DECEMBER!

Well if you can’t tell by my lack of posts, its been a very busy month for me.  Time has just flown by! Since the competition I’ve basically just been bugging my coach to tell me what to do to work on my skills.  We ended up having a lovely hour pow wow about what I need to do if I want to get serious about getting better at the basics.  So currently I am on a push up and pull up regimen to do every day after the wod.  So I’ve started that….

I’m also trying to remember to be better at not killing myself every single day.  And I even took 3 whole days off from anything! On Thanksgiving I ran my annual 5k Turkey Trot race with my mom and my brother.  Now, I’m a klutz, I’ve fallen in this race basically every year.  Last year was the 1st year in about 5 that I haven’t fallen.  So my goals this year were to; not fall and to have someone give me a beer.  See the course goes past this bar 2x- once on the way out and once on the way back in.  I’m happy to say… I accomplished both of my goals- so it was basically a Thanksgiving Day win.  10556398_10204311622003597_14159057478327252_n

So after Thursday, I didn’t do any working out for 3 whole days because I figured after many months of 2 a days and not taking more than 1 day off a week, my body deserved it.  Although I don’t know if my body really appreciated it because we did Fran this morning.  This was the first time I’ve ever done Fran… I’ve done variations of Fran with thrusters and burpees or Double unders, but never actual Fran.
So Fran consists of thrusters and pull-ups at 21-15-9 and my time was 14:09, not exactly the 2 minutes that Camille does, but I’m just happy I finished it and didn’t stop because I really wanted to.  My goal is going to be that the next time we do it (in spring/summer) I take like a few minutes off and I do it fully Rx.  I can do the thrusters Rx, but the pull-ups not so much…

So anyways, my body felt really sluggish during it and I don’t know if it is because my body has so much rest or if (realistically) it’s because of all the crap I ate over Thanksgiving.   Now, I’m paleo so I don’t eat milk products, grains, corn, etc.  And all I ate over Thanksgiving (Thursday-Saturday) was cheese, bread (cornbread), soda, wine, chips, dip, stuffing, clam chowder, etc.  I went absolutely nuts.  And it was fun while I was doing it but my body quickly reminded me how much it did not appreciate such crap.  I kept getting headaches and stomachaches from all the food I don’t normally eat.  So while it was fun, I’m happy to be back on my normal eating schedule of meat, veggies, nuts, and fruit.

This week is my last week of classes and then I have 2 weeks of finals.  And then I will be done with my first semester of law school! Seems absolutely crazy, but there it is!   So that’s it for now, I’ll probably be MIA for the next month again with studying and all.

So until later, TTFN. 

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Hobble Gobble + Halo + Drag Queens = Epic

Well yesterday was definitely interesting for sure.  Ok so let’s recap in the easiest way possible; from beginning to end.  Sounds legit.  So for starters- I ran the Hobble Gobble that West Potsdam hosts every year near Thanksgiving.  I didn’t run in it last year because I had such bad tendonitis in my knee that it hurt to walk let alone run, but I digress….

I am sorry to say that I don’t have any action shots of me from this race, but I’m tots ok with it.  Anywhoser, in my opinion in was my best race all season.  It was a 4 mile race that I ran in; 36:11.1, yes it’s not be best time by far, but I had the most fun and I think that’s why it was my best race.
Here’s how it broke down: I ran the entire race with a smile on my face.  It went relatively quickly and I felt good during the whole thing, which is something that hasn’t happened in a while.  I’ve been so stressed with school, work, meetings, practice, being a leader, etc.  That I haven’t had time to myself to enjoy anything and the fact that I haven’t REALLY ran in the past 3 weeks hasn’t helped anything.  But even though I haven’t run, I felt pretty good even though I didn’t run all that fast it was a good run by my standards.  Plus, I got some awesome race swag; a t-shirt and medal.  I love race swag.  So that’s how the 1st part of my day went yesterday.

Moving along to part #2.  I played in a Halo tournament….. yea first time ever really playing halo.  It was super fun and funny because all the guys get like super into it haha like Ra Ra he gets like super serious and I’m the wierdo whose all like “OMG I KILLED SOMEONE YAY!” While everyone in my round I’m playing with has like 30 kills and I have 7… but they’re a good 7.

I basically just had super amounts of fun with it and now I can honestly say I kinda understand why guys play video games all the time. They’re wicked fun! I spent 4 hours just killing things and getting to it by yelling at the screen; “DIE!! DIE!!” So it has now turned into a weekly appointment with some of the guys every Monday night to play Halo and I even convinced my brother to play with me when we get home.  So maybe next time I’ll get 10 kills to everyone’s 30!

And now the final part of my day…. my day legit was broken up into 3 parts.  I went home and showered then came back to the Union to go to the DRAG SHOW! Legit so much fun.  I’ve never been to one before and I can now officially say that I have and that I have put a dollar in a drag queen’s bra. Yup, I said it and yes it did happen.  It was fantastic and afterwards I half-heartedly help the S.E.S people clean up, I say half-heartedly because I mostly herpderp around and I look kinda stoops.  Anywhoser, I went back to some of my friends’ place afterward where food was made, but at that point I was near passing out and I pretty much half fell asleep on their couch. NBD. They’re cool with it and I like listening to the conversations that go on while I’m semiconscious.

So yeah, basically it was a long and interesting day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Now I am tired and need to get homework done.  Hopefully Ra Ra comes in so I can steal his office 😛

So until later, TTFN.