April Challenge, Day 26

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

I woke up looking forward to the day, as it’s my “Friday” (I took a couple days for a staycation). The little met-con this morning after lifting was harder than it looked. Mostly just the double-unders. One minute of double-unders feels like an eternity. Mine was more like 25 seconds of double-unders, then just jumping rope. Either way, I was a sweaty mess.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: I realized through all of this that I don’t notice a ton in the early morning running to and from the gym. It’s more of a let’s get there/let’s get home. I’m sure there is a lesson in this…
I loved:
 Doing cleans. It’s a good lift – Not as technical as the snatch, but all about some fast elbows and a good squat.
#RealTalk: The jump rope marks when doing (missing?) lots of double-unders…

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Thanks, Rocket CrossFit!

April Challenge, Day 30!

Today’s Movement: Cycling (outdoors) & Stretching

Thirty days of movement – I made it! It seemed fitting to end as I began with a bike ride. I jumped on the light rail for a few stops then cycled another five miles or so to meet my spouse (her first ride of the year!) and a good friend and their toddler (her first ride ever!). We did a leisurely seven miles on the Burke-Gilman, all of us having our own challenges for the day (ask me about falling over in while still clipped into my bike…THAT’S going to take some practice), but enjoying the morning and camaraderie.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: The city waking up and being active on a Sunday morning – Cyclists, divers, runners, kayakers…
I loved: Being part of a toddler’s first ride and also being out the bikes for the first time with my spouse this year.
#RealTalk: Did I mention that clipless pedals / cycling shoes are going to take me a while to get used to? Ouch.

 

A multimodal morning!

 

April Challenge, Day 28

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

I got wild and crazy today and went to 7:00am class instead of 6:00am! Apparently this is what you do when you’re 32 and have another day off of work.

Don’t worry, after quite a productive day off yesterday, I spend the rest of today on the couch, watching fit people on TV and snacking on whatever I could find in the fridge.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: People going to work. But not me! (I feel like a “nanny-nanny-boo-boo” belongs here).
I loved: 
This workout. I mean, the bench was whatever, but the EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) was made for me.
#RealTalk: 
If you would have told me six years ago that I would be throwing around barbells, I would have thought you were crazy.

April Challenge, Day 25

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

I woke up well-rested and ready to go this morning! Class was hard and sweaty, and when I got home I took a little longer than usual to get out the door to catch transit to work this morning. Sometimes doing emails in a bathrobe is just much more appealing than being at the office early.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: One of my 6:00am CrossFit buddies on the light rail on the way to work. We both had to do a double take, as we both showered and not in workout clothes.
I loved:  That our coach was playing dance music this morning. It spawned a discussion about attending Daybreaker. (Briefly, it’s a morning yoga/dance party, which is the only kind I’m likely to attend these days, since I’m hard-pressed to stay up past 9:00pm).
#Realtalk: Ya’ll, I didn’t even mean to take that picture, but I saw it and decided it perfectly depicted how I’ve felt about getting my movement in last week.

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Thanks, Rocket CrossFit!

April Challenge, Day 24

Today’s Movement: Walking

Another Monday, another walk to the office through this beautiful (and very grey) city!

ON THE MOVE:

I saw:  The other day it was an eagle with a fish in its talons. Today I saw a little birdie with a worm in its mouth (the worm was still wriggling around)!
I loved: Making an impromptu decision to walk to work. The rain stopped, and I was sure that I wasn’t going to feel up for getting my movement in after work, so I just made it happen.
#Realtalk: Impromptu walking was great, but walking three miles in my boots was not ideal.

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Another angle of the downtown Seattle Library. I think this building is really beautiful, especially against the grey skies.

April Challenge, Day 23

Today’s Movement: Running

Sometimes you have runs that remind you why you like to run, and I’m so glad this morning turned out to be one of those. No rain, no wind, minimal people, and a relatively fast (for me right now) run that felt good (mostly) the whole time.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: The divers getting ready to go out. There are always SCUBA divers getting suited up to go into the Sound from Alki on the weekend. There are likely several groups, but, honestly, they all look the same in suits with their tanks.
I loved: Enjoying my run and listening to a new artist (K.Flay)!
#Realtalk: I didn’t have my “coaching” feature on during my run, so it didn’t call out the mileage at every mile increment. I’ve run along the water here many times, so I guesstimated where I needed to park and turn around to do five miles. It was such an awesome feeling when I checked my mileage not far before the half way point and it said 2.46 miles. I felt like such a rockstar.

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April Challenge, Day 22

Today’s Movement: Cycle & Flow

I look forward to this class. I fear this class. It’s hard in a familiar way, and I know I’m going to make it through, I know it’s going to be challenging, and I know I’ll be so sweaty my clothes will be saturated as if I was outside in the rain.

Thanks, Melissa and Live Love Flow for meeting all of my expectation this Saturday morning!

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: An athletic team of some sort (my guess at least) from the university across the street running early on a Saturday!
I loved: To learn that Cycle & Flow is coming back as an option during the week!
#Realtalk: I honestly think that more often than not, yoga is the hard part of this combo for me.

April Challenge, Day 21

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

Today was running masked by CrossFit. Nothing makes you feel a little badass (and slightly crazy) than doing burpees at street intersections (not IN the intersection, mom!)

I was reflecting today about the whole “21 days makes a habit” thing (which is actually a myth and a misinterpretation of some guy’s work). This has actually been the hardest week for me during this challenge. I’ve proved to myself that I can do this, but now it’s not feeling as “special” anymore. I’ve even been getting behind on posting my daily movement. Going into the last week of this “challenge”, I’ll be considering what my movement goals are after these 30 consecutive days and what’s next for Fitness Promiscuous.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: A very intimate view of the sidewalks in my neighborhood (this is what happens when you do burpees outside).
I loved: Forgetting to set an alarm and still waking up in time to go to the gym.
#Realtalk: The workout pants/underwear combo I chose today was just not working. Maybe it was the constant pulling up my pants because of the jumping up and down for burpees, but it was wedgie city.

April Challenge, Day 20

Today’s Movement: Walking (& Stretching)

I had a super hectic day at work and instead of getting up for the gym, I got up early to work on some items before going into the office. Fitness is certainly a priority for me, but so is not being so stressed out about time while I’m moving that it’s not at all enjoyable. Thankfully my sweetie was up for an evening walk and everything worked out. She has been so supportive of me in this movement challenge, and I really can’t thank her enough.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw:  At the very beginning of our loop around the park we saw an eagle with a fish in its talons that it had just picked up from the lake. Nature is badass.
I loved:  The surprise evening sun! The forecast did not look terribly promising, but we lucked out!
#Realtalk:  I was all kinds of sore after yesterday’s workout. I spent a little time on the foam roller which was both terrible and amazing.

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