Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Okay - week has gone to hell in a hand basket!  I took Hayley to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta @ Egleston yesterday for her appointment with her neurologist to get her pump refilled using an x-ray (fluoro) machine.  Well, the found the spot to hit - had the needle there, pulled back to remove the "old" medicine and...nothing.  So, they turned her onto her side and took an x-ray of the pump that way and discovered it was flipped over.  So...Hayley was admitted through the ER - we made it to a room last night around 8:30.  She had surgery first thing this morning and we are still at Egleston.  We're supposed to go home in the morning, but I don't know if that's still a go or not because she hasn't been able to keep anything down and has been throwing up for a bit now.  She's resting right now and I'm hoping she can get some broth or something in her before too much longer - just scared to push the issue right now.  So...y'all wish us luck on going home tomorrow.  We're going to need it!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Busy week - day 1

I hope you all had a good weekend!  I had a busy one, to be followed by another busy week and an out of town trip!  YAY!  On Saturday, I went to Athens to buy some Halloween stuff.  I have a big, wooden Hairy Dog (UGA Bulldog's mascot) on my front porch.  He was in the basement in our "boys room" that was not being used at all for that purpose, so I had a couple of our guys move him around to the front porch.  I decorate him for the seasons/holidays.  I made him a masquerade mask out of cardboard and needed a cape to put around his shoulders for his Halloween costume and all of our local stores were sold out of capes!  I went to a Halloween store in Athens and got one, but I must say I was disappointed in that Halloween store.  It was just strange.  Even my daughter thought it was strange as well.  We went to a local pumpkin patch farm yesterday.  That's my family in the picture above.  Honey-Buns (Perry) is the one squatting, keeping a hand on our Addy pea-pod who is sitting with Hayley in the chair.  In the back row (l-r) are my son (Kirk), daughter (Katy), and son-in-law (Andy).  It was a gorgeous day in Georgia and this week is supposed to be more of the same - mid to upper 70's, sunny!  Love it!

Honey-Buns and I are going to Phenix City, AL this weekend for a big race held at East Alabama Motor Speedway.  He's leaving on Thursday and I'll follow on Friday.  I have to stay to take and pick up Hayley at school, plus keep Addy.  Katy is getting off early on Friday afternoon and she will come here to take care of Hayley for me.  She's the one who will get her up/down in bed and dressed/undressed.  Kirk will be here as well since he's off this weekend and he'll keep an eye on Hayley when Katy won't be here.  The hardest part of taking care of her is the whole diaper change/dressing/undressing issues.  Other than that, she has her own stuff she likes to do.  I SO appreciate my kids for helping me out with her so I can get a break and go watch Honey-Buns do his thing racing!!  :)  Now, all I have to do is make sure we get everything together that we need.  We "camp out" at the track - I don't sleep in a tent, but a camper or just the back of the car hauler is close enough to real camping for me!  lol  Plus, I have to get my Halloween stuff out.  It seems like I get later and later every year.  Oh will be ready.

Today's workout is from CrossFit Brand X's site.
   "Morrison" puppy version
      30-20-10 (pack version is 40-30-20-10 and women version is 50-40-30-20-10)
         Wall ball shots, 10-14 lb ball (pack and women 14 lb ball)
         Box jumps, 15-20" box (pack and women 20")
         Kettlebell swings, 15-24# (pack and women 1 pood = 36 lbs)

I should be able to get a workout in today.  I see no reason not to.  I plan to take Addy outside with me while I get my Halloween stuff out this afternoon (if she's awake).  She can swing while I work - she loves it outside!!  If she's asleep, then I'll be using my monitors today.  :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

If you can't fly, then run....

If you can't fly, then run.  If you can't run, then walk.  If you can't walk, then crawl.  But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.

My thoughts today:  YAY!!!  It's Friday!!'s a run day.

See the difference?  lol - It's okay.  I need to run.  Notice I did not say I "want" to run, or I'd "like" to run...just I "need" to run.  Yep...that's what I run...yep.  ;)

I know I won't be working out this morning, because it's payroll and billing day, but I have already told Honey-Buns I'm running later this afternoon in my workout, so he's prepared.  :)

HIIT Mamas:
   3 rounds for time
      Run 500 meters
      20 sit-ups
      15 wall-ball shots

I hate to see sit-ups (or any "floor" exercise) mixed up with running workouts.  I tend to not want to get up off of the floor to get back on that "damn" treadmill.  But, at least I have wall-balls to do before getting back on the treadmill, and we all know I love wall-balls.  So, maybe that will make it better.  Of course, I still see me laying in the floor, trying to catch  my breath before actually starting the sit-ups.  Hmmm...maybe that's not a good thing after all!  lol  Oh well, it is what it is.  :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.  Yes, they do!  As you've already noticed, I did not work out yesterday.  I had to work a lot yesterday.  I forgot about the third quarter ending in September, and had to get the rest of our trip sheets together to send in for our fuel tax reports.  Addy did nap yesterday morning in her bed (yay!) but it was only for an hour.  Needless to say, my trip sheets weren't done so I had to stop and take care of her.  It wasn't until 3:00 that I was able to get back in the office and finish them up.  It was close to 4:00 and I still had to go to the store to pick up stuff for spaghetti.  When I got back, it was straight to the kitchen to get it started then I had to pack up Addy and get her ready to go home.  Honey-Buns actually took her home while I finished cooking supper.  Just another crazy day in the Crowe household!!

Today's going to be crazy too, but if I should be able to fit in HIIT Mamas workout for today - it doesn't sound like a really long workout.  Something is better than nothing, right?  If you remember, my brother was released from prison in May and he was staying in a half-way house in Atlanta.  He transferred into a christian based rehabilitation program in Gainesville sometime in August.  Well, he hasn't been allowed phone contact or anything (just letters) until he made it to the discipleship program.  I'm happy to say he finally made it and actually called me yesterday using his director's phone.  He had just a pay-as-you-go cellphone that they kept locked in a safe until yesterday.  I went online to pay for it so it could be turned back on and discovered that if you missed two consecutive billing periods it would be disconnected.  So, I'm going to Gainesville this morning to help him get it reactivated and to have lunch with him.  Honey-Buns is going to take care of Addy (keep your fingers crossed - she tends to give him a hard time whenever I'm not here) and I should be back around 12:00 or so.  I'll be so glad when everyone settles down into a normal routine again.  I really miss that.  I really, really do!

Today's HIIT Mamas workout:
      Dead-lifts w/40 lbs
      Leg lifts

See!  It doesn't sound too bad, does it?  Here's hoping to get one in!!
7:08 - I don't know if this is a good time or not, since I haven't looked at what everyone else is doing at HIIT Mamas yet.  I will say that I feel really stupid for not doing this a couple of weeks ago when it was prescribed - I think on 9/27/13 or something like that.  I do remember the workout and I kept saying I'd do this one several times, but never did.  Really, Berta?  You couldn't find 7 minutes in your busy day to do this?  Shaking my head at myself.  Oh well...I did another workout this week!  YAY!!  :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

You can't make footprints on the sands of time by sitting on your butt...and who wants to make buttprints?  lol - I came across this and thought it was too funny!!  :)

Guess what?  I am sore this morning.  Yep...sore.  It's not too bad, which is great - but it's there.  My outer thighs were achy last night, but no issues with my legs this morning.  My sore spot is around my rib cage.  Damn you, burpees!!  ;)  

I'm so glad I moved my workout time and actually got a workout in.  I mentioned taking Hayley to the doctor to get her pump refilled yesterday.  Well, that was a waste of time.  The Baclofen pump is located in her left abdomen area.  This constantly dispenses Baclofen (a muscle relaxer) to her spine, which allows her legs to bend.  She's be straight as a board without it and would not even be able to sit in her wheelchair (or any chair!)  It has a small area in the center of it about the size of my pinkie nail that you remove/add the medicine to.  The nurses use a template shaped like the pump.  They have to poke and prod to make sure they have the template lined up correctly, then there's a small circle in the middle where they are to put the needle, which is about 3-4 inches long.  Once they hit the "spot", they withdraw any unused medicine out and put new medicine in.  We do this every 6 months - we used to do this every 3 months, but the newer pump holds more.  Anyway, they stuck her repeatedly in different areas yesterday to try to find the correct "spot" to no avail.  We ended up coming home without a refill and have to go to Egleston Children's Hospital on Tuesday so her doctor can use an x-ray machine to see the exact positioning/location to hit.  Her doctor told me she's requested an ultrasound machine in her budget for the past two years and they now have more doctors in their group, so hopefully they'll get one.  She said it would help in locating the refill spot.  I hope they get one - Hayley will always have a medicine pump and I know she will benefit from it.  Our appointment yesterday was at 12:45.  We left the doctor's office at 3:30.  Hayley cried and everything while they were working.  She's on a round of antibiotics to avoid infection from all of the pokes and needles.  That's standard practice though, and she usually gets antibiotics so that's not a big deal.  It's just a nervy thing for her to have to go through.

I'm behind a day on workouts this week.  I did Monday's workout yesterday, so today I am doing yesterday's workout from HIIT Mamas.
   As many rounds as possible in 18 minutes
      15 box jumps
      12 push press w/20 lbs
      9 knees-to-elbows

Again - my workout time is in the morning.  Right now it's between 10:00 and 11:00 - Addy has been napping everyday at this time, so I'm sticking with it as long as I can! 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Life always offers you a second chance...

Life always offers you a second's called tomorrow.  LOVE this!  Why?  Well, apparently I need these second chances...and third...and fourth...and so on...and so on...

I did not get in my workout time yesterday.  Honey-Buns left to check on things even AFTER I told him I wanted to work out!  It's okay - something was wrong with one of our trucks and he had to oversee the repairs and make sure it was done correctly.  I guess it was okay, since those are our money-makers.  I was going to workout after taking Addy home, but I had one of the worst headaches I've ever had in a long time, so that was that.  I'm doing yesterday's workout this morning while Addy is taking her morning nap - NO MATTER WHAT!  I have's the only chance I'll get today.  I have to take Hayley to her doctor in Athens to get her Baclofen pump refilled.  We have to be there at 12:45, which means I'll have to leave at 12:00 to pick her up from school.  Whenever I do a lot of running errands like that, I tend to be SO sluggish once I get home.  Which is why I'm working out this morning!!

Just a reminder:
   4 (or 3 or 2) rounds for time
      22 burpee pull-ups
      22 front squats w/40 lbs
      run 200 meters w/10 lbs

I haven't completely decided how many rounds I'm going to do, but I have decided to wear my weighted vest throughout the entire thing.  My vest is 8 lbs.  I'm still going to get as close to 40 lbs as I can handle with my weights for the front squats.
I WORKED OUT TODAY!!!  WOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!!!  :)  And let me tell KILLED me!

I did 3 rounds, instead of 4 - which is better than what I had planned on doing once I started those burpees.  I thought to myself, "I'm stopping after 2 rounds!"  I'm so glad I didn't stop then, but jeez-Louise!!  If y'all could see how red my face is right now, you'd probably be worried for me!  ha!!

I did not do burpee/pull-ups - I kill my elbows whenever I do jumping pull-ups.  I did bar-facing burpees instead and those made me feel like I was dying!  I kept thinking...really?  You really missed this?  Are you crazy?  And the answer to all of those questions is YES, I did miss working out and YES, I am crazy!  lol

Front squats were done with 38 lbs and I wore my 8 lb vest when running on the treadmill.  I am very proud to say I ran the entire running segments - no walking, YAY!!!  I wore my vest for 2 burpees at the beginning and quickly realized the error of my ways and took it off, saving it for the running segments only.  Trust me...that was plenty!

Oh - totally forgot to tell you my time...duh.

Time:  31:17
Time after round 1:  8:40
Time after round 2:  18:54  - 10:14 to complete second round
Time after round 3:  31:17 - 12:23 to complete third/final round

I do know that I stopped/rested for a full minute between rounds 1 and 2, so it really took me 9:14 to complete the second round.  Also, I stopped/rested for 2 full minutes between rounds 2 and 3, which means I finished round 3 in 10:23.  THAT was hard, but I'm so glad I finished!! 

Monday, October 21, 2013 you had a bad day. you had a bad day.  Don't beat yourself up over it, but don't let one bad decision send you spiraling out of control.  Grab those running shoes and get back into it.  Get back to making decisions that improve your health and your happiness.  You are who you choose to be.

This pretty much sums it up for me lately.  I AM going to adjust my schedule and get my workout time back!  I have to - I find myself getting so ill/short temper when I don't have my "me" time.  I told Honey-Buns something was going to have to give - he was either going to have to give up his nap time or change his "leave" time.  His "leave" time is when he leaves the house to go to our truck yard to check on things in the afternoons.  The problem with this now is it usually happens when I work out, but since we have been keeping Addy, I really need him to stay and watch her so I can continue to work out!  I am determined to get my time back!!!!

Sorry I went AWOL last week - it was Fall Break and between Hayley getting over the cold she had and us keeping Addy, there just wasn't time for anything else.  Plus, my son has had to move back home.  Not sure if I mentioned that or not.  His roommate works for his parents' company, but they went under so the roommate is out of a job.  My son can't afford to pay the rent and all of the bills on his own, so he's back temporarily.  I have to say, he seems relieved.  Apparently he's been struggling with money and bills (he's the type to NOT ask for anything!), so the move back home has taken a lot off of his chest.  Now...if only I can remember he's here and to feed him!  You think that's crazy, but when he came back from college I had become so used to him not being around that I would forget to include him in meals.  At that time we would pick up take-out, and I would forget about him.  He stays in the basement and comes and goes from the basement door, and he's so quiet.  He would come upstairs and be like "What's for supper tonight?" and I would be like "Ummmm...I forgot you were here!"  So, hopefully I'll be better this go 'round!  lol

Today's workout is from HIIT Mamas, but I'm also including the Brand-X scaling.  It is a hero workout, in honor of US Army First Lieutenant Jonathan P. Walsh who was from right here in Georgia.
   4 Rounds for time:
      22 burpee pull-ups
      22 front squats w/40 lbs
      Run 200 meters w/10 lbs
   Brand-X scaling:
      Pack - 3 Rounds for time w/95 lb front squats and 25 lb running weight
      Puppies - 2 Rounds for time w/pvc-15 lb front squats and no added running weight

I plan to do 4 rounds, unless something is happening with Addy that I have to take care of.   Fingers crossed, please!  I need to work out!!  I might need to change my workout to the morning, then I can walk through the neighborhood with Addy in the afternoons, now that it's cooler weather here.  Sounds like a plan!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

If "Plan A" didn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters!

If "Plan A" didn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters!   Stay cool.  - This pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?  I try to keep my cool and just move on and figure out something different.  I like to think I'm an extremely flexible and go-with-the-flow kind of person.  I think it's mostly because I get side-tracked so easily.  Hmmmm.....

I did go walking through the neighborhood with Addy yesterday afternoon.  It is gorgeous here in Georgia.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky when we were outside yesterday, beautiful sunny weather - not hot, just a hint of a breeze.  The only thing that could have made it more perfect would have been hearing the surf coming in and out!  Addy adores it outside, which makes me happy since I'd rather be outside than inside!!  While walking yesterday, I would glance down and she would just be smiling at me - the biggest smiles!  I'm so glad I bought the carrier - she even likes to be held like she sits in the carrier without it.  I did get her some sunglasses yesterday, but she doesn't like them on her face.  I found a website that has some geared for infants and they even have the little string thing that holds them in place.  I'm going to order those - I think she'd like them a little better.  She definitely needs something to protect her beautiful blue eyes!  I did not do any other exercises yesterday - she was fussy after her afternoon nap, then I had to start supper.  I'll get it together soon...I promise.  :)

I'm not sure if I'm going to do today's workout or yesterday's.  Apparently I'm on the "go with the flow" workout plan these days!!  lol  Below is what is listed on my workout tablet.

   5 rounds for time
      7 dumbbell squat clean thrusters w/20 lbs
      20 sit-ups
Yesterday, 10/9:
   3 rounds for time
      run 300 meters
      20 wall ball shots
      10 push-ups
Tuesday, 10/8:
   5 rounds for time
      12 deadlifts w/40-60 lbs
      9 hang power cleans w/20 lbs
      6 push press w/20 lbs

I'm just as curious as you as to what my workout will be!  HA!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Live like you only have today.

Live like you only have today.  I like to think this is one of my many mottos!   I try to stay flexible, yet on schedule, which is kind of an oxymoron isn't it?  lol  Oh well, it is what it is!  

I was going to have Honey-Buns watch my precious little angel yesterday afternoon while I worked out, but my son-in-law got off of work early so I spent my workout time carrying Addy to meet him at our pick-up spot.  Then, I swung by the grocery store and ran into a friend I haven't seen in awhile and the yacking began.  I don't know why Melissa and I cannot have a quick conversation - they always turn into 30-minute or hour-long conversations.  Put it this way...I left at 3:30 and did not get home until just after 5:00.  It normally does not take longer than 40 minutes to drop/swap Addy and I only needed to pick up crackers, toilet paper, and paper towels at the store.  Hmmm....craziness!!  lol

I haven't decided if I'm going to do yesterday's workout or today's.  They both sound like fun.  I want to try to get out and walk in the neighborhood with Addy since we've had great fall weather this week.  If I do that, then I'll do yesterday's workout as well.  If I don't get outside to walk, then I'll do the one that's prescribed for today.

HIIT Mamas:
   10/9 - 3 rounds for time
                 Run 300 meters
                 20 Wall ball shots, 10 lb ball
                 10 Push-ups
   10/8 - 5 rounds for time
                12 deadlift w/40-60 lbs
                9 hang power cleans w/20 lbs
                6 push press w/20 lbs
                *walk the neighborhood

Well, gotta get with it this morning.  Hayley is still home from school with her cold, so it's another busy, busy day for me!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I got this!

I got this!  lol - I love, love, love this picture!  Super cute!!

Today will be short and sweet - I'm running a little behind this morning.  Honey-Buns is already on his way to pick up Addy and I'm about to wake up Hayley and get her up and in her chair - then it's time to medicate her.  Yep...she's still sick, but sounds a little better than yesterday.  She's coughing, but nowhere near as often so maybe all the medicine, soup, and juice that she's getting is working!!  She usually gets sick once school starts back, so I can't complain since school started in August and we made it through to October before getting anything...yay!?!

I completely forgot to mention after working out yesterday, but I did do all of my push-ups and sit-ups without having to stop to take breaks.  That's good news, but the bad news is that all of that extra time I took was just catching my breath and trying to slow my heart rate down!  Oh well...PLENTY of room for improvement, right?  :)

Today's workout is from HIIT Mamas:
   5 rounds for time
      12 deadlifts w/40-60 lbs
      9 hang power clean w/20 lbs
      6 push press w/20 lbs

I'm going to try to do all of these with the same amount of weights since my dumbbells are adjustable.  I think it would be crazy to waste time putting my dumbbells in the holder to adjust the weight, then starting back up again.  I believe I'm going to start with 50 lbs, which is the max weight on my dumbbells and go from there.  Y'all wish me luck!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

That ass ain't gonna run itself off...

That ass ain't gonna run itself off!  LOVE this!  I think this is perfect for a Monday, don't you?  - especially this Monday.  I'll give you two guesses what my workout consists of today?  Yep...running!!  It's okay - we all know I need to run more and I should be able to get today's workout in since Addy will only be here for just a little bit this morning.  I'm taking her to her other grandmother's today after her morning feeding.  It's her great-grandfather's birthday today and they are going to visit with him.  This little girl is so blessed to have so many people in her life!!

Well, I got all of the important/necessary things upstairs in my office last week and was able to do payroll and billing on Friday like normal.  I think I'm going to move my treadmill and bike - just turn them in a different direction.  I'm trying to make as much open floor space as possible for floor exercises - push-ups, sit-ups, burpees - you know...the "fun" stuff!  lol  That won't take any time at all to move around though.  I still have a few office things to move upstairs, but nothing that I have to have right away so I can bring a little bit of it up at a time.

Today's workout is from HIIT Mamas:
   6 rounds for time
      Run 400 meters
      25 Push-ups/Sit-ups*
      *alternate each round

The Brand X website has this for today's workout as well, but they are doing pull-ups instead of the other.  I'd rather do the other!  lol - The modified "puppy" version is 4 rounds  and 10-12 pull-ups.  The "pack" version is also 4 rounds, but 15-20 pull-ups.  I haven't decided if I'm going to do the modified 4 rounds or go for 6.  Regardless of which distance I decide to do, I am NOT changing the number of reps for the push-ups/sit-ups, but I am going to do double the "rounds" and split the distance in half (200 meters), so I can run the entire thing without having to walk.  It will look like this:
   12 (or 8 rounds) for time
      Run 200 meters
      13/12 push-ups/sit-ups

Y'all wish me luck!  Really....wish me luck - my treadmill and I haven't been buddy/buddy lately.  I'm hoping it's not going to take my being neglectful too harshly on me!  lol
*************************'s like I thought it would treadmill HATES me!  lol  That was brutal, but I did it!!  I did the modified version as follows:  
   8 rounds for time:
      #1 - run 200 meters
           - 13 push-ups
      #2 - run 200  meters
           - 13 sit-ups
      #3 - run 200 meters
           - 12 push-ups
      #4 - run 200 meters
           - 12 sit-ups
      #5 - run 200 meters
           - 13 push-ups
      #6 - run 200 meters
           - 13 sit-ups
      #7 - run 200 meters
           - 12 push-ups
      #8 - run 200 meters
           - 12 sit-ups
   Recumbent bike 1/2 mile
Total treadmill time:  14:23/1 mile
Total bike time:  2:01
Total workout time:  33:16

I am SO sweaty and out of breath!  I really hate workouts where you run, then get down in the floor for sit-ups.  I tend to just lay in the floor before actually starting the sit-ups and that just kills my time!  Oh is what it is.  Great workout!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

T-Rex hates push-ups!

T-Rex hates push-ups!  Don't 'cha just love these t-rex pictures?  I don't know about you, but the make me smile and we all know I love, love, love to smile!!  I don't see how some people can be miserable all of the time.  I really don't.  I'm just not geared to be a Debbie-Downer or Negative-Nancy - never have been.  I always try to see the positive and mostly the funny side of things.  Yes, I laugh at others, but I laugh at myself WAY more!  :)  Life is gotta enjoy it!!

My workout yesterday consisted of multiple trips up and down the stairs and I plan to do more today.  But, if I get my office in order today (fingers crossed), I plan to do HIIT Mamas workout for today:
      Walking lunges
      Thrusters, 20 lbs
      Knees to elbows

Sounds like fun, huh?  You know what that means...torture!!  lol  Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

If I ever had to run for my life, I would probably die.

If I ever had to run for my life, I would probably die.  While I find this extremely funny, I also wonder if this would be true for me - especially as much as I hate to run!  lol - but not really!  :)  I would hope adrenaline would kick in and I'd do whatever was necessary to survive, but still....makes you wonder.

So, you know how I mentioned how sore my butt was yesterday?  Well, it's even worse today!!  Yep...those stairs and hills got to it.  The bad (or good) thing is I'll be doing the stairs again today since I have to move more office stuff.  You guys are all probably thinking, it's just from the basement to upstairs, right?  Well...yes and no.  My house is a split level with a full basement.  Looking at it from the back, I have four levels.  Coming up from the basement, I go up one flight of stairs, turn and go up another flight of stairs to get to the next level, which has Hayley's room, the laundry room, and the garage.  Then, I go up the wheelchair ramp which covers 4-step stairs to the living room, dining room, and kitchen level.  Then I have to go up another flight of stairs to get to the upper level which is where our bedroom, Addy's room, and the exercise rooms are located.  Trust me, it's NOT fun when carrying things - especially somewhat heavy things!  I'm curious to know how you would do this, because Honey-Buns and I are totally opposite on what we do.   He carries whatever all the way - from the basement to the top, then goes down and does it again.  I carry whatever to the turn of the basement steps and stack as much of it ups as I can without it falling.  Then, I go from that stack to the next level - stacking it all on the wheelchair ramp.  I proceed to go from there to the bottom of the upper stairs, then carry it to the top of the stairs, then I take it all into the appropriate room.  I know it's the same amount of steps, but it just seems easier my way.  Plus, I feel like I'm accomplishing more because I see so much on each level at one time instead of having to wait until I make it all the up to see my progress.  Crazy, huh?  Gotta love my brain!!

IF I get a chance to work out today, I'm going to do the CrossFit White Head workout.  It's something different for me and kinda looks fun...well, except for the running part but I can run 200 meters fairly easy now (fingers crossed!)  ;)
   12-9-6-3 Curtis P
   run 200 meters after each set
*Curtis P is a clean, then you lunge with your right leg, then left leg.  I'm assuming you do the total number and not 12 right leg, 12 left leg - just 12 total.  That's how I'm going to do it, anyway.  Y'all wish me luck!
No "official" workout - moving office stuff has been sufficient for me today!  :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I'm tired, sore and don't want to go to the gym...

I'm tired, sore and don't want to go to the gym, which is exactly why I'm going to go in and dominate.  :)

I'm not tired, but I am sore - yeah, you guessed butt is sore!!  What is it with that thing?  lol  Anyway, I still feel pretty excited about knocking more than a minute off of my time for the 2-mile run yesterday.  I have to say, I'm very surprised - but at the same token, I really pushed myself.  I started off running 2 minutes, then walking 1 minute.  I did that several times before switching over to 1.5 minutes of running and 1 minute of walking.  Occasionally (once or twice) I walked for 1.5 minutes just to catch my breath, but tried to make up that extra half-minute on the next run or two.  Don't ask me if I did or not...I just know I ran and ran and ran some more!  :)  And yes!  I was dripping sweat!  I completely forgot to take my measurements yesterday, but will do it today and get them posted.  I did update my stats with my weight and added my Army test results to them as well.  Keep a look out for the updates!

My plan today is to take Addy for a walk through the neighborhood, but if that doesn't work out then I'm going to do HIIT Mamas' workout from 9/26/13, which was a "compare to" that I wanted to do last week, but never did.  Just a reminder:
   50 jump rope (jacks)
        jump rope (jacks)
        jump rope (jacks)
        jump rope (jacks)
        back extensions

I put up jacks because when I went back to see what my original time was, I had apparently substituted jumping jacks.  I don't think I had a jump rope at that time, lol!!  Anyway, I'm going to do jumping jacks just like I originally did for a time of 25:00 even.  Wish me luck!
So...different kind of work out today.  First, Addy and I walked through the neighborhood for 35 minutes - up hills and down!  I bought a carrier the other day and this was the first time we used it - she really liked it, so I know it won't be the last time!  Also, we decided to move our office up from the basement all the way to the top floor in my exercise room so I've been super busy today emptying, boxing, and carrying up filing cabinets, etc.  I can't move the desk up all of the stairways by myself, so Honey-Buns is going to have some of our guys come move it for me tomorrow.  I love having a solid wood desk until it's time to move it!  lol  - So...that's been my day.  Not a "prescribed" workout, but still walking and going up and down lots of stairs...hey, it counts!!