Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Random unrelated musings

Life is still crazy busy, but really really good. Here's what's in my head, in no particular order:

A new favorite song
Isn't it fun to find a song that you get totally mesmerized with, wanting to hear it over and over again? Well, right now I'm liking what every 12-year-old girl on the planet also likes: Right Where You Want Me, by Jesse McCartney. It has that easysexy vibe that I just love. And yep, I'm listening to it right now, full volume, on repeat in iTunes!

Matt Furey
Is anyone familiar with Combat Conditioning? I'm really tempted to get the DVDs, but kind of want a second opinion. I'm really becoming convinced that although weights are good, you can do bodyweight stuff and get even better results. Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you know of this guy.

SST Workouts
Still hard, but very very fun. Today was this progression:
15 kettlebell swings
15 pushups
15 kb swings
15 box jumps
15 kb swings
15 burpees
15 kb swings
15 wall ball tosses
15 kb swings
15 sumo thingeys that I can't even think of the name of
15 kb swings

Coach Valentino said he'd be happy if we did this circuit in less than 10 minutes. My time? 6:30 baby! You know, when I write it down, it doesn't sound that hard, but much of the time was at the brink of anaerobic effort. I'm still having fun with it!

Monthly Loveliness
It's a wonder any woman has a waist or is any shape other than round, giving the cravings that come right before the time of the month. This weekend was a brownie-batter-fest at my house. Today I'm feeling round and very ready for my period to start to the extra fluff can be gone!

Fun Cardio
Now that I'm not training for anything in particular, I've been having fun with cardio. On Monday I took the kids to gymnastics, watched them for a bit, then headed out for 45 minutes of running/lunge walking/skipping/marching. It was very very fun. I know I look strange when I skip, but if people would only try it, they would know how fun it feels, and I'll bet the world would be a better place...

A New Hobby?
I am trying something new these days, and it's name is GOLF! Tim is very close to a single-digit handicap golfer. So I've had a chance to ride along at some of the most beautiful golf courses: Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, and actually, our golf course, Catta Verdera, which is truly beautiful. But yesterday I played 9 holes with two girlfriends. That was way more than the 2 holes Tim and I played last week, which was my previous record for golfing. So I showed up at the golf course in my costume (well, that's what it feels like!) of golf shoes and a real golf outfit (thank you Tim!) with my mother-in-law's clubs in tow. I met my friends, and in a stroke of pure genius, presented them with Toblerone candy bars, saying, "When you think back on today's golf, if you happen to think of me, I want you to think, "Leslie brought me chocolate" rather than "Leslie completely sucks at golf!" So yeah, I do completely suck, but it was a low-key group, and we had fun. I'm taking a lesson this weekend and plan to go out again in a couple of weeks.

If you have kids...
You should check this out. It's written for girls, but boys could certainly benefit from this. Wish I'd seen it when I was younger. It was sent to me by a very cool teen who's best friends with one of my nieces.

-----------are like apples-----------
-------on trees. The best ones-----
------are at the top of the tree.-----
----The boys don't want to reach---
---for the good ones because they--
--r afraid of falling and getting hurt.-
--Instead, they get the rotten apples-
-from the ground that aren't as good, -
-but easy. So the apples up top think-
-something wrong w/ them when in--
--reality they're amazing. They just--
---have to wait for the right boy to--
---- come along, the one who's------
---------- brave enough to-----------
--------------climb all-----------------
--------------the way------------------
-------------to the top----------------
------------of the tree.----------------


Anonymous said...

Okay, I looked back and couldn't find the description of a "burpees". Can you explain what they are? Thanks!

Terri said...

I love the apples in the tree. We are on the top. You got your guy to climb up and get you. I am still waiting.....