Fun Things To Read On A Friday

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If you need a visual of how I feel after this week, here you go! I can’t even believe I made it to Friday, frankly and I am ready for the weekend! I get to see my family this weekend at my cousin’s 30th birthday party and then it’s back to the grind for another busy week next week. I guess I will sleep in April. :)

As for last night’s Open Workout 13.4 — well that did not go well AT ALL.
Last year it was Workout 12.3 of the CrossFit Games Open where I ran in to a movement that I just couldn’t do: Toes to Bar. My score included all of my reps up until that movement, but nothing I did afterward counted. It frustrated the hell out of me and I made it my MISSION to figure out how to do them.

Toes to Bar and I have a long and sordid history. I spent the entire year trying to figure out how some people make it look so easy and yet, for me, it feels the hardest thing ever. Then on one random November day, I finally did one. And it was the best feeling EVER! And it felt so natural, like “How has it taken so long to do this? THIS is how you do this.”

And then I was never been able to consistently do them again! So needless to say I wasn’t that happy to see them show up in last night’s workout but I was determined to give it a shot.

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And I did give it a shot. But let’s just sum it up by saying it did not go well. Score the workout: 3 reps, a fragile ego, and super messed up hands.

Well, that's how 13.4 went. #noreps #bitter #toes2bar #nemesis

Obviously, I NEED some fun things to read to distract me from my (physical and mental) misery. :)

*If I was a person who enjoyed decorating things I would buy every single print from this Etsy Shop. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Maybe the impulse will turn me into a decorating person.

*Interesting perspective on love languages, compromise and how relationships probably shouldn’t be measured by how Facebook-worthy they are.

*Even though I hate the use of the word FurKid and do not consider my dog a child equivalent, I related so much to this post. Maybe I will be able to do this kid thing after all.

*I want to do this workout immediately.

*This post about Healthy Integrity really resonated with me:

You live with health integrity when you truly own your journey, when you realize it’s yours and yours alone. You stop living the old blame game and buying into the false dichotomies, the pedantic guilt trips, the bullsh** marketing messages, the cultural labels, the past-imposed limitations and identities. There’s a real freedom in that decision. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at the beginning of your journey with a hundred pounds to lose and a collection of lifestyle conditions to beat or if you’re at your ideal weight and healthy but want to know what it is to thrive in new ways. It’s your journey, and from here on out, you get to define it. You don’t make the rules of physiology, but you do get to design the vision you will live out each day.

*Best advice I’ve ever read on How To Find Purpose and Motivation.

*And while we’re feeling warm and fuzzy: 9 New Ways To Practice Gratitude.

*Garrett can not comprehend the amount of bobby pins he finds ALL OVER THE PLACE. This week, I sent him a link to this.

*Lessons For Creatives From the World’s Biggest Rappers. I mean, it’s basically everything one needs to know. :)

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Have a great weekend, friends!

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6 comments to Fun Things To Read On A Friday

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    March 29, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Great post! I love the gratitude piece especially. That has been becoming a big part of my morning routine lately – I started keeping a journal of gratitude & happy thoughts! :)

  • Lisa
    March 29, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Ask Garrett: WWMD (What Would MacGyver Do)? You know MacGyver would LOVE to have a nonstop supply of bobby pins around.

  • Home Sweet Sarah
    March 29, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I was at a pilates class yesterday and a woman there (who is a veterinarian) called her cats her “children.” I was so confused because she’s been talking about how her cat got sick and then all of a sudden, she said her child and I was all. Wait what who? Anyway. FurKid! That is much easier for me. It’s all about me.

    (Happy Friday! I miss you!)

  • Maureen
    March 29, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Great post! The bobby pin one cracked me up because on my wedding day, my hairdresser used over 100 of them in my hair and it took me over an hour to get them all out that night!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    March 29, 2013 at 8:50 am

    The whole kipping motion is pretty difficult for me just starting out, but I did pretty well on knees to elbows. Toes to bar is just crazy!

    I definitely have bobby pins EVERYWHERE in my house :)

    I think everyone should have a furbaby before they have a kid!

    Happy Friday 😀

  • Relay Training Recap — Week 9
    March 31, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    […] tested 13.4 and I already told you how CRAPTACULAR that went. On top of completely failing to do Toes to Bar AGAIN, I ripped my hands open which royally […]

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