Monday, December 31, 2012

3 Rounds:

dips at 14
pull-ups at 16
20 walking lunges with 8 lb weights

30 minutes spin

20 air squats
1 min plank

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Keen's - Bern Baby Bern

I bought these boots after looking around for comfy black leather boots for quite some time.  I had ordered a pair of Frye's, but for $300, I did not love them, or even like them really.  I have many other pairs of keens and I started wearing them pretty frequently after the plantar facitus struck.  They were super comfy right out of the box.  They fit great with my athletic (big) calves and I have room to zip them up over skinny jeans.  LOVE!

Keen Bern Baby Bern


I swam today.  100m warm-up and then 10x25 freestyle.  fast.

I tried to then swim endurance laps but only made it 2.5x25's before my arms gave out on me.

Sat in the hot tub long enough for my muscles to relax and then in the sauna.  Great morning.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Today I went to MANU and did OWL with the sis and LPD.  What a great workout!

  • 20 air squats
  • 5 lunge each leg/reach to sky
  • walking lunge/elbow to ground/rock back to toe tip
  • over/under fence
  • 2 reps for 8 hang cleans.  increasing weights
  • ankle up on bench lunges (dumbells in hand) 5 (both sides) x3
  • ladder jumps 5x3 (between ankle-up lunges)
  • dips 10x3
  • TRX strap flys 10x3
  • plank 1 minute
  • side plank ups 15 each side
  • boat 1 minute
Legs and arms are sore!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Angie's WOD AMRAP:

10 overhead walking lunges
5 power cleans (27lb bar)
15 sit-ups

I completed 6 rounds in 15 minutes.  It felt good, I was sweating and breathing heavy, but didn't feel like I was going to puke.  Then I did a spin workout for 30 minutes.  Felt really good.

I made the mistake of weighing myself this morning.  I'm at my holy shit weight.  I told myself that  a few pounds was water weight from the two dirty martini's I had yesterday.  Next time I'll hold the dirty.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Crossfit at a globo gym???

I love to crossfit.  Since my first time two summers ago in the Lenexa PD parking lot, I have been hooked.  I'll admit it, I love the pain.  Being too sore to lower myself into a chair, to roll over in bed, to drive my stick shift, you get the idea.  I also love the way my arms looked while pulling my hair into a pony tail, how great my jeans fit, and how I felt I could pretty much kick anyone's ass who messed with me.

The bad: I can only crossfit at the station when my crossfitting/olympic weightlifting sister is going.  And the word has gotten out how great Xfit is and the tiny gym is packed with people wondering why a non-employee is taking up space.  The other bad: The traditional crossfit box is uber expensive to join, and there is no pool or spin bike and I loooove swimming and biking.

As a result, my Xfit gains have been lost.  My solution is to attempt to WOD at Healthridge.  The good news is there are quite a few spaces to pull together equipment.  And I found a cool website, WOD at Home, for some ideas that require less equipment.

I was going to do a pilates class tomorrow.  But honestly, I hate classes and spend them watching the clock.  So maybe I'll go for a quick spin and then Xfit. We'll see....


I felt so good when I was eating Paleo.  My bloodwork was awesome, my asthma and hives went away, I lost a few pounds of fat.  And then like all of my other best intentions, I fell off the wagon.  Now I'm back to scratching and wheezing and rolling over the top of my jeans.  So, I bought a few paleo cookbooks.  Well Fed and Wheat Belly.  I also rejoined the gym since I haven't been able to run the past few months due to the PF related issues.  So, we'll see.  Until then, here is a coconut curry with chicken and vegetables that I cooked up last week.  It was super yummy and totally Paleo.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Scrappy, Sunny, and Frankie

The winter of '10 was a doozy.  We had over a foot of snow which is really uncommon in eastern Kansas.  for some reason, I got on a macrame kick.  I decided to make some owls.  One of them (scrappy) lives in my knitting bag and travels with me as a mascot when my friends and I have our Stitch-n-Bitch nights.  The other two are still on my living room wall.  Only one is really "show" worthy :).  I imagine both will find a home in a closet when we move....

Sonny (son of scrappy).  Scrappy is camera shy

Maisey is not looking forward to another project

Frankie.  I actually like this one.


Joe's Quilt. Part 2

After I walked away (for the time being) from the green stripped headache quilt, I knew I needed more masculine fabrics and pattern for Joe's quilt.  By now it was mid January and I was hoping to get the quilt done by Valentines Day.   I decided to just wing it.  Which I should have done to begin with...I've never been great at following directions. 

I used a few striped fabrics of blue, grey, and maroon shades with some solid navy and grey.

The back is a navy corduroy.  Maisey thinks it is super cozy! 

The finished quilt!  He loves it  :)

Joe's quilt. Part 1

This is the fabric laid out on our spare bed

Fabric laid out on the floor
For Christmas, I planned on making a quilt for Joe.  To my surprise, he was really excited about getting a handmade quilt.  So the pressure was on!!  My good friend Beth, had shown me a fabulous book "Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts" by Keffe Fassett and I found an awesome striped quilt I decided to make for him.  My mom ended up buying me a copy of the book.  Thanks mom!

Halfway though working on this quilt it began to give me a major headache...literally.  And I had showed Joe a finished piece and I could tell that he did not love it.  Which was okay because I wasn't really loving it either.  So I put it in my unfinished projects drawer and hope to finish it this winter.  I think I'll use a brown plaid flannel for the backing.  

This brings me to Joe's quilt. Part 2

My first quilt!

For my first ever quilt I used batiks.  Which I  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  It is quite small and would actually make a great crib quilt.  Hmmmm... I used a pattern for the two middle squares and then just added borders until it was the size I wanted.   The back is the yellow floral batik.  I cheated and did a "yarn tie" finish on this one!

Maisey was exhausted by the entire process :)