Showing posts from October 20, 2013

Barbells for boobs

For breast cancer awareness month, October, the Crossfit community does barbells for boobs. Basically it's a workout you pay for and the money raised goes to breast cancer research. Last night our box did theirs. All the boxes came together at the main one, CFO, and 200 people did "Grace" to raise money for breast cancer. It was a blast. I got there just before 4pm and everyone was milling around waiting for the action to begin. At 5pm the heats started and we were off. I was in the 2nd heat, so I counted for another lady in the first. It is kind of nerve wracking standing around waiting for your turn. Finally it was time for heat 2. I was just hoping to not be the last one, I just wanted a decent time. And we started. One of the amazing things about Crossfit is that no matter how you are feeling, when the coach yells 3-2-1 GO!! It is on like donkey kong. The adrenaline gets you and you are gone. I was worried how I would do, but once we began I just took off. 65lbs fro…

69 days

Until January 1, 2014. 69 days. Less than 3 months. It will be here. This year was not the greatest. I had a lot of bumps along the way. I want next year to be awesome. I want to start running. I want to enter races. I want to be strong and fast and awesome. If I start working on it now I should be ready on January 1 to do the 10k. I really want to do this. I'm going to start planning and working on this. I really want to do it.

Wants vs needs


I have a habit of getting caught up in wants and ignoring needs. It is a problem I've had all my life and I know it. I'm becoming much more aware of it and hopefully getting a handle on it. I have almost completely stopped my impulse purchases which I many times regretted. So it's a step in the right direction.

This week I almost bought a new car. I have a car that needs some work. I'm afraid that the work is going to cost a lot of money. So instead of finding out what it will cost, I decided to buy a new car. Luckily, it took longer than anticipated and I have reverted to reason. I am not buying a new car. I am going to see what it will cost to fix my car. I have got to stop doing this. I am trying to change my way of thinking. It's hard, but apparently I'm making progress because I did not drive a new car to work today.

Hives strike again

After being fine all day Saturday, around 3am I wake up itchy. I look in the mirror and I am covered in hives. Large, angry ones. Not the small ones of Friday. Also, my lower lip is starting to swell. WTF???? What is going on. I get up, take some Benadryl and some prednisone and go back to bed. I was wide awake though and itching, so I got up. I got on the computer thinking I'd do some schoolwork, but in about 20 minutes I started getting really, really sleepy. So I laid on the couch and dozed until 6:30am. I woke up and things were better, I'm no longer itchy but some of the hives are still there.

I thought about it and really tried to get some insight into what is causing this. There must be something and I'm leaning towards some food item. On Thursday night we went out to dinner and I ate a lot of bread. A. Lot. Of. Bread. Probably more than I've eaten in the last 6 months combined. Then on Saturday I had a pumpkin scone, a hamburger on a pretzel bun, and cookies b…