>> Monday, October 19, 2009
I still haven't downloaded pictures from our camping trip this weekend. I only had the one of the tarantula because Michael took it with his phone and uploaded it to his Facebook. I had nightmares about that little guy last night...
I feel like I need a weekend for my weekend. I'm exhausted. Camping was fun, but it's a lot of work and it was extremely hot so we didn't exactly relax. Actually, I can honestly say there was no relaxing at all, but our next trip will hopefully be much better.
I came home yesterday and took a 2.5 hour nap. I only woke up because I was hungry I think! Then this morning when I woke up I felt like I could have slept the entire day. I have a few random things I just need to get off my chest:
The laundry is overflowing,
Nikki needs a bath after our trip yet it didn't stop her from sleeping in our bed,
Our house is a mess,
It took me 10 minutes to find a pair of socks this morning b/c of the baskets of clean clothes we have everywhere,
I'm not ready for it to be Monday,
I can't remember if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty-they've been in there that long,
I need to change the sheets on our bed,
Our house is a mess (have I mentioned this?),
We never went grocery shopping like we do on Sundays,
There's still a ton of shit in the car that needs to be cleaned out,
Holy crap, it's Monday already!
yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, I'm being a baby. Hopefully tonight after work I can get some cleaning done while Michael goes to the grocery store and still go to bed a little early.
Despite being slightly cranky and a lot tired, I did make it to the gym this morning for an ass whoopin'. I'd say the fight was a "draw"--- Fran is scrappy just like most of the chicks CrossFit comes up with but I'm proud of my time.
"Fran" is 21-15-9 reps of:
First of all, if you've never done a thruster, try one! It's one of my favorite exercises. You hold a bar across your chest, go down into a squat, and as you come up, thrust the bar over your head much like a shoulder press. As you lower the bar, go into the squat and repeat. It's an amazing workout for your legs, core, and upper body.
I have not done this workout since February 14th! That's a long time ago! One of the reasons I love keeping a blog is that it makes it so easy to track my workouts and this is a perfect example. My label is "Fran" so I can search by that to see when I did it last. You can read all about it here, but here's the summary:
45# thruster (today I did 65#)
level 13 assistance on the pull-up machine (today I did them without assistance)
My time = 6:57
Back in February, I also wrote about how Michael did this workout with unassisted pull-ups and I was completely amazed! It seemed incredible to me that he could do 45 pull-ups without assistance!
And here we are today, 8 months later and I'm doing the workout with pull-ups on my own! Pretty extraordinary right? What an improvement...
Anyway, my time today was nowhere near 6:57--- it was 14:25, but considering I added 20# to the thruster and did the pull-ups on my own, I'm really proud of that time!
I hope everyone has a great week-- anyone want to come clean my house for me? =]