Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's been a week! I got my car fixed but it still needs work...lot's of work.
Diane had a death in the family this past week. Which was a very emotional time for her whole family. I feel so bad for them right now, death is never an easy thing to deal with. It has however made me and her family closer. Which is always a good thing.
Then on my first day back to work I was attacked from behind by a patient. She had to be 180# or so. I was hanging her shirt up so my arms were up and she football tackled me from behind. I flew out of the room onto the floor, hitting both elbows really hard. As I was Turing to get back up and defend myself four or five medics jumped her and took her down. She was later arrested. We have a court date next month. My back is sore and my pride is a bit damaged. It pisses me off that it happened. Now I'm a little jumpy around aggressive patients, Where I used to be very sure of myself. Being attacked from behind is a weak move!
On top of all that I've been menstrual which just adds to the drama.

This photo makes me cry! Victory is so fucking sweat!
Ok, So Fight Gone Bad is in the Morning! Crossfit DC is going to have a blast! We raised a lot of money and have a strong team. I hope my shoulder holds out!
Thank you for your support.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

So I've been Tagged by another blogger. Rules: Having been tagged, I have to blog 5 things about myself that mostly no-one knows and then tag three more blogger friends.

1. I'm a cryer. Yup, I cry at lest once a week, at stupid shit. When I watch a sporting even like the Olympics the Tour DE France. I just can't help it. I cry when I watch the Biggest loser. I'm not ashamed...I cry!

2. I started a huge fire in my town when i was a teenager. No one was hurt! It was in the woods behind a convent,in there compost pile. We were smoking and thought it was funny to flick our butts into the leaves. We ran home and then heard the Fire trucks going up to hill. I'm pretty sure my parents knew it was Gene and I. It scared the shit out of me!

3. At 19 I moved to Africa for a while to do Missionary work. For the first week I would not come out of my Hut. I've never felt so scared and homesick. Eating was out of the question. I felt paralyzed by fear. Once I got myself together I had an awesome time.

4. My mother left my father when I was two. My father let my Grand parents take care of me. He got re-married and had my step mother take care of me. They got divorce when I was 16. My father chooses not to have a relationship with me now. Over this last year my former step mother who brought me up decided that she did not want a relationship with me. She feels I don't like her. This is her choice. I have prenatal issues. I think the problem is they all think it's my responsibility to make the relationship work.

5. When I have to pee....I have to pee! Enough said!

The three blogs I tagged Coach Rut, Cheap Appearances, and Tracy's blog. All can be found in my link list.

Today's workout.
Fight Gone Bad style.

Sledge hammer tire 1 min
jump to support on rings 1 min
kettlebell swings 16k 1 min
Three rounds then one min off
Repeat and done!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Today has been a challenge just in a general way. The Clutch in my car went and that means big cash that I don't really have....aaaaagh!

This was my workout
Hang power Cleans
Juming Pull-ups
It was going to be Squat clean and Jump to support on the rings. I hung my rings wrong and on the first jump they slid down. So it was a quick change to Jumping Pull-ups. Because I was in my back yard doing squat cleans was just not working. My second change was to do Hang Power cleans.
What a day.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Don't have time to workout!?!? That's bullshit!
1 minuet intervals
Kettlebell swings
Tuck Jumps
Four rounds no rest. The clock is always running. It's not a beat down workout. Yet, it's enough to fit into my busy day!

1 minuet intervals
Hang Power cleans with 75# Barbell
Kettlebell cleans
1 minuet Right
1 minuet left
Two rounds

Went to store to buy stuff for dinner

1 minuet intervals
Air squats
Two rounds of one minuet

Started the grill

Same thing with One handed Kettlebell swings
1 minuet each arm
Two rounds.

What do you think about when your alone?

I found myself thinking about death. I've dealt with alot of it in my life. As a teen I lost a good friend Eddy Green in a car crash. He was my first real boyfriend in 8th grade. Then in high school we lost a few people to DWI's. Later in high school we lost a good friend Tina fonzo in a car crash. She was a very unique women I can only wonder what she would be doing if she was still with us.
In Africa I saw a lot of death. At 19 seeing how death was delt with in another country was scary yet enlightening.
As an adult I was with my Pop when he passed away. It was by far the hardest death to that point. He is why I went back to Castleton for a while. Taking care of him was more important than collage. It was strange to be with him at that last second as he inhaled and exhaled them nothing. He was free from his pain, yet I can say with much certainty that he felt cheated. Russ loved life very much and felt that he had so much more to do. He told me he was angry that his life was being cut short. So was I, since I loved him more than anyone. Russ and I were very much a like. I don't look like the rest of my family nor do I have a lot in common with the rest of my family. Russ was sporty and outgoing. We even look more alike than anyone else.
I wanted to pull him back from death so bad at that time. Now I see that he had a good death. At home with his family no pain just peace.
At work I deal with death all the time. Two strangers meeting at the last seconds of one persons life. They're between life and a crossroads.
You may think this is strange but the lost of my dogs has been as painful as some of the people I have lost. Seeing them go reminds you that it's inevitable we all die and we don't know when or how. That's the part I hate!
Don't read this and think I'm depressed, I'm fine. It's a very real part of living...dying that is. It has taught me a great many things.
"Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying"

Friday, September 14, 2007

"I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Henry David Thoreau

Every time I enter a workout or ride...I don't know what I will learn. Will I learn a new limit? A new kind of pain or skill. Who knows? Not me. It seems when we push our bodies to limits we find things out good and bad. I want to known myself. As a coach I'm learning to know other peoples fears and limits. Is it failure or pain? Is it ego or confidence? Is it enthusiasm or jealousy?

What represents your woods?

Sunday, September 09, 2007

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It's been a while since I filled you in on my adventures.

Ok, last week at Crossfit Challenge Jerry and I hit some short Fight Gone Bad circuits.
After that in BarBell class we worked the push press. The big news for me was that I got 4 reps of 95lbs!

I took it easy on Friday and Saturday. Since I knew that I was going to do the Virtual power lifting meet on Sat am. Then on Sunday we did a 50 mile ride.

The V-meet went ok. It was fun for sure. Just not the best lifting for me. Todays ride crushed me.
A word to the wise..Don't do 195lb backsquats, 235lb Deadlifts and then go for a ride in the hills of MD. It was so hard on me that I cried at one point. My legs were burning my shoulder was in pain and I just did not have any juice in my body. Not to mention I was VERY grummpy to my riding peeps. Humbling for sure!
Even my ass hurts right now. My pride is hit in it's oh so pretty face..SMACK! I have a long week looking at me. Three days in a row at work and Friday is going to be a landscaping side job after Crossfit Challenge.
Recovery will be intresting. I'm happy to say that I found a Chriopractor close to home. That will be great!
Fight Gone Bad is coming up soon. If you would like to make a donation to this cause follow the links on the right.