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catch up and a couple faves

hi guys!!! i kind of loved yesterday's wod {even though it almost made me puke!!}

it was a 20 minute AMRAP {as many rounds as possible} of 15 power cleans and 25 double unders {or 75 single jump ropes for those of us still learning DUs}. i meant to use the prescribed 75#, but wasn't even paying attention to what i was adding to the female bar- it's still hard for me getting used to adding weight to the female bar which is 33#, compared to the regular bar which is 45#. i only use the female bar for overhead stuff and cleans really, so i need to focus more on adding up the weight! i only put on two 15 pound plates, which made it 63#, and i shorted myself 10 whole pounds.... woops! it's actually ok with me because i worked HARD on this wod. i finished 10 rounds in the 20 minutes, and hardly took any breaks during it... and that is why i almost puked!

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mike and i were both crazy sweaty afterwards!

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between my calluses and how insanely tight and swollen my forearms were from doing 150 power cleans, gripping anything for a little while after that workout just wasn't happening! 

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a couple hours later, i ended up practicing some double unders on the deck. i am in love with this new wodlove tank that mike got me, so i felt pretty famous when the company posted my picture to their instagram!!! {i just wish our yard didn't look like a disgusting forest because both of our lawnmowers have been in the shop getting fixed for the past two weeks!!!}

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then i went and got my favorite juice which has spinach, kale, apple, orange, lemon, and parsley. i can't wait to hopefully get the juicer i registered for so i can make these at home!!

also, i've been giving my nails a gel break and doing them myself, which i normally hate, but lately have been ok with. i just hate nail polish that doesn't dry well because it ends up ruined in a matter of minutes for me. i do love this essie polish called "full steam ahead", not only because of the cute color, but because two coats dried quickly and didn't smudge at all. i need to change it later tonight and i am going to use essie's "bikini so teeny" which behaves the same way. i have no time for smudgy polishes so if anyone has any recommendations on other fast drying for impatient people polishes, please let me know ;)

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this morning was deadlifts 5x3 and a nice mobility wod afterward. i am getting WAY stronger because my old 1 rep max was 225# from the beginning of may, so i added 10 pounds to that to get my percentages to do today. well, at 90% of 235# (210#), my coach was like "That did not look like 90% of your max"... so i added 10 more pounds and did 220# x3 very well. so here is what i did overall...

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anddd i just love these awesome socks mike got me! i think i am going to wear them for the competition {which is 1 month away-- eeek!}

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this is something that is just funny to me and also kind of a fave... mike's obsession with city sports tee shirts! these are all his shirts, no wonder why people at our box ask him if he is sponsored by city sports!! our bartender friend even got him one in washington dc last weekend and dropped it off to mike at work- that's how much people notice his obsession! this whole thing is also a favorite of mine, though, because it shows how he certainly knows when he likes something- i honestly do the same thing and did it even when i was little- every pair of gap kids overalls was MINE- and now it's all the lilly and lululemon! guess we really are meant to be :)

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and this is a major fave... chocolate silk almond milk. oh man. i'm seriously obsessed and have been drinking this stuff non-stop. i also made some ice cubes with it for when i make iced coffee at home and it is just amazing. if you have chocolate cravings or just want a little something special for a snack or after dinner, this definitely takes care of it! mike can't even believe how i am going through this stuff because whenever i buy regular coconut or almond milk, it sits in our fridge forever and ever. not this stuff!

six in a row & good decisions

a busy weekend!