Friday favorites. 

Friday favorites. 

Naps are my favorite.  My absolutely favorite thing.  But like all great loves of my life, they are sometimes hard to come by. Hard to get if you will.  I will have a nap today… or tomorrow… or someday!

Summer!

Summer!

To all you teachers out there — congrats!  You made it to summer!  (Or you will soon, if you’re not quite out yet). Around here, kiddos are officially done for the school year, and teachers are in the process of cleaning up their rooms for summer time shut down.  University schedules are a bit different, so our kiddos have been out a bit longer.  I’m actually teaching a summer course, so I’ve had my taste of summer and have already…

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Tired?

Tired?

This week has been just a series of bad nights of sleep — one after another.  It started Monday night; I couldn’t find a comfortable position due to “Post Murph Soreness”.   Memorial Day This Hero Workout was done Monday in honor of Memorial Day and all those who gave their lives for our country.  I heard on the news that morning that of the US population “of age” to serve, less that 1% currently do.  This, to me, shows…

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Avoiding the Grocery Store

Avoiding the Grocery Store

I’ll admit it — I hate going to the grocery store.  It’s a hugely stressful event for me, but I do it to myself. I’ll wait and wait and wait before going to the grocery store — even when it means meals are a patchwork of whatever is left in the house (plain toast with a side of cottage cheese, leftover spaghetti sauce on rice, etc…).  This of course means that the house is totally empty of anything edible by…

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Family Time

Family Time

Hello All! It’s been a while!  Have you missed me?   The past few weeks have been all about family time — which mean I was “unplugged”.  Starting in late April, I had to prep the house to receive visitors and prep myself for playing hostess.  Does any one else feel pressure when playing hostess? I would have to say that my anxiety was at about a 6 the whole time they were here… with peaks at 8 or 9 but…

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IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals.  In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers).  This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next?  How much can I eat?  What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points?  Basically, food was all I thought about.  I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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The Food Pusher

The Food Pusher

I have a Korean Mom story for you today!  It’s about my very own Korean Mom and how her relationship to food has shaped who I am today.   Push and Pull Growing up, food wasn’t consistent.  My folks were young and broke, with three kiddos to feed, so they used whatever they had to scrape by.  Basically, this meant that we ate simply for the most part — rice and side dishes, hot dogs and macaroni w/ cheese, and…

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Deadlifts and Double Unders

Deadlifts and Double Unders

Deadlifts Some days in the gym are a real struggle for me — but then others, like last night, are such a thrill! Last night we worked on Deadlifts and tried to find a new PR (Personal Record).  Our coach gave us around 30 minutes and there were a big handful of us all working on it.  Very quickly, we noticed that if all of us work independently, we’ll run out of plates!  So we decided to team up.  First,…

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17.5

17.5

10 Rounds for time That’s right — this week marked the last week of the 2017 Crossfit Open and the workout has 10 ROUNDS of 9 Thrusters and 35 jump ropes.  For RX it’s 65 pound thrusters and 35 double unders.  For Scaled vixens like me, we had 45 pound Thrusters and 35 single unders — which was amazing because I could literally single under all day.  Double unders are a whole different story  0_0.  I’m lucky to get one…

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17.4

17.4

This week’s Crossfit Open Workout was my FAVORITE so far!!   It’s a repeat from last year’s week 4 workout.  As many rounds/reps as possible in 13 minutes of: 55 Deadlifts (I scaled so my weight here was 95lbs) 55 Wallballs (10lbs to a 9ft target) 55 calories on the rower 55 Hand Release Push Ups I got all the way through the row and did 3 pushups (though only 2 counted due to terrible form) — I’m SUPER proud…

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