Alex Tries it Out

I'm Alex - a crossfitter,Midwesterner, and a bit of a geek. I live in central Iowa and write about trying new things and trying to capture the most there is in life.

A Few of My Favorite Things

*Knock knock* Is this thing on? It’s been a...more

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Annnnd apparently it did — who knew? My month went so quickly, but it was full of good times. Some of it I had intended to blog about in more detail, but between actually...more

Some Minneapolis Eats {Hell’s Kitchen + Surly Brewing}

I’m not inherently good at naming my restaurant review posts when I eat at more than one restaurant, I’ll be honest. It’s so much easier to name them when it’s one restaurant, you know? But, at the same time, I only ate a couple of things at both establishments, so...more

Workouts of the Week #12: Feeling Pretty Buff

So it’s 4:30 on Friday, and while I had every intention of getting some homework done while sitting at Starbucks, I think that, first, I’ll write a post. I’ve got time to do homework yet this weekend, and I haven’t linked up with Katie in awhile, so, why not? (By the way, I did manage to read like, three pages of my textbook while waiting for pages to load ....more

Trying Something New: Rock Climbing at Climb Iowa

Last weekend, Phyll and I took his sister out to celebrate her birthday. One piece of that was a trip to the local rock climbing gym, Climb Iowa. Climb Iowa is...more

Workouts of the Week #11: Consistency

Happy Friday all! How was your week? Mine was busy but nothing...more

24 Hours in Omaha

A week ago...more

A Coffee Date

My brain is a little all over today. And of course, by today, I mean last night, because I always post my blogs the next morning when I write them at night (OCD much?). But really, it’s been that way for a few days, so I imagine that Wednesday morning will probably yield more of the same ....more

Working Out While Traveling {Making it Work!}

It seems like I’ve traveled about every weekend for the last month. Looking at my calendar now, it’s not just my imagination — I’ve had...more

Summer Snackin': DETOUR Bar Giveaway

As a blogger, I get a decent amount of free swag. Mostly from companies that want me to try out their products and feature them on the blog. I don’t mind, especially when I find new-to-me foods that are the BOMB ....more