Fighting Boredom at the Gym

Baby selfie

And, it's Friday! I captured our dual selfie at my parent's house after my shift at the Y. Jada is so lucky to get time with her Grammy & Grandpa, and I can't tell you how grateful I am!! When I have a couple appointments, I usually just take her to the Y child care. But, anytime my parents offer, I want her spending time with them. Fighting Boredom I'm following the Runner's World Smart Coach half marathon training plan and have really liked it. Typically, it calls for 1 speed … [Continue reading]

CrossFit Open Workout 14.5

CrossFit open wod 14.5 thrusters

I completely psyched myself out for the CrossFit Open Workout 14.5. I haven't been participating in the CrossFit Open, but when my friend said we had to try 14.5, I was game! Thrusters and burpees. Two classic CrossFit movements that spike heart rates and leave participants breathless. Here is 14.5 broken down: 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: Thrusters 95-lb./65-lb. Bar Facing Burpees I had been following other CrossFitters to give me a rough of idea of what to … [Continue reading]

Weekend Wrap-up & Winner!

Daddys girl

When images like this fill my weekend, I'm feeling quite blessed! Aren't they cute? Creighton baseball has been playing homes games for the past few weekends, so we have had Spencer home! Most of our days will be spent here. When the weather's nice, it's a pretty good deal! After a 10 mile run on Saturday morning, it was all baseball all weekend. It was still chilly on Saturday morning, so my parents watched Jada while I ran. But, I am looking forward to taking her on runs in … [Continue reading]

Leg Burnout Workout

CrossFit Style WOD Leg Burnout

Happy Friday friends! I was pretty happy about the variation of workouts I managed to complete this week. I've been watching reruns of the 2013 CrossFit Games on ESPN lately and am continually in awe of those athletes! Made me crave a good A$$ kicking! MONDAY Workout 1: Leg Burnout Workout Whew! I was smoked after this one. Damn you Thrusters. I created it using a similar template I saw Lindsay share last week. That alone would've been enough and took roughly 13-15 minutes to … [Continue reading]

Booya Fitness Review & Giveaway

Booya Fitness home workouts

The following post is sponsored by Booya Fitness. All opinions are my own. I was contacted by Booya Fitness recently to try it out. I was intrigued, what is Booya?! Founder and CEO Prita Kumar developed Booya, launching the website in January of this year. "With limited time, she found herself unable to attend fun boutique classes and dreading the treadmill each day. Prita wanted to create a solution that elevated the at-home experience to more closely mirror a high-end fitness … [Continue reading]

JAVAPRO Protein Powder Review & More

Javapro protein powder

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of JAVAPRO. Coffee and protein powder in one, convenient scoop?! This sleep deprived mama will take it! JAVAPRO combines the best of both worlds in flavors like Mocha, Latte, French Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut, and Espresso.  Each serving of the whey protein powder blend provides 20g of protein & 80mg of caffeine from real coffee along with only 2g of carbs (only 1g is sugar). Although the JAVAPRO can be mixed … [Continue reading]

Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon

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This weekend's weather challenged me and my half marathon training. It was cold! Thankfully, I had a group of running buddies to meet Saturday morning when the "feels like" temp was 8 degrees. There is no way I would've run in that otherwise. The wind was bitter cold for all 8.5 miles (my goal was 10-11, but I threw in the towel early!). So cold, I didn't even capture a picture of our group of 5, but instead snapped a shot of my hot breakfast post-run. Saturday's Creighton baseball … [Continue reading]

A CrossFit Inspired Workout: Guns-N-Buns!

Guns-n-buns crossfit WOD

First of all, let me say that I am not a CrossFit coach. I love CrossFit and adapt WOD's to the equipment I have available, or use an existing WOD as inspiration, hence the "inspired" part of the blog title. I had about 20 minutes at the end of my personal training shift at the Y to complete a quick WOD with my friend. I wanted to sneak in sprints, and she wanted to do some heavy lifting. I seriously need to incorporate heavy lifts more regularly! The 135 lbs dead lift felt really … [Continue reading]

9 Months Old!


I'm only a week late in celebrating Jada's 9 month-old update. That's not too shabby, right? I can't believe I captured a few shots with the "9 months" sticker visible. She's a very active girl...sitting still won't happen anymore will it parents? Caught in the act. Those stickers simply are too much fun to tear off! The Stats She is a tall one! At her 9 month check-up, Jada weighed 20 lbs 13 oz (85th) and was 29.75 in. (off the charts). (She also loved walking on the … [Continue reading]

New GNC Puredge: Whole Foods Based Sports Nutrition

GNC Pure Supplements

I have been wanting to tell you more about GNC's new Puredge line! I was sent the Complete Protein, Daily Energy, and Complete Amino to review. These products live up to their name and are made with: No gluten No sugar alcohols No GMO-added ingredients No preservatives No wheat, soy, fish or eggs No banned substances No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners Pretty clean, right?! My favorite is the Daily Energy. I've been taking it about 30 minutes before my … [Continue reading]