Event Training with ZooFit

I am a part of an amazing team competing in the Whidbey Island Triathlon this Saturday.  In my continuous effort to practice ZooFit in all my affairs, I figured training for this event utilizing the principles of operant conditioning, enrichment, and even conservation would be a great experiment. While we are definitely a competitive team, I feel confident that event training with ZooFit will prove beneficial and effective. Continue reading Event Training with ZooFit

Boredom is a Four Letter Word

I’m working on the Enrichment section for my book Zookeeper’s Guide to Fitness. Enrichment was one of my favorite aspects of being a zookeeper. Keeping the animals mentally and physically active, increasing naturalistic behaviors, and engaging them in more dynamic ways was the epitome of zookeeping, personally.  Continue reading Boredom is a Four Letter Word

30 Days of Wild- June 4: A Hot Day

I do not thrive in hot weather.  It’s one of the reasons Washington is so appealing to me.  But this weekend is a scorcher- 78 today (felt like 100) and low 80s tomorrow.

At least we aren’t in Beaverton, which is going to hit 100 this weekend!  WHAT the WHAT?!?!  Weird summer last year my ass!

I did a double workout but I’m surprised by my ability to muster through the lazy sleepy feeling I had around 2:00.  It was too hot for a soccer field workout, so we picked a nice spot in the shade of the wooded nature trail and performed our burpeee/planks partner WOD.  Fun times!

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 92: Star Wars Day

It’s a little known fact that I love nerdy or fandom holidays.  Maybe you picked up on the idea that I love these holidays when I celebrated Pi Day over, say, Easter.  And this week is a big holiday for me.  No, I’m not talking about Cinco de Mayo.  Bigger.  A whole galaxy far far away bigger.  That’s right.  I’m talking about Star Wars Day. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 92: Star Wars Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 88: Child’s Play Not So Simple

I had two opportunities to be involved in new fitness programs for children, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed both of them tremendously, for different reasons.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 88: Child’s Play Not So Simple

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 68: Taking off the Training Wheels

I hate it when my husband is right.  I mean, I’m okay that he’s right when we’re in agreement, but when he tells me something I’m not prepared to hear, or scared to hear, in this particular instance, well, you’ve heard the term “Hell hath no fury…”? Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 68: Taking off the Training Wheels

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 66: Glass Half-Full Kind of Day

I had one heck of a productive day.  And there are some considerations that would suggest it would be just a tiring day, but no!  Today was a “Glass Half-Full” kind of day!  And I also just noticed that I’m 2/3 done with my writing challenge.  I’ve written a blog post everyday for 66 days.  Now, THIS is becoming a habit!pessimist-glass-half-empty-optimist-glass-half-full-me-room-to-add-vodka Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 66: Glass Half-Full Kind of Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 64: Good News and Bad News

Whelp, there’s good news and bad news.  I suppose like a band-aid getting ripped off, I’ll start with the bad news and get it over and done with.  Quite depressing really.  We did our finances.  And that’s the end of the story… Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 64: Good News and Bad News

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 59: Buff Beach Bum

I should learn my lesson about bad-mouthing how a day goes, because then something is going to happen to shut me right up the next day.  While I may have felt unaccomplished with happenings yesterday, today was pack full of inspiration.  I guess I’ll have to buckle down and pick just one thing, and I think the best topic for the day was Double Bluff Beach workout.  Just call me the Double Bluff Buff Beach Bum.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 59: Buff Beach Bum

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 56: Hoppy Easter!

In CrossFit, for special holidays and member birthdays, an especially difficult and challenging workout is usually planned.  It’s CrossFit’s way of saying they care, I guess.  I like incorporating similar challenges for my Bootcamp, where I typically have a particular workout planned for certain holidays.  With it being Easter, I wanted to do a workout that would exclaim “Hoppy Easter!” in a most challenging way. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 56: Hoppy Easter!