Steph Says Go!

"We're all young and naive still"

  • 18th April
    2014
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Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path.
  • 17th April
    2014
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  • 17th April
    2014
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  • 17th April
    2014
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  • 17th April
    2014
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I just spontaneously teared up driving home from CrossFit.

It was so bizarre. I’m not sad, today was a good day. I don’t know why I just all of a sudden started crying but I think they were actually happy tears. I was thinking about how thankful I am for finding CrossFit. For being part of a community who understands the struggles of wanting to lose weight, working to get stronger and trying to constantly improve yourself. For people who endlessly give their support when you’re having a bad day and who celebrate with you when you accomplish goals and hit milestones. Even on the worst days when I’m feeling so weak, if I can get to CrossFit I am reminded that I am strong - mentally and physically. It’s such a joy to use my body and to feel exhaustion and strength and vitality throughout me. I don’t know why it just hit me today, but now I’m tearing up again writing this. Just so grateful to have found something that has added such depth to my life - both the people and the sport, I love it all.

  • 17th April
    2014
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Wtf is Tim Hortons though

Asked by: Anonymous

donutduchess:

tim hortons is my life, and without it i would be nothing. it is what fuels me, what makes me want to see the light of tomorrow. wikipedia defines it is “a Canadian multinational fast casual restaurant” but it is so much more. tim hortons is indescribable as it is not solely canada’s most beloved chain coffee and bake shop, but a full experience. even the scent of fresh coffee brewing, hot donuts right out of the oven, and the faint lingering of burned bagels is enough to set my head spinning. you can’t simply just ask a canadian to define tim hortons, because tim hortons defines a canadian

  • 16th April
    2014
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  • 16th April
    2014
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A new spin studio opened 3 blocks from my apartment and I finally went tonight to check it out 🚲👊

In my quest to add in more cardio I’m gonna start going once a week with my roomie. It was fun but I don’t love it like I used to before I found CrossFit. It’s one of those fancy Soul Cycle places where they make you use little weights and I hate that part. I’m not trying to get an arm workout in here- especially not with 1lb dumbbells. I just want to sweat my butt off, get out of breath and feel my legs burn.

  • 16th April
    2014
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It was sunny and +17C on Monday. Today it is -5C and dumping snow. It took me 5 minutes to scrape my car off. love spring in Calgary.

It was sunny and +17C on Monday. Today it is -5C and dumping snow. It took me 5 minutes to scrape my car off. love spring in Calgary.

  • 16th April
    2014
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  • 15th April
    2014
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  • 15th April
    2014
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CrossFit Bootcamp 102 04/15/2014 W2D2

aaaand now for tonights workout and then I’m going to sleep because I am sooo tired

5 rounds:

45 sec OHP @ 53#

15 sec rest

45 sec row for calories

15 sec rest

45 sec back squat @ 83#

15 sec rest

45 sec fat bar barbell row @60# I think??

15 sec rest

45 sec swiss ball ab curl things

15 sec rest

45 sec raised split squats (off of 25#+15# plate)

Didn’t right any of my rounds or reps down. Worked hard, sweat even harder. Row to squats sucked so hard…almost peed myself lol. And now I will pass out good night. 

  • 15th April
    2014
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CrossFit Bootcamp 102 04/14/2014 W2D1 

This is yesterdays workout. Posting before I pass out. 

A1. Box step ups 3x12 each leg (20” box, 15# DBs)

A2. DB incline bench press 3x12 (25#)

B1. Push ups 3x10 (4010 tempo, onto raised barbell)

B2. GHD hip extensions 3x10 (25# plate)

C1. Seated behind the neck press 3x8 (53#)

C2. Curls 3x12 (can’t remember my weight….I think 15# each side on the EZ bar)

D1. core work all together that I don’t feel like writing down :)

Pretty standard class, nothing of interest or importance to mention. 

  • 15th April
    2014
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We suffered Calgary's worst mass murder in history today.

liftheavy-hithard-movefast:

5 individuals in their early 20s lost their lives in a stabbing incident related to a party being held for Bermuda Shorts Day, our party at the end of the semester at the University of Calgary.

You can read more about it here

I posted this on Facebook, and it was well received, so I wanted to…

Well said. My heart and mind have been heavy with this tragedy all day. So heartbreaking for all the victims and their families as well as the suspect. 

  • 15th April
    2014
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