I’m Writing Again

I’ve been writing more lately. Maybe not specifically on the blog or for the blog, but in general. When the moment strikes me, I take out my phone and usually just start writing into the notes app on my phone. It takes a lot for me to share these words as they usually stem from something extremely personal but since this blog is called Talk Less, Say More, I figured I better say something worth sharing.


With that said, here’s something I wrote recently…

No one said it would be easy

And I knew it from the start
Most things worth doing will try you
They will send you on a ride
One you never saw coming
So you learn to suck it up
Grow tougher skin
Hold back the tears
And make the tough decisions
The ones that question your pride
And strength
And perseverance
And belief in yourself
In those around you
Belief in what you’re doing
Sometimes it takes going home
To re-ground yourself
To find your way
To remind yourself why you started
Why you challenged the system
The normal way for everyone else
The way that doesn’t suit you
But sometimes we forget
We get caught in the breeze
We drift off course
We lose our direction
And need to find our way back
So that’s when we go home
We plant our feet back on the ground
We see the faces of those we know
Who support and encourage and love
Who know we can do it
Who know we’ll give it all
So I’ll hand you my pride if I must
I’ll show you my fear
My insecurities and worry
But I’ll also show you my strength
My love and my passion
My drive and ambition
And then when you least expect it
When I least expect it
I’ll show you it was worth it all.

Weekly Workouts – Catch Up Time!

I feel so out of touch with the blog world. Since I’m still trying to find my new routine, I haven’t really been writing or reading blogs, something that I very much enjoy doing so it’s been weird. I feel like I could be “missing” things which I must admit when I say it sounds absolutely ridiculous.

Anyway, last week was like a tornado. My head was all over the place and I was all over the place trying to get everything ready so we could leave for Duluth, MN. Because of this I never shared my workouts from the week so I figured this week we’ll play a bit of catch up.

weekly workouts

Friday 10/31/14
3RM Power Clean: 85#
For time 15-12-9:
Power Cleans (50#)
Toes-to-bar (knee raises)
Tall Box Jumps (20”)
Time: 6:31

Saturday 11/1/14
50 States Event
AMrAP 3 rounds of:
1:00 Burpees
1:00 Power snatch (35#)
1:00 Box Jumps (12”)
1:00 Thrusters (35#)
1:00 Chest-to-bar Pull-Ups (green band)
1:00 rest
Score: 253

Sunday 11/2/14
4.4 mile run

Monday 11/3/14
1RM Hang squat snatch: 60#
For time:
2 rounds of:
6 snatch (35#)
6 burpee pull-ups (w/ box)
Then, 2 rounds of:
8 hang snatch
8 burpee box jumps (16”)
Then, 2 rounds of:
10 overhead squats
10 burpees
Time: 10:20

Tuesday 11/4/14

Wednesday 11/5/14
Front Squat – 5-3-1+
10 rounds for time:
15 Air Squats
10 Sit-ups
5 Chest-to-bar pull-ups

50 States Event
AMRAP in 20 w/ partner:
8 Burpees
19 Box Jumps
20 Thrusters
5 Chest-to-bar pull-ups
score: 3 + 16 box jumps

Thursday 11/6/14

Friday 11/7/14

Saturday 11/8/14
Deadlift 1RM: 175#
25 Knees-to-elbows
25 Thrusters
25 Pull-ups
25 Burpee Box Jumps

Sunday 11/9/14
1.5 mile walk

Monday 11/10/14
3 mile run

Tuesday 11/11/14

Wednesday 11/12/14
Strict press: 5-5-5+: 55# (5)

AMRAP in 10:00
30 walking lunges
15 rings dips
10 db snatch (30#)
score: 3 & 3 snatches

Thursday 11/13/14

How have your workouts been lately?

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