Wednesday, July 16, 2014

USAW National Championships -- This Weekend!


Come watch Catalyst Athletics @ Nationals!

I am on a plane to Salt Lake City now to compete in the 2014 USAW National Championships!  I can't believe it's already time... and for my second Nationals!  With all the work travel I've been doing for the past 12 weeks, I lost track of time.

I think this will be USAW's biggest National Championships ever, with over 400 athletes, multiple platforms, and multiple sessions for each weight class.  I'm still lifting as part of the Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Team and this year we have ten people going to Nationals!  I hope we medal as a team again this year!

You can watch us all LIVE at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake Cityor via webcast at: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-weightlifting/LIVE

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Baked Chicken with Capers and Olives

Lemon Baked Chicken with Capers and Olives

I've been playing around with cooking with chicken recently since I feel like it's one of those proteins easily and often overcooked, but is so good when done right: moist, tender and full of flavor.  So for my 200th post, I'm excited to share with you one of my new favorite Paleo dishes: lemon baked chicken with capers and olives.  Check it out!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Paleo Cauliflower "Couscous"

Cauliflower "Couscous"

'Tis the season for cauliflower!  If you go to the Farmer's market now, you'll probably find many farms with lots of cauliflower, colored cauliflower, and even Romanesco.  I've been on a Mediterranean/Spanish/Moroccan/Israeli kick lately.  A couple weeks ago I made a baked chicken dish with lemon, capers, and olives and had it with some couscous (the real deal).  After my first serving, I figured I could do with out the couscous and sub it for the healthier and gluten free cauliflower mock version of it.  I try to cook with ingredients in season as much as possible, so with cauliflower fresh and in abundance, I figured it would be a great time to take a stab at our version of the Paleo "Couscous."  I want to say it has a Mediterranean flair to it, but I don't know the cuisine well enough to claim that.  Regardless, it's still pretty freaking good.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

CrossFit Hell's Kitchen

CrossFit Hell's Kitchen

While in New York for the weekend, I dropped in for a workout at CrossFit Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan.  I wanted to stop by the closest CrossFit gym to our hotel, since we had plans all weekend.  It served it's purpose and I got my workout in.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

West Bay CrossFit

West Bay CrossFit

I've been in San Rafael for quite some time now.. every week for the past six weeks.  I've been to a couple gyms here already and I actually really like one of them, but I just wanted to try out some other gyms.  Most of the CrossFit gyms in San Rafael are located in central San Rafael.  I think there are 4 or so of them.  West Bay CrossFit was the first to respond to my visit request, so I decided to check them out first. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CrossFit Leviathan

CrossFit Leviathan

While in Toronto for wedding weekend, a workout was definitely in order to burn off some of the food we ate.  This time we stayed near the center of Toronto in Yorkville.  Since we had to stay near the hotel, we dropped in to the closest CrossFit gym we can find: CrossFit Leviathan.  We were so happy they had a Sunday class as most CF gyms do not! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CrossFit PB / CrossFit North PB

CrossFit PB & CrossFit North PB

While in San Diego, I had to visit my really good college friend's gym: CrossFit North PB and the sister gym CrossFit PB in Pacific Beach.  I've actually been to CrossFit PB before, at the old location next door to the urgent care, when Greg just started and I had no clue what it was.  I didn't quite join CrossFit immediately after, but the seed was planted.  A lot has changed, as they're no longer in that location, they got a second location about a mile north, and their new space is quite the upgrade!