Disclaimer: I was offered a free entry to #dekafit Denver in exchange for promoting this event.
DEKAFIT is coming to Denver. Dekafit will be held March 21st at the Bowlen Fieldhouse at UC Health Center. It consists of a 500m run, followed by the Zone 1 movements, 500m run, followed by Zone 2 movements, 500m run, etc. Go to this link to get more information, or register! Use my exclusive code for 10% off your entry, which is a great deal:DAN10
Zone 1 – Spartan RAM Squat – 30 reps with 55/44# RAM Elite/Open Zone 2 – 500m Row Zone 3 – Box Jump Overs – 20 reps at 24″ (step up OK for Open) Zone 4 – Med Ball Sit-up Throw – 30 reps with 20/14# Elite/Open Zone 5 – 500m Ski Erg Zone 6 – Farmers Carry – 100m with 60# in each hand? 70/53# Elite/Open Zone 7 – 20 Cal Air Bike Zone 8 – Dead Wall Ball Overs – 20 reps with 60# ball over 4′ barrier? 70/50# Elite/Open Zone 9 – Tank Push Pull – 50 meters total of push & 50 meters total of pull Zone 10 – RAM Burpees – 20 reps with 44# RAM (step back/forth OK)? 55/33# Elite/Open
Essentially, athletes will run a 5K with “functional fitness” or “H.I.I.T.” movements thrown in.
I feel fortunate to be able to enter and blog about the event. I feel comfortable with all of the movements, but the rep scheme could get tough. I roughly estimated each Zone would take about 3 minutes and with my slow running, this amounts to a roughly 75-minute event.
Zone 1 – 55# squat is not heavy, but the RAM may be tough to handle Zone 2 – OK Zone 3 – 24″ is fine, 20 reps is not bad Zone 4 – this could be tough Zone 5 – OK Zone 6 – OK Zone 7 – OK Zone 8 – Not sure about this. It seams OK Zone 9 – Not sure about this. It is a unique implement Zone 10 – Hell of a way to finish. 44# press overhead is fine, but not sure about RAM implement and will be really tired.
Some websites list different weights than the official website, but I am sure I can update my registration on site. I think this will be a really good event and seems to be chip timed with splits to compare performance year over year. For the average weekend warrior like myself it is a pretty cool measure. It is unlikely that I will ever do a NFL combine style workout or an actual Decathalon (even if I did, I would have to skip the pole vault).
I buy Thieves dishwasher powder from Young Living, but we are used to using dishwashing tabs, but have you read what is in the gel tabs and dishwashing tabs from Costco or the store? It is not good.
So, I decided to make my own dishwashing tabs using Young Living’s Thieves dishwashing powder. Things you will need:
Ice cube trays – cute ones are even more fun!
Thieves dishwasher powder
(Optional) baking soda, liquid soap to bind (all natural thieves liquid dishwashing soap is best), and salt
If you want these tabs to have extra pow, you can also add baking soda and salt, mix it all together. Wait a few minutes for the mixture to bind/get less liquid in it. Place mixture in the ice cube trays, and let it sit out for an hour. Then dump them out into a nice container and start using.
The dishes come out amazingly clean, smelling great, and you feel great because the nasty chemicals and things you can’t pronounce are not stuck to your dishes. Remember, you can just use plain thieves dishwashing powder or mix it with baking soda and salt – the choice is yours, but these tabs pack a cleaning punch! Learn how you can get your own Thieves products and young living products.
We went to Elitch Gardens this past weekend, and the place was sheer madness! It was the last weekend for the water park and water rides, so most of the people were there, but even the regular rides were super crowded. Elitch had just introduced its amazing deal – $54.99 for a park pass for the remainder of this season and all of next, so you can imagine how crowded it was for Labor Day weekend! We met a family who has been there 30 times, just this season.
Our family got a chance to visit the water park for the first time but the lines were a bit long, so we did not get to try many of the rides. The wave pool seemed to be a hit and lazy river too. The concession lines were long too, and so I do recommend not going for busy weekends, if you can help it, as you cannot really enjoy the theme park and all it offers. We did get to ride the Kaleidascape and it was nice and with a pair of 3D glasses, it is even better. Someone handed my daughter a pair so we could enjoy it. I noticed a lot of folks came around 4pm, as Elitch was open til 10pm, but the water rides closed at 6pm.
The food options were plentiful but the lines were too. Elitch was also offering a meal plan deal for next season, and if you are going often enough, it may be worth it for you. The water park is closed now, as it closed on Labor Day, but the rest of the rides are open through Halloweeen, so don’t forget to check it out for fright fest, and all the other fun fall events there.
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Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating 129 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is Colorado’s only world-class combination theme and water park. From thrilling roller coasters to pint-sized adventures, a splashin’ water park and tons of special events, there’s thrills for all. The park is open April through October. This year, there’s more entertainment than ever before with exciting new family shows, Dive-In Movies, a free summer concert series and three stunning fireworks extravaganzas that will light up the Denver skyline, plus Fright Fest in October! And don’t miss the breathtaking views of Denver atop the 20-story Observation Tower or while plummeting 200 feet on the Tower of Doom.
NEW – Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape – Take the Ride 2019 Named in USA Today and LA Times as One of the Top 10 Most Anticipated New Rides in 2019!
Take a ride on the wild side…of Art. Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape is a mind-bending journey unlike any other. Join us on an odyssey of creative discovery through immersive art landscapes. Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape is not a rollercoaster. It’s a thrill ride for the mind. The newest installation from the brains behind House of Eternal Return takes passengers on an interactive, artist-driven journey. Take the ride!
We had the rare opportunity to participate in a party at Archery Games Denver, and it was a blast! We had 13 kids, but parties can include 20 children (kids party), or 20 adults when you do a corporate event. You can also drop in and play for an hour (minimum of 6 players required), for $25 a player, but you will be playing with others.
Archery Games Denver is a lot of fun. Our party included instruction for the kiddos, and assistance for an almost 75 minutes, including time to “suit up,” learn how to put the bow on properly and shoot it. Games started with the kiddos learning how to use a bow and shoot at their target. It was a great way to warm up and learn how to place the arrow on your bow. For younger ones, there are smaller, more manageable bows for their soft, padded bows. The group “suits” up with gear, including protective face masks. Then, the group went behind the fenced area, and played archery in teams. The first game was zombie attack, and was shooting at other teams. Then, the teams played several more games competing in teams. The kids were exhausted at the end, and had a great time playing for the entire time. My kids are still talking about how they “knocked out” their friends from the competition with their bows. The games are safe, low-risk and one of our kiddos was even wearing a boot from a soccer injury and successfully played in the competitions. Different age groups can easily play with one another, and it is low key and fun.
Disclaimer: I was offered a free party for up to 20 kids in exchange for an honest review and promoting the venue.