ELLIE'S MONTHLY MESSAGE

Sunday Story…Right or Connected?

Sunday Story…Right or Connected?

All in or all out. Take it or leave it. If you aren’t with us you’re against us. The cancel culture. I get it. There are times that call for action, not talk. There are things that are so egregious that they cry out for taking a stand, putting your foot down and...

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Father Arthur Unachukwu

This is my dear, DEAR FRIEND, Father Arthur Unachukwu. He is a Catholic priest, a devout CrossFitter a dear friend and he shares my birthday. Arthur has been in charge of Catholic services at SMU for the past six or seven years. He is originally from Nigeria and found...

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The New Normal

The New Normal

But what’s funny is that you forget the LONG haul. You forget who you were in the beginning when you thought you couldn’t. It becomes a distant memory because THIS is the new normal. THIS is the GIRL who CAN.

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Be the Man (or Woman)

Be the Man (or Woman)

Last week I asked this question on Facebook: What is the WORST part of going to the gym? To my surprise, I got almost 200 comments! Wow! People sure like to tell you about what is wrong! A lot of the answers were honest and what I expected - the hardest part is...

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Fall Fitness Challenge WINNER!

Fall Fitness Challenge WINNER!

Congratulations to Jana Nobles for winning our 2019 Fall Fitness Challenge! I can tell you all that this was a VERY close competition between Jana and Shanna Fowler.  Several other men and women entered, but both of these ladies completed pretty much every single...

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THIS is 50

THIS is 50

It’s official, I am 50 years old. Hopefully, I am about halfway through this incredible journey called life. If I’m anything like my grandmother, who will turn 103 years old in January, I am not even halfway there yet. About a year ago this milestone seemed like a...

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Write Your Story

Write Your Story

What will your story be? You are the ultimate writer of your story. Not fate, not luck and certainly not anyone else. You decide the ultimate outcome. Life happens - to all of us. Back in 2014 I was sent to the hospital with an epidural abscess, an infection on my...

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John Kerr ~ Living the Dream

John Kerr ~ Living the Dream

This is John Kerr. John has been CrossFitting with us for about 4 years now. He trains to do the things outside of CrossFit that “spark his fire”. Last weekend he competed in The Spartan Race at ATT Stadium and finished 2nd Place in his age group (55-59) and 106th...

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Healthy vs. Happy?

Healthy vs. Happy?

"I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.” ~Sophia Loren 1965 Recently I posted this picture on social media along with this quote, "I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.” (~Sophia Loren 1965) and asked if anybody had any...

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NEW COACH, NEW CLASS!!!

NEW COACH, NEW CLASS!!!

We have a new coach among us and his name is Brad Pew! Many of you have met him in the early morning classes. Brad is 27 years old and from Pleasant Grove, Utah where he was part owner of CrossFit XD and where he competed in the regionals for The CrossFit Games 2016....

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Nutrition for 2019 – Part 1

Nutrition for 2019 – Part 1

Hi there! A lot of you are interested in getting your diet in geat for 2019 and I am here to help! I am going to be posting a lot of videos about what to do and what NOT to do - they will be on YouTube and shared on Facebook and I will try to send some of them to you....

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Happy Holidays and Let’s Get In Gear For The New Year!!

Happy Holidays and Let’s Get In Gear For The New Year!!

I can't believe it, but we are at the end of another year! The year 2018 has been absolutely awesome here at CrossFit Odyssey. John Mariotti made his THIRD trip to The CrossFit Games and finished 13th in the world despite knee and shoulder injuries. We have more...

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