Remember that time I didn’t write for a while because I was on vacation? Well, this is different. I’m in a slump. I haven’t felt like cooking anything more complicated than a turkey burger or scrambled egg in about a week. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still eating stuff…just not being creative and not sharing things because I don’t want you to see how lame I am right now in terms of food.
Yes, people: it’s almost September. For me, this means that school will be starting soon and my job will be picking up as faculty and students come back to Beantown. I see this as a good and bad thing. Good because I’ll have more stuff to do so the days will go quicker, bad because I’ll have more stuff to do aka actually have to do my job, which I’m not liking so much at the moment.
Anyway. To beat my Mid-August Slump into submission, I’ve been focusing extra hard on my workouts these days. I’ve been using heavier weights than I would usually and working more on skills that I usually do (I conquered the pistol for reals, yo). When I’m in the adrenaline-ized workout zone, I can pretend that I don’t have a job and that all I do all day long is read, eat cookies and hang out with my awesome bf and the coolest puppy around. Working out is a mental escape.
I’m especially proud of the workout we did yesterday:
3 minutes jump rope (including 1 min double unders)
The Workout: AMRAP in 12 minutes
10 Thrusters @ 65lbs
5 rounds, + 2 thrusters
I’m making a promise to myself that I’ll get back in the blogging groove next week. Don’t get me wrong: I’m still eating in my usual way, I’ve just been way less creative this week…but Monday is a new day.
How have your workouts been lately? Any awesome accomplishments to share?
* Lil’Nic, aka my sister, joined us for her first Crossfit workout a few weeks ago. Let me first say that she was an NCAA Division I middle distance runner. Our workout was sandwiched between two 200m runs. I went first, being the cool, big sister that I am. Apparently, while I was out on my first 200m, Lil’Nic asked “where is she? Is she okay?” Meanwhile, I was running…as fast as I thought was appropriate…which, for me, was fast. Needless to say, I now have a complex about my running (even though I too used to be a college XC and track athlete). I’m working on it.