Howdy! I’m currently at work. Go Lady Owls! (Did I really just say that??? I’m a Brave!) the third quarter is almost over and they are winning against Columbus East! Have I mentioned how much I love my job? Because I do. So thankful for it!
Today has been a pretty chill day. I got to sleep in a little. That’s always nice. Went to the nooner WOD. It rocked, as usual. I seriously work out with the best people ever and have the best coaches ever. It was so nice to see some faces I haven’t seen at the gym in a while! We did our usual warmups with jump roping, stretching, and some tabatas! We did a squat and push-up Tabata. The squat one was rough! My legs were tight from last night still. But it’s all worth it! Then we set up to WOD! It was a good one, as usual! Here it is:
Deadlift (body weight)
My time: 14:26
Yes!!!! My goal was to get under 15 minutes, and I had to bust out my last set of snatches to get there. There were a lot of people in the WOD and we didn’t have enough bars, so we staggered. Half started with snatches and half started with deadlifts. My half started with deadlifts, so I finished with snatches. I did 155# deadlifts. Can’t do body weight yet. But, my body weight keeps going down, so I’ll be able to soon! ;) And, I really like that we’re working on ground to overhead lifts so much right now. It’s a newer move to me, and I feel like I’m improving with it every time! I ❤ my gym!
I ran some errands after the gym. Usually I don’t mind it, but I have been driving my Mom’s car this week. Mine is broken. The gas pedal won’t move. I warmed the car up for like 30 minutes the other day (because I forgot it I had it running. Ha!) and got it to work, but the pedal still stuck some. It’s been sticking a little here and there for a bit but I never really thought anything about it. When I was driving home on New Years Eve, it completely locked up when I was waiting at a stoplight to turn on the highway. Luckily I was able to roll into a parking lot right off the highway and stop for a minute to get it to work. Luckily I got home, and my car has just kind of been sitting there. I should probably warm it up tomorrow and take it somewhere to get looked at since classes start back up soon. I really don’t like driving my Mom’s car. It’s tiny and I’m tall. I can barely see out of the rear view mirror because I can’t get it up high enough. Ha! I look like a giant driving in it. But, I’m thankful to be able to drive it.
Speaking of my Mom, she’s still really sick. Not really feeling better at all. She thinks that she’s less wheezy, but I don’t agree with that. Hopefully with all of the rest she’s gotten today, she can start to feel a little bit better tomorrow. These are the moments when I get nervous about traveling overseas for 3 months. I know it’s out of my control, but I like being there when anyone in my family or my close friends are sick or hurt. What if something happens when I’m gone? I guess there’s nothing I can really do about it other than pray that nothing does happen. For people that have traveled overseas, how did you deal with this?
On a different note….I wanted to mention this awesome meal I had for lunch today. My dad is a health nut like me and he got me hooked on Amy’s Kitchen products. They make vegan burritos and meals. Some do have dairy in them, though. I finally found some burritos and meals at our stores, and I had the Tortilla casserole with black beans today. I know it’s not strict Paleo, but I could read all of the ingredients, they were healthy, and it was gluten-free. And it was DELICIOUS! If you want something easy you can just warm up and it relatively healthy for you, I highly recommend the burritos or meals!
Another exciting thing I found out today is that I get the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the IUPUC basketball game next Friday! Oh my goodness!!! So exciting! I love singing the National Anthem. It’s one of my favorite songs to perform. So patriotic, I know! I’m so excited and will hopefully get to spend the evening having some fun in Columbus after the game! I miss my Columbus friends!
That’s really all I’ve done today. It’s been relaxing. I’m a little sad that break is almost over, but I’m ready to get back to school and teaching, and Australia! I’m buying my plane tickets in the next 2 weeks. Tips? Advice? Best site to use??
It took me the whole 2nd half of the game to type this up, and Seymour lost in overtime :( but they played hard and didn’t lose by much! Nice job, ladies! My co-worker, Curt, also came in to drop off some equipment. It was nice seeing him and talking to him! He rocks! I have the best co-workers!
That is all for now! Be safe, my friends!