It’s Saturday. I’m at work putting in some over time. It sucks. However, it’ll pay for May’s crossfit dues. The box was closed after yesterday morning’s classes, so no crossfit for me yesterday. I was going to go to 24 Hr Fitness and do some weighted squats, but decided my knees already hurt going up the stairs at home, so maybe a rest day would be good. I...
Holy crap. I thought it would be tough. It was. Really tough. Warm Up: 3 rounds of: 100 single unders 10 walking lunges 10 kettle bell swings (35#) 15 sit ups As if that wasn’t ass-kicking enough… WOD: 3 rounds for time: 400 meter run 15 dead lifts (95#) 20 box jumps (16”) Time: 20:23 90F for the high today, I think. Aack.
Sorry, don’t know how to attach a pic to an ask. Ignore my messy mirror and bathroom.
wbaw started following you. Swoon <3– Email received this evening. Thought the “swoon” was very fitting. LOL
Holy. Cow. It was 90F to start with, and the box is in a metal building. So, you start out warm. Warm up: 400 meter run 3 rounds of: 5 box jumps, 10 squats, 15 sit-ups WOD: 16 med ball slams (16#), 1 push up 15 med ball slams, 2 push ups 14 med ball slams, 3 push ups Keep going to… 2 med ball slams, 15 push ups 1 med ball slam, 16 push ups. When you add them all up, that’s 136...
Show me your back!
I just realized today, thanks to 136 medball slams and 136 pushups yesterday), that my lower back is not horrible bad looking. Crappy pic, and please excuse the bra, but… Show me yours!
If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we...– Ivan Turgenev, novelist, poet, playwright
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but...– Martin Luther King Jr.
7 miles complete
First long run since the half in Dallas last month. Definitely have to figure out something to do with my shoes - they’re not that old, but they’re killing me. They’re fine for about 3 miles, but after that, no so much. Should have thought out the route a little more before I left the house. Oh well.
Yesterday was 6 miles scheduled
And I didn’t do it. I got home from work on Friday and was just exhausted. I laid down at 4pm, only planning on a couple hour nap. I woke up at 10:40, thought the clock was wrong because it was too dark to be 10:40 in the morning. I guess I slept rather hard. I was up for about 20 minutes, went back to bed, and slept until about 11am Saturday morning. Had a barbeque at a professors...
Being an athlete is a state of mind which is not bound by age, performance or...– Jeff Galloway, Galloway’s Book on Running Sometimes, we all need the reminder. I know I do.
I didn’t weight in on 4/1 - I weighed in on 3/31. So, today is the first official weigh in after starting Paleo. Last weigh in: 219.4 Today’s weigh in: 215.8 Change: -3.6 There were a few non-paleo meals in there, and I will definitely take the loss! I have discovered that, for me, preparation is the key. Tuesdays are hard because I leave the house at 5am and don’t get...
Butt officially kicked.
Holy cow. Ok, so, here’s the rundown. 3 mile run. 42:44. 14:14 pace. 1st workout done. Off to crossfit. I skipped the warm up. It was 400 meter run. I was already warm. WOD: AMRAP 15 minutes: 9 dead lifts (95#), 12 push ups (hands up at the bottom), 15 box jumps. I managed 4 rounds plus 9 dead lifts and 7 push ups. 2 of those box jumps almost landed me on my face. I guess I...
On the schedule for tonight
Is crossfit and a 3 mile run. I’ve never done both on the same day. If you don’t hear from me again tonight, please, send someone out to look for my remains on the side of the road.
3 miles, done
And a 5K PR! I was scheduled for 3 miles today, so after I got off work, I threw on my running clothes and headed to Memorial Park to run my 3. When I got back to where I parked my car, I was at 2.88, so I passed the car to finish out the 3, figuring I could walk back to the car as cool down. When the Garmin alerted the 3rd mile, I looked down and knew, if I pushed just a little, I could beat...
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings...– Frank Herbert, Dune.
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate...– William Londen
Wetsuit for your first Tri?
Not sure how many of you are signed up with Athlinks, but I got an email from them this morning with a coupon for $240 off an Xterra VECTOR PRO X2 or VORTEX 3 wetsuit. Here’s the link to the Xterra site and the coupon code is “GOMARINO”. This expires 4/16/11, so if you’re planning on buying a wetsuit soon and are interested in Xterra suits, you might be interested.
Day 5 of paleo, Day 1 of marathon training
I overslept this morning and didn’t get to fix myself any breakfast at home, or get my lunch ready or anything. So this day should be interesting. I got bacon and sausage from the cafeteria and had them scramble me up some (I’m sure non-organic) eggs with ham and a little cheese. I know the cheese isn’t Paleo, but their eggs aren’t so hot by themselves. I’ll do...
Don't know how this couldn't be Paleo taco...
I don’t know about the rest of you Paleo people, but I still plan on having the occasional, modified, taco salad. I just got this recipe in my email from Spark People and it looked Paleo to me. INGREDIENTS 3 t chili powder 1 t ground cumin 1 t red pepper flakes DIRECTIONS Combine all. Store in closed container. Number of Servings: 1
Paleo Day 4
Breakfast was 2 banana blueberry muffins and some almonds. Later, a few more almonds for a snack. Lunch was a red leaf lettuce and spinach salad with chicken and basalmic vinagarette dressing. Is it bad that on the way home from work, I got hungry (it’s almost an hour drive each way) and was eating honey almond butter by the forkful? Only a couple of forkfulls…. Came home,...
Was not ready for a Monday yet
Other than that bike ride, I did absolutely nothing this weekend. My mom’s out of town, at my sister’s, so it’s just me and my dad at the house. Oh, and the cat. I got up for work this morning and reheated 2 blueberry banana muffins to eat on the way in and had a handful of almonds with it. Add a bottle of water and so far a decent start to the day. Now, only 6:15 hrs until...
I want to live here
http://www.bugbog.com/gallery/england_pictures/england-door.html Do any of our British fitblrs need a wife so that I can work?
I love my dad
I went to get my apple earlier and my dad asked what we were doing for supper. I told him I hadn’t really thought about it, but then started thinking that leftover chicken from last night on a salad. An hour later or so, he asked me how many grilled cheese sandwiches I wanted him to make me. I told him I was going to have a salad, and he looked crushed. I changed my mind and let him...
I just rode 9 miles. Think I’ll go make myself a salad for lunch. :-) Edit: Changed my mind. Apple instead.
Now, I don’t feel quite so lazy this weekend. Not sure why lap 6 isn’t a full mile…maybe that’s where I went in the convience store and got my water. The Garmin lost satellite signal while I was in there, so maybe that’s it. Either way, It covered my entire ride. AND! That’s a full mile an hour faster than ANY of my previous rides! I had to air up the...
Have to do *something* today
So, I think I’ll throw on a pair of shorts, a tech shirt, and ride until my legs hate me. Back later.
Day 3: breakfast and some thoughts
Leftover bacon from yesterday (going to have to get more, none survived for work this week!), a blueberry banana muffin, and some grapes. No picture, didn’t think about it. I have been thinking, though, about crossfit. I haven’t been in a couple of weeks. I AM going tomorrow. It’s time to renew my membership. I’m signing up for the unlimited days this month. I...
Liveprimal.com Paleo and Primal Recipes →
Looks like something we could all benefit from.
Supper - Hmmmmm
Early this week, I picked up what I thought was fajita cut chicken. Turns out, it wasn’t cut and it was fajita spiced. Well….I’m sure there’s some very non-paleo ingredients in there, but I can’t let it ruin, so, I cooked it anyway. Cut it into strips and sauted it in a little olive oil. Cooking chicken, cooking chicken! Then, I had to slightly alter this...
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement,...– Steve Young
So lazy today
All I have done today is get out of bed and eat. That’s it. I need to go get some Claritin - my allergies are killing me and I’ve got a killer coupon, but I totally don’t want to have to put on shoes or put my contacts in/glasses on. Ugh. It’s almost 4pm and I’m still in my jammies. How sad.
Rundown on Day 1, the Date, and the Start to Day 2
So, yesterday was day 1 of the April Paleo Challenge. I got up for work and scrambled up 2 farm fresh, organic, pullet eggs. Now, before anybody asks, pullets are not some strange bird, they’re simply young chickens who haven’t quite gotten up to producing large, extra large, or jumbo eggs. In the mix, I put a little turkey lunch meat and a very little (very little) raw milk cheddar...