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heroes + thoughts

This week was Hero Week at the box, and this year, all of the heroes were from Massachusetts. It kicked off on Monday with "Desforges" . I was definitely having flashbacks from last year, but luckily, the saying is true: it doesn't get easier, you just get better. I finished in 36:03 Rx, as opposed to 51 minutes last year. And, no rips at all, just a couple of small blisters! 

That night, I needed my hot yoga class more than anything. The teacher is amazing and I love starting my week with him and his inspirational words sprinkled throughout the 90 minutes of sweaty eyeball yoga! 

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Coming home to a delicious dinner, with my steak cut and everything was pretty wonderful too :) 

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My lifts this week we're great- heavy deadlifts and squats did not feel too heavy. My pre-lifting rituals are pretty intense though. 

Say what you will about treadmills and running, but sometimes this machine is a lifesaver. It's saving me and in this cold, dark season. Lots of thoughts, sweat, and stress were released on this thing this week.  

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Friday's Hero was "Glen". I was pretty scared going into this one- afraid I would completely burn out on the rope climbs, but I ended up loving it. It started with 30 clean and jerks {Grace} and I actually PR'ed my Grace time by 10 seconds! The mile runs were nice, the last few rope climbs were tough, and the 100 burpees were one hundred burpees. I finished in 33:56 Rx and was happy to have learned about and honored another local hero. 

Saturday morning, we went to beautiful wedding. Green juice for the ride... 

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The Boston String Quartet was lovely entertainment for the day! 

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I felt real weird {and not comfortable AT ALL} not wearing Lilly.  Never again!!

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This morning, Mike and I ran a 5k that our friends organize to support stroke awareness. It was fun and a really pretty course around the resevoir. We finished in 23:10 --that's the good thing about 5k's- they're over quick!

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It was a busy busy week and now it's time for another one! This one will end with an amazing spa weekend with my friends, though, so I absolutely cannot wait for that! 

Have a great night :) 

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