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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

All right, I'm feeling better after a rough couple of days. I forced myself to go to CrossFit last night. It definitely wasn't the best workout I've ever done, but I wasn't about to miss a heavy lifting day. That's why I am there. I mean, I can do 100 burpees at home, you know? Not that I ever would.

Power Snatches

Tabata wall balls
Tabata overhead squats

The power snatches were okay. I used 55#. Some were really good and others I failed at. I would get the bar somewhere around forehead height and just have to drop it.

Wasn't really feeling the wall balls either even though I usually like wall balls.

I did overcome my fear of overhead squats though and had a pretty good time with those. I would say that was the best part of the workout actually. I've always been afraid of overhead squats because, the first and one of the very few times I have hurt myself working out, I was doing overhead squats. So I have been really scared of them popping up in a WOD, but I grabbed a bar and faced my fear. And they went fine.

I signed up for CrossFit 4x a week. My box is pretty flexible- they have 2, 3, 4, and 5 day a week options. They are closed Sundays, so I have two days each week to choose a rest day. When I saw 100 burpee pullups for today's WOD, I decided, you know, today's as good a day as any to take that rest day... LOL

I have been thinking a lot today about things I am grateful for, and I want to take a minute to write them down and share them. It's always helpful to do that, I think, when you are feeling down.

1. My job. I am really lucky to have it... it may not be what others consider a "good" job, but it's super easy, super chill, flexible, zero stress, all my coworkers are cool. I get to work quietly and alone most of the time and I even make okay money considering how little responsibility I have.

2. My boyfriend. He's dumb a lot, but I know he loves me very much.

3. My grandma. She's just the best. I can talk to her about anything, at any time, and she's nothing but supportive unlike my supremely unhelpful mother. She's one of my best friends actually. I don't know what I would do without her. I don't know what I will do without her- someday. I'm going to call her when I am done with this blog.

4. My youth. I turned 27 on Sunday. I'm still young. I have plenty of time to go to grad school. Especially because all I want is a master's and no children. I am not on a tight schedule here. Everything is okay.

5. My degree. I still have my bachelor's and nobody can take that away from me. I'm even sort of using my degree in the sense that I couldn't have gotten my super chill job without a bachelor's in biology. (Do I actually think you NEED one to do my job? Heck no but them's the rules- must have BS in biology... *shrug*)

5 is my lucky number. Good place to end. Tomorrow's CrossFit is rowing, deadlifts and box jumps and my bag is already packed emoticon

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    HELLS YEAH. I'm sorry you've had a sucky time lately, but I love the attitude shift and the reminders of all the good things. :) Everybody's entitled to have their down periods and there's nothing wrong with that unless you feel like it's truly interfering with your life and/or that it's more severe than it should be...and in that case, it might be good to talk to a professional about it. But we all have some amount of depression at some point, I think. At least I have. So even though I don't understand exactly what you've been going through, I can kind of empathize. And anyways, like I said, it's awesome that you're pulling yourself back on your feet and refreshing your perspective and getting ready to enjoy life again! I got rejected by a bunch of grad schools, including my #1 OMG-I-wanted-to-go-so-badly top choice, but there were eventually a few that took me and even offered me free tuition and a stipend if I worked as a TA, and it worked out great. My husband got rejected by even more grad schools than I did, but he also found a great position at a university where they paid his tuition and a better stipend than I got while he worked as a research assistant. So yeah, you've got plenty of time and plenty of options for grad school even if maybe your top choice turned you down (fools). ANYWAYS, glad to hear you're doing better. Take care of yourself! :)

    1752 days ago
    You are going to be fine, in fact you will be great! Next year you will look back on this year and think about how it changed you and pushed you to go on and do BETTER GREATER things!
    1752 days ago
    Way to face your fear and conquer it! And way to write your grandma! :)

    I love how you choose your rest days. Do you have the whole week's worth of workouts ahead of time so that you can plan like that? Or can it end up like that "First world problems" meme that talks about using your last skip on Pandora and the next song is even worse? ;)

    You are awesome, YOUNG lady! Keep going!
    1752 days ago
    You have inspired me to share a grateful list also: 1. I'm overweight, therefore, not starving. And I am so grateful for that!
    2. A NEW JOB. It took, oh, about 15 years for me to find this job. (that is not an exaggeration and I hope, hope, hope it's as good as it seems).
    3. Springtime, allergies and all I love spring time.
    4. Chiropractic care. This rates important enough it could be numbers 1-5 all alone.
    5. My kids. They are just freaking amazing, awesome people.
    1752 days ago
  • COFFEE_123456
    What seems especially nice about your 5 good things is that they are things that already have or definitely will get better with time... things that grow/change with you. That's very cool.
    1753 days ago
    A gratitude list is a sure fire way to look at everything anew.

    And hey, who doesn't love squats....the king of exercises....and don't get me going on deadlifts....they're to die for! (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk)
    1753 days ago
    Great blog!! Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for.
    1753 days ago
    atta girl ;)

    1753 days ago
  • CHEMCHIC2006
    5 is my lucky number too! Must be a May thing ;) Good post. Keep your head up! (PS.. Thanks for the sparkgoodie.. Just finished a fab 4 mi run.. My bday present to myself ;-p)
    1753 days ago
    I love the list you made of the things you're grateful for! It sounds like you've got it pretty darn good.

    Good job on pushing through last night's workout. You're going to be just fine!

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    1753 days ago
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