For my birthday, I had a big day of sitting around and doing nothing planned. That called for some refreshments!
Since my birthday falls on a Wednesday during one of Kevin’s busiest seasons at work, I was pretty much Home Alone all day. But he spoiled me well before & after. And I got lucky because my CF BFF got a call that she didn’t have to go in to work until 1PM so we could hang out!
We went to Common Grounds for some beautiful lattes and talked for about two hours. Like we do!
And then it was time for a BIRTHDAY WOD!!!!! My box had scheduled handstand push-ups and toes-to-bar….. nope, that’s definitely not happening on my pregnant birthday. I don’t like either of those two movements on a good day, but I’m choosing not do hspus while pregnant. So I passed.
Buy-in: row 30cal,
Then 9 rounds of:
- 10 plate ground to overhead
- 10 plate squats
- 10 burpees
- 10 deadlifts at 135lbs
Cash-out: 300m plate run
Took my sweet time… and it took FOREVER. But that’s okay. I had fun. Aren’t my socks cute? They were a gift from my CF BFFs from Sox Box. They are awesome — if you have thick calves (just totally hypothetically) they go all the way up to your knees. Hooray!!! Some of my Reebok CrossFit-specific socks can’t quite hack that.
And now on to a common question that often leads people to my blog:
Should you eat flamin’ hot cheetos after a workout? Or some variation… should I eat them before a workout (NO!!!!!!!!!)… Isn’t that funny? I must have mentioned Flamin’ Hots a lot back in 2009 or so. I blame teaching middle schoolers — they’re the ones who taught me!!
What is this disturbing concoction? That would be flamin’ hot cheetos on top of Annie’s mac ‘n’ cheese. It was delicious. And guess what? I haven’t lost my taste for flamin’ hots. I go for YEARS without eating them, and I still love them. Of course, I didn’t feel great about a half an hour later…. Good thing the only thing I had to do at that point was lounge in bed and read books.
Dinner with Kevin at Right Coast Pizza… totally random place to choose to go for my birthday dinner, but I’ve been admiring their patio ever since my younger brother started going to college in Lakewood.
pic from Right Coast Pizza
Something about the lights in the tree that I can’t resist. Haha.
Kevin was sweet and let me order pizza with pineapple — my fave!!!
Cake time!!!! Kevin usually makes me a Funfetti cake, but this year I requested the Berry Chantilly Cake from Whole Foods. The frosting is amazing and plentiful. And the cake is actually good too.
Of course, we couldn’t resist giving Boyd Bear a few flamin’ hots. That dog loves spicy food!!! We always give him a little taste of our jalapeño mustard too because we’re the best dog parents ever.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to eat normal actual food yesterday! I think a big cheat day is totally fine once in a while, partly because it makes you never want to do it again. I didn’t work out again until the next day at 7PM to make sure it all settled.
What cake do you usually choose to have for your birthday? Have a great weekend!!!!