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In Shape Out of Mind

New York, New York
My excessive energy, extreme narcissism, and intense love of neon-colored spandex is both managed and fueled by my addiction to fitness. I push myself to extremes and I push other people's buttons. Obviously I needed my own blog.
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Day 1 of Half Marathon Training by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today I trained twice - CrossFit in the morning and running in the evening. I even looked forward to running after work. I found a plan on the half marathon website that was ... Read on »
Pat Sherwood by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I started CrossFit, I YouTubed everything because I normally had no idea what the posted WOD meant and even if I could decipher the acronyms, I still had little to no i ... Read on »
Fall Half Marathon by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've been thinking a lot about running lately. My good friend and Facebook wife, Rebecca, likes to get my riled up about running and then I adamantly insist that I hate it. ... Read on »
The 2,645 Calorie Burger by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday was one of the best days. I got to do so many things that I enjoy and love. My new job puts me in charge of the logistics and operations for a bunch of mini-confer ... Read on »
Throwback Thursday: Vacation in Naples by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Throwback to the time my dad and I went to Naples, Florida for our father daughter vacation. It was an awesome four days at the beach. Got some treadmill time ... Read on »
Bench Presses and My New Lady Crush by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So Tuesday was bench press day at CFID and I was psyched because I know I like bench presses although I am terribly inexperienced at them. I have benched exactly four times ... Read on »
Atlanta Pride Run 2014 by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday I ran the 2014 Atlanta Pride Run and Walk 5K. It was my first 5K race in 2014 and the only short distance I've raced since the Oyster Bay Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. ... Read on »
Drew's Chipper by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I went to open gym at CrossFit Identity this morning with the intention of catching up on my burpee challenge but when I got there I heard Drew say, "Alessandra wants to do ... Read on »
WOD Times by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Every CrossFit box around the world programs a Workout of the Day, aka a WOD, and as the name implies, it is the workout that is offered all of that day. Some boxes also off ... Read on »
CrossFit 1 Year Anniversary by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today is my CrossFit anniversary and it has been a great day. I wrote the post below on Facebook this morning. Abby, Garland, me, and Svetlana the night of my last WOD (f ... Read on »
Cheating by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This post is about food - cheat meals, cheat days, cheat months, whatever. I frown upon all other forms of cheating, including cheating on your hairdresser. Nothing good eve ... Read on »
Double-unders by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Double-unders have been programmed twice in the week that I've been at CrossFit IDentity, and like most things in life, practice makes improvement. Victor, the coach who mo ... Read on »
Saving Your Hair by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One evening I was in the shower with this guy and he tells me that he only shampoos his hair once a week because that's the secret to having great hair even if you workout 5 ... Read on »
Burpee Challenge by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Full disclosure: I stole this idea from CrossFit Central LI I am partaking in a burpee challenge. Each day for 100 days, I do the number of burpees as the number of days in ... Read on »
Hotel Handstand Practice by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What do you do when you have a huge hotel room at the Hilton? Practice your handstands. This video captures the end of my practice. I finally stayed up there but I still lo ... Read on »
CrossFit IDentity by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Greetings from the Atlanta airport! I'm off to Houston for a 24-hour business trip and then I'll be back in my new place for a while, fingers crossed. I joined CrossFit IDe ... Read on »
Sunday Funday: My New Home in Atlanta by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Thursday around 2:45 PM, I got into my car and started driving south. I arrived at my boyfriend's parents' house at 10:20 PM on Friday night. There were multiple Dunkin D ... Read on »
My Passions are So-Called Cults by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The two things I love the most, Teach For America and CrossFit, are often accused of being cults. Apparently I like the taste of Kool-Aid. I am a Teach For America alu ... Read on »
The FitBit Hates on CrossFit by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love my FitBit Flex. It's probably my favorite accessory and I've got an Hermes bracelet so that's saying something. (Yup, I went there.) I wear it everyday and it is a co ... Read on »
CrossFit Verve and a Hike by In Shape Out of Mind Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was in Denver earlier this month and made it to CrossFit Verve, co-owned by Games Athlete Matt Chan. Fun fact: the first CrossFit Games I watched was in 2012 and I wa ... Read on »