Fitness Friday #21

Another week has come and gone. A week full of friends and fun and lots of work. I guess I don’t  need to specify that, we’re all in that place, right?

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But after an amazing weekend in Boulder at the Blend Retreat and seeing so many friends, my heart is busting. Top that off with an amazing event in Wyoming yesterday (the hardest state for us to book) and my heart may explode with joy. I have a couple days off now to rest, relax and catch up on my mile-long to-do list. I anticipate many coffee shops and gallons upon gallons of coffee. I’m not complaining. 😉

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Let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? By that, I obviously mean the workouts because there were some good ones this week!

Friday 5/15

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Blend Retreat…

1 hour hike

 

Saturday 5/16

Blend Retreat…

1 hour bootcamp

2 hour hike

 

Sunday 5/17

Yoga

 

Monday 5/18

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Wild Horizons CF Event

50 Goblet Squats (16kg KB)

5 Rope climbs (1 + 4 progressions)

40 Slam Ball Lunges (35#)

4 Rope Climbs (1 + 3 progressions)

30 Lateral Bar hops (20”)

3 Rope Climbs (1 + 2 progressions)

20 Deadlifts (65#)

2 Rope Climbs (1 + 1 progression)

10 Hang Squat Cleans (65#)

1 Rope Climb

Time: 21:12

 

Tuesday 5/19

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Conviction CF Event

3 rounds:

8 ring rows

8 single-arm KB Swings

then…

4 rounds for time:

6 box jumps (20”)

9 hang power cleans (65#)

12 pull-ups (green band)

time: 8:38

 

Wednesday 5/20

Rest

 

Thursday 5/21

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Mountain Fit Event

Death by style for all…

10 min EMOM:

5 burpees

2 KB snatch (25#)

+2 snatch per round

3 min rest, then…

10 min EMOM:

5 pull-ups (jumping)

2 deadlifts (85#)

+2 DL per round

3 min rest, then…

200m run

2 sit-ups

+2 sit-ups per round

It was a great week of workouts and I loved the Blend Retreat hikes and yoga to add a little more variety to my routine.

How were your workouts this week? 

How are you adding variety to your workouts?

How I’m Incorporating “Quiet Time” Into My Day

We’re all living non-stop lives. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it’s OK to take a few moments for yourself, to unwind, to relax, to breathe.

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It’s really not something that I’m very good at but I’m trying and that’s what counts, right?

This past weekend at Blend, things were busy and fun and I was exhausted but I found myself having a lot of trouble sleeping, especially in the early hours of the morning. There comes a point when I can’t lay in bed any longer so both Saturday and Sunday morning, I let myself roll out of bed, make myself a Spark and just spend a little time to myself.

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I know this may sound crazy or cheesy, but I loved those moments and found myself okay with the lack of sleep because of the quiet, relaxing start I got to my morning.

Quiet evenings are also becoming a regular thing around here for me. It’s easy with our schedules and todo lists to just work until I’m so exhausted I have no choice but to go to sleep (don’t get me wrong, this does still happen sometimes) but lately I’ve been doing one Sudoku puzzle before bed.

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One of my goals for the year is to read 6 books and so far I haven’t read a single one (how sad does that sound?!) so I’ve also been working on that by picking up a book and reading at least one chapter a night before I go to sleep. This hasn’t been quite as consistent but I’m working on it (again, that’s what counts!).

I know it may sound silly but I live for these quiet moments and hope I can keep finding ways to consistently incorporate them into my life and my every day routine.

Do you have a designated quiet time each day?

How do you make those fit into your schedule? 

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