UPDATE: Since my winner for the Revolve DC spin package never contacted me, I will be picking a new winner today. You can find the winner announced later today on Twitter! I will also update this post with the winner.
—-> ** WINNER: Alex from The Run Within.
What’s that? Yeah, me. You’ve heard me complain about dead lifts before — how I’ve hurt my back doing them. Well tire flips are basically deadlifts with a tire and if you do them wrong, you might be screwed.
I did this last Tuesday so I’m 7 days in. I think it’s wearing off but it’s been real annoying. From now I stick with light tires and deadlifts. For whatever reason, I can’t get myself to use my legs correctly. I know I have the strength, it’s just the technique.
Doing overhead squats on Saturday didn’t really help. I HATE refraining! It’s so hard. Anyway, I’ve taken it easy and took the past two days off completely. After going to only 2 crossfit classes in 7 days, I’m fiending for more! The only point to this is to say I’m frustrated and do your damn deadlifts correctly or you will be sorry.
Fitness Magazine and Aetna are hosting a fun Twitter chat on Thursday. It will be a conversation about how you stay healthy. You can ask questions, throw in your input and meet new folks! I will definitely be participating! Details below!
When: Thursday, 9/12 from 2-3pmET
Topic: Join @Aetna for a national conversation about “what’s your healthy” for tips and tricks on how to get fit, eat healthy and feel great! #AetnaMyHealthy
Hosts: Keri Gans (@kerigans), registered Dietician and panelist
Christie Griffin (@FitnessMagazine), Fitness Magazine’s Digital Director
More Details: http://whatsyourhealthy.com/
Saturday I had lunch at a brand new restaurant in Arlington, VA called Bracket Room. It was only their third day open but I was really impressed. Apparently, it’s co-found by Chris Burkowski — of The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. Apparently, he was on Emily Maynard’s season:
So I’ve always been very on/off with watching the show so … I don’t remember him. But, he was there when I ate lunch and I saw him walking around so that was kind of cool. It was a very cool space in Clarendon and we sat outside.
They have a huge menu of shooters — trying to bring that back I guess? My friend Amy heard that’s an effort to be a “female-friendly” sports bar. It’s also mostly full of small plates, which is different for a sports bar as well. I had the ahi tuna sampler and a tomato and mozzarella salad. They actually put watermelon on their version but I opted out cause I don’t like watermelon!
|Ahi Tuna Dish|
That is the only photo I got, sadly 🙁 I will definitely be back though so stay tuned! The bathrooms were also super swanky. To top it all off, I got a parking spot literally in front of the restaurant. That does NOT happen in this town!
I was supposed to get Java Gum months ago but somehow it got lost in the mail! It mysteriously arrived last week and I finally got to try this “magic” gum! I admit, I was skeptical. Would it really work? Consensus? It does!
I used the gum several times over the weekend and there was definitely a noticeable burst of energy while chewing it. I don’t know about you but I’m not always in the mood for coffee and I’m not a big fan of energy drinks. If I can get a boost easily from a piece of gum — I have mint flavor so it tasted just like normal gum — I will.
I saw Java Gum being sold in a local convenience store the next day so I’m guessing you can easily find it nearby. If not, you can order it online.