stars come out in the double-wide


I.  Deadlift

Work up to a heavy set of 7 Reps


  • Round 1 @ 95lbs.
  • Round 2 @ 105
  • R0und 3@ 115
  • Rounds 4 – 5 @ 125

II. 3 Rounds for Max Reps in 1 minute of:

Kettlebell Swings (53/35) – Completed @ 24lbs. 18, 14, 17.

Box Jumps (24/20) –  Completed @ 20″. 14, 12, 12.

Toes-To-Bar – Completed, knees to hips: 24, 18, 18.

Jumping Lunges – (Kevin made this look waaaaay too easy). Started with jumping but ended with standard: 13, 14, 17.

1 Minute Rest Between rounds

III.  Tabata Pushups – Completed: but the numbers are blending.

Thanks, Regina, for being an awesome partner. Pleasure doing business with you.


The deadlift is all about the lower-back. Lower. Back. Oh, ye of the lower-back….
Is it me, or do stars come out in the double wide.
Yeah… I need to go to sleep.

Primal Cashew Thai Sauce

Primal McDonalds fries. Nyet. Because that’s what I’m craving, fries.

So, my coworker (shout-out to the Aims – woot woot) just walked in with a bag of McDonalds french fries. Do you have ANY idea how good McDonalds french fries smell in an OFFICE?

We’ve been talking work-outs a lot lately. While I haven’t converted her to CrossFit, she did demonstrate the ballet squats she was forced to endure at 6am this morning during hot yoga.

She then proceeded to eye my Cashew Tai Peanut sauce, and asked if she could sample. I said probably not a good idea, considering I had been dipping my fork and other nameless vegetables into it all morning. Oddly, she did not seem deterred by this. I then promised to forward the recipe. She’s an avid cooker, and knitter. The two, not to be confused.

This recipe is a mock-up pulled from Sisson’s Primal eating. I’m a big fan of Frank’s, thus the switch up, instead of Sisson’s suggested ‘fish sauce,’ the idea of which I still find too perplexing to ingest.

Primal Cashew Thai Sauce:


  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Tamari
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Frank’s Hot Sauce to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste