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  1. We got a jury in one day, which was amazing!! So I'm back to stalk all my peeps and properly finish out this challenge.
  2. haha, no sudden outbursts in a place where several people can push buttons to summon United States Marshals.
  3. Ok y'all, I'm probably getting ready to fall off the face of the earth again next week -- we have a rather high-profile trial starting Wednesday, and I'm going to be running like crazy. So, I will catch up with all of you as I can manage to. Here's to good thoughts about managing to keep it together this last week before the end of the challenge, in the face of another challenge!! And rock on to all of you in the last week of your challenges, as well.
  4. K but don't knock me over, please. I know you're getting super strong and badass with all those TGUs and swings.
  5. If you ever decide to get into turkish get ups, you will get rid of those jello shoulders really quickly!
  6. Today, I still felt semi-cruddy, but not as cruddy as Tuesday or yesterday. I didn't work out at all yesterday, because I felt rather dizzy. I find that dizziness and kettlebells don't mix particularly well. I can't work out tomorrow, because we are having a picnic thingy with all the other agencies (forced fun, yay!... though I actually like most of the people I work with and choose to hang out with them anyway). So I will move yesterday's workout to Sunday so that I make sure to get my four workouts in this week. Yay! I got downstairs and wondered how things were going to go. I was in a bit of a foul mood this morning, so I was hopeful that I'd be able to get in a solid workout and remedy that little situation. Still felt sluggish while doing them, but cranked out 10x10 swings at 44 lbs in 6:11. I was kind of surprised to look at that number when I finished. But it was the TGUs that were super awesome today. I did them at 35 lbs, as usual, but today, for the first time, I felt really solid on all 5 sets. Like, super solid. Like, shoulders of steel solid. And that was a freaking awesome feeling. Can't wait until I can do some holds on the TGUs at that weight. Whee! Happy Thursday, everyone!
  7. I guess when you look at it that way, I have made a lot of progress after all. I wasn't bummed about the 8:08; rather, that told me just how crappy I must have been feeling. I like to know what times I'm doing, just because; however, I patently refuse to look at the timer at all during the exercise, to make sure I'm not rushing and am keeping the integrity of my swings. Thanks so much for your kind words. It rained a little last night, so I'm feeling a bit better. I'll be glad when whatever pollen is gone, though!
  8. I feel for you, 23 or not. Yes, there are people who are way worse off, and at least your condition is not permanently disabling. It is good to have that perspective (and keep telling yourself those things); still, if you're used to being active then it's hell to have to sit around. I broke my collarbone and scapula on my dominant side while mountain biking three years ago, and I thought I would climb the walls from feeling cooped up. I agree that you don't need to spend all your time in bed. You'll slowly find things you are able to do, and life will get better little by little. I went on lots of walks at first. Lots of walks! And I was slow as hell, too, because I bruised the heck out of my ribs and couldn't even get a good breath. But it was just lovely to be outside, so I shuffled along. I found that, at my slow speed, I actually noticed a lot of things that I hadn't previously taken the time to notice. If you decide to start on leg work, just be careful that there's no way you're going to accidentally fall on your injured arm. About a month and a half into healing from my bike accident, I felt like sure, I could ride a bike again! I told the doctor that I wanted to, and he said sure, you can probably ride a bike, and that won't bother your shoulder a bit. My concern is if you fall, because then we're talking bad surgeries. So, I stayed off the bike. I also found that I could successfully do kettlebell swings (at a lighter weight) waaaay before I could do training that involved pressing anything against my arm or shoulder (push ups, bench press, overhead press, what have you). But I had a broken shoulder, and you have a broken arm, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. Also, the biggest thing that I feel helped me heal was having a great attitude. Not kidding. The doctor was stunned at how quickly I healed (about 3.5 months) because I had broken the hell out of my scapula. He said he'd never seen someone heal so quickly, and I asked him why he thought I did. He said that he attributed it to two things: 1. I apparently have a beast of a pain tolerance (I quit pain meds after 5 days because I'd prefer to have a little pain than feel weird, but that is not for everyone) and 2. I had, according to him, an excellent, positive attitude. So maybe, instead of focusing on what you can't do, you can focus on all the new things you'll be able to do or experience while you're healing. And maybe you can also work on some bonafide positive thinking. I promise it helps. Belgium? Tu ne serais pas francophone, par hasard?
  9. Yes, stubborn doesn't really begin to describe it. Most times, that's to my advantage, but sometimes it does backfire.
  10. I was really hopeful that my sinuses would clear/quit misbehaving once I got warmed up in the gym. Please allow me to say that that idea was an epic fail. I managed 10x10 swings at 44 lbs in... 8:08. A look at my handy spreadsheet tells me I haven't seen times in the 8 minutes since July 24 (and that's when I was still swinging a 35-lb). When the little green dots in the rubberized floor started swimming before my eyes after the 9th set of swings, that should have been my signal. I did one more set to finish out the 10, but... wow. Even my stubbornness has limits, and I wasn't looking to have a kettlebell replace my head today, so no TGUs for me. It was technically half an S&S workout, but it was all I could (and prolly more than I should) realistically manage, so I'm counting it, the end. In other news, I polled a few coworkers, and it's apparently really bad allergy time right now. Something to do with cottonwoods (we didn't have those in SC). And now, I ask: which OTC allergy meds do you like? I can't go on with my head feeling like this. I'm not even halfway functional!
  11. I think I have either recently developed fall allergies, or moving to Denver has made them rear their ugly head. Speaking of ugly heads, mine feels like it could pop from pressure today. I contemplated not working out. Instead, I decided to head on downstairs and give it a good try. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work, and I'll just come back upstairs (unless I pass out, in which case I hope one of my gym-mates will push the red button on the wall). If it does work, then that'll be 2/4 workouts in the books for the week. Fingers crossed.
  12. I don't know what a groat is, but it makes me think of Groot, and that makes me giggle, so yay! (I think I've had too much coffee this morning.)
  13. This is the recipe I use. I got it from this website. 1 c steel cut oats 1/2 c quinoa (rinsed in several changes of water) pinch of salt 4.5 c water Bring water, quinoa, oats, and pinch salt to boil in a pot. Simmer 3 min, stirring occasionally. Remove from stove, cover, and refrigerate overnight. That's it. It's 4 servings of oats for me. I just add whatever I like, topping-wise, the next morning. Also, I make it in a 2-qt enameled cast iron dutch oven and just cover and throw the whole thing in the fridge. ETA this is dairy free, but I don't know how you feel about quinoa...
  14. This lady sounds like a train wreck. It's too bad she's brought the poor horse into the circus... although it sounds like the horse wasn't exactly in the best place before, either. I hate when people don't do right by animals and people who can't speak for themselves. It's shameful.
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