Bipolar Spartan Part 1 Reebok Commercial

I've waited a week to write this blog because I've been in such a funk for the past 7 days but I decided it was time to just do it.  I had hoped the funk would pass and I'd be able to write about my epic weekend from a happy place but I don't want to wait any longer; besides, not everything in my I'mperfect Life is always rainbows and puppy dogs, so... It started a few weeks ago when Spartan...

Bipolar Spartan Part 2 The Race

IT. WAS.  HARD!  The PA Spartan Sprint was NOT easy but a complete blast full of challenges that made it an experience to remember... The course was 5 miles, well 4.99 miles.  (I had originally thought it was only 4- wrong!) Oh and it was on a Double Black Diamond Ski Slope. Yeah. Fo' real. The first 20 minutes were probably the hardest.  My legs were burning so bad.  All I could think was,...

Bipolar Spartan Part 3- The Let Down

So after this insanely ridiculously amazingly EPIC weekend I came home to what felt like a HUGE let down from which I'm still trying to recover... After the best night's sleep I've had as an adult in a twin sized bed at a beautiful lake house in the Poconos on Sunday night, Chris, Anna and I headed home.  Anna to Calgary, Chris and I south, in the same car.  We left around noon and got to my...

Guest Post: WSLer gets Spartan Tough

I love Spartan Races.  There's nothing else that can push you past your limits and make you respect gravity more than a Spartan Race if you ask me!  Since having gastric bypass surgery I have completed two Spartan Races and am planning to complete at least two more before the end of this year.   I love everything Spartan, especially Spartans themselves.  We seem to be a different breed, never...

Spartan Race Wrap Up

I feel bad for not writing this sooner but to be quite honest I was just too damned tired.  It took me three days of rest and food (including a major carb-fest on Wednesday) to recover from one of the best days of my life, but I guess better late than never, eh? My day of days finally arrived on Sunday the 23rd and to say it was awesome is a complete understatement.  To say it was cold...

Spartans Don’t Get Sad!

This will be one of probably a few Spartan posts to come over the next few days so brace yourself-- they're all sure to be riveting. Last night I found out that the last two of my Spartan teammates have decided to back out of the race on Sunday.  Originally, there were five of us total, now there is only me. All four have very good reasons and I completely respect their decisions.  No hard...

Living In Limbo

Do you ever feel like you're living in limbo, waiting to see what's going to happen next so you can decide how to move forward? I'm living there right now and although it's not a spectacularly fun place to be, I've recently accepted that it's not that bad either. Since my miscarriage back in January I feel like I've been living in a state of limbo, not knowing if/when I will get pregnant again....

Jamaica Mon: It’s good for the soul

Dude! Did you know that Jamaicans actually say, "ya mon" to, like everything?!  It's true! They do! I always thought it was just a silly, Rastafarian stereo type, but it's not! They REALLY say it! That's just one of the fun little takeaways I got from my trip to Jamaica last week with the Brettster. (That's what I call my husband-- sometimes...usually only in my head, rarely out loud, and...

I Have Had a Miscarriage: I Am Not Alone

If you haven't read my last three posts this one will come out of left field so you may want to read, "I May or May Not Be Pregnant..." and "I Am Okay" and "The Am I or Am I Not Update" before reading any further. Then again, this one is pretty self explanatory so it may or may not be necessary. :) Well, it happened. I started spotting on Friday afternoon and continued spotting until Sunday....

Two Years CrossFit- Still Life Changing Even Though I Almost Quit

Today I am celebrating my Almost-Didn’t-Happen 2 year CrossFit Anniversary…because I almost quit. I’ve documented most of my CrossFit Milestones on this blog so I don’t need to rehash everything but if you’re new to the blog here are some quick bullet points to bring you up to speed: I signed up for CrossFit knowing NOTHING about it. All I knew was that there were ropes hanging from...