Getting things in order

So my baby brother has his gallery opening today.10352588_10203142223489365_4892427770612588043_n  He is a photographer and if I do say so myself he is pretty damn good.  And he’s a cutie to boot! Anywhoser I was going to try to finish my homework on the quick side today so I could drive home to surprise him, but that was a no go. I would’ve been able to do it if I had been able to get homework done yesterday, but I was so hungover!
Ok, so I like never go out anymore.  And some people say that but I’m serious.  I don’t go out on Friday nights, I go to CrossFit.  I don’t go out on Saturdays, I go to bed.  So I drank and I drank too much and I was hungover all day.  I asked my friend how we managed to do such nonsense in undergrad all the time and she said because we were young then.  My God, getting older sucks a bit.

Needless to say, it validated why I don’t drink much.  I’m clearly NOT missing out on anything. So now that I’ve experienced being drunk again, I can check it off my list and not do it again for a very long time.  So I found my notebook that I had started of all the inspirational photos for working out and such.  And it reminded me about talking with Joscelyn and about how she has goals for what she wants by next year.  And I was thinking, I have goals for what I want by the end of this year.  I made a list and put it next to my bed to remind me every day.

My goals are; To up my daily water intake, to get better at yoga (my balance sucks!), to hit a 93 lb. snatch, to get a strict pull up, to ROCK my first CrossFit competition, to be more confident, to study my ass off, to get in the top 10% of my class this semester, to eat better (Paleo wise) and to be a BADASS every day.

I really want to improve my Olympic lifts especially the snatch because between that and the clean and jerk, I’m way better at the clean and jerk. I just hit a 83 lb. snatch last week which is the most I’ve ever done. 10641140_10204760877726557_3316034419391134041_n And I hit my first ever 100+ clean.  It’s because of this girl Allie from my CrossFit gym who pushes me.  I’ll be adding weight and am like “I don’t think I can lift that weight” and she will be like “Shut up, and do it”.

<– That’s me hitting a 103 lb. clean and split jerk 3 or 4 times this past week.  The week before it was my 1RM for the week.  Clearly, I can do more, but that’s besides the point.  I was so pumped to finally break 100+ it was ridiculous.  I can’t wait until the strength cycle is over and I can see just how much stronger I’ve gotten.

My strict press has already gotten stronger and the strength cycle is not done yet! I literally can’t even say how much I love CrossFit Journey.  My life basically revolves around school, homework, and doing CrossFit. And I’m absolutely ok with that.  Contrary to what some believe I don’t have to go out every weekend to have a good time!

I’ve got to really stay on top of my homework this week because Taylor and Kathleen’s wedding is this weekend.  I can’t wait it’s going to be a great time.  I’ll probably cry or something lame.

So that’s it for now, until later TTFN.

Oh Yeah, I know how to Clean

But I don’t mean like cleaning with cleaning products, but I mean clean like the olympic move.  Brendan one of the guys at the gym graciously agreed to teach me last night, it was surprisingly easy to learn.  And he said that is because the snatch is really hard to learn so everything else is easy… Btw I love this song;

They are a group called McFly, they are British and my best friend Chel and I have been obsessed with them since high school.  They are basically one of the main reasons we want to get over to England one day.

So what news do I have to tell you???? Hm….. well I learned to clean so that’s cool.  I’ve been running and working out more.  I’ve also eaten a bit of crap this week and I’m learning to be ok with this happening every once and awhile.  I’m pretty happy that I’m becoming more comfortable with eating something that isn’t necessarily paleo without feeling like I should get rid of it.  I feel like I’ve come a ways away from those feelings- thanks in part to my friend Carla.  So that’s good…. Oh and something super awesome happened.
I got an internship for next semester!! I’ll be interning in the Public Defender’s Office!!!public-defender-judy-clarke I’m so excited because it sounds like I will be getting a lot of hands on experience and I want to go into criminal law.  So basically it is just kinda like a dream come true! And now the not so dream come true part… paperwork.  Doing all the paperwork to make sure I get the credits I need while doing the internship.

So that’s basically all that’s going on right now.  I will be leaving in like 4 hours for Geneseo, which will be the last cross-country race of my collegiate career.  A little sad I will admit, but great still at the same time.  So I need to get some homework done!

So until later, TTFN. PJvqLYC