Holy moly guys. How long has it been since I’ve last blogged? Almost 2 weeks?

Not acceptable.

I have SO MANY awesome things to tell you, but I’m going to span the excited news out over the next few days… builds suspense and whatever.

So the first bit of exciting news is for all of my Kansas State University fans!

I currently have a Football signed by the prestigious Bill Snyder, a Basketball signed by the awesome Bruce Weber, and a Baseball signed by the amazing Brad Hill!

ALL proceeds go the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Tickets are:

1 Ticket = $5

5 Tickets = $20

15 Tickets = $50

30 Tickets = $100

etc…

Click HERE to go to the Facebook event.

And click HERE to go to my fundraising page and ENTER INTO THE CHANCE DRAWING!

Here’s a special deal that only my readers will know about.

If you enter the chance drawing with 5 tickets or more and also comment on this blog post (click on the dialogue bubble to the left to leave a comment) with your favorite sport – you will get two extra entries!

But remember, you MUST have already entered the drawing with 5 tickets or more in order to receive the two extra entries!

I will stop accepting entries on September 1st at 11:59pm. The winner will be drawn on September 2nd!

If you’re NOT a K-State fan (which I don’t see why not… EMAW), please SHARE the Facebook event with people who are! Remember – no matter how many entries you get, you are still helping save lives!

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HALF-MARATHON THIS WEEKEND!

Git-r-Done.

Run on.

HAPPY DODGE CITY DAYS!

This time of year is probably better than Christmas. It’s like a big festival celebrating Dodge City, KS that goes all the way into August! It’s super fun and exciting.

This years theme is “Stash Bash – A Twist On The Old West.” So basically everyone wears mustaches! Even Taylor and I!

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The kick-off for Dodge City Days is always a 5k at 7:30 in the morning called the Dodge City Days Shootout!

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The course was really nice and a small challenge in some places. It was actually PRETTY cool this morning.. 70 degrees or so?

For about 3/4 of the way, I ran with a girl named Jayne from CrossFit. As you could see, there were quite a few of us running! It was fun seeing everyone I workout with out on the course.

I finished in a 25 something. Right after I finished I turned around and ran a half mile back to find Sam and run the rest with her!

After the run, the Dodge City Day’s Parade starts at 9:30. This is the first year I’ve gotten to watch in 6 years or so! Everyone was wearing there mustaches and it was AWESOME!

The Parade lasted an hour and ten minutes – and we were at the beginning of it!

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Tonight the Roundup Rodeo Arena is hosting the DC Days Concert: Headliner is Gloriana! I’m not yet sure if I’m going tonight or not. We have tickets, but I may wind up going to decorate for a bridal shower that takes place tomorrow!

I LOVE DODGE CITY DAYS!

Run on.

Run:

8 Miles! WHOO! (Burned 1005 cal too.)

CrossFit WOD:

OTM for 10 min
2 Squat Clean Thrusters
*Heaviest weight possible, same across all 10 sets

WOD
For time complete:
30 KB Swings
10 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders
20 KB Swings
20 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders
10 KB Swings
30 KB Goblet Squats
50 Double Unders

Post total time and load for squat clean thrusters

Yesterday  I came across an article online called, “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity.” Needless to say, faith restored, Bekah happy.

We get so caught up in what is bad around us and all of the negatives. We almost always forget the good people who do amazing things each and every single day. Yes, there are stupid, selfish, psychotic people out there & horrible events that happen – I know very well that there are. But don’t focus so much energy on those people and events you forget to be happy and thankful that God has blessed you with amazing people and an amazing life.

So take some time to get happy today. Restore your faith in the world and in humanity. I want to challenge you to NOT waste your energy and breath today on things that would normally irritate you. Be happy. Enjoy the awesome humans instead of the ones that make you crazy.

Not all of the 21 pictures are here – there were some that didn’t make any sense. So I just chose my favorites!

1. This story about Japanese senior citizens who volunteered to tackle the nuclear crisis at Fukushima power station so that young people wouldn’t have to subject themselves to radiation.

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2. This picture of two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean.

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3. The moment in which this Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet.

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17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in the 3,200-meter run when she caught up to competitor Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of running past her to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath’s arm around her shoulders, carried her 30 meters, and then pushed her over the finish line before crossing it.This story is by far my favorite.

4. This exchange between a 3-year-old girl and a shopping center.

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5. This note that was handed to a waiter along with a $20 bill by an elderly lady in his restaurant.

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6. This sign at an awesome Subway restaurant. (And if you know me, you know Subway is my most favoritest place ever.)

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7. This picture of a villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India.

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8. This sign at an awesome drycleaner’s.

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Plaza Cleaners in Portland, OR, helped over 2,000 unemployed workers who couldn’t afford dry cleaning. The store’s owner estimated that it cost his company $32,000 dollars.

9. This photograph of a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro.

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10. This picture of a firefighter administering oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire.

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11. And this one.

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12. This interaction between a Guatemalan girl and a tourist she just met.

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13. This note on a young family’s check.

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14. These pictures of a man jumping into rough waters to rescue a stranger’s Shih Tzu in Melbourne.

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Sue Drummond was walking her beloved Shih Tzu, Bibi, on a pier in Melbourne, when a fierce gust of wind picked him up and hurled him into the rough waters of the bay. A passerby, Raden Soemawinata, who happened to be on the pier that day to scatter his grandmother’s ashes, wasted no time in stripping down and diving into the bay to rescue the animal.

Run on.

HURRY! WHAT’S THE NUMBER FOR 911?

Ok. Don’t answer that.

But I am breaking out everywhere. On my face, chest, arms, tummy & legs. I dunno what is going on or what I’m allergic to, but it keeps getting worse!

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My brother and I think I may be allergic to alfalfa. He and Taylor have been unloading alfalfa, Keena has been playing in alfalfa – put two and two together.

But also, I noticed I started breaking out this morning after breakfast, and then again as I was catching up on Pretty Little Liars after finishing a gala apple – I also had one for breakfast.

I better not be allergic to apples. Or else I’ll punch somebody. I practically live off of apples.

What are you all allergic to? What do you do when you have a reaction like this?

Well while I’m on a pity-party, CrossFit Mon-Wed was toughhh. Today is open gym – so I decided not to go just because I am breaking out so bad.

Monday’s WOD:

Skill WOD-
Max Reps- Rope Climbs
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

Max Reps- Dubs
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

WOD- For time.(75lbs)
10-8-6-4-2

Power Cleans
Shoulder to Overhead
Back Squats
Lateral OTB Burpees

Post total rope climbs and dubs on the Skill WOD, and time for WOD 2.

Tuesday’s WOD:

Strength WOD

10 minute EMOTM

3 position snatch- pull high hang Squat snatch (ground, knee level, hip level, squat snatch)

WOD – Nancy

5 Rounds for time

400 M Run

15 OHS (45lbs)

Wednesday’s WOD:

strength WOD

6 sets x2 reps- Hang Squat Clean *every two minutes increase weight to establish a 2 rep max.

WOD

4 minute AMRAP

6 chest 2 bar pull-ups

3 right/ 3 left DB Plank Rows

4 minute rest then repeat 4 minute WOD again starting where you left off.

And that’s why I cry.

Run on.

Bike Ride (Totally leisure. Nothing hardcore about it.. besides some  hills.)

10mi

CrossFit WOD:

Skill WOD-
Max Reps- Rope Climbs (10)
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

Max Reps- Dubs (112)
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

WOD- For time. (75lbs)
10-8-6-4-2

Power Cleans
Shoulder to Overhead
Back Squats
Lateral OTB Burpees

Today’s WOD was SO HARD. My arms were dead after the first 18 reps. I debated between going lighter than 75, or sticking with it. Finally I decided to suck it up and just do it.

I had to take a lot of breaks and set the bar down a lot. You know it sucks when the BURPEES are a relief. And I hate burpees.

So with my awfully hard time at CrossFit today (my first day back since wisdom teeth day), I give you the Advantages/ Disadvantages of not working out for a really long time. Or so it felt like.

ADVANTAGES:

1. Um… You get a lot of rest?

 

……. Yup.

 

DISADVANTAGES:

1. You feel like poopey the next time you work out.

2. You get tired easily throughout the day / you have ZERO energy.

3. You eat more. Like, lots more. Ice cream daily.

4. You become weak. Lifting your dog is hard.

5. You have trouble sleeping at night.

6. You are bored because you don’t have CrossFit/Running in your life.

7. You watch channels in Spanish because there’s nothing on the English ones.

8. You spend way too much time on the internet. Doing absolutely nothing.

9. You play too much Candy Crush – but still get nowhere.

10. You see other people that you work out with in public and you feel guilty.

11. You have nothing to blog about, so you feel like a failure.

12. You have dreams about running/ CrossFit because THAT’S HOW MUCH YOU MISS IT.

 

So there you go, folks. I know it wasn’t necessarily my fault that I couldn’t go to CrossFit or go run, but these are still things I experience when I don’t workout/ exercise for a while.

My conclusion is to stay active every day. Doesn’t matter how you do it, just as long as you do something!

Run on.

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