Holy crap am I behind! All of a sudden I’m slammed with chores, errands, deadlines…you name it. Once again, blogging took the back burner. One of my biggest dilemmas as of late, my creative juices have stopped flowing. I can be jogging before CrossFit and I’ll have a brilliant topic to blog about, but then when I get to the computer, I forgot what it was. Why can’t I be filthy rich and hire a note taker to run along side me? If only. Until then, I’ll make do with what I have….mommy-brains.
So like I said, crazy busy. I had a pretty good handle on things, balancing work, being a mommy, working out and then a few high priority projects hit my desk….at….the….same….time. Meeting conflicts kept me from going to CrossFit in the morning. I was NOT happy but I did what I could. 2 days had passed and I hadn’t worked out. By the 3rd day (Monday), I threw my papers in the air, said f*ck this and hit the pavement. By the time I was done with that 4 mile run, things made better sense and I was able to be productive again.
Tuesday, another conflict and I couldn’t get to the gym. Ever heard of DoYogaWithMe.com? Awesome website! Lots of free yoga sessions to chose from ranging from beginners to advanced; 10 minutes to over an hour! I cleared the floor in my tiny office, laid down my yoga mat and did 2 yoga sessions. I barely had enough room to move around but at least I got a stretch in. Speaking of which, this is my current project. I have to convert this tiny unkempt home office into a organized office/yoga room. Send ideas my way. And by that, I mean inexpensive ones. Preferably FREE 🙂
Wednesday, I was deadset on getting to the gym. Thankfully the owner of my box let me do my own thing before class. I had yet another meeting in the morning so I tried to bang out a quick one. I did a 2 mile run (PR’ed it again!!!!! 17:07) and then attempted the following….and didn’t finish. Eff.
EMOM 16 minutes
Odd minute: 25 double unders and 10 box handstand pushups
Even minute: 25 double unders and 10 pistols (5 each leg)
Clearly this WOD was a joke…or I read it wrong because I failed miserably! I ended up stopping at 10 minutes because by minute 4 I wasn’t able to finish each movement within the given minute. But you know what, I’m over it. I’m not great at everything nor have I ever claimed to be. Silver lining – I was finally at the gym.
Which brings us to today, Thursday November 13th. Finally was able to attend a class this morning. Short and sweet
Did some muscle-up work which I have been trying to master for 3 going on 100 years. Will I ever get it?!
– then –
An ascending ladder of:
2 handstand pushups
2 Power snatch (85#)
20 double unders
4 handstand pushups
4 power snatch (85#)
40 double unders
continue adding 2 reps and 20 DU. 5 minute rounds, 2x with a 3 minute rest. Start where you left off.
I got 4 rounds and 11 reps. In other words, I got through the 8 reps and 80 DU and just began the 10’s.
That aside, I have to share my new favorite snack. Move over avocado, mamma has a new favorite fat!!! Have you had these Castelvetrano Green Olives? I never really liked olives but Lord have Mercy! Why I never…..
The fact that the jar is almost empty shows you how much I love these.
Another yummy find…piri piri and sriracha pepper flakes. Im on a serious spice kick lately.
and some of this spice made its way into my roasted cauliflower and red pepper soup. Recipe to follow…