Well, I handed my key to the castle in Cambridge back to the regular store manager on Saturday. It was a moment I had been looking forward to for quite some time, however it felt somewhat bittersweet. While I’m relieved to focus my energy back solely towards my own store, it was a good 6 months and I will miss the team I built there. Ah well, I achieved my key goal. I left the store in a better place than it was left to me. **amendment to this little rambling – I figured out why I’m less excited than expected to jump back into the groove in Waterloo. I really enjoyed my 6 months with no assistant manager. When discussing it with a friend, she agreed. “I’d rather just have minions. Hot ones!” she said. Amen to that! Not that I don’t like my assistant manager as a person, but I spend more time putting out fires he creates than doing my job. There’s a mission.
So, I’ve been on board with the November Whole30 for 2 weeks now, and my energy has returned full force 🙂 I’d also noticed about a week into it that the “flushing” reaction I got quite regularly from my MS drugs had become far less frequent. Today I was having a great day at work, all happy and smiles, when I was hit with the worst flushing reaction I’ve ever had. Tomato red, feeling like I’d gotten a sudden painful/itchy sun burn, when DK paged me out from my hiding spot in the office for a manager override. DK just got this shocked look on his face and kept asking if I was ok. Thankfully it went away, but took probably a half hour! Geez! Care to know what I did “differently”? Chewed a piece of gum. Seriously?! May have been completely un-related, but also may not. I’ll try again and see what happens I guess.
Speaking of food. A few of my staples lately:
Both meals I really enjoy, but I’m starting to feel the need to change things up before I get totally bored. Just need inspiration. Although after yesterday’s WOD, I was hungry enough I wasn’t picky at all. Maybe that’s the trick? Plan my eating routine to follow my trip to the box and I’ll be satisfied eating anything. Yesterday was a Will WOD. As was mentioned on the CFD site “you know what that means!” and if you’ve been here a little while, you should! A fellow 6am’er whole generally avoids the weekend WODs mainly because the details are rarely posted sent me a text yesterday morning. She wanted to come try a “Will WOD” but was nervous cause she didn’t know what to expect. My response – Expect everything. A gymnastic bit, heavy lifting and some cardio. Expect it to be long, and HARD. And pray for a partner WOD. Guess what?! I hit that one right on the mark. And I loved it! 😀
As has been my norm recently, time for a batch of WOD catch-up.
Mon. Nov. 17:
5 Rounds of:
12- Kettlebell Swings (70/53) #35
12- Toes to Bar scaled
200 Meter Run 4 row/1 sally (air dyne)
Time – 11:31
Yes, scaled the crap out of this one. Coach Dave tried to get me to grab a heavier kettlebell, but my back is feeling a bit sketchy again so I went lighter but unbroken. I’ve come to the conclusion I may become a regular at the chiropractor if I plan to continue beating myself up 5 times a week at the box. Not to mention hockey where I have this amazing ability to get in front of shots quite regularly. Last week I caught the follow thru in the form of a stick whacking right across the knee cap. It’s a different sort of game in Mississauga in the winter. We play 4 on 4 in this small little arena thing. I’ll take a picture next time… but it’s been called pinball by a goalie friend. The name fits. Ok, wandered quite a bit with that one. Unbroken. Right. Yes, my reps were unbroken, not sure I can say the same for my legs! Soooo tight by midday! I blame Sunday’s wallballs more than today though. And maybe sally. I was walking funny after I got off and Dave totally called me on it haha!
Sun. Nov. 16:
50 Power Cleans #75
100 Deadlifts #125
200 Wallballs #14
*Every minute, both partners complete 4 burpees 88 burpees
Time – 23:22
OMG a Will WOD that didn’t totally suck all the life out of me 🙂 I loved this. Even with the evil burped twist to it. I’m a “chipper” kinda girl. Give me big reps that once you get through them, you’re done with that movement and I’m a happy camper. Dreaded the 200 wallballs at the end, but I had my competitive partner for this and we kept a really good 5 reps each rotation that worked all the way through. I wimped out of one of the burpee rounds near the beginning of the wallballs to avoid passing out, but otherwise just kept moving 🙂
Fri. Nov. 14:
Teams of 2 CRANK OUT
AMRAP 20 Minutes:
1 Burpee Box Jump (24/20), 1 Calorie Row
2 Burpee Box Jumps (24/20), 2 Calorie Row
3 Burpee Box Jumps (24/20), 3 Calorie Row
Score – 10 rounds +3 burped box jumps
Thurs. Nov. 13:
Part 1. Sumo Deadlift: Build to a Heavy Set of 3 Reps #185
Part 2. OTM for 14 Minutes
5- Sumo Deadlifts (75%) #135
15- Air Squats
Even Minutes: Rest
LOVED the sumo deadlift 🙂 First time ever trying this out. It felt really unsteady when the bar was lighter, but as the weights pilled on things just came together nicely.