Thursday, April 17, 2014

CrossFit Southie

CrossFit Southie

I was so excited to be back in Boston last weekend!  It's one of my favorite cities on the east coast and I haven't been back since college.  Fortunately for us, we came just in time for the beautiful weather: sunny and clear skies.  To kick the weekend off, I dropped in at CrossFit Southie for a quick workout.  It was much needed given all the food and number of cocktails I had.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips - 2 ways!

Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips - 2 ways!

I feel like everyone has some kind of brussels sprouts story.  Some go crazy over them and some seriously try to avoid them.  I used to hate them.  Smelling them from a distance would already throw me off.  Then one day, drunk at a fancy bar, I had brussels sprouts chips and thought they were amazing.  Afterwards, I was on a mission to make Paleo/Primal brussels sprouts chips!

This recipe is for Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips with:
  • Lemon Salt and Italian Basil
  • Lemon Salt and Bacon

Friday, April 4, 2014

Franco Fitness / 100 Proof CrossFit

Franco Fitness / 100 Proof CrossFit

Last weekend I went up to Napa to celebrate my birthday!  We usually go up to Napa all the time but are too busy drinking and eating to squeeze a workout in.  This time we had plans to eat at the Meadowood.  To avoid Friday night traffic, to feel good about our meal, and to distract us from stuffing our faces before eating at a 3 Michelin star restaurant, we decided to drop in for a workout at 100 Proof CrossFit, also known as Franco Fitness!  We had an awesome experience ther and it was just what we needed to kickoff the weekend of epic eating and drinking!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Training Today

My training thoughts from today.

Two weeks ago I posted about my experience at the Hassle Free Open and how I believe I did well even when sick because I was able to mentally keep calm.  I actually had another (recipe) post ready to go for this week, but after training today, I felt so incline to write this post.  So if you decide to keep reading, it will probably be just a rant.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hiking the Na Pali Coast: Kalalau Trail

Handstands at Kalalau Beach!

During my trip back home last Fall, we went to Kauai to hike the famous Na Pali Coast on the North Shore.  The Kalalau Trail is 11-miles long and ends at the beautiful Kalalau Beach, which is only accessible with a permit by the hike or by boat.  This is one of the most famous hikes in the world and I'm so glad we made it there and back safely!  Crossing the infamous sea cliffs was the scariest moment of my life, to date.  That being said, the Na Pali Coast is hands down the most beautiful place I've ever seen, and hence making every bit of the hike so worth it.

I've been meaning to write this post for awhile.  I thought about it this past weekend since it would be a great time to secure some permits before they're all gone.  It's been about six months since I've done the hike, but I still remember every bit of it.  Better late than never!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2014 Hassle Free Open & Invitational

A few Catalyst Ladies @ the Hassle Free Open & Invitational

Last week we competed in the 2014 Hassle Free Open & Invitational, hosted by Kevin's gym in Foster City!  This meet was a step up from your standard local meet.  People around the US flew in for it as it was also a trial session for international competitions and hence, the invitational part.  The meet also spanned the entire weekend and was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  This is the last meet the Catalyst team will participate in before Nationals in July!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

CrossFit Posted

CrossFit Posted

I visited two CrossFit gyms while in Burr Ridge, IL for work.  The other gym I visited was: CrossFit Posted!  Like my other inquiries, I originally asked to do my weightlifting programming and got the green light.  However, I ended up getting that all done before the trip so I opted for the class.  They were happy to accommodate either way!