It’s a crazy beautiful life

So I’ve been a tad stressed this week, only a tad so that’s good.  I hurt my hip flexor on… Tuesday? Yeah, Tuesday.  And so we had a local meet at Clarkson that I decided last-minute as I got there not to run in and I’m happy I did because I just yogged like 2 miles instead around the course and it began to act up a bit.  Part of me is upset because I didn’t get my mileage in the other day, but the other half of me is like “don’t be stupid” and I’m attempting to listen to the “don’t be stupid” side more so that I don’t injure myself more.  Plus, we have a meet on Saturday at Oswego, which by the way I’ve been obnoxiously texting  my brother in order to make sure he’s there, but I digress… 01f166299809bc41c4ecac3dfb1abcb1

On the plus side, my legs are kinda sore from my workout at Rogue yesterday.  Kinga and I went together and we did box jumps, wall balls, burpees, and some ab work.  Also, I looked at Jenn’s weightlifting book so I could get an idea of what I was doing wrong with my form for deadlifts- I figured it out and I had one of the guys at the gym watch me while I did it so I know my form is finally good.
Today (Friday) I went to Rogue at like 5:30 a.m. with Kinga and this woman (whose name I forgot) but she’s 51 and a teacher.  We hopped into the workout with her and before we started she was like “please don’t kill me” well we should’ve been the ones saying it to her! She totally kicked our butts in everything!  1236362_10200830147853852_1671499519_n But it did feel good to get 1 of my workouts done early this  morning.  We didn’t leave the gym until like 6:40-7 a.m.  I feel like we are spending more and more time there, which is ok with me because I enjoy it and it helps me get stress out.
Another cool thing is that Rogue is starting up some W.O.D. for all the crossfitters/beginner crossfitters and I definitely think that I’m going to do it.  In all honesty, I do want to get better with my running (which is why I run an hr every day), but I’m also just concerned with becoming a better, fitter me.  I haven’t told my coaches this because when we kinda told them about Rogue they freaked out on us and honestly, this is my last season of cross-country at the college level- I’ll always run on my own.  So I don’t want to not be on the team, but being in just running shape isn’t my priority anymore.

But, that’s all I have for now.  Basically, I pass out by 9 p.m. every night and wake up at 5 a.m. every morning and my days are filled with hw, classes, eating, working out and that’s about it.  But I’m very much enjoying it. 8c0ccad8bcf84dc61b9c8dc05554a93a

So until later, TTFN. 


Well that was fun!

For the first time in 41 years the Shaker High School Swimming and Diving team beat Bethlehem! I was so excited and kind of surprised that I didn’t lose my voice.  It was an exciting meet and I’m glad I got to see my brothers swim before I went back to school.  I made posters for my brothers and for two of their friends on the team who I know also and how I love.  I shall now photo-bomb my blog with tons of pictures that you must appreciate.

 This is for the older brother (on the left).  And the picture on the right is for my younger brother.  Jake also had a lot of his friends come, since it was the biggest meet for us this season in terms of rivalry.  The bleachers were packed.  And Jake’s friend’s made him a poster also.

I thought it was pretty hilarious.  Anywho, I made 2 more posters, one for nikos and one for thomas.  Sidenote:  Every time I see Nikos he tells me to make him a sandwich (which for anyone who is offended I’m very sorry) he says it because I’m a woman.  I don’t take offense mostly because I know he’s joking and also because I know he doesn’t mean it and I could kick his ass.  And I usually just tell him the kitchen is closed or that I’ve retired or such nonsense.  Thomas, I work with and have known for a few years.  He always tells me to “hop off” as in his man parts, which I constantly tell him it’s not possible considering I’ve never been on…… But again I digress…

Anywho, I decided to make their posters as part of our continuous joking with one another.  So here we go:  Nikos’s is very fantastic, I showed both of them before the meet actually started from across the pool, I got a double thumbs up :).

And Thomas’s…  His also had a fold down part that said “… The Block!” so that I wouldn’t get in trouble in case I was called out on inappropriateness, but we thought it was funnier with just the Hop off part.

Anywho, I told Thomas that we needed to get a picture together since it was our joke. Plus it was funny watching everyone read it and then not understand it.  We were constantly asked “What does Hop off stand for?”  And we just laughed.

Thomas decided to go for the wtf type face.  Anywho, I took a picture of my brother and Thomas at the beginning since they are both captains.  Also, they made a poster which the team ran through after Thomas and Jake blew their horns.

But yeah, overall it was a really great meet. The overall score was Shaker 103 to Bethlehem 83.  First time in 41 years! Anywho, that’s all with my proudness.

I just went to a Pilates/yoga class with my aunt this morning and it was definitely interesting.  It showed me how much I need to work on my strength and stretching.  It REALLY worked my hip flexors which is good because they are weak and something I need to work on for physical therapy, so I’m going to try to incorporate these exercises I learned today into my physical therapy exercise routine.  But that’s it for now, tomorrow I head up to my camp then school so I’ll probably be off the ole Bloggidy Blog for a few days.  So until then, TTFN.