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8/10/10 WOD - "Randy"

Trained alone at Elysium while Marlie shouted, "Go" and helped me get through the workout.  I wanted to make up yesterday's wod so I did "Randy" 

Warm-up: Stretching and CF warm-up x1

Strength: Push press 3x3. Got 115 x3, 125 x2 and 125 x3--PR. I was trying to go for 130 today since my old PR was 123 x2. Next time

Met-con: "Randy"
75 muscle snatches at 75/ 55 lbs for time
***Finished in 4:56. This is NOT a PR as my last PR was 4:46-LAME


  1. Marlie is so fortunate to have a mom who is dedicated to physical fitness. There is such a disturbing epidemic of child obesity in the US that Michele Obama has deemed this a major issue to work on.

    Growing up watching her mom workout, Marlie will develop a world view that this is the way life is supposed to be, and will most likely follow her mom and be physically active as well. If only all those obese children in our country had such a good role model. Way to go, Stacie!

  2. Thanks Anonymous! I hope that Marlie grows up to be active and healthy and is actually interested in fitness like we are.


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I discovered at an early age that being active and fit feels great, so health and fitness have always played a major role in my life. When I was younger I was into dancing, track and field, rollerblading and bicycling. I enjoyed running and skiing all through my teens and twenties, and ran on the cross country team at CSU, Chico. After college, I trained for and ran several competitive races including the Silver Strand Half Marathon. Later I joined a big cookie-cutter gym, heavy on machines, where I designed my own workouts based on out-of-date methods I learned in college.

After my daughter, Marlie was born in early 2009, I really turned up the heat on my workouts to get back in shape. I followed my usual old routine including a moderate diet but was never able to quite get back to my original shape. A friend who was also a new mom invited me to her home a few times where they had a CrossFit garage gym. I was hooked after the first workout! It was different, intense, and best of all, not monotonous or boring. They were constantly doing something new. In only a few months, I had my pre-pregnancy body back and it was even better than before—this time I was stronger than ever, despite my previous attempts on the weight machines. Another great motivator is that the workouts are generally 30 - 45 minutes including warm-up and cool down, NOT 90 minutes like my old workouts. As a new busy mom, this is very important to me. It didn’t take long to realize this is the best thing I have ever done for my health.

I made more gains and improvements in my level of fitness during my first year of CrossFit than I had in the past 15 years of working out. I am now in my mid 30s and can easily say I am in the best shape of my life. I owe it all to two things, CrossFit and good nutrition. A healthy, well balanced diet that provides adequate sources of high quality protein, low glycemic index foods and the proper fats and oils will dramatically change your overall well-being and improve your workouts tremendously.

My successes inspire me to want to share this lifestyle with others. Health and nutrition have always been frontrunners in my life and those who value the same are invited to join us. I believe that if you’re going to do something, you should do it right; and when it comes to fitness training, that means CrossFit. CrossFit has been proven to work by measurable, observable, repeatable facts that we call “evidence-based fitness” so it's only a matter of time before you can see the results if you put the time in.

One of my mentors once told me I was training to “not suck at life.” I challenge you to do the same! Come by or email me and let’s get started!

Certifications/ Education-

- CrossFit Level I Trainer certification - 2009
- B.A: Journalism with an Option in Public Relations from CSU, Chico
- Minor: Health Sciences from CSU, Chico
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certified
- PADI Open Water Diver certified