Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ready to go!

Taking 2 weeks off from writing was a very good thing. It gave me time to get caught up on some projects at home that it's just so easy to shove aside. You know, the piles of paper, time for planning, stuff like that.

I did spend a little time on the weblog, mostly uploading new pictures to Flickr. If you decide to check them out, you can see some of my "before" pics. I'm not morbidly obese or anything, but it's hard to believe that those pictures are of a younger me. Just goes to show you that time moving on is not necessarily a bad thing -- it just depends on what you choose to DO with that time, I guess.

On the workout front, I finished my first month of boxing camp and signed up for four more months. It's a workout, for sure, but I think of it as morning playtime, which makes it a whole lot easier to get up for. And the benefits of boxing camp came into play today as Tim and I did the Crossfit Filthy Fifty. This brutal workout consists of 10 exercises, 50 reps of each exercise. Today was the first time I've done it with strict form, finishing all 50 reps, then moving on to the next exercise. (In the past I'd bounce from exercise to exercise, still completing all the reps, but doing it my way.) The first exercise is box jumps --- well, here are the exercises:

box jumps
jumping pullups
kettlebell swings
hanging knees to elbows
lunge walks
back extensions
wall ball
double unders

In the past, I'd substituted regular jump rope for the double unders. But today? Fifty double unders, baby! And the great thing was that the jumping rope felt like rest. (Maybe that's because it came right after burpees, which suck.) Total time was 37 minutes, which I hope to beat the next time I revisit this workout.

Today was the Davis Half Marathon, but with the storms of yesterday, and Austin's gymnastics meet in San Mateo last night (we didn't get home till after midnight), I decided to prevent myself from any possibility of actually running in that race. So yesterday I did a 13.1 mile training run. Looks like my first of my half dozen half's will be in March in Sacramento.

That's it from me. Time to return to Superbowl viewing.


Irene said...

I've heard from others that those 50 can be brutal! Congrats!

I think I would have backed out of a race due to really bad weather, too. Like you've said, there will be a lot more races to come!

Brit-Man said...

Keep up the hard work, you are doing brilliantly :-) :-.

Best wishes.

:-) :-)

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KatieFeldmom said...

Welcome Back!!!
Love the new Flickr pictures.

Now that football is over, how did Tim do on Fantasy Football?

Pamela said...

Hello Hello...found you over in that "other place" too..

Colette said...

I am SOOO happy you're back! You have been very active these past weeks (like I'm really shocked...not). You are kicking butt and looking great. I'm happy for you.

Welcome back ;)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm gonna need help with those pull-ups. Tony has ALREADY assigned some for me! YIKES!

Glad you're back!!!

LizN said...

Gosh Leslie, you are beautiful, glowing athletic wonder woman.

Thanks for your encouragement about the surgery. I can only hope to look as good as you do :)