*Great day for athletics*

Figuring it’s been a long time since I last posted a Fuel Friday post, I was planning on sharing a recipe for a carrot cake muffin that I made earlier this week. However, I spent too much time doing other things (mostly mindless perusing of random stuff online) and ran out of time so maybe I’ll save it for another day.

One of the distractions was the coverage of the CrossFit Regional events going on this weekend and I’ve gotta give a shout-out to all of the incredible athletes that competing at regional events this weekend. Even if CrossFit isn’t your thing, it certainly is inspiring to watch these amazing athletes leave it all on the floor after months of training.

In particular, I want to wish Carleen Matthews, who hails from my neck of the woods, the best of luck this weekend. She has been a super mentor to my daughter and is a one of the most dedicated and passionate athletes I’ve ever known. Last year, I was honored with the opportunity to accompany my daughter to the regional competition to watch Carleen work for a spot on the podium and that she did. She finished in second place and earned herself not only the opportunity to compete in the Games, but also the title as one of the 40 fittest women in the world!


Team Carleen shirt from the 2015 Regionals.


(*Carleen had a rough start in the first event but WON the second, finishing the first day in third place, out of 40 competitors.)

True to my own passion, I switched gears and am now streaming a middle distance track meet. I’m equally inspired by the work that they’ve done to toe the line in hopes that they’ll be closer to earn a spot on the Olympic team.

What a great day for athletics!



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