Warrior Games, High Ropes & Eggs from Chickens with Names

A weekend full of insane physical endurance – warrior games 2013 hosted by the Penn State veterans organization and CrossFit Lionheart was AMAZING! Dear friend Jim and I tag teamed the “Murph” honoring Lt. Michael Murphy – a true modern day war hero and posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor – two mile run, 300 air squats, 200 push ups, 100 pull ups, two more miles. In 38:00 min whaddup!! They ended up raising over $3000 for Wounded Warrior, over twice as much as last year.

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After celebrating the Penn State way (very un-paleo) we woke up at the crack of dawn to do the Odyssey high ropes course with more crossfitters. (Not necessarily timed but still pretty challenging- mostly fun)

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And THEN before the soreness could set in, I got to swing by the aunt’s farm to trade in my pre-weightloss hand-me-downs for some authentic organic eggs. The coolest thing about the eggs, in my opinion, is that they all came from a chicken who has a name and a personality (according to my aunt). I can taste the pet-affection! Cooking with love totally pertains to raising with love too. My uncle swears that the love eggs make even baked goods more fluffy and delicious – but he said he couldn’t guarantee the same results with almond and coconut flour – results to follow.

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And so, a weekend full of trying new work outs, kicking Murphs ass, conquering a high ropes course hungover, and eating love-induced eggs has proven to be a spectacular start of Spring. Happy Xersizing!

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