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Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Workout

WOD:
Strength:
Snatch - build to a heavy max set of 
1 High Hang Snatch + 1 Full Snatch (power or squat)
*15 Minute Time Cap

For time:
30-20-10
Goblet Squat
KB Swing
Push-up

POST WOD:
Stretch/Foam Roll

Comments:

55 lbs for strength, 7:23 for time

I started with the 35 pound bar but ended up dropping down to 30. After a couple runs without weights, I threw on 30. I've lifted this weight before, but today wasn't my day. It wasn't so much my shoulder... just too much for today. Coach had me throw on 5s and work on proper form. Slowly worked up to 55. I'll have to go in on a Saturday and work on this.

Rest of the workout... not bad, but my arms were like jello afterwards. But hey... I'm going to have awesome arms just in time for the... fall.


Monday, July 07, 2014

Monday Workout

"Helen"
3 Rounds for Time
400 Meter Run
21 Kettlebell Swings
12 Pull-ups
Post WOD:
In teams of 2 or 3, row 2000 meters. While one team member works, the others do a plank hold.
Comments
Result - 12:02
I think I would have done better if it wasn't so muggy. It was stifling outside... Even worse inside. I thought I drank enough water during the day, but by workout time I was having headaches. A guy from my Elements class was just finishing his workout. "It's all cardio," he said. When I mentioned how hot is was inside, he replied, "it gets worse when you come back in for the run."
Oy.
As for the running. I didn't like it before, and I certainly don't like it anymore now. Sure, I'd force myself to go for "runs" to get ready for 5k's, but that was it. I wasn't doing weights. There were a couple flashes of lightning, so definitely hell no to running. The other options were not any better - 50 double unders; 500 meter row; and I think 24" box jump overs. I picked rowing, which I thought would be the easiest of the options.
Yeah, no. Rowing lasted one round. I sucked it up and ran the rest. The rain by that point was pretty light and slightly refreshing. Used a 25lb kettlebell and for the most part had no problems there, but I do need to work on my form. Pull-ups I used the green and blue bands, and no problems there.
Post WOD. Rowing. Another reason why I stopped rowing at round one. 2000 meters, split between three people. Each stint was about 250 meters, while the rest of the team had to do planks. Not bad, but I need to work more on it.
 

Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Workout - 'Murica Edition

Run/Walk 5k

~43:00

Comments

Okay, so this was more walking than running. And the running was more of a jog than a run. But I want to blame lifting weights for the reason why I can't run. But honestly... I just can't run. M came along, as did Stella. With a dog (especially one that is not the best on a leash), the pace is slower. We ran first thing in the morning, so it wasn't too muggy or too buggy. 

I probably shouldn't have gone on a run, especially after yesterday's workout. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

First Harvest!

 
 
I didn't expect the Swiss Chard to grow as quickly as it did, but here I am, harvesting a little over a month after I planted. I've got rainbow and the regular kind (the actual name escapes me at the moment) growing. I probably harvested a third of it, and half of that I plan on giving away to co-workers tomorrow.
 
 
I'm keeping it simple for this first batch - saute in olive oil, a generous helping of garlic, and plenty of red pepper flakes. I was thinking they would be a good substitute for cabbage... stuffed chard rolls?
 
 
How do you like to cook this very leafy green?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thank You For Your Suggestions


We ended up going to DeFazio's. 

Not saying we had forgot all about their wonderful pizza, I just wanted to make sure we didn't overlook anything else. Kay's was also tossed around, but the weather (and our time crunch) nixed that.

M's brother and fam ordered two pies - I think one had sausage and peppers, the other just pepperoni. M and I split a pesto pizza, which was excellent. I rarely have more than two slices, but I polished off four easily. I want to say my heading over there right after a workout may have been a factor...

Tomorrow they head down to NYC to conclude their vacation. I am sadly on call tomorrow... and besides, someone needs to watch the pup. If I can get Friday off, I might take the drive and join them. The Chinatown street food is calling my name... also there is a place down in Soho that supposedly has "one of the best banh mi in town" (Banh Mi Saigon). That wasn't my declaration, but that of Nicole Ponseca, of Jeepney and Maharlika fame.