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busy in a tizzy

I keep thinking that one day I’ll actually properly update and format this blog. And put some care into my writing. Maybe edit the content. Spruce up the ugly, boring theme and look of the blog.

But I can barely remember to update it at all, which comes first. I hope that by making it a regular habit– the content and form will follow. 

Or not. We’ll see.


Woke up at 4:30am yesterday so that I could make Bulletproof coffee before hitting up CrossFit Transformation for a 6am WOD.

Thank goodness the WOD was relatively “easy” since bodies are still broken from 350 Burpee Sunday and Deck of Cards Saturday.

CFT Standard Warm-up and Mobility

Back Squats
3 x 10
Heavy as Possible
Rest as needed between each set

TABATA Row for Calories
Rest 1 min
TABATA Ab-Mat Sit-ups
Rest 1 min
TABATA Row for Calories
Rest 1 min
TABATA Ab-mat Sit-ups

The TABATA interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 intervals.
Score will be a combined total of both the rowing and Ab-mat Sit-Ups.

My score was 225. I crushed it on the second set of rows. My sit-ups faltered.

Back squat weight started at 65# and progressed to 85#. I def could’ve pushed harder for more weight, but form is paramount. Rather go lighter and do it correctly, you know?

Oh, thinking about signing up for this in the Womens’ Modified category. I can’t wait to start competing in CrossFit events!


Got a massage last night at Massage Green Spa in St. Clair Shores (they have other locations– I know for sure there’s one in Birmingham). They have a great deal going on with 1-hr massages for $29.95. I get one a month at that price. I usually go to Greenleaf Bodywork in Ferndale– which is an awesome place– but they don’t have a deal running that is quite that sweet right now. And since I can’t finish my Christmas shopping or pay the rest of my monthly bills until I get paid Friday, cheaper is better.


Massages are one of my all-time favorite things. In fact, if I could afford (time or money-wise) to go straight from one massage to another massage– I would. Daily. Highly recommend. 


Christmas shopping is stressing me out. I live paycheck to paycheck and I’m usually tapped out by Tuesday or Wednesday of any given week. I’m heading to LA on Sunday to spend Christmas with my family out there and I have not even purchased one gift for either of my nieces. My nephew has a birthday a few days before Christmas and the gifts I got him can count for one or the other, but not both. Argh. 


Excited to get to LA and see some of my friends there. I used to live in LA and sometimes it feels like going home, even though I was only there a handful of years in my 20s. 

 Anyway, meh– enough for today. Time to get on with my morning. 
PS: I think I have a pistachio problem. Might need an intervention.

“Uncomfortable is NOT exhaustion”

Going to try to remember to post about my workouts. It’s interesting to me, in any case. And maybe other CrossFitters.

Yesterday’s WOD was pretty cool.

I rolled in about 15 minutes before class and did a 500m row. Didn’t do push-ups, GHDs,  or anything else beforehand, because Tommy (one of the coaches) was going to run us through a warm-up and I didn’t want to be burned out before we even started.

We did all that stuff and the PVC mobility stuff together. Then we did Frankenstein walks, broad jumps, and inchworms (the devil! the devil!)– before beginning the WOD.

The WOD was fairly straightforward and somewhat deceptive. I have a tendency to relax when I see it isn’t a million rounds for time. But then I take another look at the workout and realize it’s still a real m*therf*cker.

20 HSPU (scaled) (I put an abmat on a box and get my knees right up near the edge and mimic a handstand push-up. It’s still pretty hard. I am terrified of getting up near that wall. Like I’ve mentioned before, I was never the kid who twirled cartwheels or liked gymnastics or had any skill at tumbling, unless by “tumbling” you mean tripping and falling over my own feet).
30 Pull-ups (assisted, red + skinny purple band)
40 KB Swings (35#)
50 Abmat Sit-ups
60 Burpees
**15 Air Squats between each movement!!**

I finished in 14:42. I am very fast and good at air squats (though if I’m not careful, I tend to “crash” into my squat, which can be kind of sloppy) and KB swings– I can make up a lot of time  with those for being lousy at pull-ups (even though they are assisted) and the slowness of the million burpees.

Thank goodness there were no regular push-ups or I would’ve been there all night.


Was going to go for a run this morning (it is very difficult for me to make CrossFit classes on Mondays and Fridays because I don’t like rushing to and from 6am classes if I don’t *have* to and they don’t offer a 6:30pm or later class on those days) but figured I’ve been active enough lately– I don’t need to wear myself out on a run for no reason.

Anyway, I want to be able to stay awake past 8pm tonight. Planning to see Twilight 5 tonight with a girl friend. Not because it’s a cinematic achievement, but because it’s Twilight and whatever. Girly stuff. It’s the cheesy sort of thing you watch and get kind of uncomfortably embarrassed about the dialogue/acting/subject matter, but go to and enjoy anyway.


Went to Target to scope out sales (can I get a sports bra on clearance for, like, $5?) and buy some dishwashing detergent. Almost bought a pair of size 6 dress pants on sale for $8.50 until I realized they were actually hideous and I can’t afford to buy a pair of pants just because they are a size 6 and on sale. There’s no need to panic. Hopefully I will fit into a size 6 for a long damn time.

Anyway, I left with dishwashing detergent and a dressy black t-shirt (practical use). Not terribly exciting.