Lessons Learned From A Bachelorette Party In Your 30s

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I think it’s been at least 5 years since I’ve gone to a bachelorette party. This weekend my cousin John’s fiancee Lindsay had her soiree and I was struck by how much has changed over the past few years.

Gone are the days of 10 people piling into a hotel room (Thank God!) and then swinging from the chandeliers until the early morning hours. This weekend we rented two villas in wine country, and while I surely could have come home more rested, I came home with a ton of fun memories and a laundry list of lessons that made me look forward to planning my own ladies weekend in the future.

For example:

Cards Against Humanity has the potential to make you snort-laugh.

Everyone my age seems to look forward to watching Dateline on a Friday night. We are either getting old or Dateline has gotten REALLY GOOD over the years. :)

If you want to get a party started, just play Bell Biv Devoe.

If you’re not sure what the question is, Cheez Its are probably a viable answer.

There is not much better than floating in a sun drenched pool on an air mattress with a cocktail in hand.

People Magazine is my bible.

Good wine is money well spent.

It’s nice to get away and have a chance to miss your little home + family. It makes the dust bunnies of life seem more endearing, somehow.

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The biggest lesson of all though is that I’m so, so lucky to have family members that I would choose to have as girlfriends even if we weren’t related.

Next stop, Glarifees. But first... #linzgetshitched #cousinselfie

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She’s Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive

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Oh no! It appears we have reached that awkward amount of time away from the blog where people have started to worry about me.

Man, I hate when I do that. :)

Popping in though to say that I am just fine. Better than fine, actually — still VERY EXCITED to be engaged, and fully immersing myself in the act enjoying summer!

I am also sort of swamped with life though.

Work has been busy (good, but busy!) And of course there are considerations like sweet little dogs who like to be walked, podcasts that want to be listened to, friends to visit, new babies to snuggle (not mine! LOL), BBQs to be had, relaxing nights at home on my couch, meals to cook, sunshine to enjoy and weddings to plan.

You know how this works.

So while I may have temporarily lost my ability to find time to blog, I have not actually lost the urge.

My brain is full up with stuff to write but I have to find my rhythm again.

I’m working on it y’all, I promise.

Let’s talk soon?

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Fun Things To Read On A Friday

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Happy Friday!

We made it! Garrett and I are still living out of suitcases and climbing over piles of laundry after our weekend away, but this coming three day weekend should go a long way to getting us caught up. I’m going to work on some cleaning projects (my closet, yikes!) some cooking projects (Hooray for new recipes! I’ll share the good ones) and I definitely plan to write a couple of blog posts including telling the story of our engagement because honestly, you guys, it is so awesome and hilarious and US! I just couldn’t be happier than I’ve been this week.

In the meantime, since I’ve been working and climbing over laundry, I’ve been doing more internet reading than I have writing. So will you indulge me while I share some links? Here we go:

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*Well this is just about the sweetest/saddest story ever.

*Superficial Alert! 5 Fuschia Pink Polishes to Try For Summer. Twist my arm!

*Pro-crastination vs. Pre-crastination: What an interesting concept, right?

*Reading about the difference between how men and women view work/life balance kind of made me feel ragey.

*Continuing on the ragey train: this roundup on Monica Lewinsky.

*I made this with dinner three times this week. YUM.

*Do you block schedule? Is it helpful? Tell me more, please…

*Beth is offering up some awesome menu planning inspiration lately. I want to eat everything in this post.

*A round up of Paleo Summer Salads — this is perfection!

*Here’s a great bookmarker: 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism. Reading material until the end of time.

*The Daily Routines of Famous Writers was fascinating!

*Busty gals, this post is for you.

*Tangentially related: It’s not you, it’s the clothes.

*This seems like a delicious and quick lunch recipe.

*I know I’ve said this before, but weightlifting completely changed the way I viewed my body. Love this post on the benefit of barbell sports.

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Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See ya next week!

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Affirmative

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So our weekend in wine country ended up infinitely more magical than expected.

I have so much to say but for now, in case you missed it on Instagram and Twitter: HOLY GUACAMOLE WE ARE ENGAGED!

It feels exactly as I thought it would, yet completely different all at once.

Today may be the best Monday ever. :)

More to come.

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The Juggling Act + Life Lately

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If I had to make a loose list of the things I juggle in my everyday life it would read as follows (in no particular order):

*My Job
*My Workouts
*Meal Planning
*Cooking
*My Dog + My Man (both: attention whores, I tell ya! :) Juuuust kidding!)
*Family
*Friends/A Social Life
*This Blog
*Errands That Keep My Life Running That I Haven’t Outsourced (Grocery Shopping, Trips to Target, De-cluttering, Car Washes, Oil Changes, Dentist Appointments, you know what I mean right?)
*Down Time
*Alone Time (which is not necessarily the same as Down Time)
*And I’m sure I’m forgetting stuff

As it turns out, at this point in my life, I’m only skilled enough to juggle 3-4 of those things at a time.

This is a sad realization for me, but it is an actual FACT. Another important fact: “My Job” and “Errands That Keep My Life Running Which I Haven’t Outsourced” are sort of non-negotiable. This is the part where we all acknowledge the bitter truth of adulthood.

Of course adulthood also comes with perks like: eating froyo for dinner because we feel like it, and planning impromptu weekends in wine country BECAUSE WE CAN, so it’s not all bad. :)

Anyway, juggling those two things doesn’t leave a lot of extra time for all of my other interests/priorities lately despite finally removing things like “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” from that bulleted list above. That’s a long winded way of saying: Hi friends, it’s been a while! Let’s catch up.

Here’s a random assortment of things we’ve been up to around here:

1. Summer has basically arrived, it seems. Spring was in and out with a quickness. It’s 100 degrees today, and I feel like it’s time to just buckle in for the heat. I’m using this as motivation to tackle a large closet reorganization project that I’ve been desperately putting off, and I’m kind of feeling excited about purging and adding to my wardrobe.

2. I’ve been a meal planning BOSS and have been relatively successful at incorporating more fish into our diets. I don’t know why this feels so hard, but I’m just so much more comfortable cooking chicken, beef or pork. Anyway, we’ve been branching out but if you have a particularly awesome seafood recipe (we love the shrimp and stuff around here too) that works well during summer (ie: doesn’t involve baking at 400 degrees and heating up my whole freaking house, sigh!) pass it along, would ya?

3. I’ve become obsessed with plants, flower + candles. This happens to me in phases. There are times when there is nothing alive or fragrant in my house and then there are times where I am like “Hmm…would this candle layer well with this candle? Maybe I should pick up peonies this week instead of tulips? SUCCULENTS FOR EVERYONE!” And I’m definitely in the latter phase.

4. One of the things I do when I have a lot going on and I’m feeling like I don’t have a lot of “Me Time” is buy myself things I have no business buying, but that make me happy. Do you do this? Tell me you do this? Lately it has been in the form of lip products. Glosses, balms, chapsticks, lipsticks — I’ve bought A TON and it’s made the whole “getting ready in the morning” process feel like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel. It’s amazing how a lip color can change your outlook in a day.

5. I scored the best pinterest patience bargain the other day and I’m so happy about it. A couple years ago I pinned these shoes but sort of rolled my eyes at the price and knew I would never buy them. I found them the other week at Nordstrom Rack for half the original price, and conveniently had that EXACT amount of gift cards, which meant they were FREE TO ME! My patience had paid off, I still loved them, and I happily brought them home to live with me. You know I love a good impulse purchase, so it felt mighty victorious to get such a good deal because I waited.

6. We’ve seen a ton of friends lately, we had family visit last weekend, and we are visiting family out in Sonoma this weekend. It’s been a whirlwind of social activities and cocktails (and pork belly — OMG the pork belly!) and it has really felt nice to have some good long visits.

7. I took Buster to be professionally groomed for the first time ever, and not only did he actually love it — he came home looking like the floofiest puppy ever. It was so damn cute I want to take him every week! I know it’s not reasonable, but seriously — had it not been 100 degrees out I would have made him sleep in our bed just so I could snuggle with him. He was like a fluffy stuffed animal.

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We are headed out of town this weekend to Sonoma, which is basically one of my favorite places on the planet. I’m looking forward to some much needed relaxation, catching up with family, riding bikes around town, wine tasting, and just enjoying what will hopefully be a bit of a cooler climate. I probably won’t be back here until next week, but I’m going to try and include juggling this blog in my 3-4 priorities next week, so here’s to hoping that works out. Anything new and exciting with you? I’m all ears to hear YOUR random assortment. :)

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The Week In Workouts

The Week In Workouts

Another Monday here and another week to get in some good workouts. I need a clean slate after last week’s ups and downs with respect to gym time. Here’s how it shook out:

Monday

LIFT

Snatch: Spend 15 minutes working up to a heavy 1 rm – I worked up to 110 lbs and it’s like I have a mental breakdown afterward. It’s all in my head that I can’t catch 115 and beyond, so I’m going to work on that, dang it!

Then: 3 x 3 of Overhead Squats @ 50% of that weight with a 3 second pause at the bottom

METCON

For Time…
15 Snatch* (Rx’d was 95lbs. I scaled to 75lbs)
30 push-ups
400m run
10 Snatch
20 push-ups
400m run
5 Snatch
10 push-ups

Despite the fact that I don’t love running, I really loved this workout! It was challenging in all the best ways.

Tuesday

LIFT

Clean & Jerk
Take 15 min and build to a heavy 1RM, then
3×3 Front Squat @ 50% of C&J w/3 second pause at the bottom of each rep

I ended up with a 1 RM of 155lbs on my clean and jerk, which I think is a new PR. It felt dang heavy, so I’ll take it. I’m also having a love affair with front squats lately. Maybe this sounds weird, but they are seriously THE BEST ab exercise. Heavier front squats always make me feel like I did a billion situps the next day.

3 Rounds For Time:

20 T2B (scaled)
30 KB Swings (53 lbs)
40 Double Unders

I broke in my new jump rope on this workout (I know, it’s obnoxious) and enjoyed myself.

Wednesday

Rest!

Thursday

Still Resting! Actually, I had planned to go to the gym this evening but Garrett ended up getting some good news at work and I was feeling celebratory, so we stayed home and cooked steaks and drank cider on the patio.

Friday

Ok, now I was just being lazy. This is what happens to me when I take a couple days off in a row. Someone asked me last week how many days I’d like to be crossfitting, and the answer to that varies. But mostly I can say this: I like to be active 6 days a week with 1 day of just complete rest. In my ideal world I’d CrossFit 4-5 days per week, do yoga 1-2 days per week (a mix of bikram, vinyasa or yin — depending on what is calling to me), and then do something active and outside 1 day on the weekend like take my dog for a longer walk or run or something. So that is my overall goal. It keeps me feeling alive, happy, energized and engaged. When I skip a few too many workouts I start to feel lethargic and then sort of fall headfirst into a bag of sweet potato chips on the couch — which is sort of what happened this weekend.

OBVIOUSLY I did not make that workout goal this week. :)

Saturday

Over the weekend I did this workout with a 53lb kettlebell because that is the only size we have at homoe (OOF!) and it was super quick and fun. Neghar’s You Tube Channel is awesome.

Garrett actually went to open gym (I couldn’t drag myself because I was SO DANG TIRED from the week, and he re-did Workout 14.4. Crazy person! He got 16 more reps though so he was pretty proud of himself. )

Sunday

On Sunday the beasty got a nice long walk, and then I ate a lot of sweet potato chips on the couch. We were both pretty thrilled.

Buster is acting like a nutter butter this morning and is OBSESSED with his toy. Not good for getting ready for work, but I'm SO GLAD he's not feeling sick anymore!
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And that’s how this week shaped up! Any PRs or awesome workouts for you?

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Wednesday Bullets

Cotton Candy Clouds

Should we talk about some totally random and unimportant things?

Excellent. I thought so too! :)

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*FOR STARTERS: Do you have a juicer? Do you like it? Do you want to recommend it to me? Here is some backstory that you might find useful: I am actually not really a “juice person.” I don’t mean to get into a huge polarizing debate about whether juicing is the NEXT! BEST! THING! FOR YOUR HEALTH! or whether it’s COMPLETE! HOGWASH! AND PAVING THE WAY FOR DIABETES! (These seem to be the two major camps that many people fall into with respect to juicing) but I am tip toeing around the idea of getting a juicer.

It is not because I want to cure any health problems, or because I want to pave the way for diabetes by drinking all that fiberless sugar — I mostly want to buy a juicer because Garrett + I REALLY REALLY REALLY like the kale, cucumber, celery + pineapple juice they sell at Whole Foods and it is SIX DOLLARS PER BOTTLE which happens to be the exact price of HIGHWAY ROBBERY. Did you know? So it occurred to me the other day that based on the number of bottles we have purchased in the last two months, we frankly could have already have bought a Centrifugal juicer. Now it’s just economics, ya know. :) Why not get my own juicer?

Like I said though, I’m not really that into juicing and I don’t plan to do it everyday or anything, and I’m not really dying to spend hundreds of dollars (uh, at least on an appliance, I guess. Since I’ve probably already spent that in juice. DAMN. Maybe I am willing to spend hundreds of dollars. Feel free to try and convince me.) Anyway, juicer education/recommendations: I am inviting them!

Dinner!

*So while we are talking recommendations — can we talk about salads? (Spinach and Taco Salads are always in the rotation over here, duh.) And lately ALL I WANT TO EAT is salad, but I’m getting a little bored with the salads I’m making. It’s the same romaine, cucumber, tomato, pepper, avocado mix and I just switch up the dressing/protein and ohmylord I am falling asleep just thinking about it. I need some motivation to go out and buy radishes or something, you know? I want to hear about the BEST! SALAD! EVER! Help me get out of my rut, would ya?

*I read the other day that Kurt Cobain has been dead for 20 years. And then I went searching for my AARP card because, WHAT?

*Internet, I feel like you have been holding out on me because none of you ever mentioned Tuna Melts My Heart. Now all I do all day is refresh my Instagram feed hoping for a Tuna update.

*It’s almost the end of April and if you’ve been around this blog for a while you know I generally get the itch to change my hair in spring and in fall. YEP, THAT IS ME SCRATCHING. But surprisingly I have zero desire to cut it short. My last haircut was just…well, it was too short for my life. The gym was a pain, styling it was a pain, everything was a pain and so now I’m in that phase of growing it out where it is just barely long enough to get in a ponytail (YAY!) but doing nothing at all interesting. WOE IS ME. Maybe I need to bust out my curling iron or rock a little braid action or something. Why is hair so complicated?

*I think we are going to go Maui around Christmas/New Year’s and now all of a sudden I would like to drink ALL the mai tais. Anyway, it has made me think about traveling and souvenirs and I got to talking with friends recently about what constitutes a souvenir as you get older. How do YOU commemorate a trip? I have friends who always buy a nice handbag or pair of sunglasses on a vacation (so they have the memory, but also something practical they’ll use.) I have friends who make awesome videos/scrapbooks/photobooks. I have friends who collect sand and do other pinterest-y things. What do YOU do? I always like hearing these kinds of creative ideas.

*I bought a workout dvd. I don’t even know the last time I bought a workout dvd, mostly because I hate working out alone and in my living room. But it was $6 on amazon and when I bought it I was having a hard time juggling evening workouts and it was Bob Harper and he CrossFits so I thought it might be CrossFit-esque and well…it isn’t necessarily. But it’s still kind of enjoyable. So if you are looking for a workout dvd, I recommend!

Dinner: The Unstyled Version.

*So hey, do you ever feel like you are being watched? :) HEH

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Happy Hump Day, y’all!

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The Week In Workouts

The Week In Workouts

Happy Monday! It’s Monday all darn day, isn’t it? HUMPH. I started my Monday off with an early morning workout, so I’m feeling like this week will be manageable, but before we get into that, let’s talk about last week’s workouts.

Monday

LIFT
Deadlift:
Spend 15 minutes working up to a heavy 5 rm

I worked up to about 205 and then called it a day. I find that I don’t lift as heavy in the mornings as I do in the afternoons, but generally perform better with metcons. Weird. Anyway.

METCON

21-15-9*
Power Clean
Strict Pull-Up

*Complete 35 double-unders before each round

The Rx’d weight was 105, but I scaled and did 95lbs. And thank god, because that ended up being HARD. My grips strength sucks, so after dead lifts and then doing pullups (which I scaled too!) my grip strenth struggled with 95lb cleans. This was one was harder than I thought it would be.

Tuesday

I had an early am teleconference so I couldn’t get in at 5am. And then honestly after a long day when it was still 80 degrees at 5pm, I just didn’t feel like doing the workout. :) The weather is ready for tank tops but my arms are NOT. I’m going to have to wrap my brain around tank tops no matter what here shortly because it’s getting too warm to workout in sleeves.

Wednesday

Lift
Hang Clean 3-3-3
Power Clean 3-3-3
Squat Clean 3-3-3

I started these sets around 75lbs and worked my way up to 135lbs.

Metcon
7 min AMRAP
Row for Cal
Box Jumps (24/20)

(3, 3, 6, 6, 9, 9, 12, 12…)

Buy Out:
10 wall walks

NY Res to get better at body weight exercises like wall walks. Also to NOT play dead on the gym floor  #htcone #trooponex

OOF!

Thursday

Thursday was pretty much the same story as Tuesday. I had a pretty intense week at work this week, and on week’s like that if I’m not hitting 5 or 6am, I’m not working out. By the time I get to the end of the day I’m just mentally worked!

Friday

LIFT

Floor Press:
Work toward a 3RM
Once found, 3 x 3 @ 60-65% of your 3RM weight

I had never done floor presses before. Super different! I think I worked up to 115lbs.

METCON
“The Chief”
Max rounds in 3 minutes:
3 power clean (95lbs)
6 push ups
9 squats
rest 1 minute (Our coach says “The “Rest” portion just means breathe really hard for 60 seconds” And that about summed it up.)

Repeat 4 more times for 5 total cycles.

This was AWESOME/AWFUL! I loved this workout and it sucked supremely all at the same time. You know how that is, right? Like it was awful but I can’t wait to do it again. I dunno. I’m crazy. Whenever I see air squats in a workout I feel like “Oh, this should be nice” but then when the workout is done and you realize you just did EIGHTEEN ROUNDS of those air squats, all of a sudden it’s like “Oh shit, that’s gonna hurt tomorrow.”

And it did. :)

Open gym. Woot! ( that's a fake it til you make it woot. I'm tired.)

Saturday

Saturday I did a bazillion errands, took Buster to get his weekly B12 shot and then took him for a long walk. That was about it on the workout frong.

Sunday

I did bicep curls with my mimosa glass. :) hehe

We had Easter brunch with my whole family and I spent the day catching up with people instead of working out. It was nice.

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What about you? Any PRs, or crazy fun workouts? Do tell….

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Fun Things To Read On A Friday

Buster has a secret

Howdy folks!

Hope your Friday has gotten off to a good start. Mine began with a 40 minute pre-work excursion of trying to round up some dogs who were lost and find a safe place for them. Luckily while I was trying to corral them, their worried owner swung by in a car. They’d been looking all over for them, so it was nice to help reunite them. DRAMATIC for a moment, but in the end – nice. Good Deed For The Day: Done! Now, if I could just keep my life dog-drama free for a few days, that would be great! haha

Hope you have some fun plans this weekend. We are dining with friends, seeing some live music, having an Easter Brunch with my WHOLE FAMILY (this happens so rarely, that all of us can get into one house together at the same time) and so we will definitely be drinking some bloody marys and eating some Eggs Benedict. I’ll probably squeeze in some workouts and some reading (currently reading this and it’s just as cotton candy awesome as you would imagine) and I have to admit, I’m looking forward to it all.

Since it’s Friday and it’s been a while since we talked about fun links  let’s do that, shall we?

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*Loved seeing Annie Thorisdottr in Vogue. Diversity in beauty in mainstream magazines is so refreshing!

*Speaking right to my heart: How to Let Go When You’re An A-Type

*Stupid Easy Paleo had a great post on Meal Planning up this week. I love seeing how other people approach kitchen coordination.

*Happiness isn’t outside of us: such a perfect reminder.

*I’m beginning to think I suck at moderation:  Oh Kathleen, I totally get where you are coming from.

*I’m finding the concept of “Carrot Rice” totally fascinating. Must Try.

*You know I love a good biohack. Mark’s Daily Apple write a great How To about conducting self experiments.

*Are you watching True Detective? Reviews are mixed. What do YOU think?

*This is worth writing down somewhere.

*I think I’ve tried just about all of these stress relief tactics. There are some good ones in there.

*Top Tips For Your First 2 Years of CrossFit — YES!!!! And tangentially related: 10 Reasons Why CrossFitters Should Practice Yoga (Start now! It will help so much!)

*I’m a total affirmation nerd (cue: Stuart Smalley impressions) but I found that I use them just like Allison.

*This article on the benefits of pet ownership actually made me tear up a little.

*Need a bookish Netflix round up in your life? Read this.

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Have a great weekend all!

 

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The Week In Workouts

The Week In Workouts

I had a pretty good run of posting workouts for a while and loved how they made me accountable! I think people are often looking for the next great workout craze to get them into tip top shape. While I love trying new things, I’ve also found that when I personally am at my fittest it isn’t necessarily WHAT I’m doing but HOW I’m doing it: With Some Consistency. I’ve spent the last 5 weeks laying a really good foundation of consistent workouts. I’m hoping that starting to share them again will help me keep it up!

Also I love to hear what you guys are doing. Had a completely awesome workout that was enjoyable or where you really kicked ass? Tell me about it. It gives me good ideas for open gym days, home workouts, or just when I’m trying to spice up my fitness life! Share the wealth. :)

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Monday

Garrett and I have been regularly doing 5 am workouts on Monday/Tuesday/Thursdays and we are loving it. (Well, uh, not the part where the alarm goes off at 4am, but the part where our evenings are completely free and we don’t have to drag our butts to the gym after long days at work.) But this Monday was the day we had to take Buster into the emergency vet so we actually didn’t workout at all.

(Update on Buster: He’s medicated and seems to be doing better symptoms-wise, although we are still waiting for some test results to get to the root of his digestive problems.)

Tuesday

We played a little catch up on Tuesday morning at 5am and did the lifting from Monday’s workout.

Front Squat:

10 @ 50% of 1 rm (I didn’t have my last 1RM written down [Bad CrossFitter!] so I just used 140lbs)
8 @ 60%
6 @ 70%
max reps @ 80%

The Metcon seemed fairly simple but WOW did it pack a punch!

Tabata
(8 rounds of 20 sec on/10 seconds off for each movement. Finish all 8 before moving to the next movement)
Row
Jumping Pull-Up
Double-Under
Push Up

My shoulders were super smoked after this one!

Wednesday

Wednesday is usually an evening workout, but Buster was back at the vet so I skipped it. (I wrote about Wednesday, it was not a great day frankly.) But the workout was something I was DYING to do, so I made a promise to myself that I’d do it during open gym on Saturday.

Thursday

Another 5am-er.

STRENGTH:

4 Rounds
50m Sled Pull forward
50m Sled Pull backward

The limiting factor here was definitely those sled pulls backward. I was only about to do about 215lbs and man did it make my quads BURN!

METCON:

800m Run
50 Ball Slams (30lbs)
800m Run
50 Toes to Bar (Scaled these)

The running was just awful, but the rest of this workout was fine. I actually really enjoyed how challenging the sled pulls were. It’s been a while since I’ve done them.

Friday

STRENGTH:

4 Power Clean + 4 Jerk @ 50% of jerk 1 rm (Started using 155lbs as my 1RM)
3 PC + 3 Jerk @ 60
3 PC + 2 Jerk @ 70
2 PC + 1 Jerk @ 80
2 PC + 1 Jerk @ 85

So this was funny because as I got to the last few rounds the jerks were just SO DAMN HEAVY and I couldn’t figure out why — until I realized I was using my Clean 1RM weight and not my Jerk 1RM weight. My Jerk 1RM is only 135 and I had been doing the math off of 155lbs so AY YAY YAY, let’s just say my shoulders got some extra work in!

METCON:

“Jackie”
1000 m row
50 thrusters (45 barbell)
30 pull ups

OOF. You can imagine how this went after totally burning out my shoulders on the lift. This workout was HA-ARD!

Saturday

I was up bright and early kind of giddy to do that workout that I missed on Wednesday. It involves a number of my favorite things and despite being a running workout, I just thought it would be really fun!

4 Rounds for Time:

400 m run
10 power snatch (65 lbs)
15 overhead squat

HAHAHAHAHAHA. FUN???? Oh man, this was so much harder than I anticipated.

Snatches and Overhead Squats are my favorite but I think because my shoulders definitely got a working this week, I was not at my strongest by Saturday and wow did I feel it during this particular metcon. I mean, I actually looked forward to the running each round, and that NEVER happens! It took a little over 20 minutes and my arms were just quivering when I was done. I went home and immediately took a hot bath and a nap. Worth it!

Sunday

Sunday I talked Garrett into taking a Vinyasa Flow class with me at my yoga studio and you guys: HE LIKED IT!!!

I feel prepared to take on hostage negotiation now. :)

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So that was my week in workouts. Did you do any workouts that rocked your world this week? Hit any PRs? Do tell.

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