Monday, April 26, 2010


Hello again everyone! It has been some time since my last post, but life has continued on as usual here at the Kun. Since we last chatted I have come and gone from Germany and my wonderful hubby, worked way too much, and officially took my CrossFit Level 1 Exam.

The rest of my time in Germany was like a dream, being with my husband without a care in the world was just what this girl needed to fuel my batteries. We went to Paris where I was able to meet my new family, David and Marsha Bowen and be among some of the most beautiful landscape and art int he world.

The cert was great! It took place at a CrossFit gym in Seoul with three trainer from HQ, and many awesome Koreans! We went over all the the concepts of CrossFit and I was able to finally get some one-on-one with a trainer to help me. You see, I have issues with my deadlift vs clean/snatch stance. It may seem small beans in comparison to other things, but when you are trying to lift heavy it pretty much becomes the only thing. My hip flexion is too great and I need to learn to raise my butt more to get my shoulders in front of the bar versus behind. This way I have the ability to raise the bar up without pulling backward.

At the end of the two days I had made some great new friends, and recieved some great tips! Overall a wonderful weekend in Korea!

Now back to the daily grind, but training is still the main focus of my life here and I am eager to prove myself next month at the Regionals in Japan. More to come!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Greetings everyone!

I know it has been quite some time since my last post and all of you are just teetering on the brink of madness not knowing what has been happening in the life of Kari. Well, fret no more faithful followers she is back and abroad! Yes, I took this one-woman show on the road and went to Germany. My husband, so wonderful and patient to have a wife like me is stationed at Ramstein in Germany and I thought it time to pay my beloved a little visit.

Everything has shifted and not just my current location. My mood, my perspective, and my hat...wait...hat? Yes, this cleverly hidden transition has brought me to the topic for this post. I (like many out there) wear lots of different "hats". One is my work self, the go-to girl for the Colonel that I work for.  Ever mindful of his needs and what memo goes in what mailbox. The other is my weather self, the person I entered the military to be. The eclectic admirer of Earth's natural power, the enemy of every pilot.

Then there is the CrossFitter, paleo-eating wife, and she is by far the most fun ;-) So here I am amongst my people, in my husband's arms and enjoying every minute of it. Even the dreadful 5 I spent doing a horrible workout with my Ramstein CrossFit family.

Tonight the hubby and I (mostly the hubby since I was making a dreadful mess of dinner) are cooking Paleo pizza from almond flour, eggs, and olive oil with tons of grilled veggies and sausage...yum!!

More from the land of beer and brats later...Guten nacht!