Week of Oct. 13, 2013


Fairfax Classes: Monday & Thursday Evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm. Saturday mornings at 8am. Located at the BFA-Fairfax School

Cambridge/Jeffersonville Classes: Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. Saturday at 8am is the only temporary class (ends Nov. 16) Located at the Cambridge Elementary School.


Well, I finally have a moment to relax by sipping my coffee and updating this blog. It’s 6am on a Saturday morning. All is quiet, boot camp is in a few hours. I love this time of day. . . errr, STOP. . . one of my kids just woke up, they never wake up this early. Oh well, onward . . .

If you’re a parent, like me, you’ve been feeling the schedule of shuttling children to places on time, making sure their uniforms are clean, and ensuring everyone’s eating well. For many of you, this crazy time should slow down for a bit since fall sports are wrapping up. Take advantage of this down time to collect yourself . . . reorganize, retool, refuel (it’s similar to preparing for battle, or a disaster . . . you need to be ready for the next wave of craziness).

As for meals, these two sites have been my go to lately, especially for freezer meal ideas: http://onceamonthmeals.com/ and http://www.elanaspantry.com/

50 Day Challenge Update

The Challengers reached their half way mark. You are all working incredibly hard, sharing inspirational triumphs, swapping recipes and just plain ole feel better, stronger, energized, positive, clear headed, ready to handle almost anything. It’s amazing what good food and vigorous movement can do for us. I hope many of you have placed the Lamoille Obstacle Run on your calendar. This is a great goal to reach at the end of this Challenge. You can also volunteer. Here’s the site: http://lamoilleobstaclerace.weebly.com/

Boot Cancer Merged with Vermonster


My sister Rachel won the Recreational Division for Women. She was strong and steady. I held my own and did much better than I thought for not training too much. Here are two of the three workouts:

25 Hurdle Hops
20 Cleans (55/35)
15 Box Jumps (20″/16″)
10 Knee-ups
5 Dumbell Push-Press (25/15)
5 Dumbell Push-Press (25/15)
10 Knee-ups
15 Box Jumps (20″/16″)
20 Cleans (55/35)
25 Hurdle Hops
21 KB Goblet Squats (Men 16 kg / Women 10 kg. / Kids 6 kg.)
Hand-over-hand Sled Pull
15 Burpees to a Bumper Plate
Hand-over-hand Sled Pull
9 Tire Flip and Jumps
Hand-over-hand Sled Pull

Make this Your Next Goal: Lamoille Obstacle Run


This is a student-developed event, organized by the students at Green Mountain Technology & Career Center’s Business program.
It features a 5K run through a network of maintained trails. There will be several obstacles of mild to moderate difficulty based on brawn and brain. If any of these obstacles prove too difficult for any contestant or they choose to opt out of that obstacle, they will have to perform a stationary physical exercise.

This event will be for age groups 13 and over. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont.

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