08 June 2013

Crossfit today



The workouts this week have been particularly brutal. Today's one didn't sound too bad:
50 kettlebell swings
40 sumo deadlift high hang
30 jumping lunges
20 burpees
10 wall walks

But it was pretty miserable. The wall walks are really hard. I've never done them in a workout before and they are hard. I was the last one to finish the WOD and all the guys were around cheering me on. Love our box..

Sometimes I need to be hit with a brick



My knee has been bothering me for a few weeks now. It is the right knee that has no cartilage in it, which is a little disconcerting. But, there is no real pain. It just feels a little swollen. When I bend it, it feels like there is some fluid in there and I can't bend it all the way. But no pain. So I've been going on with my life as normal because I figured if something was wrong I would feel pain.

Crossfit is real big on mobility and they just started selling this book for cheap:



I bought it and have been reading it. Well, I came across a statement in there that basically said, if you are having problems with a joint look downstream or upstream. Okay, that made sense to me. So I sat on night and mashed my calves with a rolling pin without too much problems. Then I put the rolling pin on my quad and nearly went through the roof. Clearly I had found the problem, my quad was extremely tight. I worked on it a little bit every night for a couple of nights until it felt better. Then my knee started to feel better. Hmmmm...cause and effect??? But it wasn't gone completely. I had stopped mashing it when it no long hurt, but I could not bend it without feeling stretching in the quad. I think I was still tight. Then this morning, I'm reading Facebook and come across an article on knee pain. I go to read it, and what does it tell me to do? Stretch my quad. Hello!!! I do believe that the universe has sent me a sign and I need to stop ignoring it. So starting today, I will stretch my quad every morning and every night and after every workout. I need to get this knee back to functioning properly. If that doesn't fix it by the end of June, I will go and see a doctor in July. I haven't continued with my running and this has been part of the problem. So I will give it a couple of weeks and see what happens.

In other news, I'm off to go shopping today. I have a ton of things I need to get including large dog beds. Seems my little terror has decided to tear apart the last dog bed. Time for some new ones. I wish they made them chew proof :)

04 June 2013

Weird Day



Today was strange. I feel like I've been lazy all day, but looking back I got a lot done. So let's review.

The day started at 5 am, when I got up to get ready for a 6 am Crossfit class. My box is trying out early mornings and there were a lot of people there. I was home, showered, and had eaten breakfast before 8 am. Sweet.

Next up was some school work. I have my first assignment due tomorrow and I really didn't know what I was doing. So I jumped in and got it done. Then I began working on my second assignment, which is due Thursday, and the assignment for my other class.

By this time Hubby was home and we needed to go buy a refrigerator because ours died last night. We have a place here that refurbishes appliances and provides a 1 year warranty and is much cheaper than new appliances, so we headed over there. We picked out a fridge and noticed they had some glass top stoves for sale. Our stove is a piece of work. One burner doesn't work, the coils don't sit right on the rings. The trays underneath are falling apart. It's a mess. So we ended up getting a stove too. Everything will be delivered tomorrow.

By then it was time for lunch and I was craving a milkshake. We stopped at a local burger place that makes awesome burgers and shakes. We split one of each. It was very good.

Then we had to haul some items up to the road for the bulky item pick-up tomorrow.

Then it was time for a nap.

So I've been pretty productive today and yet I feel like I've been lazy. Probably because I spent a couple of hours sitting on my butt working on my assignments.

Tonight I am going to be lazy.

03 June 2013

Balance



That is really what it's all about. I just started serious paleo again yesterday, and today we get a spontaneous invitation to brunch. Aggghhhhhh!!! No worries, I can do this.... I got out and ran at 6:30 am, so by 7:30 I was starving and brunch wasn't until 11:30. I went ahead and made myself some breakfast and figured I'd order lunch. After not doing much except laundry, we headed out. A stop at Whole Foods got me some staples for the week. We met our friends and I ended up ordering a salad. It wasn't exactly Paleo since it had corn, but I did pass on the chips and salsa that came with it. The dressing was a vinegarette type that I'm sure wasn't perfect but I'm also sure it wasn't as bad as dressings can be. The rest of the day I was busy, busy, busy. We built a new desk for the computer room and brought it in and cleaned out the old desk. Now there is a ton of rearranging to do. I'm also going to do a lot of cleaning and purging. I'm getting sick of all the crap. So overall a successful day.

We did have a little issue with a friend. One of our friends when through some drug problems years ago, it's been a long while. Well, we found out this weekend that he has apparently gotten back into drugs. How sad. We discovered he's been kicked out of his place and lost his car. He has no possessions left to speak of and is living out of a friend's car. It it is so sad. I understand he even sold his great daisy rock bass to get drugs. I can't believe it. After hitting rock bottom years ago, ending up an addict on the streets, you would think he would avoid it at all costs. I guess though once an addict always an addict. It's so very, very sad.

On a brighter note, I am on summer vacation - woo hoo!!!!!!!

02 June 2013

Off to a good start


Yesterday was day 1 and it turned out pretty good. I had an awesome breakfast:


Pumpkin, peppers, onions, eggs, sausage, avocado - absolute delish!!!

I then went to Crossfit:

3 rounds for time: 14:09

Farmer's carry - 2-35#

5 pull ups - green/blue bands
10 pike push ups - blue/red bands
15 pistols - 16" box

Farmer's carry after last round.

Had a good lunch and a nice dinner (no pictures). I was somewhat lazy the rest of the day, I mean I am on summer vacation after all. I did however, get my new desk stained. Today we will be building me a new table desk. It's going to be huge - 80" long and almost 3' wide. It's going to be awesome. I want one that large because I have a lot of times when I need to spread out. I have books I'm reading, papers I'm writing, etc. On my desk now, I have to move the keyboard and then if I need the computer it becomes a real pain in the butt. So a huge desk with my computer at one end and I can spread out and not get all crowded and lose things. I'm excited. I will have no drawers though and I've been looking for ideas for desktop storage. It's fine, I have all summer to work it all out.

I'm also starting my running this morning. I've been up for about 40 minutes and convincing myself to head out for a run. I'm nervous because I haven't run in a while, though we do some short running at Crossfit.

Okay, things to do. Here's to a successful Day 2.


Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....