Honoring a hero, the stress of moving & some really good wine

Hello, hello!



I’ll be honest.

Moving is stressful.

My last day at work was more than a week ago. This past week, my work was move prep – doing the final dejunk, calling all the utility companies and getting the turn-offs set up, doing some preliminary cleaning, etc.

We’re pretty much ready – even though I don’t FEEL ready – for the movers to show up tomorrow and start packing.




Okay. So, maybe I’m a little stressed.

Stressed cat


And, not having a schedule throws me completely off.

Clearly, my blog has suffered a little.

I haven’t even told you about my final WOD this past Friday.

It was a good one!

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but then, it came to me.

We did Blake.


U.S. Navy Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician David Blake McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Georgia, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia, was killed September 21, 2010, in a helicopter crash during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. McLendon is survived by his wife Kate McLendon, his parents David and Mary-Ann McLendon, his brother Chris McLendon, and his sister Kelly Lockman.


I chose this WOD because it felt right. My sailor knew him through work and we have friends that knew him well.

I wish I could say that I had known him but I did not.

I was proud to have my CrossFit family honor him and the life that he gave for our country.

The WOD was tough – as any hero WOD should be.

It was a combination of legs and shoulders.


I loved every second of it!

And then I cried a little on my way home.

I was pretty spent from the WOD and the knowledge that it was my last one there just forced the emotion to bubble over a little.

I’m really, really going to miss them.

Friday was also my sailor’s last day at his work.

So, we celebrated Friday night with an excellent bottle of wine. 🙂


I love wine.

*note to self: don’t let the movers pack the corkscrew

So, I’m hoping to get a few run days in this week although I may not be able to.

I may have to settle for burpees.

And, since I’m being honest, I am SO FAR BEHIND on my 100 Day Burpee Challenge that I don’t even know how many I have to do.

I should probably just start over.

I’m so disappointed in myself.


Questions: How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Did you drink any good wine?

– jennifer

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