I dragged my ass to the noon workout - after oversleeping & missing the 630a class. I knew I worked til midnight tonight (hence why I was still home to go to the noon one…) so in my head, it was a reason not to go.
But I did.
And I was heavily rewarded!
Favorite coach was teaching and he gave me a lot of personal attention in class. He really coached me on my cleans and then RAVED about how well I did! He just kept saying “I am SO INCREDIBLY IMPRESSED with your form! You are killing it!”
I won’t even lie.
I felt endlessly proud.
5 sets, 3 reps each
55, 75, 80, 85, 85, 90lbs!
High Hang Squat Cleans
55, 60, 65, 70, 70 lbs
10 Min AMRAP
3 Squat Cleans (55lbs)
3 Thrusters (55lbs)
15 DU attempts
Completed: 4 rounds + 2 S Cleans
It was a good workout day. :)
And THEN my CrossFit gals & their significant other came to the opening night of our newest show!
I could feel the sickness inside of me, waiting to show it’s nasty face.
I felt crummy yesterday, so I took off trying to keep it away. I could feel it inside of me ever since Thursday night, but I kept it away with the excitement of the weekend.
But 4 AM this morning? BAM.
Raw throat, fever, body aches.
I’ve spent all day drinking the fluids, taking the meds, eating the wonton soup. And maybe some Velveeta. And maybe some Eggo waffles. And I realize those last two are not sick-day-recommended-foods. But man, I wanted them.
I’ve also had roughly 5 Popsicles. They are the only things quieting the roar in my throat.
Right now I am supposed to be at CrossFit Ladies night, hanging with my girls. Drinking some wine, eating some good food.
Instead I am here. On the couch. Watching Orange in the New Black and dreading making the decision tomorrow of do-I-go-to-work or do-I-call-off-again.
Hopefully tomorrow I feel better. But so far, it’s not looking promising.
Hmmm. This is hard. Some of the fights I’ve had are too deeply personal (fights with an ex while he was incredibly intoxicated) for me to write about anymore. One fight that sticks out as being dramatic at the time I guess would be… welll… My parents and I used to fight a LOT when I was in high school. One of the biggest fights (at that time) that I had with them was when I found out that they had found & read my online diary (DIARYLAND DAYS!) I was so devastated from that fight that I sobbed on my friend’s shoulder the entire next morning in choir class. And then I found out it was his birthday. And I was sobbing on his shoulder — on his birthday. Sorry, Mattie.
16) Talk about the best party you’ve ever been to.
Ahh! This is hard as well! I like the unexpectedly great parties — filled with good friends and board games and laughter. It doesn’t have to be big, it doesn’t have to be crazy. Just pour me a drink and let’s crack open that box of fun.
I posted this on Facebook, after my cousin tagged me in that game everyone is playing. She gave me the number 15.
Alright. Here we go.
1) I was given the number 15 by my cousin, Amy, who obviously wanted me to have the longest Facebook status of all time. If you are bored, it’s her fault. But I do love my cousins. Every single one of them. 2) I only had in-school suspension one time in my life, and it was in middle school. I left school with some friends to go to the mall in the middle of the day. I was caught, and that was horrible, but at the end of the day I still had Cher’s “Do You Believe in Love” single. Every single time I hear that song now, I think about the sacrifice I made to secure it. 3) When I was young, my parents sent me to Pony Camp. I was the only kid who had to ride a donkey all week. His name was Baby Face. When my parents picked me up at the end of the week, my dad said, “Only my kid would be forced to ride a donkey when everyone else was given a pony.” 4) In my 5th Grade Yearbook, I listed my future profession as a Sea World Trainer. Which is odd, considering I was the kid in swim classes who hid in the bathroom for as long as I could because I was terrified of the class and putting my face in the water. 5) When my sister and I were both really little, we were taking a bath together & I decided I wanted some tub time alone. When my mom left the room for a minute, I saw my sister standing in front of me – so I shoved her. When she fell down, she began to cry and I told my mom that I had told her not to stand in the tub, but she did it anyway and fell. My mom took my sister out of the bath tub, and I got to play for awhile alone. VICTORY WAS MINE! (Sorry, Lauren!) 6) I had a huge obsession with Celine Dion growing up. She was the first concert I ever went to (in April of 1996) and I sat in the 12th row, center with my mom. The next day at school, I wore the concert t-shirt to the Christian school that I attended, and my Grandpap had to drive a new shirt into school for me because I wasn’t allowed to wear the concert t-shirt in the building. Despite the punishment, my love for Celine did go on. I still keep a giant cardboard cutout of her in my cubicle at work. 7) I wanted to be one of the Box Car Children so, so, so badly. “Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny (and Kari!) used to live alone in a box car…” Looking back, I don’t think I would have liked poverty all that much. 8) I also wanted to be Claudia from the Babysitter Club books. Which is why I hid candy and snack food all over my bedroom. No wonder I was chubby. 9) The first R-rated movie I ever saw in theaters was The Green Mile, with an older friend who took me to see it because I knew my parents would never let me go. To this day, it is one of my top three favorite movies of all time. (The other two? Big Fish and The Holiday.) 10) My Grandpap Smith was and will always be the best man I’ve ever known. He died on December 23rd, 2003 — the day before my favorite day of the year (Christmas Eve.) It is my yearly reminder that even after the hardest of times, the good times will come again. 11) The only life regret I have is not studying abroad in college for one semester. Otherwise, I’d keep it all the same. 12) The first musical I ever saw was Ragtime. And although it will always be one of my favorites, AIDA still holds the number one spot in my heart. Don’t hate. 13) The first celebrity I ever met was Lauren Bacall when I was 14 years old. And she yelled at me. 14) I absolutely love, love, love giraffes. In addition to visiting them all the time at the zoo, I’ve also fed one a treat from my mouth while I was at a wildlife preserve area in Arizona. My dream is to see a tower of giraffes in Africa someday. 15) I have an entire bucket list that I am working on, that I have not shown anyone else. One of those items on the list is seeing the painting “Arnolfini Portrait” by Jan van Eyck in London. If you want to know why, I can let you read my art history research paper from college.
She’s 15, so it’s hard to get her excited about much these days. And I basically dragged her. BUT.
Once the music started?
She absolutely, head over heels, LOVED it.
She was so good at it and caught on SO quickly! She smiled and laughed and really seemed to enjoy herself. Which is hard at 15 - when your family life is a mess and you don’t have many friends. Seeing her that happy, made my heart run over. And I knew that pushing her to go to this was the right choice.
At the end of the class, we went up to thank the instructors - and she HUGGED both of them. And said she wanted to come back. With more excitement than I have seen from her in months.
The whole way home she talked about the songs and the moves and what she liked best and the other people in the class.
Hopefully, someday - when she’s older - she’ll make fitness fun. Hopefully someday she’ll still remember this class. And hopefully someday - she’ll be that happy all of the time.