Celebrated Lindsey’s birthday at Three Dots and a Dash and Bub City
Finally got my first hand stand push-up!
Worked out a total of 5x last week and I’m feeling great!
Brunch with Gina and Maxine
A little mini Pinkberry treat
Brunch at Paris Club, and yes, those are pretzel croissants
Big Star margaritas with friends
Summer walks with the pup
So there’s a story behind these hand stand push ups (HSPUs) and what they mean to me. Not sure if it’s a good story or not, but I don’t want to forget it. You may recall my mentioning that I started CrossFit with a fitness level of zero. On my first day at RNCF, I watched/stared at in amazement as this girl Elizabeth (who is now a friend of mine) did HSPUs. I had never seen such a thing, didn’t know it was a thing people did, and couldn’t even almost do a modified version (on a box). In fact, I struggled with those for months, although they eventually became much, much easier. So I added this to my list (along with pull-ups, push-ups, and pretty much everything else) and finally got it. I can’t explain how good it feels to do something you never, ever thought you could do and I cannot wait to do an entire WOD on the wall. I spent most of the weekend thinking about it, and can’t wait to go back and work on them. Feels so good!
Off to interview interns with Alaina for the next 4 hours!
Happy Monday!
  • Dora

    Those croissants look so delicious!

  • Elizabeth Daisy.

    That bag is fabulous darling.

    Elizabeth x


  • toastedsparkle

    Congratulations on your Crossfit accomplishment! I was watching last year's Crossfit games and saw HSPU's for the first time. I was floored! That is an amazing goal to reach 🙂

    Toasted Sparkle

  • Katie McC

    Congrats, that's awesome and I can relate. Handstand push ups looked so easy when I first saw them! That is until you try the modified version (I wasn't even on a box, just in a bear crawl position with my butt in the air) and I could barely do those! As an athletic girl, I admit I have absolutely no upper body strength when it comes to doing cool things like push ups or hand stand push ups. Hopefully one day I can do one! I'm just happy that I don't fall of my face doing the modified version right now, but I know my day will come, just like yours.

  • Michelle Knight

    Congratulations Danielle!
    I totally understand what you are talking about with those HSPUs.

  • Caffeine Queen

    Wow, thats so amazing you were able to do that, congrats! You've become my inspiration to start working out/try things that previously would've scared me.

    Also- congrats on the everygirl Forbes list!

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