Snatch. Not Just an Awesome Movie!

Snatch.  It’s a GREAT movie….watch it if you haven’t seen it.


Yesterday was a big food day.  I spent a good portion of the day in the kitchen, preparing way more food than I needed to for the small BBQ we had.  Here are the things I made:

A spinach/avocado dip (totally my new favorite thing – just spinach, avocado, lime juice, and seasoning salt), salsa, spicy black bean and rice salad, fruit salad, a GF pasta salad, a non-GF pasta salad, veggie/lettuce salad, 2 homemade dressings, marinated lentil salad cups, and brownies.  Those were the side dishes.  D manned the grill for all that entailed.  Oh, and I made a big batch of smoothies for the kids (orange, grape, pineapple, and vanilla coconut milk).

I had the GF pasta salad for breakfast this morning, and we’re spending the rest of the day at Busch Gardens, so that’ll be where we have dinner!

most of the food spread out on the table…


I did get my 4 mi run in on Friday.  It was such a beautiful day, that I couldn’t resist.  I’m still trying to get used to my new running shoes.  I really, really want to love them, so I’m hoping my numb toes on my right food when I was done wasn’t related to the shoes…

Saturday morning was yet another crossfit class!  That makes 4 for this week!

We started out with a run to warm up, followed by stretches, walking lunges, and squats.  We then did drills on the snatch, learning to break down each section of the lift, and then put it all together.  We did that for about 20 minutes or so.

Then it was time for the WOD.  Today’s WOD was Isabel, which consisted of 30 snatches for time.  I’m still pretty light on the weights as I get used to the movements and build up strength.

Over the past week or so, I’ve been looking at the shoes everyone wears in crossfit.  I feel my running shoes are a bit bulky for some of the movements, so after doing some research, I picked these shoes up!  They’re minimalist crossfit shoes, but still corrects my under-pronation when I run….and since we do a fair amount of running in crossfit, I didn’t want to risk not having the appropriate support for that.  I love these shoes!




After work and running on Friday, M, R, and I went to run some errands.  We stopped at Dick’s Sporting Goods to look at weight lifting gloves, but decided against any for now – until we can get some advice from the coaches at Crossfit.

From there, it was dinner time, and we hit up a Mexican restaurant in Virginia Beach.  Then it was off to Fresh Market to pick up groceries, and then head home.

While I was out and about with the youngest two kids, my husband was off with A in downtown Norfolk.  They went to a yoga class, and then to dinner down there.  We all met up at home around 9, and headed off to bed.

After working out Saturday morning, it was back to the grocery for a few things, and then home to cook.  A co-worker of mine and his family came over so A and his daughter could work on the dress A is making for J’s dance.  I figured it would give the girls several hours to work on the fashion thing, and the adults could hang out downstairs.  M had a friend over too, so we had a fairly full house.  The kids played outside a lot, and we all hung out, ate, chatted, and D spend a lot of time showing off his new TV.  It was a very nice evening.

Today we’re going to Busch Gardens!  As soon as D gets home, we’ll be taking off for the afternoon of roller coasters and fun.  I was thwarted last weekend, but I got to pull the Mother’s Day card for today, so no one could actually say no 🙂

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day!

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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 “Snatch. Not Just an Awesome Movie!

    1. I was afraid of them at first, but my regular running shoes just seemed so bulky. I’m not ready to go the minimalist route with running shoes anytime soon, but they’re much easier on my feet in crossfit.

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