but I’m thinking, based on what I’ve heard, it might not be the best thing to listen to while running.. lol

  5. I get a lot of time with some loved ones, but not so much with others. Really, I need to set up some date nights I think!
    Wish I could have seen you when you were down. Any chance you’ll be back in Eugene again this spring/summer?

  6. I am on book #1 and wowza. Good read, almost makes me feel a little bit dirty, lol. :-)

  7. This book is getting around. I must read it!
    Girl, you are going to put me under with that workout! LOL. But I am proud that I did do some box jumps, lateral jumps and mountain climbers in the rest of my workout today. And I feel great!

  8. it has taken me YEARS to learn this one.
    I think it took 30?
    and it’s so obvious now, but wasnt to me before.
    we used to have LOTS of time together—none of it quality.

  9. I just started reading 50 Shades of Grey last night wowza!

  10. Awesome workout! I just did ZWOD #15 and holy guacamole! I am worthless today. Seriously. I will be trying this workout when I recover my jelly legs. DH and I love to workout, but don’t get to because we take turns with early workout with the kids.

  11. I am reading 50 shades of grey too! Spicy is a nice term for it….it is craziness!

  12. Damn girl! When I got to 50 burpees, I was tired from reading it all! You guys rock.

    I keep hearing about that book–gonna have to take the plunge and try it!

  13. I’ve heard 50Shades is spicy…but terribly written.thoughts?

    also,I <3 you

  14. what’s the point of hand-release pushups? isn’t that rest built in? and the in-out crunches should be straight arms/legs (v-sits) for more of a challenge? right? just wondering.

    • The hand release push-ups make you do the entire range-of-motion for a push-up (many people do not have their chest touch the ground). Try them, you won’t feel like their is any rest built-in after several rounds.

  15. The husband travels a lot, and we’re usually super busy with kids activities, so we have at least one date night/month, and we also try to do one lunch date a month. It’s not great, but it’s something. I wish we had more time together – I can definitely tell when we haven’t, because we tend to bicker more. 😉

  16. I can only imagine how tough it is to have a traveling husband. I love the fact you workout together. That is great!!

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