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Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day Anyway?

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My friend Liz invited me to try a new CrossFit that opened nearby for a Saturday WOD this weekend. It was a partner workout with 3 rounds of 30 OHS, 40 Pull Ups and 50 V-Ups. I have not really done any lifting for months, so the gift of OHS was felt all day Sunday for sure. I do miss parts of CrossFit but not all of it — so I have some thinking to do whether I want to sign up for a few months to see if the fire has returned. Decisions, decisions…

Pull Up InjuryAnd of course the pull ups left me with some nasty open calluses that are very painful. I am never proud of them because I know that it means my form was definitely off. I used chalk but it was so hot in the gym that mixed with sweat, the bars were coated with a chalky paste.

Monday is Labor Day. I asked around to see if any one really knew what it was all about. Not many did, so here’s some good info about why we celebrate this holiday.

According to the US Dept of Labor site, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

So, if you work in the USA – you go ahead and celebrate. Without all we do – our country wouldn’t be as amazing as it is.

Happy Labor Day 2014

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My Friend Lisbeth mentioned Joan Rivers on her FB page and I think she captured what a game changer she was for women during her hey day…

If this is the end for Joan Rivers, I hope it’s peaceful. She was a significant force in her field and for women. Was she crass or unkind at times? Perhaps. But I, for one, thank her for being strong and smart and funny. For a young girl growing up in stuffy Connecticut, Joan was a breath of fresh air. Her influence was far greater than she ever knew.

I’m sending good health vibes to the amazing Joan Rivers…

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Labor Day Running

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Running Makes the Heart Go Faster

Had a great morning coaching a special class at 9a. It was a last minute substitution and it was a hero workout — Griff. The group had to run backwards which always trips people up. They did a great job and after seeing them finish, I kinda wished I had done it. So in that vain, Coach Jerry was up for a run with me so we took a nice leisurely 3m run after the Hero wod. I don’t run often enough and it’s not one of my strong suits and I really don’t love it –which is exactly why I need to do it more!

I was wiped out afterwards but happy I took Jerry up on his idea of what a run was. I wanted to do a measly 800m! He laughed.

Speaking of running, here are two recent articles I have read that may prove helpful to all you ‘runner types’.

Have a great Labor Day! BBQ, Relax, and enjoy the holiday! 

Yes, I am a Jersey Girl

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The family is headed to my old stomping grounds of North Jersey for the labor day weekend. The kids love going into NYC and I really want to hit up the jersey shore. It’s so funny how you don’t appreciate how close you live to all these great things when you are young. I lived 30 mins from NYC, 1 hr from Philly, 1 hr from the shore. I mean – come on – how great is that and I couldn’t wait to move out of Jersey when I graduated High School.

I want to make sure we have a general plan for this weekend — so Thursday it’s the shore, Friday – NYC. I want to find something out of the norm for the family in NYC though. We have been many times and always do the same thing — 5th Avenue walking, central park, Times Square, and once or twice — the Natural History Museum.  I am going to do some research on things to do with Kids in NYC. I was thinking about heading to the Bronx or Staten Island Zoo. I haven’t been since I was a kid and I have a lot of memories of those trips. We could also go to South Street Seaport with the kids — I just have to figure out timing…

Decisions, Decisions!

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