Paleo Sweet-And-Sour Chicken

Oh, I forgot to mention - throw some sesame seeds on top before you serve! Extra yum!

Things I want right now: A tan. And a hot dog hot off the grill. Translation: Summer. This winter has been the worst. Just the worst. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all 4 seasons, and I’m one of those … Continue reading

14:5: Expect to Fail

Eat your heart out, Rich Froning.

When I started at CrossFit 716 nearly 2 years ago, I worked out 3 to 4 days a week generally in the mornings. I would get there early to warm up. (Now, I arrive a solid 3 minutes before the … Continue reading

14.4: Another Day, Another WOD

Jackie competing at CrossFit 716's annual holiday in-house competition WODmare Before Christmas.

One word comes to mind when I think of Jackie Ozzimo: Mom. When I told her this, I asked her to hear me out before the urge to slap me (the insensitive 20-something) consumed her. Jackie is many things – … Continue reading

14.3: A Crooked Path To Success

Paul & Ryan warming up before a local competition.

If you don’t frequent the 6:30 a.m. class or, better yet, the couch from 7:30-8 a.m. at CrossFit 716, you may not know Paul Tuite who just celebrated 2 years on Feb. 24. (That’s right, kids; he was there during … Continue reading

14.2: Practice What You Preach

Hashtag: Badass.

Each week, the CrossFit Games Open brings new challenges to beginners and professionals alike. Last week, 14.2 was the WOD heard ‘round the world, consisting of 65-pound overhead squats and chest-to-bar pull-ups. As one friend put it, “CrossFit Open WOD … Continue reading

14.1: CrossFit Is My New Drug

Joelle and family at the Buffalo Marathon in May 2013

CrossFit is a drug. It is addicting. It is cathartic. And it is expensive. But unlike any drug, it won’t kill you. Instead, it makes you harder to kill. It will not rob you of precious moments. It creates them. … Continue reading