30 November 2013

Wave of exhaustion

Yesterday I had off and it was wonderful. I went to the Oly class at 7am and worked on some of my Oly lifts. Olympic lifting is not my thing at all, but it is fun to work on your form when you are not trying to cycle through them really fast. So that was good. Then I worked on some wrist wraps, these are going to be awesome, I just need to figure out a good way to market them. Then I went to the 4pm WOD. I was feeling all badass for going to the box twice in one day. Then things fell apart. I stopped at the store for dinner, since I didn't feel like turkey, and got a pot pie (yum) and some giant chocolate covered wafers. As I was walking through the store I started getting this pain in my right side. I don't know what it was but it was sharp at times. Back home I put the pot pie in the oven and proceeded to eat all 6 of the wafer thingees. And the pain persisted. I was getting a little concerned about it, but not enough to do anything. Then, around 8pm, I was hit with a wall of exhaustion. Just complete exhaustion. I felt like I could hardly keep my eyes open and that my limbs were moving through mud. I decided to head to bed but couldn't sleep. Then the wind started. Gusts of wind that were blowing things around and ripping tarps off roofs and making a lot of noise and mess. Then the rain began. Oh perfect. It was a night where the dogs were scared, so they were all in bed with us, and the noise level didn't allow for much sleeping. I think I finally got to sleep around 1-2am and was up by 6:30. I feel like crap. I'm not good on little sleep. I'm trying to decide right now if I should go to the 8 or 9 am WOD. I'm thinking 9, just so I can have another cup of coffee and try to become a little more human.

Gratitude Day 28, 29, 30

Day 28: I'm grateful for people who prepare the turkey and fixings for you. We paid $50 and got an entire Thanksgiving meal with none of the fuss. In general I prefer to make my own stuff, but on this day, this is the way to go.

Day 29: I'm grateful for the ability to workout twice in one day. I went to Oly lifting in the morning and the WOD last night. Grateful to have the strength, health, and resources to do that.

Day 30: I'm grateful for this challenge. I has forced me to stop and think about things I don't normally think about. It has also made me realize that it is the little things in life that really matter. If the little things are in order, the big things will take care of themselves.

So I am done for this month. It has been a learning experience and an awakening of a sort. I would like to keep it going, but in all honesty I probably won't. I will, however, be doing it again soon. Maybe in January. We will see what happens.

27 November 2013

Gratitude: Day 26 & 27

Day 26: Today I'm grateful for free dress days. We got free dress all this week and I have been wearing shorts. Awesome. Shorts and t-shirts. Yeah for free dress days.

Day 27: Today I am grateful for short days. We get out at 1:30 today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Yeah!!!!

When I started this month I thought that I had to be grateful for big things. I have come to realize that those are the things I am always grateful for. It is the little things that tend to get overlooked. That is what makes up our every day lives, the little things. And by taking a moment to realize how grateful you are for the little things, really makes a difference. So I guess I really have learned something this month, and the month is not quite over.

25 November 2013

Sometimes I wonder about me

I was walking around Sports Authority the other day wasting time and I happened to wander through the shoes. I looked at the running shoes and thought how I would love to run but until my knee is better that is out of the question. Then I thought back to my running days and how I would have to get new shoes regularly because of my knees....and a light bulb went off. I got new shoes because of my knees. Since I started Crossfit I have been buying the minimalist shoes. So as I looked at the shoes I decided to buy cushioned running shoes. I got these:

In that color. They are loud and obnoxious. But I wore them tonight and the knee felt great. Between wrapping my knee, and rolling it, it feels great. After the WOD I did not have a swollen knee and it did not hurt at all. That has been pretty typical after WODs, I would hobble around for a bit. Not tonight. I know it was only one workout so I'm being cautiously optomistic.

Day 23, 24 & 25

Writing every third day seems to work for me so I guess I'll stick it out.

Day 23: I'm grateful for Saturdays with nothing to do. I slept in. Drank my coffee while reading the Internet. Did some errands and generally had an easy day. I love Saturdays.

Day 24: I'm grateful for Costco. Weird, I know. But I am grateful for a place that has things we need for cheap. I'm also grateful for early mornings at Costco when its quieter.

Day 25: I'm grateful for day 6 when I have time to catch up on things at school.

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