Watch Crissie Not Puke


Yeah, today was a really yummy food day.  Fresh, light, and full of awesome energy.

I had a cup of black coffee this morning, and made a fresh green juice to drink as I was getting ready for work.  My standard this week of a head of romaine lettuce, cucumber, lemon, ginger, pear, and apple.

Just before leaving for work, I made up a Vega Berry smoothie with some water and a banana to drink in my morning meeting.  I seriously can’t get over how yummy this one is.  I’m loving the new line, and can’t wait to get all the flavors.  I used to feel the need to mask the taste with tons of fruit, but I don’t anymore.  Adding the banana is really more about making it creamy than adding any flavor.

I went to Quenna’s Raw & Vegan restaurant for lunch between meetings.  Today is their Tofu Tuesday, so I ordered one of those specials (and it’s by far my favorite dish there so far).  It’s the Tofu Pocket sandwich loaded with TONS of veggies (all raw of course), a “sunbeam” salad, and these divine avocado stuffed tomatoes.  I wish we had more restaurants like this where I live, but I am grateful to at least have one.

I desperately wish I knew how to make this….

Dinner was a quick fix Taco Tuesday.  Just a couple of corn tortillas with mashed black beans, onion, tomato, lettuce, hot sauce, and vegan sour cream. 


Crossfit with M again.  Even though I woke up sore as hell, we checked out the website to find out what the workout of the day was to see if we thought we could handle it.  Since for me it was my legs and bum that hurt the most (hello, squat hell) and today’s workout looked to be mainly arms and cardio, we figured it would be a good balance and we could handle it.

We started out by doing 50 meters of bear crawls.  Which suck.  Not just because they’re hard, but because I’m highly uncoordinated.  The rest of the warm up was push ups, back extensions, and mobility stretching.

The skill workout was called a 5-3-3-1-1-1 of overhead presses.  So we set up our racks and grabbed our barbells.  The point was to do a warmup of 5 reps and then do 5 reps with one weight.  Rest.  Do 3 reps with added weights – twice.  Rest.  Then do 1 rep with even more reps – three times.  By the end of the last one, your arms are shaking.

Then we did the WOD called Annie Goes for a Run.  It should have been called Watch Crissie Not Puke.  It was intense, but finishing felt fantastic.  This is a workout for time, and I finished in 16:41.  Here was the workout:

500m run, 120 reps of jump rope, 400m run, 100 jump ropes, 300m run, 80 jump ropes, 300m run, 60 jump ropes, 200m run, 40 jump ropes, 100m run, 20 jump ropes.

Tomorrow is no crossfit – mainly because I have a hair appt.  If I can walk though, it’ll be a run day.


Neither D nor I got much sleep last night.  Not for anything bad, but we were both pretty wound up and it was about 1 when we finally fell asleep.  The alarm and I were not on speaking terms this morning.

Work was good, and no complaints there other than being 15 minutes late for one of my executive meetings.  I hate that, but I was stuck behind a bridge opening, and there wasn’t exactly a way around that.  The only good thing about that is this is the meeting where I always get picked on for my green smoothies.  Being late meant the discussions were in full swing and there was no mocking my breakfast.

The afternoon was light and I got caught up on emails.  Then it was time to go home, change, grab M, hit the gym, and then make dinner with D.

For now, I’m going to enjoy a glass of wine, read some of my favorite blogs, and go to bed nice and early!


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “Watch Crissie Not Puke

    1. Enjoy you vino! I still think it’s weird that I live in the land of PETA headquarters, and our vegan dining options are so sparse. It’s worth the 20 minutes drive for Quenna’s – though their hours are pretty much just lunch, so I can only go when it’s good timing between meetings and I’m in that area.

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