Sunday, August 5, 2012

31 Heroes Recap & Paleo Mint Chip Ice Cream

On Saturday the Husband and I rolled out to CrossFit Midtown to honor the fallen in the 31 Heroes WOD. It was inteeeense. 


A good intense. The rugged rope burns on the inside of my thighs are proof. The hardest part was having a team mate. Rude, I know. I got "stuck" doing what I considered the worst part of the WOD, the Rope Climbs. I'd rather be thrusting any day - 105# didn't feel too bad.


I would knock out the rope climbs, the box jumps and get at least 2 thrusters in by the time the Husband came back in from his run, then I was off running and he was left to carry on where I left off ... When I came back from my runs though, he'd just be starting on the climbs. Which left 90% of the climbs up to me. Lucky girl, lucky girl ...

And I was the dum dum who didn't wear pants. Besides my failing grip, that was the only thing holding me back, the rad chaffing happening south of my Lulu's.


We were ate up after that mess!


Here I am complaining about a little boo-boo on my thighs, when what matters is why we were all joined together: to honor some pretty amazing heroes.

The 31Heroes Project came about in response to the Chinook helicopter crash that took place on August 6, 2011 killing 30 military service members and one military working dog. Our first event was a fundraiser workout held four weeks after the day of the crash. In that short time, over 430 gyms hosted an event, more than 10,000 people participated, and $300,000 was raised and given directly to the 30 families affected. Through this event we quickly discovered that many of us in the CrossFit community have a strong desire and will to support those that have given the ultimate sacrifice to our country and its citizens. Men and women of our armed forces are giving their lives constantly, sometimes with minimal recognition for their sacrifice or that of their family’s sacrifice.


This is how we, the Crossfit community, take a moment of silence in these heroes honor. No workout can come close to the ultimate sacrifice that they made, but we remember and honor their sacrifice in our way: sweat, blood, tears. 



Watching this girl (Coach Lis) bang out the thrusters and rope climbs was pretty awe inspiring. She might have been a monkey in another life ... 


We hit up IKEA (because it's right in that area) on the way home. We grubbed and picked up a few things for the house that is really coming along, I can happily say! We only have 4 more boxes to unpack, most of which is the husband's junk, so I claim no responsibility. :)


That veggie wrap was the bomb dot com. A side of coffee with half and half, and oh, wait, what have we here? A huge slice of chocolate torte? I think yes!

The Husband ordered one of everything on the menu. 
We are not gluttonous fatties at all. 

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Today I finished a little bit more unpacking, cleaning, and organizing. I think I shredded my body weight in paperwork and recycled a small dump truck worth of magazines. 

I thought it would be nice to clean the couch: steam it, vaccum it, rid it of dog hair, etc. I did not realize what a time suck it would be. It was almost noon before I realized I needed to eat.


Re-heated Protein Pancakes from earlier this week, coffee and a scramble of egg whites, Fage, banana and Kashi cereal. (I still haven't found PB2, and I have been checking the stores that Bell Plantation lists on their website. I have one more store to check before just giving in and ordering it online.)


Curtains are hung, couch is clean, office is unpacked, kitchen is organized, things are coming together!


I decided to treat myself to a pedicure. I found the greatest nail salon just 2 miles from our house! I went with a pretty orange color from Essie. Pedicures are my favorite relaxation method. I always leave the salon feeling like a noodle.


My dog is such a camera hooker. 


Dinner was fabulous. I brought home sushi, and even splurged and had a glass of white wine with the husband. Ah, chardonnay. 


Then my sweet tooth hit something fierce, so I threw some Paleo Mint Chip Ice Cream together. Better than any So Delicious! 

Did you participate in any events this weekend? 

Are you Paleo? 
I'm not Paleo at all, though I do follow certain Paleo recipes because I like that they're gluten-free, lower in sugar and generally just better for our bodies.

31 comments:

  1. Wow. You are looking really fit. I have been wanting to try cross fit for a while. Might do it after baby is born.

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    1. I know a LOT of women who Crossfit late into their pregnancy with no problems, and a lot of doctors recommend Crossfit, scaled, over other forms of exercise, like long distance running and biking. Here's a great article, please read! http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/CFJ_Pregnant_Perkins.pdf

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  2. I'm really interested in your balance of eating some Paleo and some healthy food, while being able to eat what you want! Thanks to you I've been doing some research on paleolithic eating...Do you have any other websites that may be useful?

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    1. Not websites per say, but books! The Paleo Solution, Why We Get Fat, and the Primal Blueprint. Start there. ;)

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    2. Thank you!

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  3. Oooh paleo mint chip ice cream?! Recipe? :D

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    1. Sorry, got carried away with the promise of ice-cream! In answer to your question, yes I am paleo.. although my boyfriend isn't, which makes it tough and I'm pretty slack on the weekends when I'm at his place I have to say. My aim is to stick to it more often than not, but I've got some work to do!

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  4. Where did you find that recipe for Paleo ice cream!!! Looks unreal! Great work on the 31 heroes wod! I did it too and it was certainly challenging but only minimal to the sacrifice our armed forces go through on a daily basis!

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    1. I was inspired by a recipe I saw on Fast Paleo, though didn't even need to follow a recipe, it was that easy!

      Awesome job on the workout!

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  5. Would love the recipe for that! Yes I eat on the 'paleo spectrum' which I think is a little different for everyone. I feel so good eating this way and it comes naturally to me so its not difficult for me to stick to. Sounds like an incredible workout!

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    1. I love your verbage, the Paleo Spectrum. I like to say I am Paleo-ish. ;)

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  6. I'm not Paleo but it really intrigues me. I'd like to try it, but I'm pescetarian and don't want to OD on mercury.

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    1. I have a few vegetarian friends that still stick to the Paleo guidlines pretty well, within the guidelines of their anti-meat-eating ... They allow legumes to get the protein they need. You should check it out, alter it to suit you. I don't think fish on occasion is going to cause a mercury overdose ...

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  7. Those rope climbs sound brutal. I love the way CrossFit is supportive with workouts/events like that. I just said to my husband,"Aren't you glad I'm not Paleo?" That said, I have become increasingly interested in paleo swaps and recipes. :)

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    1. The CrossFit community is 100% what MAKES the sport. :)

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  8. Just discovered your blog. I'm brand new to everything, so thank you for chronicling your recipes and workouts to inspire new people!!

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    1. Thanks girl! Let me know if I can help you in any way :)

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  9. I absolutely love sushi! What are some of your favorites? I try to be good but I love tempura shrimp and cream cheese!

    So glad you are starting to settle in and get back to swing of things! Keep up the hard work!

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    1. I am NOT a huge fan os sushi, weird, right? I don't like "big" chunks of sushi ... I like fresh, fresh ahi on occasion, otherwise I stick with tightly rolled California or Summer rolls :)

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  10. Me too....Paleo-ish....maybe 80% of the time. Right now, I am working on giving up dairy....so far so good, but its only been a day! Great job on the workout....you look amazing!

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    1. Dairy is hard for me, I love greek yogurt, and find that Fage is fantastic. So much protein!

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  11. http://www.goodnutritionweb.com/view_retailer_store.asp?storeID=546B2083F9FC4699AA2B928971E7EDCB&substoreid=8VW5AWPT092S8HKWA5HJ5TWMFF04AK10

    Good nutrition....Toco Hills Store has PB2

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    1. Haha, this is exactly where I went this afternoon after the gym! :)

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  12. Don't, don't, don't!!! order the PB2 from the actual website. They charge a FORTUNE in shipping, even though the product weighs nothing. Get it from Amazon or keep looking for a store. Also, Amazon has peanut flour (same thing as PB2) and actually is a little better than PB2. You would have to make your own chocolate flavor by adding unsweetened cocoa powder, but that's easy...

    Good luck on your search and welcome to Atlanta. I live on the other side of the perimeter in Suwanee....

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I did find it locally! :)

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  13. I started crossfit at the beginning of the summer and I'm loving it. I just did the 31 heroes wod Saturday and got stuck doing box jumps and thrusters and missed the rope ascents. I probably couldn't have done many of them but one or two are fun :). I love your blog and keep hoping at my old age of 41, I'll be able to rx some of the workouts eventually. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

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  14. I am loving your blog! I found you through an abs series on Pinterest and am so glad I did :) You are ripped! Definitely inspiring :) I'm hoping one day once my husband and I finally get settled in one place we can join a Crossfit box. Mint Chocolate chip is my favorite, need the recipe :)

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  15. That wrap and ice cream look amazing!!! I'm about 90% paleo. I did paleo for a while, but quickly learned that since I'm a runner, my body needed carbs(bread) before a run. It just makes the run function better :) But after the run I don't normally have any bread, unless it was a hard run, then I know my body will need it.

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  16. Awesome WOD! I normally eat more primal but this month I'm doing a Whole30 so I'm strict Paleo for the next 23 days! Haha:) Trying to squash my sweet tooth!

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  17. I don't eat Paleo. I try to eat as clean as possible with a slip here & there.

    Our weekend consisted of a very wet boat ride from Grand Bahama back to Jupiter Fl. Good times. Now I'm trying to get back into the swing of things - kind of tough after 9 days off.

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  18. mmm, love that sexy toering!!

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