Someone was REALLY excited to have me home last night/ this morning.
According to Derek, Maddie was a complete angel all week. She slept, slept, and slept some more. I think she was saving up her energy for when mommy came home because the one thing she did not want to do last night was sleep. She was running laps around the house all night and kept trying to get me to play with her. I tried my best to wear her down with a long game of catch when I got up this morning, but man, that girl’s energy is endless!
(p.s. I missed that crazy energy. 😉 )
The drive from Miami to Tampa last night was nice and easy. It actually went pretty quickly thanks to empty roads and a good book. I listened to a good chunk of You are an Ironman on the way; the book started out a little slow and drawn out (yawn), but picked up once he moved past the introduction and got into the meat of the “weekend warriors” training. Besides the drawn out intro my only other complaint would be the male’s voice of the audiobook version. I’m still not 100% convinced it’s a real person and not a computer generated voice reading the book.
I stopped at Panera in Naples and got the “You Pick 2” with the seasonal Harvest Salad and Chicken Stew.
Next time I would get the salad without the dressing, otherwise it was all pretty good. LOVED the stew, I need to recreate that home soon. 🙂
Starbucks recently went paperless with their rewards program and I was saving my earned free drink for something special on the way home.
Just a heads up for anyone who was wondering how to use the free rewards via the app (since there isn’t anything in the app that says “USE YOUR FREE REWARD NOW”), just let the barista know you have a free reward you want to use and scan your card as normal. The free reward won’t be counted towards a drink until you tell them to use it (that was something I worried about – I like to save the free rewards for a big drink and didn’t want to accidentally use it on a tall coffee 😉 ).
My free drink reward went towards a grande pumpkin spice latte.
‘Tis the season for red cups! 🙂
I got home just in time to see Florida State pull out a win (barely a win, but we’ll take it), then crashed hard.
This morning I headed to CrossFit for a lesson in snatch squats.
You may recognize the snatch from a little thing called the Olympics.
I remember watching some of the weightlifting competitions at the Olympics this year, those folks are intense. My knees hurt just watching them snatch.
Our snatches weren’t quite as intense this morning, though some of the guys were really impressing me with what they could put up – more power to them! I more or less focused on form and kept the weight on the light side so I could get my body where it needed to be without sacrificing form. I maxed out at the 35lb bar since I was struggling with keeping everything fluid.
- 12 Push Press
- 40 m shuttle (4×10)
- 8 Snatch Squat
- 5 RFT (repeat for time)
This one was definitely an arm burner. Since we had to keep the same weight for the entire WOD, I thought I was getting off easy with the Push Press, but the higher number of reps destroyed that theory. I was beat after 5 rounds; my arms were total jello.
Post-workout breakfast of eggs, apple slices, and peanut butter.
I can’t believe it’s Friday. I’m ready for a weekend at home with my two loves. 🙂
Happy almost weekend!