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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)

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.


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.)


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)

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.


1. Um… You get a lot of rest?


……. Yup.



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.




(Pretend ‘Merica is white…)

You know where my happy place is?

The beach… Or the mountains. Really dependent on the weather.

But guess where I ran this morning… and yes, you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right or wrong.

… Guess yet?

You’re wrong.

Wow… you’re really bad at this guessing game.

I ran along the beach, silly.


Sam and I geared up in our PRO Compression and Brooks PureCadence before we set off. Just walking through the sand sucked. And my knee was killin’ me. Joy, right?

When we started off running it was super hard. We ended up running right along the water, where the more compact sand was. Sam and I ended up splitting up because I kept stopping to look at rocks/ pick up glass (… oohhhh shiny things…).

Sam did her workout, while I took my shoes off to go look for more rocks play in the water.

It took me almost half and hour before I caught up to my mom who was looking for glass as well. We slowly walked back to where our towels and chairs were set up, while we stared at the ground… still lookin’.

When we got home, I went downstairs to start my own CrossFit workout.

WOD Indiana

By the end of the WOD, I was DRENCHED in sweat. Don’t believe me? Fine. I took a yucky selfieeee (sorry, I have to exaggerate the e in a Valley Girl accent) for all of you none-believers.


We helped Shane and Brittany set up the reception area.. it looks stunning!

Now we are about to party until the break of day to celebrate ‘Merica. Me and like 30 some of my closest friends whom I’ve never met. WHOO!

We also went to the beach yesterday. Here’s a slideshow!

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Run on.

Hey Y’all!

Guess where I am?


I’m in Chesterton, IN! Go me!

My mother was raised here before she made the long venture to Dodge City, KS where she was set up with my dad by my grandpa… and the rest is history.

On Friday my cousin, Shane, is getting married to a pretty gal named Brittany! They’re sitting right behind me, so hopefully they didn’t see me creeping on his FB page to get a picture of them… 🙂


I’m creepy, I know.

So while I am here, I’ve decided to seriously hunker down on my healthy eating, getting some work & stuff done, and of course, having some fun with family I don’t get to see that often.

The only “gym” equipment they have here are jump ropes, some lightweight dumbbells, a ballet bar, one of those big bouncy balls, and a balance thing that looks like half of a workout ball but the other half is completely flat so it rests on the ground. I plan to use it for making planks a little more difficult.

Since I don’t have a lot of supplies that we usually use for CrossFIT, my coach sent me a list of 75 WODs that require almost zero equipment (besides a jump rope).

I got creative and made my own WODs. Really fun, actually! It’s giving me a chance to learn how to tailor workouts, what works, and what doesn’t. Sure, I’m pretty limited on what workouts I can and can’t do, but I feel pretty good about my workouts. They don’t look super challenging, so if a workout is feeling too easy, I will add some things!

If you would  like to check out my daily WODs and join me, I’ve added the link to my short calendar below. I’ll post the link every day, so you can see my times and changes I’ve made, just in case you would like to join me… So you should join me.

Indiana WODs

Did I mention you should join me?

And when you do join me, email runningsmallrs@gmail with what you did! I would love your feedback!

My sister has signed up for her first Half Marathon in October (YAY!), so I plan to start running with her every morning and then do all of my workouts in the park where we will be running at!

It’s 70’s all this week here. I will post pictures of the house/ outdoors later. I love this place, it’s seriously beautiful.

I will be home next Monday, so y’all Dodge City folks be good now.

Run on.

Relay For Life:

8 hours of walking


3 Rounds:

1 Minute, as many reps as possible

-Wall Ball

-Sumo Deadlift to Chin

-Box Jumps

-Push Press

-Rows (calories)



After 3 rounds, I accomplished 200 reps!

Starting at 7pm last night was Relay For Life for Ford/Gray County Areas! Opening Ceremonies began at 7, my good friend Katie Smith sang for us! She’s a star. She will be famous one day, just you wait!

Introducing Katie Smith y'all! :)

Introducing Katie Smith y’all! 🙂

After the survivors introduced themselves, they kicked off the walking by walking the first lap and then all of the teams joined!

My Luminary I made for my Grandma. I love her and miss her very much.

My Luminary I made for my Grandma. I love her and miss her very much.

I walked from then on until midnight. I seriously needed a little break and to put my PRO Compression socks on. I wish I would’ve put them on before I got there, my legs were already swollen so it was a nightmare trying to get them on.

And then this is when I ZONKED out. I just know I went back out to walk an hour and a half later.

Walked for a bit, then they announced that there would be BINGO AND COFFEE. Holy moly. It made my life. Especially at 2-something in the morning.

Lela and I played for about an hour and didn’t win once. One girl won FIVE TIMES. She needed to be kicked out. At the end all of the people still playing got to choose from the remaining prizes. I got a jar thing and then Lela gave me her prize: a painting of an elephant! She knows me so well.

Losing hardcore. We decided we did not have the Bingo Gift. And that we were really bad luck.

Losing hardcore. We decided we did not have the Bingo Gift. And that we were really bad luck.

After we finished playing, I kept walking until 6! WHOO!

This was our baton. He was my BFF as I finished the last few hours for my team. His name was "Bill on a Stick." *Jeff Dunham reference!

This was our baton. He was my BFF as I finished the last few hours for my team. His name was “Bill on a Stick.” *Jeff Dunham reference!

We cleaned up SUPER FAST and then when I got home I ate a super nutritious breakfast (eggs, toast, fruit, greek yogurt), took a bath, some advil, then crashed out until 11!

I hung out until I got a text about a CrossFit workout at 1:45pm. I was feeling really good so I decided to go! I convinced Tot to go with me. He had never been to CrossFIT before, so the poor kid looked a little tired afterwards.

Oh wait. He is tired.

See? We are hanging out RIGHT NOW!

Poor baby.

Poor baby.

Now I’m off to go babysit the cutest kids in the world, Finn and Bode. I love them. Love love love.

Run on. Or in this Relay for Life case, Walk on.


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