It’s workout time, Baby!

As you may know by now, I am a very focused on a lot of things… including climbing. I have a pretty lofty goal for 2016 and the training has already begun! Mental and physical.

In fact, after seeing Bonnie’s DADMO+C bracelet, I had to order one for myself. Each time I look at it, I am reminded of my goals. It’s serving as a mantra bracelet, but without the words and I love it! The company surprised me with a second bracelet in my package too (I’m not wearing it below).


So if you notice a lot of pictures of pull-ups, climbing walls, or step-ups, you know why.

So climbing/hiking…

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  • It’s great for the soul, because you can do it outside! (see benefits of the great outdoors here)
  • Great for mental health since you can’t “zone out”, focus is required even if hiking a mountain or scaling a building.
  • Amazing TOTAL body workout, seriously, everything gets hit!
  • Requires both strength and endurance…

I’m all for it and it’s going to serve as the inspiration in today’s workout. I’m classifying this as a Weekend Warrior Workout because it might take a bit more time than a normal weekday workout. So plan to do it when you have a solid 40+ minutes.
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She Ran 100 Miles At An Avg Pace Of 8.51: Nicole Studer Podcast

March 4, 2015
Nicole Studer

Though I started increasing my milage last week, training “officially” kicked off yesterday thanks to the help of Amanda at RunToTheFinish for putting together a very doable training plan for me. It’s no secret that I know absolutely nothing about ultra-marathons or training for one, which is why I reached out for help. I’ve also begun […]

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Ready For Basic Training: Bulldog Challenge Recap

March 3, 2015
Citadel Bulldog Challenge

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: Dan, Ashton, Jared, and Me… together we were the “Tough Pluff […]

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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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