Oh my. Back to work this morning already. It wasn’t so bad. Especially knowing that it was already Wednesday!!
Plus it was good to see all my co-workers again. But I always have a hard time describing trips to them. This one in particular. Yes, I had a wonderful time, but it also reminded me of how much I miss everyone in the DR. How a little piece of my heart will always be there. But then again, I missed Kevin dreadfully while I was away!! The apple and the Snaps helped. I wish I could say that’s all the Snaps I ate. But they were right by the printer, and I had a lot of printing to do!
How sweet is this? Kevin bought two avocados a few days ago so they’d be ripe when I got home. And we thought it didn’t get any better than frying pans and flowers… Since my body has been sugared and up and deprived of nutrients for the past week, I was all over the veggies tonight. Romaine + argula topped with black beans, avo, salsa, and some sharp cheddar.
Yay WOD day! I was nervous I was going to be totally awful after my break from strength training. And I was basically right.
12 Minutes AMRAP
- 10 Wall Balls (10lbs on round 1 – 8lbs for the rest)
- 10 Kettlebell Swings (35lbs on round 1 – 30 for the rest)
I managed to injure myself on round 1 of wall balls. They really are not my strong point. I’m thinking it’s because of my supreme lack of sports ability. And my vision!! I smashed my poor right hand when I tried to catch about #3. And then on my first round of kettlebell swings, I lost control of the kettlebell and it actually flipped over my head. That really freaked me out so I lowered the weight and slowed down. I usually don’t overestimate the weights I can handle but I guess I got a little carried away today in my eagerness to get cracking again!
I finished 7 rounds + 10 Wall Balls and 5 KB Swings. So basically I was 5 KB Swings away from 7 rounds. If I hadn’t made mistakes, I would’ve certainly made it. Kevin finished a solid 8 rounds. He’s way better at both the exercises, but he says his arms are tired after using a heavier 40lb kb.
I had a few more pictures I wanted to share from my big DR trip if you’ll indulge me.
We had a big shindig at my old apartment, inviting a bunch of guys from church over for lasagna, garlic bread, salad, Funfetti cake, and, of course, dominoes.
The three of us are pros at host/hostessing together. Does my dress look familiar? It was Megan’s bridesmaid dress for our wedding last year. I also wore Amy’s dress on my 27th birthday. Aimee… I’ml looking for your dress next! I’ve taken reuseable bridesmaids dresses to a whole new level.
Predictably, when the food was eaten up, the dominoes were busted out.
I’m not really allowed to play since I’m truly awful. That’s fine by me. My adopted son Morys and I both get extremely nervous when people get crazy competitive. We’d rather make jokes and be wallflowers!
And eat leftover rainbow chip frosting.
Our old roommate, Christine (two years back) came over with her husband. It was so good catching up with her. She’s still teaching the kindergarteners and her husband got a visa to go visit the States. Yay!
I failed to take many pictures because I was at my old school most of the day. I read to Megan’s class, visited Lindsay’s (a new who teacher who I named as my replacement before leaving), and had the opportunity to share some of my testimony with Jake’s Bible classes.
Megan teaches a basketball class for the kids after school, and I offered to take it over for the day while she got caught up on some grading.
Yeah. I know that doesn’t look like basketball. It was their last day so we played some four square for fun. I was home schooled so I’m not really that good at it, but the kids showed me the ropes.
I think this photo explains exactly why I’m a failure at wall balls!!
Cheesing it with an old student of mine. If you look directly behind me, that building is where my old classroom was! I seriously didn’t have the heart to look in there, and I hated to bother the new teacher since I hadn’t really met him. So I just let it go for now. I mean, you never know what he’s done with all my Boomwhackers!! Haha.
One last outing with the chi chi bon bon before leaving the country. I couldn’t leave without a little Yogen Früz! I always choosecherry y fresa. One of my favorite treats ever!
Ever played dominoes? I mean like the real ones.Or four square? I hear it’s good to be the king.
Can you eat frosting from a can? For sure. Weird, huh? Since I’m not even a sweets person most of the time. But I love frosting!
Ever reworn a bridesmaid dress? Megan’s and Amy’s from my wedding!