Okay, I just want you all to know I am completely aware of the neglectful manner in which I am running this blog But the good news is… I have lots to report 🙂
Last weekend one of my sisters and I took a trip to see our Dad in NYC. Sometimes a trip out of the land of corn can do a lady good.
Here we are at the Red Lion in Greenwich Village (photos compliments of Lizzy, Dad’s lady friend who was fabulous 🙂 )before heading to dinner and a Talking Heads cover band. Yes, you read that correctly. The opening band “IndoBox” was great (added a CD to my collection… had to search for a CD player… settled on PS3) and the cover band was awesome and sounded just like Talking Heads.
**Here I will insert an addendum to the previous statement**
I have become the old fart who has drinks at dinner, overindulges on appetizers, entrees, AND dessert, and then gets tired and wants to go home when the NYU dance partier spills a full drink on my shoe.
Speaking of dinner, we went to Barmache in Soho (I think that is where we were) and it was phenomenal! The best sweet corn bruschetta a person can get that far from the corn fields. I fancy myself a corn connoisseur when I go to other cities because people always ask me what is in Nebraska and I always answer “corn” and I feel they expect me to have some corn insights and corn expertise one can only gather by living so close to the corn … little do any of those people know that I probably eat the same corn they buy from the grocery. HAH! Okay, I digress… I had the sea scallops over creamed corn(again) and then a warm cinnamon sugar churro with caramel gelato for dessert and red wine all the way through. No pictures!!! I know 😦
It was a quick trip but we managed to get in a broadway show,
I stopped by the Reebok store (of course) and picked up some nanos. What do we think of the color? I was super set on the teal and then changed at the last minute and am not sure if I made the right choice! The stores are al so small… and hot… and I was sweating… and I lost my focus!
Smooth transition into crossfit. I left you last time with the fact I was going to do Open workout
13.4 13.3!! I got through the 150 wallballs in 8:18 min for my tiebreaker score and got 42 double unders (jump rope where the rope passes twice under your feet each jump)… I struggle MAJORLY with doubles and was happy to have gotten as many as I did!
On to 13.4:
3 clean and jerk, 3 toes to bar… 6 clean and jerk, 6 toes to bar, 9 c&j, 9 T2B… continue adding 3 reps to each round for as many reps as possible in 7 min.
I got 57 reps so I go 9 toes to bar in my set of 12. I was happy with that score since my T2B are less than stellar!
Today I did 13.5-
I had never gotten a chest to bar pull-up before today and I got 15 during this workout! WOOHOOO!!! 40total reps but going to try it again this weekend!
Before I move on I wanted to mention that I am overall very please with my Crossfit Games Open scores. I have heard a lot of people saying they wish they had done better and really getting down on themselves because they didn’t perform how they wanted to, and I say… that is a great to be motivated that much and want to succeed in this that much but really, if I am being honest, I am just not there right now, and I don’t think I really ever will be.
Do I wish I did better on some of these workouts… yes. You can leave CF everyday and look and see someone else who did better than you did or wish you did better or you can look at the many things you are able to do EVERYDAY that other people can’t do. In my line of work I see patients who have MS or spinal cord injuries and are confined to a wheelchair all day every day with such a low quality of life that eating normal consistency food is progress for them… and I think about how I got CHEST TO BAR pull-ups today and think, WOW, to complain about not getting the number of them I wanted is looking at things all wrong. For me, crossfit is about progressing and proving to myself (okay, and sometimes others) the AMAZING things we train our bodies to do and living life each day knowing that I did my best and tried my hardest at the gym and in everything I do. And if at the end of the day I got less reps or it took me longer then…. SO BE IT!
The recipe supplying my lunch this week is this one. It is super fresh and easy. Bulgar cooked in chicken broth, onion, tomato, baked shredded chicken, chickpeas, crnaberries, parsley, dress with juice of 2 limes and 2 TB cranberry juice. I actually ate a lot of it before I added the barley and I liked it better… something to try next time!! super fast, easy, and healthy!
As for your Emma update…. don’t let this photo fool you! She is currently barking incessantly at the back door and has been poo-ing all over the house the beginning of the week. Does any one else’s dog get the runs/ stomach bug when they take them to the kennel? This seems to be a recurring issue for us 😦
I am glad this week is over! It has been a “does this food work with chocolate and peanut butter” kind of week (and let’s be honest, are there any foods that don’t?) and I am ready for the warm weather this weekend!!!