And then soon realized I have a long way to go. Yeah, here’s that story.
My Saturday started innocently enough – a slow and easy 30 minute jog. I was planning on running a 10K but my legs felt heavy and I was in the mood to do less than that anyway. I had plans to attend a free cross fit session with my man, his brother in law and his sister immediately after, so three miles was plenty. It was hot, but I know I sound like a broken record in saying that.
Upon finishing, I headed straight up to that thing called cross fit. I’ve done a few workouts there before, here and there, so I thought I was going to kill it. I saw the workout of the day (WOD) and I thought to myself, “I GOT THIS!!”
Yeah, my ego is much larger than it should be. Five minutes in, I was pooped. See, I do circuits all the time, but they are never this crazy. The workout was 25 minutes of running, burpees, sit ups, box jumps, sumo dead lift high pulls (WTF?!?) and dumbbell thrusters. AND, the best part – I got to do it with a partner. I paired up with my boyfriend’s brother in law because he does Insanity and I figured he’d be around my same level of fitness. After 25 minutes of that workout, I was dead. I worked harder than I have in a while and I could tell, immediately. 🙂
You can’t tell from the picture, but I was soaking wet. I even had to change shirts because I was that gross. I mean, I get it, cross fit is an amazing workout, but danggggg. This stuff was so hard, and I LOVED it. My boyfriend’s sister was a total trooper, too, and killed it!
I had to eat my words at the end too – I foolishly told my partner I would handle all the burpees every time… Um, NO! That did not ever happen.
Anyway, I believe we came in second in terms of how many times we got through all that in 25 minutes (3 full times and part of a fourth!). I then proceeded to indulge the rest of the day, including a wonderful birthday dinner with some of my dearest friends…
(Ash, you know why I picked this ^^ picture! Sorry Drewski!!)
That other crEATure and I are running the half marathon this weekend with that beautiful blondie in the picture above… CAN.NOT.WAIT.
And the rest of my weekend was spent doing nails with some other wonderful friends and baking these goodies…
This made about 75 (mini) cupcake cookies – so cut this shizzzz in half if you’re not baking for your office like I was…
4 cups of peanut butter
a little bit of vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
Blend it all up, and throw it in some mini cupcake tins and bake it for about 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven, on 350 degrees. When they are fresh out of the oven, you stick mini Hershey kisses in them! I wish I could claim these puppies, but my mama is responsible for making them and creating the recipe. They are amazing, and no, they are not healthy. I felt a bit like Erin baking such delicious goodies! I probably ate about 3904839 cookies in the form of cookie dough. I have no self control around sweets. #fakeblondehairdontcare
And keeping with my theme of obsessing over my dog, I wanted to share another pathetic picture of his ‘tough’ life:
Sleeping is a really hard activity, okay?
Do you go to Cross Fit?
What’s your favorite dessert? Do you bake it yourself? I fail as a baker, hence my trip to my parent’s to have my mom do it for me! Thanks, MOM! 🙂
Do you have any races coming up like we do? I’m so nervous for my SECOND EVER half this weekend! I will not stop talking about it all week, so tune that out if you’re over it. Happy Monday, e’rrrrryone. Let’s DO IT this week!