Thursday, May 9, 2013

90 Days of Awesome

My life is about to get fucking ridiculous.

Next week? Travel to NC for the wedding of my BIL with kids in tow.  The idea of flying with a 5 year old and a pair of 3 year olds makes me twitch, but that's what we're going to do.  Because the idea of driving 20 hours one way in a car with said children makes me want to hang myself.

I know Lily is a good flyer.  She's been to Phoenix and back with me on two occaisions and was a champ both times.  So good that the people around us had no idea there was a child with me.  Quiet, mouse like.  That's her.  A couple of books, a new coloring book, and a box of crayons (plus snacks) and she's a busy bee.  The twin three year olds will be a challenge. They are loud. They are rambunctious. They are 3 year old boys.  I am going to be spending the next week sacrificing farm animals and hoping that neither of them inherited their father's tendency toward motion sickness.

Oh yeah.  My husband gets airsick.  Yay. 

So we'll pack some barf bags and hope for the best.  Luckily we won't have to check luggage as my SIL will be taking our stuff and our carseats with her in their RV (praise cheeses).  When we arrive we'll be hanging out for two days and then heading back.  Lightning fast vacay. 

And I have to get a 20 miler on Friday.  Yikes.

Once we're back, its Memorial Day weekend which encompasses our 7th wedding anniversary.  Then the month of June which is going to be crazy.  I have two 10Ks a Ragnar and a marathon in June.  That's right.  A race every weekend.  I was clearly high in January when I signed up for all this stuff.  Not that it isn't all fun, awesome stuff...but holy fuckballs.  Busy busy busy.

Once the marathon is over I'm going to spend exactly one week recovering and then (drumroll)


I never took a hiatus last year, and frankly I am buuuuuuurrrrrrrnnnnnneeeeddddd out.  It's not that I don't get any pleasure from running, but I am so sick of training I could scream.  I'm not doing a good job of preparing for this marathon, but I just can't get my motivation up to do better.  When Grandma's is over, I'm done until the fall (or maybe the winter).  I've been neglecting Crossfit and I need to get back on it.  So that's what I'm going to do!

The 90 Days of Awesome refer to a 90 day challenge.  Basically to lose fat (NOT WEIGHT) and optimize my body composition.  I'll be sticking to my Paleo lifestyle with a couple of added nutritional boosts (greens smoothies, which I've never tried before!) and a return to whole food fundamentals.  I've been slipping with Paleo the last couple of weeks and I can feel the difference.  So I signed up for this challenge, got a virtual buddy, and I'm poised to take my physical fitness to the next level.  Just in time to turn 36.  I want to move serious weight by summer's end, and by that I mean weight loaded on a barbell.  At this point I could give a rat's ass about the number on the scale.  I'm approaching my 1 year Crossfit anniversary and though I've made enormous strides in strength and mobility, there are things I could do so much better if I got to the box more often and really concentrated on nourishing my body. 

So there you have it.  I'm settling into my dayjob routine and I'm ready to refocus on fitness.  I have specific goals: 
1. Master double unders
2. Deadlift 200lbs (current best is 155)
3. Clean 125lbs (current best is 100)
4. 20 in box jumps without feeling like I'm going to die.  I wanna be BOUNCY, dammit!
5. Unassisted pull-up.  Even if it's just one or two.  I want this.

Whew.  Public accountability, yo.


Wisconsin half marathon recap:

I was woefully, terribly, hideously undertrained.  2:30:20.  I felt mostly fine, did good with the hills, then locked up at bit at mile 11.  I was on pace for around 2:20...then...not.

Honestly, this was a fun race.  I got to hang with some internet buddies and make a couple of new friends.  The course was weird but fun, the scenery was great, the weather was great, and the post race beer was interesting.  I would absolutely do this one again...even if the cheese in the finisher's snack bag was from VERMONT.  (Seriously, WTF?)

Still, I recommend it!