Archive for March, 2010

Oh all right, I give up….

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

So the first of March I had a friend start a 90 day health challenge. I think he was actually doing the P90X exercise series. I said I was up for the challenge, and if I’m completely honest, I knew I was lying when I said it. I’m really good for about three days. And that’s fine because my CrossFit workout cycle is three days of work, one day of rest. Except that my personal workout cycle tends to be three days of work, one week of rest. Oh well. At least I’m doing something, right? Actually, I’ve just signed up for a “duathlon”, running and biking.  It’s in 2 months.  It will be my first official contest.  Well see how it goes.

So it’s been a really weird day in my world today.  I thought I had a doctor’s appointment this morning, my doctor is about an hour away.  I thought my appointment was at 9:30 so we all got up a little early, we all rushed around, and finally got out the door.   I dropped the kids off as school, took the special order thing into the school office, came back and finished getting ready and flew to Ann Arbor for my appointment.  When I checked in, she said “I don’t have you on the schedule for today.”  Crap. My appointment wasn’t until NEXT Monday.  But God is good and my doctor had an opening for right then.  Cool. Got done there and came home only to get the call from school that Jack was crying with  bad headache.  So I went and picked him up and before we could get home he was throwing up.  I’m not sure what is causing his headaches, he has them every once in a while.  He’ll cry when it gets very bad then he’ll throw up. Then he’ll sleep for a while then he’ll be fine. This all happens in a matter of a few hours, they never last very long. I’m thinking it must either be changes in the atmospheric pressure or something he’s eating.  I’ve started keeping a log of them.

Then tonight I was cooking dinner.  Enchiladas and re-fried beans.  I got out the pot to heat the beans.  I got out the can of beans.  I got out the can opener.  It seemed like the opener wasn’t fitting on the can just right so I used a lot of force on it.  So I cranked with all my strength and tried like hell to open…..the edge of the pot. Duh.  Just color me blond today.

Ah well, it’s late. I’m tired. But best of all, I’m forgiven. Ya’ll should try it sometime.

More later,  love ya’ll!


Day 4

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Thursday March 4, 2010

Another wash today. No exercise but eating was ok. Getting a cold and my throat hurt all day. Did dishes, though, does that count?

Day 3

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Wednesday March 3, 2010

1 mile run/walk

CrossFit WOD Shoulder Press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3


Failed after 5th round, last 2 rounds were push press.

Eating wasn’t terrible, but still wasn’t Zone all day. Crap, forgot my evening meds. And as excited as I was to make the Pose connection with my running, my calves are still screaming. I had no idea it was going to be so different. And the guy that told me I was weird after my rowing/head bobbing workout said I ran weird too. I may just have to kick his ass and get it over with.  I’m going to have to have a talk with the head trainer, too.  CrossFit stuff is not as much about show as it is about function.  And really. Is there any reason at all to have 5 benches lined up in a row? Completely separate from the bench press thingy? I need room more than I need to lay on a bench. And we’ve got all these huge muscle builder guys who grunt and sweat and strut around in t-shirts cut into strips but when I move things around to do an actual functional workout, they look at me like I’m from another planet. Necks as big as tree trunks, pounding the protein shakes, and not a single one of them can bend and touch his toes.  Ah well. My only real complaint is that I don’t have enough room to do the type of things I need to do. I’ll talk to Kevin tomorrow.

I kept the kids up late tonight, I’m hoping they’ll sleep later tomorrow since they’re out of school. Oh, I need to make sure I turn Sarah’s alarm clock off then. Ok, I’m off. Tomorrow’s a CF rest day so I’m gonna catch up on my running. Joy.

Day 2

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Tuesday March 2, 2010

Today was pretty much a complete wash. Good Zone morning, but then the kids came home from school and everything went straight to hell. Oh well.


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

This was actually Monday’s workout,  March 1, 2010.

Run/walk 2.5 miles

CrossFit WOD War Frank (modified)

3 rounds for 17:48

15 Lat pull downs 50lbs

15 Triceps dips

30 Squats

15 Flat sit ups (laying flat, roll up, touch toes, roll down)

Mostly Zone diet, 11 blocks protein, carbs, and fat.