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karinajean sneaks in late, has a great week

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OH HI.

 

I ghosted after my last challenge. It was a really busy time, I was really stressed out. let me recap:

 

* mid-april - when I was here last - had a great birthday. 

* the guy I was working on this huuuuuuge proposal with got his dream job and checked out.

* I had to finish the proposal by myself and it was horrible and fraught. Submitted early May!

* deep breaths.

* ok let's do the regular day job you've been putting off for 6 weeks to get this proposal done.

* oh right, there's a presentation requirement for the proposal. DO THE THINGS. present mid-May.

* questions from client come in and each one is a stomach-in-throat adrenaline-fueled party of second guessing all the decisions we'd made previously. lather rinse repeat, for 2 weeks. 

* oh wait I have to go to denver for business trips? for 2 days one week, and 3 days the next week? oh, ok. AAAH.

* oh, it's june. NOW can I catch up at work? at home? personal things? no? try anyway?

 

it's been a lot. a whole lot.

through this whole time I've still been teaching tkd and taking my cross-fit classes (did I mention that he started as functional fitness and then got his cross-fit certification/franchise? so I accidentally am now doing cross-fit?) (oh except for those 2 weeks in denver). 

 

I miiiiiissssssss youuuuuuuuuu.

 

I'm dealing with the inevitable fall-out of having worked so hard for months, and I've got what I hope is just a summer cold making my throat feel dreadful. I'm working from home today and didn't make it to exercise party for thursday and friday last week (which HUGELY bummed me out because I'm an overachiever).

 

how are you all? I can't wait to pop over to your threads to see!

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OH HI :)

 

Sorry to hear you've been buried in work :( And even like that you managed to keep going to tkd and crossfitting, you're still my superhero.

What are you planning for these next weeks?

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14 minutes ago, zenLara said:

OH HI :)

 

Sorry to hear you've been buried in work :( And even like that you managed to keep going to tkd and crossfitting, you're still my superhero.

What are you planning for these next weeks?

 

hiiiii!

 

I hope I get healthy this weekend, and I can get back to the crossfitting.

and we started our work fitness challenge so I have a goal to log minutes of exercise every day... today might be tough, I feel awful right now. maybe some hula hooping or gentle yoga will be ok.

 

 

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On 6/15/2018 at 3:52 PM, RogueLibrarian said:

Hi! I'm glad to see you! Take care of your throat and don't let it turn into something bigger. Get your sleep!

 

thankfully my throat feels SO MUCH BETTER today. of course, I did get the herp on my face, but it's just a tiny bit, so i'm hoping it clears up right quick with rest and l-lysene.

 

On 6/15/2018 at 5:12 PM, raptron said:

Omg, I am stressssed out just reading your recap. Love youuuur face! Welcome back! 

 

it's been a "just keep going" kind of spring! amazing what the body can deal with but I definately had a stress hangover for weeks after submitting the proposal - and then after each question we got on the proposal too. 

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Wow. All the vicarious stress just reading that!!

 

And i seriously hope it’s just a cold on the throat front - I’ve had strep twice in two weeks and it has been no fun whatsoever

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I'd better prove that I'm having a great week!

 

thursday / friday I was down for the count sick. I worked from home friday and ended the day by doing some random paperwork and drinking a couple of beers. I regret nothing.

 

Saturday: no dojo sat., - there may have been a falling out? and my boxing / weapons instructor has been kind of out of touch? I hope it gets sorted soon. my new scythe came in the mail friday so we put it together and I spent a couple of hours doing some full contact gardening (pulling up weeds, spraying poison ivy, wrestling a wisteria) and learning to use the scythe. YO it was hot, and I had like, sheet flow of sweat off my face. I also cancelled tkd class, because we had a tkd bbq later in the day. so activity = full contact gardening!

 

Sunday we got up early and went to meet my dad for fathers day, and then home for fathers day for my husband and his dad. after the evening wrapped up I went back outside and planted more plants (in my yard that often involves a pick axe, because the yard is so old and compacted). it was SO HOT, and really a bad day to plant things, but I had them and they needed some dirt, so what do you do? you PLANT and then you drink 10,000 gallons of water.

 

Monday! exercise party. we did back squats. I did 135#. I think I could have done more, but I don't think we were going for max, and also we couldn't remember my prior squat.
I rode my new-to-me motorcycle to work, and had to stay a little late because of big thunderstorms passing through, so I didn't have time to cook up my CSA share bok choi, sadly. leftovers for dinner!

 

tuesday! exercise party. ugh, it was a lot, and it was hot hot hot and HUMID. we did push jerks, which sound like something I like to do to ACTUAL jerks, not a barbell. then headstand push-ups, then box jumps, then A RUN, which I was not expecting. and then we did it again, and then again. (it was a 21-15-9 workout). I feel like I represented myself adequately, but it was a lot.

 

man, though, I am still not tired of people telling me what to do for exercise. what a luxury. and also? my quads are popping. I literally lie around on the couch and flex, because I"m super obnoxious and easily entertained. but better than the flexing, my squat is SO MUCH BETTER than it was before. I used to hinge forward a LOT. like, the angle between my torso and my horizontal thighs was acute (aw! adorable! no, by that I mean less than 45deg) and it is SO MUCH BETTER now. that's so cool, I seriously thought my body geometry was just weird (because I'm a giant) but it turns out all I needed was lots and lots and lots of practice. 

 

 

On 6/17/2018 at 7:20 PM, MikeW said:

Wow. All the vicarious stress just reading that!!

 

And i seriously hope it’s just a cold on the throat front - I’ve had strep twice in two weeks and it has been no fun whatsoever

 

it seemed to clear up by sunday morning, which was awesome! I'm having a lot of head snot right now, but I think there's a new pollen in the air this morning - I woke up with a scrapey throat and my eyes are burning. OH ALLERGIES YOU ARE THE BEST.

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You are amazing, chica. I'm glad it's just allergies and not continuing sickness.

 

26 minutes ago, karinajean said:

no dojo sat., - there may have been a falling out? and my boxing / weapons instructor has been kind of out of touch? I hope it gets sorted soon. my new scythe came in the mail friday so we put it together and I spent a couple of hours doing some full contact gardening

 

I was really curious where this story was going and was surprised by the twist when the word "gardening" appeared.

 

28 minutes ago, karinajean said:

I literally lie around on the couch and flex, because I"m super obnoxious and easily entertained.

 

Leg muscles are no end of entertaining. Great job. :)

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2 hours ago, karinajean said:

my new scythe came in the mail friday so we put it together and I spent a couple of hours doing some full contact gardening (pulling up weeds, spraying poison ivy, wrestling a wisteria) and learning to use the scythe. 

...

planted more plants (in my yard that often involves a pick axe, because the yard is so old and compacted). it was SO HOT, and really a bad day to plant things, but I had them and they needed some dirt, so what do you do? you PLANT and then you drink 10,000 gallons of water.

SO much yardwork! 

 

2 hours ago, karinajean said:

but better than the flexing, my squat is SO MUCH BETTER than it was before. I used to hinge forward a LOT. like, the angle between my torso and my horizontal thighs was acute (aw! adorable! no, by that I mean less than 45deg) and it is SO MUCH BETTER now. that's so cool, I seriously thought my body geometry was just weird (because I'm a giant) but it turns out all I needed was lots and lots and lots of practice. 

LOTS OF PRACTICE IS THE WINNER ONCE AGAIN.

 

 

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22 hours ago, karinajean said:

man, though, I am still not tired of people telling me what to do for exercise. what a luxury.

This is totally the best!!! I love paying for mobility programming for this exact reason. :D and glad you're seeing such BALLER results from your exercise parties!!

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wednesday! exercise party. basically we did a million wall balls and then some power cleans and then a million wall balls and then some power snatches (yay snatch!).

 

I was aggressively hungry on wednesday! I had a good breakfast (I thought) - I got home stressed about my CSA share, because I picked up week 2 and we still hadn't finished everything from week 1 (which is pretty much the definition of failure). so at 6AM I got home and pulled out some spinach and arugula and garlic scape and made a frittata out of CSA Panic, and then I ate 1/4 of this 9-egg frittata in a big egg sandwich with sourdough bread with jalapenos and cheddar baked in. I had a big lunch and then made a bad decision and ate some not-so-great cookies in the afternoon. 

 

exercise party today was deadlifts and I PRed at 205#. 

so after that, I made sure to have a protein shake because again I was aggressively hungry! and then a big yogurt-and-strawberry (ps this is my homemade yogurt with FRESH STRAWBERRIES from my CSA mixed in!) mid-morning breakfast, and I TOTALLY put peanut butter on the aforementioned jalapeno-cheddar-sourdough bread and made a lunch sandwich. I'm having more yogurt now because I'm afraid that I am going to hit a point where I feel like either fainting or vomiting this afternoon (because I have, every afternoon this week). 

 

related / this morning - this CRACKS ME UP:

 

 

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Yummm sounds like you're finding delicious solutions to your hunger, and glad that you're feeding it - totally makes sense as you amp up intensity at your exercise parties to be hungrier.

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Congrats on the PR!  I'm awed that you were able to keep up with TKD and crossfit while having such a crazy work schedule.

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On 6/22/2018 at 11:05 AM, MikeW said:

Yummm sounds like you're finding delicious solutions to your hunger, and glad that you're feeding it - totally makes sense as you amp up intensity at your exercise parties to be hungrier.

I knew I'd be hungry for sure but somehow it was still surprising! 

I can't imagine NOT eating. holy crow.

 

On 6/24/2018 at 8:03 AM, Mad Hatter said:

HIII! Just caught up and now I'm hungry. THANKS DUDE! -_-

MY PLEASURE MS ICE CREAM EVERY DAY!

 

On 6/24/2018 at 9:05 AM, Nymeria said:

Congrats on the PR!  I'm awed that you were able to keep up with TKD and crossfit while having such a crazy work schedule.

well I definitely had some things squeezed out. like the forums, and also sleep, to some extent.

thank you!

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