Post-Vacation Problems

During the last day of my cruise, I looked down and was shocked that someone replaced my feet with two sausages.

For real, the swelling was no joke. I panicked a bit as I started to think of how many times I hit up the cruise buffet when my traveling friend said it was likely due to all the salt I was consuming via food and mixed drinks. Many mixed drinks (strawberry daiquiri you are my jam).

I sat in the sauna for a few minutes to try to “sweat out” whatever was building up inside my feet. When I got home the next day, I noticed that the sausages had returned. After a few moments of panicking to Patrick that I was having congestive heart failure (yes, I’m explaining the weight gain on that and not the 7 meals I had daily), he calmed me down and said to elevate my feet.

Not happy with his nonchalance response to my very clear doom that was coming my way, I called my dad to ask him what he thought. He said it was likely the salt but then said, “actually, it is probably all of the alcohol that is building up in your feet.”

Really?!” I said. Since dad was on speakerphone, Patrick quickly agreed and said, “yes, definitely that!” and both told me to keep my feet elevated to drain the alcohol.

Content with the diagnosis, I continued to keep my feet up as I detoxed my feet.

It took me about 40  minutes to realize that they were both completely joking with me.



Weekend Warrior


Thursday Dreaming

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My CrossFit Thought Process

When you show up:

Oh no, I can’t do this work-out.

Is anyone else coming? Am I going to be the only one here? Should I go home?

Oh someone is here.

Nevermind, that person is really good. I should probably go home.

When the class begins:

Well, I’ve waited too long, I can’t go home now.

This warm-up is literally a work-out in its own right.

I thought they said to move slow through the warm-up why is everyone moving so fast?

Okay, I’m sweating and we’re 5 minutes in.

When the class is almost over:

If I puke, would people notice?

I may die.

I may die in this ugly sports bra.

Wait, I might actually make it!

Did I count wrong on that round/rep?

Wow, we’re almost done!

Nevermind, I still may die.

When it’s all over:

My body hurts. Must take Snapchat selfie.

Must check-in so people know I came

Now must try to not stop for pizza on the way home.


Floating Market

can tho floating market


I had to send some photos of Vietnam to one of the teaching organization’s members and stumbled across one of my favorite photos from my tour of Can Tho’s Floating Market.

Snow Day Blues

Apparently it’s OK to go outside to “rescue the shrubbery” but it’s not OK to go outside for bagels to rescue your wife.

Diary of a Wannabe Chef



shark oven mitt




CrossFit Face

crossfit open 2015

If you could have asked me last year if I would do a timed work-out in front of a crowd, including pushing 105 lbs. over my head, I would have said you were cray cray.

15.1 in the books. I only fell once. But I got back up.

Thinking Out Loud

When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks

And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Oh me I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am

So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are


It’s Hump Day, Folks.