Weekend Family Fun + Dick’s Sporting Goods $50 Giveaway

This weekend, we took our first road trip with Tommy up to Portland, Maine to celebrate his grandma’s birthday. I snap chatted my long run on Saturday morning and we spent the afternoon in town shopping and eating dinner at Zapoteca.

In between the shopping and dinner, I stopped at a hotel to nurse Tommy in a private corner of the lobby. I brought a bottle with some pumped milk, but I forgot to bring an attachment that made the milk spill all over Tommy when turned upside down. Mom learned her lesson to never bring something new when you are away from home. Tested and approved is the only way to go.

The biggest difference this visit was that our dinner reservation was two hours earlier than usual at 6pm.

On our way home on Sunday we took a pit stop to get out of the car and grab a few things at DICK’S Sporting Goods® on Route 1 in Saugus. Tommy was getting ready to eat so I nursed him before going inside. I was tempted to while driving but I waited like a law abiding citizen until the car was in park.

First off, I didn’t know they made sporting goods stores this big! The store took up two whole levels and was very spacious.

You guys raved recently on an Instagram post about Carrie Underwood’s fitness line Calia, which is exclusively at DSG. I asked a question and many of you said you loved this brand. Since the country singer is one of my favorite celebrities, I knew I had to check it out.

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The store was easy to navigate despite our needs being all over the place. First I stopped by the sports section with Nick. He coaches little league baseball here in the South End and needed a new glove for the season.

Soccer balls, shin guards, large water jugs… I miss those days! Walking through these aisles was nostalgic as I could remember the smell sipping from my giant red coleman. I can’t wait for Tommy to play on sports teams when he is older. My best childhood memories come from my youth league days.

I walked over to the Women’s section to discover a large variety of athletic apparel from all the top players like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Reebok and more. I skipped over them to check out the Calia line.

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With the last bit of baby weight, I was looking for flattering tops that I could wear around the house and at the gym. I haven’t gone shopping in forever because it’s hard to navigate stores in the city with a stroller. Having an infant really makes you empathize with people who depend on handicap accessible stores and restaurants. DSG was large enough that we had zero trouble. I could even fit the stroller in the dressing room with me.

I tried on 6 tops, all were long to cover my bum if I want to wear yoga pants all day. I honestly loved all of them but chose 3 to buy for practicality. Two of the tank tops were $22 and the pullover was on sale for $44. I bought the tank in two different colors I liked it so much. It is racer back with fabric gathering at the top.

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I 100% understand why you guys go crazy over this line. The material is totally soft, the cuts flattering, and colors perfect for day to gym wear. They had brighter colors but these days I’m loving neutrals as they don’t show spit up and sweat as much as bright ones.

Lastly, we went upstairs to explore what was going on. In addition to the gym equipment, sports gear, bikes, shoes and apparel downstairs, the upstairs had camping, fishing, tennis, outerwear, golf and water stuff. I could have spent all day exploring but instead went for the beach toys.

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I wanted to buy Tommy one of those inflatable tubes that you put around a baby’s head but didn’t see one as I think they may not be the safest item for a store to sell liability wise… We did buy a couple of fiddlesticks for when my nephews come east this summer to play with at the beach and pool. Hopefully, Tommy can play with them in a couple of years too (if we don’t lose them before then).

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It was the perfect place to stop during our trip home as everyone in the family got something new! The fact that the dressing rooms were so large too was helpful to know for the future if I had needed to nurse the little guy in the store.

We checked out by the shoe department and were laughing at how many different pairs of cleats they sell these days. There are lacrosse cleats, soccer cleats, baseball cleat, football cleats and more. I only ever had to buy soccer cleats and track spikes thankfully. I guess it’s safe to say, we will be stopping here a lot in the years to come on our way to and from Grandma’s.

Win $50 to DICK’s Sporting Goods

By now, you might be wondering, is this post sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods? Yes, and since it is I have a $50 gift card to give one of you. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below this blog post sharing what sports you played, if any, as a child. I’ll be picking the winner this Friday at noon EST.

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own. 

Weekend Family Fun + Dick’s Sporting Goods $50 Giveaway

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  • Mary K. Elder
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    I was a very active child! I played soccer, basketball, golf, and tennis! Some of my favorite memories growing up came from being on sports teams!

  • Sara
    Reply

    I played volleyball and basketball through highschool. I also ran track in the spring. I enjoyed playing sports which is what got me into fitness.

  • Kim Burke
    Reply

    I love the Calia line at Dick’s! The long tops are great for a tall person such as myself. I did swimming and ran track and cross country when I was younger.

  • Richard
    Reply

    Rugby, Soccer and Cricket were my main three. Don’t think I can count “annoying my little sister” as a sport, though it was fun…. 🙂

  • Mary
    Reply

    Hi Sarah!

    I played soccer for many years as a kid (10+???) and switched to crew in high school. Now I’m a runner/semi-crossfitter/sometimes yogi that would love a Dick’s Gift Card!

    Love reading about your new baby and getting back in shape!

  • Stacy Moore
    Reply

    I played soccer from U6 all the way through high school! My dad was my coach most of my life, so I definitely have good memories around childhood sports!

  • Sarina
    Reply

    I played soccer, danced, and did gymnastics growing up. In high school and college I was a cheerleader, and now I do crossfit!

  • Danielle A.
    Reply

    I played volleyball in jr high and a little in high school! Wasn’t a big sports player otherwise. I’ve gotten a love for fitness later in life.

  • Emily
    Reply

    I played soccer and softball as a kid, but I have terrible hand eye coordination which is why I just stick to running these days!

  • Megan
    Reply

    I played basketball up until high school when I wasn’t good enough to make the team anymore. But then in high school, I found swimming and I still swim to this day!

  • Amanda F
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    I played soccer from U8 and all through high school, college intra-murals and now I play in the local rec leagues as a 25 year old. I dabbled in softball in middle school/junior high and track (I threw discus and ran the 800) in high school but my one true love will always be soccer <3.

  • Megan A.
    Reply

    I was a gymnast, a runner, and a dancer. But, as a kid I also played softball and soccer and took swimming classes.

  • Jill amaral
    Reply

    Basketball… Loved that game. My son is a very good at everything and I forgot how much fun it is to play for fun.

  • Megan
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    Since I am only 5′ 1″, I had trouble finding a sport where I didn’t get dominated. Luckily, I fell in love with volleyball and it seemed like they had the perfect position for me: libero! The libero is all about defense and I was good at digging balls that all the tall people hit 😉 I still play sometimes, but I am mostly a runner now!

  • Jen
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    I was on my high school track and cross country teams, but I much preferred getting beaten at tennis and one-on-one basketball by my brother.

  • Courtnay
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    I grew up in a very active sports oriented family! My dad was a phys Ed teacher so athletics was important! I have so many great memories as far back as when I was 3 going to football games with my dad (he coached high school)! I than played soccer and ran track and cross country! Now I go to Dick’s for yoga gear and gear for my nephews who play a ton of sports!

  • Caroline
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    I tried just about all of the sports they offered for girls. But my <3 was FIELD HOCKEY. Now as an adult i have got into running its a love/hate relationship. Lol.

  • Rachael
    Reply

    I used to play basketball and volleyball. I’ve gotten out of shape since then. I really want to slim down and play volleyball again!!!!

  • Danielle
    Reply

    I was on swim team until college when I had to stop due to injuries and I continue to coach swimming in the summers!

  • Jenn
    Reply

    I also lived in my soccer shorts on and off the field as a child. I also was very active in dance, softball and track!!!!

  • Angela Thomas
    Reply

    Hi Sarah! I played base ball for 1 year. Would love to win. I really need some exercise clothes because I’ve gained weight. Thanks for all the great advice you give us.

  • Holley
    Reply

    I LOVE dick’s sporting goods! Once one of the managers asked me to work at our local store but I was like I can’t because I will never take home a paycheck!! haha! I competed in the hunter/jumper equestrian world as a kid, which I still do, but I currently also enjoy running and am training for my first marathon in Kennebunk, ME in May! The gift card could help cover some new running shoes for sure…

    Love reading your blog and can’t wait to watch Tommy grow up into an awesome little human!

  • Kelly
    Reply

    The Calia line looks awesome! I played soccer, basketball, softball, tennis, and ran track for a season before playing only field hockey and tennis in high school.

  • Signe
    Reply

    My mom, younger sister, and I all ran together when I was a kid--and we probably ran hundreds of summer road races!

  • Lo
    Reply

    I was on the swim team for years! It was a great experience, but I don’t miss smelling like chlorine all day, every day…

  • Allie Muggridge
    Reply

    I tried every sport growing up! Soccer, basketball, swimming, cheerleading, and softball! Softball was my favorite though!

  • Kara
    Reply

    My mother hated sports so we didn’t play (or watch) sports -- except compulsory at school (so played a little netball and t-ball) but look forward to my little ones getting into sport! I am doing fitness but haven’t got to the adult organised sport thing -- my competitive streak far exceeds my ability lol!

  • Kelly @ Turned UP To Eleven
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    I almost always got injured while playing sports in gym class. I had my face busted by a basketball, my shins swiped by a field hockey stick and almost had my face hit with a bat. I was bad luck entirely. The only sport I did well in was volleyball but the group of girls in my school that played were so tight that I feared I wouldn’t fit in. Instead I joined the dance team, which to me was a bit of a sport. Talk about a cardio workout!! I hope that counts 😉

  • Crisitna Brehob
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    My parents let me try a bunch of sports including tennis, swim team, cheerleading, etc. I am so glad they allowed me to try out different activities because it instilled a love for an active lifestyle! I now love to try out new activities/sports and enjoy being active!

  • Lauren
    Reply

    I played field hockey in high school and I loved it. I wish that there was an adult league, cuz I’d join in a heartbeat!

  • katie B
    Reply

    I did cheerleading in high school. I tried all sports, thanks to my mother who said that i needed to try every sport to see which one i liked the best, my list includes…t-ball, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, field hockey, and dancing!

  • Leslie Granillo
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    I didn’t start playing sports until I was in 7th grade. Then I started playing softball and went full on into and managed to make the All Star team my second year. I was able to play all positions except 2nd base which seemed awkward and taught myself to hit left handed. I played though most of high school and in a local adult league in my 20’s.
    Fast forward many years and 3 children later, baseball seems to be in the genes! My youngest son is a great player and a switch hitter as well! My oldest plays a bit but his heart is in basketball. He just finished his first year and his team went all the way and won the championship game! He also got chosen to play for a 7th grade boys tournament basketball team (he’s in 6th grade).
    I make sure that I go to all of their games and support them 100%. My mom only went to 2 games in all my time playing. I really wished my family would’ve been there to watch me play. I don’t want my kids to feel that way. Pretty soon we will be registering all 3 for soccer as my daughter has requested to play this year (she’s 4). My life is sports! I’m a soccer/baseball/basketball/ballet/tap/Tahitian/hula mom!

  • Patricia
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    During my school years, girls were not able to play sports so I joined a synchronized swim team. I still enjoy swimming to this day!

  • Lauren
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    Soccer from 6 years old all the way up until college! I have the same nostalgia of the shin guards and Umbria shorts! Also played lacrosse in high school. I can’t wait for my son to be old enough to play team sports…best childhood memories!!

  • Carrie Miller
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    I ran track and cross country back in the day. I wish we had a DSG back when I was in school, love that place!

  • Stacey
    Reply

    Hi Sara,
    I love shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods. I love looking at all the adorable sports equipment that I hope my two daughters will use when they get older! I hope to encourage them to try new sports and have fun doing it. When I was younger I played soccer and lacrosse. I loved the cold sport game nights under the lights, with my family and friends cheering me on! Those were the best games.
    I love reading your post, I can relate to it all.

  • Janelle
    Reply

    I played soccer growing up then field hockey in high school! I’m from North Andover which is in the Cape Ann league, north shore!!

  • Lily
    Reply

    Great post! I love Carries new line. This just made me want it more! I’ve participated in SO many sports throughout the years. Dance, gymnastics, cross country, basketball, volleyball and softball. Softball would have to be my favorite! However, I’m no longer in high school so it’s not as easy to stay in shape, but it’s so important to stay healthy. Now that I’m in college, I’ve found some new types excercise to keep me active. Yoga, weightlifting and Tabata training. Love love love Tabata. Recommend it to anyone who is short on time and looking to get a full body workout!

  • Susan rowe
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    I grew up in Vermont on a dairy farm so we were always active riding our bikes snowmobiling 4-wheeling. What I most enjoyed was horseback riding. In high school I played a little bit of field hockey.

  • Maggie
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    I played soccer and basketball! But quickly moved on to equestrian because horses stole my heart 🙂 I can’t wait for my little boy to start playing sports too! We’re really into baseball so he’ll likely start in little league.

  • Deb Alter
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    I loved playing sports growing up, it was such a huge part of my life. I played field hockey and lacrosse for 8 years.

  • Jennifer
    Reply

    How long was the car trip? We are going back home (11 hours away) for the 4th of July and can’t decide if we should drive or fly. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on the road trip you took. Also, I did a long run Saturday too in prep for the half. 🙂

    As a child I was a runner and did competing cheerleading as well Gymnastics. I always wish I had done soccer because I love watching the game now. I also love playing tennis and watching the opens but am awful so wish I had done that as a child too.

  • Emilie
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    I played soccer, basketball and lacrosse growing up through high school. These workout clothes look so comfortable. I am due in 3 weeks with my first baby and can’t wait to get back to running and really working out again! I’ve only been able to do prenatal yoga for the past couple months.

  • Amy
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    I was a distance runner as a kid! Now that I have a little one, I’m trying to get back in the swing of distance running!

  • Beth
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    Shopping at Dicks always reminds me of buying cleats! In middle school my parents would bring me to Dicks once a year to get my new soccer cleats for the season!

  • Sheree
    Reply

    I played slow pitch and fast pitch softball, raced canoes, powerlifted and ran track. Fun times. I also remembered drinking from a red colman and the smell. Great memories.

  • kristen
    Reply

    i feel like i played every sport as a child, but my favorites and the ones i stayed with the longest were softball and volleyball!!

  • Jade P
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    Dick’s is one of my favorite stores, and I absolutely love the Calia brand. I played softball and ice skated growing up. Dick’s was always a go-to store…and still is, actually. 🙂

  • Katherine
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    I played t-ball and basketball, but soccer was my favorite and continued playing through high school. Sports were such a great part of my childhood! I wish I could find a local rec soccer team near where I live now.

  • Megan
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    I played soccer, basketball, and softball growing up (and definitely made a significant number of trips to Dick’s to get cleats/shoes/etc)

  • Bailey
    Reply

    I played volleyball as a kid. As an adult, I’ve really gotten into bootcamp and group classes. I am absolutely DYING to try the Calia line!!

  • Hillary Smith
    Reply

    Hey Sarah, I found your YouTube channel through TIU (years ago) & love how straightforward, down-to-earth, and informative you are. I learn a lot from watching your videos. Glad to see you are loving being a mom! Take care.

  • Carrie
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    I played basketball, volleyball, and did track and field all four years of high school. I miss having that structure for my workouts!

  • Leigh-Anne
    Reply

    I was a dancer in school :). I think it is so important for kids to be involved in something active in their school years. It facilitates responsibility for ones own health as adults. An object in motion will stay in motion… An object at rest will stay at rest 🙂

  • Maggie
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    I played soccer from when I was 4 years old until high school and then I joined the cross country and track team :). I love the Calia line!

  • Allison
    Reply

    I played softball from age 6-18. I was also on the tennis team and basketball team, but softball was by far my fave! 🙂

  • Wren
    Reply

    I loved being on a sports team, and tried just about every sport I could, including basketball, soccer, tennis, track and the boys lacrosse team (my school didn’t have a girls team). But field hockey was my favorite, I played for a total of 6 years!

  • Cait
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    I tried everything as a child like swimming, softball, gymnastics, figure skating, but skiing stuck. I skied one team and raced competitively in high school.

  • Sarah
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    I swam, played tennis and soccer as a child, then in high school played lacrosse and field hockey. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Cassie
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    I used to play tons of sports as a kid: tennis, volleyball, soccer, swimming, equestrian and pretty much whatever was offered at my school! When because I was diagnosed with epilepsy, I had to turn to the gym and other techniques to move my body! You look so pretty in those clothes 🙂

  • Heatherfeather
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    I was a soccer and swimming girl! I try to swim now, and think, how did I ever do this??? Ha! …to have that young energy again.

  • Courtney Long
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    Thanks Sarah for the info on DSG. I’ve honestly never been in the store but I’ll def give it a try. Always looking for reasonably prices workout clothes! Hope you’re doing well!! Congrats on being a Mom! Tommy is so cute.

  • JC
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    I ran track in 9th and 10th grade, played basketball at local rec in junior high (wasn’t good enough for the school team). Thanks for asking!

  • Lauren
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    I never played sports! I signed up for baseball, got the ‘outfit’ and never went back! Ha! Now in my 30’s im so much more active and LOVE DSG’s! You look fantastic! Was in town yesterday and thought maybe I’ll drive by Sarahfit running! Ha!

  • Janelle
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    I did gymnastics and danced ballet and “jazz” for a few years. Then I tried out for cheerleading in sixth grade and cheered for seven years -- not technically a sport since we didn’t start competing until my junior year of high school. I also competed on an equestrian team in college.

  • Christy Brown
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    I did every sport from roller hockey (in my brothers hand me down equipment) to gymnastics, but my favorites were field hockey and soccer!

  • Kaitlyn Green
    Reply

    I loved my time playing sports as a child and that’s why I love my job at the YMCA. Growing up I played basketball for a little but my main focus and passion was softball!

  • Kristen
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    I played soccer growing up, I miss it so much 🙂 I also tried softball, but my lack of hand-eye coordination didn’t make batting too easy!

  • Lauren D.
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    I played just about every sport at some point, field hockey, softball, track, soccer, basketball, tennis. I love them all!

  • Kathleen
    Reply

    I tried soccer, basketball, dance, and volleyball but was never really into them. It wasn’t until I became an adult and fell in love with running that I found “my sport”! 🙂

  • Rebekah
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    Nothing, and as an adult, I regret that. I started dance and tennis, but I was sooo shy that I really didn’t want to continue and thankfully, since it was just at our local playground, quitting wasn’t the biggest expense/loss to my parents. They should have stopped me from quitting though, since that became a pattern: dance team, cheerleading, karate—all done for a short while. I did love my foray into all of those, but I will definitely encourage my future kids to find something active they enjoy. My husband played baseball and football as a kid and in high school, so they at least have someone with great childhood stories to tell!

  • Sammie Ellwood
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    I played teeball as a wee kindergartner, then soccer through 6th grade, then basketball, track, volleyball and water polo in middle school; i continued with volleyball in high school and played some club as well. these days I do HIIT at home and run on occasion when the weather’s nice, as well as play flag football with my friends in the summer. Love a good trip to Dick’s for supplies!

  • Cat
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    I played basketball, softball and cross country. And rode my bike.
    Love Dicks! I’m surprised to hear this was one of your first times there.
    I’m a kid in a candy store when I go in.

  • maeve
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    I played tennis as a kid- and im so glad since it’s a sport i have been able to play as an adult too (although MAN is it expensive/inconvenient to get court time in the winter!) I’ve always loved Dick’s for tennis skirts and court shoes

  • Kristi Gemperline
    Reply

    I played soccer growing up, and still play soccer and many other sports in adult leagues around Denver. The park meadows dicks sporting goods is beautiful and my favorite sports store!

  • Erica
    Reply

    I did basketball, volleyball, and track throughout middle and high school. I am thankful my parents we willing to drive me to many practices, games, meets, and tournaments all those years.

  • Mary
    Reply

    I loved sports as a kid! Swimming, tennis, basketball, and softball were my favorites! I also loved playing street football in my neighborhood.

  • Diana Cote
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    At school we had to play lots of sports and they varied with season but I enjoyed running the most and trampolining. 😀

  • Jennifer Flood
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    As a child, I played soccer and softball. I also danced and swam. When I got to high school I started running as well. I miss my team days!

  • Ali
    Reply

    Sarah, you look fantastic! I’m a Boston girl too (west roxbury), and have loved following your pregnancy and birth. I have a two year old boy, and it only gets better and more fun with each month that passes!
    I love Dick’s and I would love to try Carrie’s line of clothes!

  • Lynn liu
    Reply

    I didn’t do anything as a child but now I’m really into fitness and do both barre and Crossfit/weightlifting

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