A Week in My Life August 17-23

Whew. The past two weeks really got away from me and I wasn't able to post any updates.

With the kids returning to school this week, my tree getting hit my lightning and having to be cut down, my dog getting very sick and spending 24 hours in the doggy hospital....and that's all THIS week. My life has been CRAZY!

Thankfully I have returned to my normal CrossFit routine! While I'm still experiencing some pain in my right heel from Plantar Fasciitis, my knee is feeling MUCH better!

My week was a busy one! Here's how it went!

Sunday-I was supposed to go down to the Sand Key Sheraton and meet the cast of Dolphin Tale 2. Let's just say I didn't make it and we'll leave it at that. I don't want to place blame on any one member of my family, but due to circumstances out of my control, I wasn't able to attend.

So instead I drowned my misery in lawn work. I pretty much spent all afternoon mowing and weed whacking, just trying to keep my mind off the fact that I should have been meeting Harry Connick, Jr.

I packed lunches for the TampaTrio and had them off to sleep land by 7pm. I wanted them bright eyed and bushy tailed for their first day of school!

Calories: 778

Steps: 22,156

Monday-WOD! My first WOD without kids since June!! It was nice to get a workout that was just for ME! I wasn't having to worry about what Ronin needed, it was all ME ME ME!!

And it was lovely.

We started our 2nd 12 week squat program. I had to drop out about 8 weeks into our first program because of my knee, but I felt good enough to start this program. And it was a DOOZY!!

After the back squats, we did front squats and then we did a WOD afterwards!

Whew! Lots of great work!!

And then I spent the rest of Monday running around like a crazy woman! I had to drop my phone off to be fixed, my dog got very sick and had to be rushed to the Dr., my daughter had an ortho appt, AND their bus was an hour late, AND Ronin had CrossFit kids. Whew. It was a busy day! But we managed and got it done!

Calories: 462

Steps: 12,909

Tuesday-WOD!! Again, a busy day! I got a phone call that my dog was cleared to come home AND the tree dudes were coming to the house to take down my giant oak. It was an emotional morning, made a bit better by my WOD.

I hadn't done Power Snatches in quite some time, so I wasn't sure about weight selection. I ended up choosing 45 pounds, and I think I could have gone a tad heavier.

But I wasn't ready for what I came home to.

When I left the house this morning, the kids gave our tree a big hug goodbye.

And I came home from the gym and the tree looked like this:

By the end of the day, we were left with this:

It's sort of surreal to know that just two weeks ago I had a healthy, vibrant oak tree and in the flash of an eye it's gone.


But my dog is home. And he's doing much better, so that's a positive thing at least.

Steps: 12,000

Calories: 646

Wednesday-WOD!! Oh my. I thought we'd have a mobility day or a strength day. Ya, not so much.

We worked to a max weight on the push press and split jerk. The complex went 2 push plus, followed by one split jerk. I got to 70 pounds. I could have gone heavier, but I didn't want to! LOL.

Then our wod was a 15 minute AMRAP of 5 ring rows, 10 pushups and 15 double unders. But I can't jump, so I always do slam balls in place of jumping rope. Oh my word. I ended up getting 11 rounds, but oh my word. My shoulders!

Then I came home and had a TON of work to do on our tree.

First I moved this entire stack of wood from the front of our house to the backyard.

The the stump grinding dude came out and ground up the tree stump. So I spent part of the evening trying to level out this mess.

And then I took the ALS ice bucket challenge! As cold as it was pouring that ice water over my head, it was also very refreshing!


Steps: 22,577

Thursday-WOD! Day 2 of our squat program. Oh my legs. Oh my legs. Oh my legs.


I did 8 rounds of the WOD. Oh my legs.

And then I spent the afternoon finishing up the tree business. I am so done.

Calories: 532

Steps: 17,001

Friday-WOD! Friday is makeup day, and since I was present for every WOD this week, I made-up my own! I did Death By Slamballs. EMOM for 32 minutes. Oh man, it was killer!

After the WOD I did a nice 2 mile walk with one of my CrossFit friends. Both of us had a crazy schedule over the summer and didn't get the chance to walk after our workouts because we had kids with us, so it was very nice to catch up.

After my WOD I went and had ART on my Plantar Fasciitis foot.

But before he did ART, I had electric shock therapy, then an ultrasound, then he brought out the tools and really went to town on my foot. OUCH! But we could hear things breaking up and now I'm not in nearly as much pain. Still hurts, but it's certainly much better.

Calories: 828

Steps: 14,000

Saturday-REST DAY!! And a true rest day it was. I took Ronin to a back to school picnic for his CubScout Pack. It was hot and steamy, but it was so much fun!! We're going to have a great year of scouting! They practiced their skills with the Raingutter Regetta!

 It was the first time Ronin had ever done something like this and he really liked it. We're already looking forward to making our own boat for the Regetta in October.

We came home and James cooked a bunch of chicken for the week, and I did a ton of laundry and that was it.

My foot is feeling so much better from the ART therapy!! Seriously, it's like night and day. I'm going to have another treatment on Thursday and I bet after that I'm going to feel almost back to normal!! WooHoo!!


Also, I recently found out that I'm officially an ambassador for Enell!!

Enell is a sports bra company made for women that are #stronghealthycurvy Wink

I started wearing Enell back in 2008 when I first began working out, and they've been my favorite sports bra ever since. And their sizing system is so unique, it's a no-brainer. As my pectoral muscles became larger, and the area above my ribs got smaller, I was able to easily figure out what size Enell bra I would need. So even now, as my body continues to change, it's easy to figure out what size I need with just a quick measure of 2 key areas: largest part of my chest and right below my chest. Bam. Easy.

And with all the bouncing I do in CrossFit, I need something that is going to hold me in place and Enell does just that!


How was your week?? Have your kids returned to school yet?


Comments (2) -

  • Jenny,
    My son went back to school on Monday and started the 10th grade! Glad to hear that you got the trio back to school okay! Wish that I could do cross-fit! I've got fibromyalgia and lumbar spine issues right now.
    Plantar fasciitis... I can definitely relate to that! After working on my feet at work as a RN for 26 years, I had PF on both feet, and had the surgery for it 3 summers ago, after P.T. and massage. If you can avoid the surgery, more power to you!
    BTW, following you on Instagram as : barbie62   You are inspiring!
  • Yes, first week back to school is always so crazy.  Getting back into the routine is not just for them. I forgotten how to pack lunches! ;) Hopefully it will be smoother this week. So sorry about your tree. We have a big oak tree in front of our house too and I wouldn't know what to do if we had to remove it. Scary. Glad your dog is feeling better. Smile
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