black + yellow {and pink all over}

On Friday morning, I officially became a coach at my Box! I finished up the On-Ramp program with the athlete I'd been working with and got my yellow coaching shirt and tank top! I celebrated by doing the WOD {more on that in a minute!} and then  it was basically a miracle when I said "I need to go get some yellow laces for my Nanos!" And the next thing I knew, my coach came out with a pair of yellow laces for me! The perfect CrossFit Journey shoes <3

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Inside-out shoes. 

Inside-out shoes. 

So, I think this might have been my favorite workout of all time so far. 5 rounds of a 200m run, 10 front squats at 78#, 25 double unders, 10 back squats at 78#. Pretty much everything hurt thanks to the heavy squats and extra heavy deadlifts from earlier in the week, but it felt amazing at the same time. I just kept moving the whole time, and stayed focused and worked through it. 

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Rather than being depressed that it was my last official day of school vacation, I was excited because Mike and I were headed to see Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun that night! 

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We go see Kenny anytime he comes around, and I have to say, even though I love him so so much and he played tons of my favorite songs, nothing beats outdoor summertime concerts. Seeing him at Gillette felt a lot more "special", but I'm definitely glad we went and it was a fun night out with my husband :) 

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We got home pretty late {12:15 is very late for this old lady} so I slept too late to get to yoga on Saturday morning. I'm glad I did sleep, though, because I woke up feeling very refreshed and ready for the day. I went and did some Oly work and saw pretty much my whole life sitting right there on the gym bench...

lilly flip flops and lifters

lilly flip flops and lifters

We went and met up with our friends at Bear's Smokehouse that night, and thank god we chose to go there because I was having a serious meat craving. That place definitely solved that problem and it was just a fun, relaxing night!

And for some dog news, Bo has claimed the second floor guest bedroom as his own. He comes up to bed with us, waits and makes sure we are both in bed, then heads across the hall into "his room" and sleeps on the daybed in there all night. Right before my alarm goes off, he tiptoes into our room and sneaks into bed with us. He's a pretty smart dog, and I'm alright with having another room to clean more often ;)

Bo in "his" daybed. 

Bo in "his" daybed. 

We have also solved the problem of him eating way way way too fast. Some nice people had recommended putting river rocks in his bowl so he would have to eat around them, so Mike did some research and found this really cool bowl. These giant bumps force Bo to eat much more slowly, and he and Ruby can now actually eat at the same time {and she even finishes a few seconds before him!} Mike is happy he doesn't have to kneel there and feed Bo one handful at a time anymore! 

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Mike and I eat eggs and fruit whenever we have breakfast at home, but this Sunday in particular really reminded me of St. John. Every morning on St. John, after our beach or park WOD, we would go back to our villa and make this same exact breakfast. Those were the best two weeks of my whole entire life...

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This morning's WOD was all about the sandbags. Three rounds of a 400m run carrying the sandbag on your shoulders, 20 over the shoulder sandbags, then 20 sit-ups holding the sandbag on your chest. It was dirty, and the run was the most painful part {it felt like a very long 400m and I even remember counting each 100m mark on my last round to make myself feel better}.  

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This afternoon, I went back and worked on my double unders again. This time, I got more sets of 50 with no mistakes, so I would say that's progress. I love my new rope so so much <3

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Oh, and there's this. 

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So many AMAZING songs that I am in love with already!!! We are going to be listening to this non-stop for a long long time. It also gets me so excited to see him at Fenway again in August, but I do not want August to come because I want July to last forever and summer vacation to never ever end!!! I have serious problems.

Have a great night!!