Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I've been doing the Lurong Paleo Challenge now for about two months. It officially ends November 10th and all measurements and the last 3 WODS need to be in by then. The last 3 WODS for the challenge were to repeat the first 3 and see if you could get better results. My Crossfit place is doing the WOD 8 this Friday and then 9 and 10 next week. I, unfortunately, will not be in fighting form and would probably get reprimanded by my doctor if I tried to do them then. Not to mention what my mother would do if I even mentioned going. So......I need to do everything that's left this week.

I went in today planning on doing 8 with 9 on Thursday and 10 on Friday. I adjusted that since the gym is doing 8 on Friday, I'd like to do it with everyone else. I therefore, did 9 today and will do 10 tomorrow. I also did my measurements today. I kind of wished I could do them at the end of next week since I'll be on an all liquid diet and probably will have better numbers.

ANY WAYS!! I was a little disappointed today with my WOD, not gonna lie. It was 100 burpees and 100 18# kettlebell swings. You could break it up anyway you wanted and came with a 12min time cap. I WAS SOOOO CLOSE!!! I broke mine up in 20s, 20 burpees-20 KB, 20 burpees-20 KB, etc. I had 4 KBs left when time was called. I was so mad since I had finished all of it at the start of the challenge. OR, so I thought. I just put my results in and I, in fact, did not finish last time. I failed to finish 27 burpees. This time I finished all my burpees and only missed 4 KB swings!!

Truth be told, I  haven't been that good at following this paleo lifestyle this time around. Dates, weddings, long work days, work lunches, and more dates have gotten in the way. I, therefore, did not expect to lose much weight or change much physically. I was pleasantly surprised when I went down in the areas I wanted to go down in and up in the areas I wanted to go up in.

Even if I don't win anything in the actual challenge I think I still win!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Rock and Roll Series

This past Sunday I participated in the Cleveland Rock and Roll Half Marathon. It was a blast! The course was awesome. The bands were great. The weather was perfect. I did come in 25min off my best time but I at least finished and with the summer I had I'll take it. Also, for the first time in my running "career" they gave out ice water soaked towels. IT WAS THE BEST INVENTION EVER! My only peeve is that I REALLY wanted a beer at the end and the line was crazy long. I would definitely be up for doing this run again next year.


So the old new guy will soon be the old guy. He doesn't know it yet but I just don't feel any attraction to him. It could be the way he bobs his head, the fact that he repeats everything I say, that he drives like a grandma with cataracts, or that he reminds me of Chris Farley, a person whose films I have never enjoyed watching. I do feel really bad about this. He came to my race this past Sunday! And brought me flowers! He is nice but I have no desire to go out with him again, let alone kiss him. (This post was originally written on Monday, I ended it with him on Tuesday.)

I have however, gone out on two dates with Hot Dan! And there is chemistry here, boys and girls. It might help that he in fact is hot. Don't get me wrong, the guy is also super sweet. He is a union carpenter/personal trainer. He was into MMA and now just works out. Doesn't run much but says if I'm willing to run with him he'll take it up. He is not into politics but as my mother pointed out, that might not be a bad thing. I can mold him! The only real hitch I have is that he seems to drink a bit much. And he realizes it. He says he's going to cut back, "because you deserve better." Also, according to him, I am intimidating. I found that to be a shock. I don't think of myself as that. Yes, I know what I want and I go after it. Yes, I am educated. But I think I'm fairly nice.
In fairness I have no idea what he had before. It could have been nothing.

 Anywhoodle, third date is this Saturday and he wants to make me "dinner and cuddle." And, I don't think that is a euphemism.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I can't believe I haven't written anything in two weeks!

Let's see...... The last guy I wrote about went bye bye. I still don't know what happened. I have half a mind to text and just ask. Who goes on 3 dates and then just ignores some one?
BUT!! There's a new one.

I couldn't lift my left arm last Tuesday and because of it I missed a week of Crossfit, had 4 chiropractic appointments, a massage, bought a new bed and failed to even start the Akron 1/2 marathon.

I'm feeling better and will run the Cleveland Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon this weekend. New Dude insists that he is coming to watch.

Lurong Paleo Challenge is.....a challenge. For the most part I'm doing great. Friday and Saturday nights are bit rough. I'm technically only allowed on glass of red wine. Who can drink only one? No beer. And it is amazingly difficult to be strict paleo on a date. I hate trying to explain it to new guys. 

And, work is chugging along.