Steph Says Go!

"We're all young and naive still"

  • 19th September
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Tonight I spent one entire hour (wow) at a bar for a friends birthday and wanted to punch people in the face the majority of the time. There was a point at 18/19 where I thought I would never be sick of that scene, but here I am, set to turn 25 on Sunday getting home before midnight. And I honestly could not be happier about it. I still like to party sometimes but as a general rule I do not like loud, hot, sweaty bars where I feel forced to make small talk with pseudo friends.

  • 19th September
    2014
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Well today was exhausting. Grade 9s were extremely disinterested and refused to listen or participate and the teachers did absolutely nothing to help. I was running a new program and it was choppy at best. But hey, it’s Friday and my brows are on point.

Well today was exhausting. Grade 9s were extremely disinterested and refused to listen or participate and the teachers did absolutely nothing to help. I was running a new program and it was choppy at best. But hey, it’s Friday and my brows are on point.

  • 17th September
    2014
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CrossFit 09/17/2014

Skill Session:
5×3 Clean Pulls
5x3 Tall Cleans

Work up to 55-60% 1RM Squat Clean = I used 65#

WOD:

5 Rounds
4 Squat Clean 185/110#
6 Plank Rows 35/25#

Every Minute on the Minute
5 Burpees Over Bar

Post Times

I used 75# for cleans. Maybe could have done 85# but the burps killed me as is. Finished in 12:55. I legit hated every second of this WOD. Just one of those ones where you can’t ever breathe but you have zero time to catch a breath. 

Then a few of us did 100 sit ups. For fun…?

  • 17th September
    2014
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Brown rice bowl with steamed broccoli, chicken apple sausage, and ghee all while watching the season premiere of The Mindy Project :)

Brown rice bowl with steamed broccoli, chicken apple sausage, and ghee all while watching the season premiere of The Mindy Project :)

  • 17th September
    2014
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  • 17th September
    2014
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  • 17th September
    2014
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My face when a teacher brings his classes to a program half an hour late two days in a row and yet still expects to have time for an hour lunch, wants to leave early, and wants to see extra animals. No sir. You came late. Our programs are super busy as it is. Sit down.

Also several of my girlfriends just invited their boyfriends to my birthday dinner this weekend without even asking. No. You live with them. You do not need to spend every god damn hour with him. He can meet us later. Goodbye.

My face when a teacher brings his classes to a program half an hour late two days in a row and yet still expects to have time for an hour lunch, wants to leave early, and wants to see extra animals. No sir. You came late. Our programs are super busy as it is. Sit down.

Also several of my girlfriends just invited their boyfriends to my birthday dinner this weekend without even asking. No. You live with them. You do not need to spend every god damn hour with him. He can meet us later. Goodbye.

  • 17th September
    2014
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Two of my favourite letters that I just received from some kids I taught at the Zoo last year. So adorable and hilarious! Definitely some of my favourite lines ever!

"You have teeth like diamonds."

"I hope you have a day like no other."

"I will always remember to take less fish when I go fishing."

"You are the best! I like you’re ideas. You are amazing. I like your eyes. By the way I like the penguins too."

Hahaha kids just make you smile the biggest smiles sometimes :)

  • 16th September
    2014
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CrossFit 09/16/2014

Long WOD and class before running late meant not much time for anything but a bit of rowing, warming up, stretching and rolling. 

WOD:

50 Push-Press 75/55#
50 Kettlebell Swings 1.5/1 pd
50 Box Jumps 20/18”
25 Pull-ups
800m Run
25 Pull-ups
50 Box Jumps 20/18
50 Kettlebell Swings
50 Push-Press 75/55#

If only I could do pull-ups I could have RX’d. ARRG pull-ups! Used a blue + skinny purple for pull-ups and finished in 37:41. Definitely could have gone a little faster in the front half but that’s always hard to judge. I felt pretty okay with that.

  • 16th September
    2014
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    2014
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  • 16th September
    2014
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  • 16th September
    2014
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herricaneamber I live in Calgary, Alberta so Western Canada. I suppose Calgary is kind of south in terms of Canada so about 6-8 hours from the border with  Montana and Idaho. Calgary is just to the east of the Rocky Mountains though and it only takes 1-2 hours to drive into a bunch of different Provincial and National Parks where I can get my fill of the mountains. It’s a really beautiful place to live cause we are right in the foothills transition zone from mountains to prairies so within a 2 hour drive in various directions we can experience so many different landscapes including mountains, prairies, and badlands.

herricaneamber I live in Calgary, Alberta so Western Canada. I suppose Calgary is kind of south in terms of Canada so about 6-8 hours from the border with Montana and Idaho. Calgary is just to the east of the Rocky Mountains though and it only takes 1-2 hours to drive into a bunch of different Provincial and National Parks where I can get my fill of the mountains. It’s a really beautiful place to live cause we are right in the foothills transition zone from mountains to prairies so within a 2 hour drive in various directions we can experience so many different landscapes including mountains, prairies, and badlands.

  • 16th September
    2014
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  • 15th September
    2014
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Nutrition Changes

stephsaysgo:

A week ago I met with Kevin, the owner of my CrossFit box and the guy I was working with to figure out my diet back in the spring, to go over blood work I got done over the summer. I hadn’t been able to meet with him earlier as we were both away for much of the summer and I knew I could not commit…