Saturday, January 25, 2014


Yesterday I had a date. Nothing to really talk about. He's perfectly normal, no missing teeth, has an awesome job, and seems pretty cool. The problem I had was in getting ready for said date. I put my skinny jeans on......and about fainted trying to get them zipped. At first I thought it was all the squats. My luscious ass was getting to big for my skinny jeans. Then, I weighed myself this morning. It was not good. I've gained about 8 pounds from when I had my tonsils out.

It was the damn holiday's, my mom's great Christmas cookies and Thanksgiving pies. It didn't help that my birthday comes right after Christmas and like my Grandmother I celebrate for a month! It sucked me into another sugar dependance. This monkey on my back needs to jump off!! I need to get back to paleo with low sugar, no carbs and only sweet bacon to set my mouth on fire! I'm waiting till February 3rd to get back to full Paleo. Celebrating my birthday with my family this coming weekend and I don't want to restrict myself. I wish I could find another Challenge to do, it makes it so much easier. My gym however is not doing one and I won't be there anymore after January 31.

Now THE GYM! I went to my new place this morning for a run. I use the treadmills on the second floor, allowing me to watch the weightlifting area as I run. This also allows me to scope out new arm candy! Any hoodle. I watched as this guy set up a bar for deadlifts, walked away, came back, touched the bar, walked away, came back. REPEATEDLY!! for 2-3 minutes. I wanted to scream, "JUST PICK UP THE DAMN BAR!!" He finally did, and completed a couple of reps  of insanely bad form deadlifts and then the cycle repeated. And again for back squats. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to handle this new gym.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Today was front squat day at Crossfit. I feel we've been doing squats for 2 weeks! Front squats, back squats, squat cleans, squat snatch, overhead squat. All of them. Repeatedly for the last month! It was so bad that last week that when it came time for my long run Saturday I had to postpone it to Sunday and then sit in the sauna for a bit. I'm scared what I'll have to do tomorrow.

The point of this post is this. The goal of today's front squats was to increase our 3 rep max by 5 pounds. It had been 135. I got to 140 and I felt I could do more. So I went up to 145. And then again to 150. On rep 2 as I was coming up......I may have peed a little. I didn't go for the 3rd rep.

They say you may pee during double unders. Nobody warned me about squats!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Utter Despair

It is a sad day in my life today. I've come to the conclusion that I have to leave my CrossFit box.  I actually started to cry writing the email to cancel my membership. I've been debating it for some time now and have finally come to the conclusion that I will never get ahead if I don't. I am leaving purely for the money savings, $800 a year, and am terrified of what I will have to do. I will be joining a "normal" gym near me and trying to do my crossfit on my own there. The new place also has a pool so I can cross train there also.

This is not the only money saving device I am implementing. I've also given up my parking spot at work. Saving me $1100 a year. I am also registering for classes again and will be able to defer my student loans for a bit. All total this should save me $4600 a year.

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Very Own Boy Toy

This kid is 19 and wants to be at my beck and call. I can't.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


I'm sure I've said this before, I don't make New Years resolutions. I feel that if anything is worth doing you'll do it no matter what time of year the idea/desire hits you. I've made one resolution in my life that I've kept and that is to stop smoking in 2003. CHECK!

I feel a little different about 2014. 2013 was a difficult year for me. I should say it was a transition year. I changed jobs and took one on that required a lot more brain power, time and energy. I love my new job (I loved my old one too) and last year was all about getting used to the new demands and my personal life suffered a little. I didn't run as much as I wanted. I didn't swim as much as I had in the past. I failed to make it to CrossFit 50% of the times I wanted. I had my first DNF. I dated but I really felt drained after most dates. But....

2014 here I come!! I feel I've now got my job in a place that is more controllable. I have a better feel for my boss/coworkers, the timing of protocols, and saying no. I'm therefore recommitting to fitness and training in 2014. January and February I plan on being strict paleo 80% of the time. Getting to CrossFit 4 days a week, swimming and running 2 days a week and biking when able. The rest of the year I will be mostly paleo and cut CF to 3 days and increase running to 3 days.

This year will also be a year of shorter races, 5K to 1/2 marathons, sprint and olympic triathlons.