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Brenton Balvin
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Up North: Spring Break 2018
Many Minnesotan families plan their spring break trips somewhere south where they can enjoy the sun and warmer weather. This year, however, the kids and I took a trip north and spent two days enjoying time with my parents in Emily, MN and a few days in Dulu...
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Recap CrossFit Open 18.2 and 18.2a
Now that I've had a few days to recover I can say that I absolutely loved the CrossFit Games Open workouts 18.2 and 18.2a. I heard the live announcement while I was driving to Skopos on Thursday night and I was absolutely pumped! My kids probably thought I ...
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Recap CrossFit Open 2018 - 18.1
Last year I was 2-3 weeks into CrossFit during the time of the CrossFit Games Open . I had some different travel plans and I knew I would miss two of the Friday Night Lights events at  CrossFit Skopos  so I didn't officially sign up. I did a few of the work...
Recap CrossFit Open 2018 - 18.1
Recap CrossFit Open 2018 - 18.1
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You Got This!
You are capable of more than you think. Do you know that? Do you believe that? One of things I love about CrossFit is that I have the opportunity to see myself and others do more than we believed we could in almost every workout we do at CrossFit Skopos . +...
You Got This!
You Got This!
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Observations After Two Weeks of Clean Eating
I'm starting off week number three of my current diet plan.  Here are some things I have noticed during the first couple weeks... I eat, a lot. Way more than I thought I would. One co-worker said to another one, " He basically just eats all day long ." That...
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Meal Planning and Prep is the Plan
I have been working hard to step up my diet for the last few weeks. Despite all my work in the gym and the strength gains I have made, I still have too much belly fat and it's time for it to go away. A big piece of the process for me right now is meal plann...
Meal Planning and Prep is the Plan
Meal Planning and Prep is the Plan
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2018 Blizzard Bowl Recap
On Saturday I competed in my second CrossFit competition. The competition was called The Blizzard Bowl and was hosted by The Athlete Lab in Little Canada, MN. I'd been waiting for, and looking forward to this event for months. The Blizzard Bowl was set up f...
2018 Blizzard Bowl Recap
2018 Blizzard Bowl Recap
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2017 Year in Review
As 2017 wraps up I have much to be thankful for and much to remember. Here's a few of the biggest highlights. Speaking at Cedarbrook and Quarry Winter Youth Retreats Going to Cabo, Mexico with Stephanie and the Elliason's A weekend at the cabin with my pare...
2017 Year in Review
2017 Year in Review
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The Difference between a Shotgun and a Rifle
I read a great analogy today on Jeff Spencer blog . Dr. Spencer is an athlete, turned coach, advisor and mentor who has developed a comprehensive goal achievement system named The Champion's Blueprint . In his post he discusses one of the problems he sees i...
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Happy 13th birthday Isabelle!
Today Isabelle officially became a teenager! It's a family tradition to have birthday breakfast with day before school and work. For the second year in a row Isabelle choose the Tavern in Northfield. While we waited for our food I asked her about some of he...
Happy 13th birthday Isabelle!
Happy 13th birthday Isabelle!
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