"But how could you live and have no story to tell?"
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights (via observando)
Signs of being home:
some things change (hardwood floors, groomed dog, flowers!)
some things stay the same (good food, good company, good books)
bodyweight workouts!
Today my mom and I went on a really long walk with the pooch and I ran around the parking lot whenever she stopped in for errands (three times.) After a fantastic meal, I settled in with calc, The Book Thief, and two smallish workouts-
5 rounds: (11:11)
10 Pull-Ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Sit-Ups
15 Squats
10 rounds:
0:30 Handstand Hold
0:30 Bottom of Squat
Isometric handstands/squats were a lot of fun, and since I took virtually no time to warm up or transition, a cool way to cool down and feel the burn at the same time. Planning on another bodyweight tomorrow (sprints and tree climbs, using what I’ve got!), since there’s no way I’m getting up for an 8:00 class, sorry! Hope everyone has a joyous Easter and a great rest of the weekend!
Signs of being home:
some things change (hardwood floors, groomed dog, flowers!)
some things stay the same (good food, good company, good books)
bodyweight workouts!
Today my mom and I went on a really long walk with the pooch and I ran around the parking lot whenever she stopped in for errands (three times.) After a fantastic meal, I settled in with calc, The Book Thief, and two smallish workouts-
5 rounds: (11:11)
10 Pull-Ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Sit-Ups
15 Squats
10 rounds:
0:30 Handstand Hold
0:30 Bottom of Squat
Isometric handstands/squats were a lot of fun, and since I took virtually no time to warm up or transition, a cool way to cool down and feel the burn at the same time. Planning on another bodyweight tomorrow (sprints and tree climbs, using what I’ve got!), since there’s no way I’m getting up for an 8:00 class, sorry! Hope everyone has a joyous Easter and a great rest of the weekend!
Signs of being home:
some things change (hardwood floors, groomed dog, flowers!)
some things stay the same (good food, good company, good books)
bodyweight workouts!
Today my mom and I went on a really long walk with the pooch and I ran around the parking lot whenever she stopped in for errands (three times.) After a fantastic meal, I settled in with calc, The Book Thief, and two smallish workouts-
5 rounds: (11:11)
10 Pull-Ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Sit-Ups
15 Squats
10 rounds:
0:30 Handstand Hold
0:30 Bottom of Squat
Isometric handstands/squats were a lot of fun, and since I took virtually no time to warm up or transition, a cool way to cool down and feel the burn at the same time. Planning on another bodyweight tomorrow (sprints and tree climbs, using what I’ve got!), since there’s no way I’m getting up for an 8:00 class, sorry! Hope everyone has a joyous Easter and a great rest of the weekend!

Signs of being home:

  • some things change (hardwood floors, groomed dog, flowers!)
  • some things stay the same (good food, good company, good books)
  • bodyweight workouts!

Today my mom and I went on a really long walk with the pooch and I ran around the parking lot whenever she stopped in for errands (three times.) After a fantastic meal, I settled in with calc, The Book Thief, and two smallish workouts-

5 rounds: (11:11)

  • 10 Pull-Ups
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 15 Sit-Ups
  • 15 Squats

10 rounds:

  • 0:30 Handstand Hold
  • 0:30 Bottom of Squat

Isometric handstands/squats were a lot of fun, and since I took virtually no time to warm up or transition, a cool way to cool down and feel the burn at the same time. Planning on another bodyweight tomorrow (sprints and tree climbs, using what I’ve got!), since there’s no way I’m getting up for an 8:00 class, sorry! Hope everyone has a joyous Easter and a great rest of the weekend!

namastebandar:

First set of five of: 7 touch n go power snatches @ 65#

Woo, you go girl!

  • I had lunch today at Risley’s Dining Hall, my future home! Even though the food was kind of blah, I managed to scrounge some sweet potato fries, “sort of” caramelized brussel sprouts, a scoop of avocado puree, and 2 sunny side up eggs. Despite the lack of fixings, that building is so gorgeous, and the people are pretty eccentric and friendly which makes me super excited. 
  • I got into a semi-argument with my comp phys TA yesterday. We were talking about the probable causes of plaque buildup in the arteries and he showed a slide of him eating all this fancy, fatty food, with the text “cholesterol” and “saturated fats.” I raised my hand just to mention the theory has been greatly contested over the past decade or so, and cited a 72-study meta-analysis that claims saturated fats have no influence on CVD risk- processed foods and sugars do. He sort of brushed off my claim, thanked me for my information and carried on, but it rubbed me the wrong way. I know that’s an annoying thing to do, but people need to be informed when opinions and so-called “facts” change, or else they’ll be preaching the same hyped-up lie for the rest of their lives. Science changes, and we need to accept that and change too. 
  • Freshmen are still here with their parents which also makes me stupidly happy! The amount of times I’ve offered to take photos and give directions probably tops the amount of hours I spent studying/working the past few days. But seriously, seeing (usually) the resemblance between related people is amazing. Like you got your nose from your father, your build from your mother, your swag from some distant great aunt- and your brother has you dad’s nose, but the rest of him looks adopted. I don’t know, I love it. 
  • I’m spending more time walking around outside, and it’s marvelous.
  • It’s also a rest day, which is probably pretty good since my hips were pretty sore even when waking up. I tried to muscle up onto my top bunk last night, and swing my legs over for stability, but my right hip was not happy with the strain. Definitely did something there, so I’ll probably WOD once this weekend (Sunday) and do an easy bodyweight workout Saturday with arms arms arms.
  • The week is almost over! And if I get out of my chem lab early, I get to catch the earlier bus and be home two hours earlier. Hurrah! I hope everyone has achieved something special this week, or is planning to go hard to get something done for the next. Keep at it, summer’s around the corner!
A message from Anonymous
I just saw your Why Crossfit page and I had no idea you did track!!! Any running events? What were your PRs?

Hi, and yes- I’m sorry for the sheer length of that page though!  I’m actually surprised you sifted through it… I wrote it on one of my late-night coffee kicks, oblivious to the fact it was the size of a short novel or baby elephant…
But I did high school track for two years and only did jumping events- high jump and pole vault. My PR for high jump was 4’8”, and pole vault, uh 8’, but 9’6” with the band? I think I did a time trial for the 100 and 200m at some point, too, and I just remember I was 7th out of 40+ girls. Not good enough to be an “official” sprinter though, and I was atrocious at distance, so they kept me on the jumper relays!

unofficiallycrossfitbanks:

Always go for a colorful plate. Peppers, broccoli, pineapple, shrimp and a little bit of brown rice in coconut oil. It’s what you do when the fridge is empty.

My parents nicknamed me Oscar while I was back, because I’ll always take all the unwanted, half-eaten orphan (“garbage”) foods in the fridge and do exactly this. Little coconut oil, seasoning and roasting or sautéing with some protein, and you’re good to go! (Those shrimp look lovely- I might be drooling..)

A message from Anonymous
The positive attitude you project seems to be common among the women I have met in CrossFit. Lifting heavy things makes people happy! :-)

Thank you! And I have to agree with you there! Exercise is a wonderful positive feedback system- once you start and see the effects, the ball keeps on rolling from there. :)

  • I finally made my sweet potatoes I went out my way to buy last week, in the most college-y way possible: stab with a knife + 10 minutes in the community microwave… studying math, lounging/procrastinating for twenty minutes and only getting up to rotate them.

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  • My yams are delicious. Totally eating them caveman style (finger food!)= bonus paleo points.
  • It is so wonderful outside, that I jumped at the opportunity today to get my vitals checked in comp phys lab. Basically my heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen and carbon dioxide levels were taken at rest and post-exercise. I breathed into a tube and it was so difficult to not use my nose, especially after running. It was the equivalent of inhaling through a straw.
  • For the exercise portion, me (in m’sweater dress and tights) and a couple other guys had to run around the ~800 m around the arts quad. I smoked them all in booties and am unashamedly proud of that.
  • I hate how practically no girls volunteered because it involved getting slightly sweaty. Honestly, who cares! To think I used to live in the confines of that stupid, stupid paradigm (middle school life) makes me angry. Your health is so much more important and fascinating than your sparkly, glisteny sheeny, reflection in the mirror! To see that your body can do things is actually more attractive than how you applied your makeup! But provided with the opportunity to get out there and have fun- and to choose the option I did- makes me happy to see that I’ve grown out of that phase, and I sought out an opportunity to do so… in a sweater dress.
  • My BP (systole) was about 15 points higher than normal at rest, so I’m attributing it to a combo of 1) I’d exercised this morning, 2) a biiig cup of coffee, 3) getting the chem grades back. Seriously, every time there was something remotely related to “prelim,” “test,” or “score,” spoken during the entire lecture, there would be a definite holding of breaths all throughout the room. Kind of amusing how we all act the same way under pressure- normal functioning completely stops. 
  • I’m a lot happier though 
crossfitters:

Sonia Viola

crossfitters:

Sonia Viola

crazyfelo:

Nicole Z (of ) by simplyperfectionphotography

"Decide that you want it more
Than you are afraid of it."
Unknown (via purplebuddhaproject)

imageFunny considering it’s probably my least favorite movement. (I’m betting it was because I chose the favorite fuel as bacon + and sign of hard work as sweat. Pure thruster mentality…)

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Good (sunny) morning! I just got back from chem and am happy to say I earned a B on my prelim, which is quite remarkable, since the raw score was definitely not passing. So that adds some light to my day after my workouts were just mediocre. I’ve been getting sorer and not recovering as quickly due to a decrease in the hours of sleep I get per night. Hopefully when I’m home this weekend, I’ll be able to catch up, WOD, breathe and relax. Anyway, the former WOD was mainly for endurance, considering it was light weights at high volumes (the swings gave me blisters on my pinky fingers!), and the second was for strength purposes- to attempt to do the sets of 5 unbroken (mostly succeeded the first 2 rounds).

3 rds: (4:01)

  • 5 Deadlifts (165 lb)
  • 5 Strict Presses (70 lb)

5 rds: (13:39)

  • 20 Box Jumps (20”)
  • 20 Dumbbell Swings (32.5 DB)
  • 10 Overhead Squats (45 lb)

Oh and the gorges are freaking gorgeous today!

I JUST FUCKING STRUNG 3 PULL-UPS TOGETHER IN A ROW

hillisquats:

WHO AM I
PRIOR TO TONIGHT I HAD NOT DONE ONE
AND THEN I DID THREE
EASILY
WHO AM I

*whispers* Lauren Fisher

YES. GET IT GIRL!