Okay, maybe not. I may have back-talked a few cadets for making me do what I saw was unnecessary push-ups. I wouldn’t survive a day in real basic training.

But we did survive our 2nd Citadel Bulldog Challenge! This year our amazing team consisted of:

bulldog challenge

Dan, Ashton, Jared, and Me… together we were the “Tough Pluff Mudders”.

Last time we did the race it was 3 ladies and Dan, and while we were awesome, it was nice to have the balance of 2:2.

We pulled together, used our individual strengths and got through the messy, strength exhausting 10K obstacle course.

Never heard of the Bulldog Challenge?

It’s a 10K race where teams of 4 work together through various obstacles. Some require lots of strength others endurance. So it was nice that all 4 of us were able to contribute our own personal strengths to help make the team better.
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The Naked Truth: Why Is Happiness Embarrassing?

March 2, 2015
happiness naked

It’s that time again. You know, where I just put it all out there. And where I hopefully say a few things we’ve all thought about but maybe haven’t actually said out loud. If you’ve missed any of my previous Naked Truths, you can catch up here: My body 10 pounds heavier Choosing between fitness […]

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Wanna Have A {Virtual} Latte Date?

February 27, 2015

I’ve seen several other bloggers do these and I love reading them, so I thought for a light Friday let’s talk and connect over a warm frothy almond milk latte. If we were having a coffee date, I would tell you… I am happy. Like really happy. I’m not sure what has changed lately but […]

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You Only Get Better By Doing: The Mastery Kettlebell Workout

February 26, 2015
Kettlebell workout

I’ve had one of those weeks where everything just seems like so much work. I think it’s because I have a lot on my plate right now in terms of what I want to improve upon, that I can’t focus on any one thing to actually improve. I really wish that you could get better at […]

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Top 10 Best Post Workout Shakes Ever!

February 25, 2015
post workout shakes

Good morning friends! It’s been a while since I shared a new shake recipe with you and boy do I have a good one! I love shakes and I sometimes think if I wasn’t married to a man that loves “real food” I could survive solely off of them. After all, I always put real, […]

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Who Signs Up To Run 50 K Trail Races? And Sled Workout

February 24, 2015
Quest for the Crest 50K

Not only that, who signs up for a race that is described as: “THIS IS THE HARDEST 50K IN THE WORLD! While this race may not go to 11,000 ft in altitude like those hard western races, it makes this up in technical difficulty, heat and humidity.” Well… you’re looking at her. I’ve signed up […]

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Answers: Super Powers & Warm-ups (Plus Lots More You Need To Know)

February 23, 2015
question and answers

I had so much fun answering these questions, you guys are good. Real good! I’ll try to do this more often and some of these questions truly deserve their very own blog post (did you check out JR’s question/answer post last week?) What I loved most was how all over the place the questions were! […]

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New Things I’m Loving

February 20, 2015
what i'm loving

TGIF! Any fun plans for the weekend? I’ve got a girls night scheduled and a long run but other than that I plan on making it a productive weekend and hitting up my to-dos! A little fun, a little fitness and a little work… the perfect blend. Speaking of Blend, I am finalizing some plans […]

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Upper Body Moves For People With Weak Or Injured Wrists

February 19, 2015
exercises for people with wrist pain

You guys asked some awesome questions earlier this week! I’ll work on answering them this weekend (it’s not too late to ask yours). But one question popped out at me and I can’t believe that I haven’t addressed this issue more thoroughly already: Weak and injured wrists. I have discussed how to strengthen wrists in the […]

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The Most Important Step To Tone & Tighten Your Body

February 18, 2015
how to tone up

“I want to tone up!” “I want to get rid of this flab that shakes when I move my arms!” “I want a tighter butt!” “I want to tone my body and get a flatter stomach!” “I want, I want, I want!” These are just a few comments I hear on a daily basis (okay […]

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You Ask & I Promise To Answer

February 17, 2015
question and answer

Today is a simple post because I want to make YOU the highlight of it. My friend Lindsay did one similar not long ago and it has been something on my mind, so she inspired me to move forward! You already know that I am an open book, but now I need you to be. […]

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