Because you’ve been deprived of Boyd’s balancing skills for too long:
Boyd Bear got a little taste of one of the leftover Valentine’s donuts from my piano studio class. The rest of them ended up going to The College Kid and his roommates.
I gave up a few wods this week to spend more time with my sister. Haha. If you’re in a committed relationship with CrossFit like I am, you know that can be excruciating!! What if I miss out!?!??! But we made it tonight for this fun one:
15 minutes AMRAP
- 5 renegade man makers (push-ups, row, row, squat clean, push press, lunge, lunge = 1 REP!!!!)
- 10 box jumps
- 15 Toes to Bar
About halfway through, my coach told me he wanted me to try to finish 5 rounds. Ha ha ha. My t2b started to really crumple after round 2, and I ended up with 3 + 24 reps.
Using your muscles in real life sounds fun but is typically overrated!! Take today for example:
Hbear and I were out running this morning and decided to pick up some goods from the grocery store for Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls. Some things that included milk and sugar… HEAVY!!! Okay, so we carried some Starbucks too. A real life farmer’s walk!
I once read that schlepping is the ultimate urban workout and burns about 236 calories per hour!!
My sister was actually complaining about how HOT it was. She’s going back to Minnesota tomorrow… that’ll teach her. They’re actually supposed to have blizzard conditions there tomorrow!!!!!! Which is not fun for my fam since they don’t really live near the airport.
A little random combo I got to pass off as lunch since Kevin wasn’t home. I’ve been eating a lot of Annie’s mac ‘n’ cheese, Puffins, and other “kids’ healthy junk food” over the last two weeks with my sister. It’s been fun, but I’m ready to get back to my regular menu. She was pretty good about eating our normal meat + salad in the evenings, but it’s definitely different cooking for 3. And 2 of us are extremely picky, but I won’t name any names!!!
We also spent one morning chocolate dipping everything! Bacon! Pretzels! Cuties!!!! We loved this combo of melted Enjoy Life choc chips, cuties, and sea salt!
I stayed up tonight to finish Notes from a Blue Bike, and apparently now I’m wide awake! Usually books help me fall asleep, but I got a little excited and finished this one. I love reading about other expats’ experiences, and of course, it made me really miss the DR. Dying to go back and visit sometime soon especially after I got to FaceTime with Morys this week (so proud of him)!!!! I’d book a plane ticket right now, but Kevin hid my passport (haha, “safekeeping”).
I’m up to 14 books in 2014 (goal is 100+), and you can check them all out on the 100 books tab.
When do your muscles come in handy (or not)? I’m always telling Kevin “you’re lucky I CrossFit” when I have to (reluctantly) move heavy things. He’s gotten pretty good about talking up things like they are going to be a fun workout… They also intimidate strangers on the street. I was out walking Pippa the other day, and a stranger was like whoaaaa, don’t beat me up!!! Haha. That really made me laugh!! Unfortunately, they’re not intimidating the overly friendly middle school boys in my neighborhood, heyyyyy, how was your day? Uhh.. fine? By the way, I’m 29, so go play some video games??
What’s your favorite donut? I usually choose by the frosting color and sprinkles, but Kevin looooooves Bloedow’s in Winona. I’d rather have cupcake frosting…