Lunch (as it was) and dinner yesterday was up in Williamsburg. I munched on some butterless popcorn at Busch Garden’s and we went out for Asian food when we left the park for dinner. I had some veggie sushi, tempura broccoli, and steamed spicy cabbage with rice. Very yummy.
This morning I had a cup of java and then a green juice. Today’s was romaine, apple, pear, orange, and celery. I must say the amount of green juice I drink is inversely proportionate to the amount of coffee I want. Basically, green juice is as awesome as caffeine, and I drink less coffee when I make my juices. Could totally be psychological, but I’m rolling with it anyway.
A little later in my morning, I had a blueberry, coconut, cinnamon smoothie.
Lunch was leftover spicy black bean and rice salad and then a snack of tortilla crisps and hummus.
Dinner was a BAS of marinated lentils on top a bed of romaine lettuce with red onion, cherry tomatoes, and avocado slices. All very tasty, so I can’t complain (though I may be a bit biased since it’s food that I made!).
Sunday was a rest day (unless you count hiking around the park and chasing R in a rope climbing obstacle course).
Today was run and crossfit. I did a short run this morning, and then crossfit after work with M.
After the warm-up (300 m run, stretches, push-ups, bear crawls, shoulder rolls, and arm rolls), we got ready for the WOD. No skill work today; apparently this WOD takes a while to finish. I love how they all have names. Today, we did the Barbara.
The typical Barbara consists of 5 timed rounds of: 20 pull-ups, 30 push-ups, 40 sit-ups, and 50 squats. Did I mention that it’s TIMES FIVE?? Oh, you do get a 3 minute rest between each round.
Our studio broke it up into normal experienced people – who did the full Barbara (it’s called doing the Rx…or the prescribed workout).
Beginners did 3 rounds of 10 pull-ups, 20 push-ups, 30 sit-ups, and 40 squats, with the 3 minute rest period. Intermediate did 4 rounds of this one. J (our coach) told us beginner only. And it was tough, I tell you! Though I did feel strong enough to do a 4th round, J wouldn’t let me (or M…who admittedly was half-way through a 4th round). She said it’s not that we don’t have the ability to knock it out – but our bodies aren’t used to those high reps yet, and we can cause real damage if we don’t follow the rules. I believe her!
It rocked though, and my times were:
Round 1 = 3:54, round 2 = 3:52, Round 3 = 4:02.
Yesterday we spent part of the afternoon at Busch Garden’s. It was a beautiful day, and we had fun wandering around, riding rides, and goofing off as usual. It wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be, so that was nice.
For Mother’s Day, my youngest made me a pretty card and my son bought me crossfit socks! They’re so cool – and practical (protect your shins from the big barbells). D got me a card, and he swears he’s going to buy me jewelry too. Guess we’ll see on that (and if he gets anything from me for Father’s Day)!
Today was work, though I mostly was prepping for my big presentation tomorrow. I have a tendency to do a lot of prep, work myself into a blubbering nervous wreck, but then it always goes off well. I’m already a nervous wreck (sleep? who needs sleep?!?), and I imagine I’ll be a regular basket case until 6 or so tomorrow. Then I’m making D take me out to dinner.
For tonight, I’m going to read, do some gentle yoga, and try to relax enough to get a decent night’s sleep. Wish me luck!