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.


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.


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.

April Challenge, Day 19

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

I was actually looking forward to today’s class, as most of the moves were ones that I enjoy working on. The snatch is such a technical lift, but it’s been fun to do more of and feel the difference and improvement when it’s done correctly. The met-con was HARD! Five rounds of a three-minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible), with one minute breaks between the rounds. Talk about muscle fatigue!


I saw: (Maybe this should go under #Realtalk, but I’m a few days behind on posts and I have no idea what I saw…)
I loved: Looking forward to going to the gym. The rest of this week was a bit of a struggle.
#Realtalk: I was basically just peeling myself up from the ground for some of those last rounds of push-ups. I couldn’t even do knee push-ups anymore!

Thanks, Rocket CrossFit!

April Challenge, Day 18

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

Sometimes you go to the gym at 5:00am because it’s the only time during the day that will work. And, surprisingly, sometimes you don’t hate it.


I saw: Snails…making their way out for Spring.
I loved:  That is wasn’t pitch black outside on my way to the gym.
#Realtalk:  Sometimes you fall asleep at 8:30pm (which makes getting up at 4:30am much easier). #adulting

Thanks, Rocket CrossFit!

April Challenge, Day 17

Today’s Movement: Running

No pictures today. No logging of miles. Today was a a catch-up-with-a-friend-while-getting-in-my-movement day. I’m not usually a chat while running type of person, but a nice jog along the Seattle waterfront with a dear friend was the best way I could imagine spending an hour after a Monday at work.


I saw:  The post-work city bustle while jogging down to the waterfront.
I loved:  Going for a run in the rain and not being that upset by it.
#Realtalk:  Friends who have extra hair ties are good friends.

April Challenge, Day 16

Today’s Movement: Walking (and Stretching)

We woke up at 6:00am, we put on our hiking clothes, we had a nice hearty breakfast, and…we decided not to go hiking. After our failed attempt yesterday, we were going to try again. Alas, neither of us felt that excited about making the drive out for the hike. In the end, all we wanted was some fresh air, some good movement, and some time together. We decided we could get that in the city, just a short drive away, walking along the shores of Alki. I’m not usually a “go with the flow” kind of person, but I’m also over doing things because I feel like I have to or have some obligation to. It was perfect.


I saw: The hope of a lovely Spring/Summer!
I loved: The sound of the water hitting the shore. It’s in my Top 3.
#Realtalk: It’s okay to change plans. It really is.


April Challenge, Day 15

Today’s Movement: Cycling (outdoors)

Halfway! Fifteen days of movement and blogging. I wanted to “celebrate” the halfway point with a hike with my sweetie. We headed out with a Plan A and a Plan B, but both were squashed due to every Seattleite on the planet also deciding to go hiking. Every parking lot was completely full. So we took a detour and stopped by Snoqualmie Falls (our unplanned Plan C) and then got burgers. Since I didn’t get any movement in in the morning, I decided to go back to where this all started (Day 1) and jump on my bike. We’ll try our hike again tomorrow.


I saw: A lot of people braving short sleeves and tank tops. It was a sweltering 57°F.
I loved: ALL. THE. SUN.
#Realtalk: Whoa…ALL. THE. POTHOLES. It’s Spring in Seattle! Maybe there will be some relief with the “Pothole Palooza” that starts next week.

Thanks, www.mapmyride.com!


April Challenge, Day 14

Today’s Movement: Tempo Cycle

There is a dry, sunny, relatively “warm” weekend on the horizon! Instead of planning for a weekend Cycle & Flow class, I decided to hit up the very early, very sweaty 5:45am 60-minute Tempo Cycle class at Live Love Flow. Don teaches this early class…with a whistle.


I saw: A full class of folks who really love Don, our instructor! It is his 50th birthday and there was lots of love (and cupcakes).
I loved: Singing and dancing emphatically to Beyoncé and Mariah Carey on my drive home from spin.
#Realtalk: There is a certain brand of masochism that comes with waking up at 5:00am to go to a class that is an hour of suck.

Thanks, Live Love Flow!

April Challenge, Day 13

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

Well, three days in a row! I got up. I showed up. I complained about it. I did it. It was over.


I saw: The trees in full bloom around here. Lovely for me, not so fun for those with allergies.
I loved: (I’m supposed to be positive here, huh? That was why I made this part of my daily April Challenge journal.) …being healthy and able to move my body.
#Realtalk: Feeling over everything today.

Thanks, Rocket CrossFit!

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