Random Things We Did This Weekend

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CrossFit Fenway Open 15.5

This past weekend, I finally made it down to the last CrossFit Open event to watch friends and fellow crossfitters suffer through the last workout of the open. For those unfamiliar with the world of CrossFit or “The Open”, it’s essentially a chance for anyone to compete and see where they stack up in five workouts over the course of five weeks. After each workout, you submit your official score online and see how you did compared to the rest of the CrossFit community. Despite doing Crossfit for a little over three years now, I’ve actually never participated. It’s just not my thing. But I do enjoy cheering on fellow friends and athletes as they endure this mental and physical sufferfest!

The last workout was a terrible couplet of:

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Calorie Row

Thrusters (95#/65#)

If you have no idea what i’m talking about, just watch this video

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There are many CrossFit movements that I hate doing and thrusters are at the top of that list. And this workout happened to have 72 of them. So great job and congrats to all those who competed over the past few weeks!

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I also just realized that this is my first CrossFit related post…ever. Despite the fact that I do CrossFit more than any other physical activity combined, you would think I would post more about it. Well maybe now I will…..good talk everyone.

Deep Ellum For Dinner

Later that night, we also made it down to Deep Ellum in Allston for an amazing dinner out with friends. Selma and I came here once for brunch and it just so happens that they also have an amazing dinner menu as well! Unfortunately, they kept dimming the lights more and more as the evening progressed so no pictures :(. But I did at least snag one of our pretzel and beer cheese app before it got too dark. If you’ve never ventured past Tavern in the Square (TITS) in Allston to this fine establishment, then you’re definitely missing out.

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Attempted To Make Corned Beef Sandwiches

Sunday’s are usually our day for cleaning and experimenting with new recipes. Some recipes will make it on the blog but many don’t make the cut for a variety of reasons (mainly my laziness). Sometimes recipes go horribly wrong and I have a bunch of photos that I will never use. Other times, recipes work out brilliantly and I was too lazy to document the process. This was one of those times.

This particular Sunday, I decided to try making Corned Beef Sandwiches with this huge 4 lb slab of meat I bought on sale over a year ago. Because it was just been sitting in our freezer taunting me, I decided it was finally time. Surprisingly, it was really easy to make in our dutch oven. I just filled the pot to the top with beer/water and added some seasoning and let it slow cook for 3-4 hours.

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We sliced it thin and topped it off with some spicy mustard and sauerkraut and dinner was served!

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Maybe I’ll try my hand at it again in the future and actually document the steps. Oh well!

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And with that, thanks for reading and happy week ahead!

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