Morning friends! You know what’s awesome? Even though it’s only Tuesday, it’s actually more like Friday, because tomorrow is a holiday from work for me! Woohoo — can’t wait to sleep in.
Last night, Matt and I hit up Crossfit Dupont for their 6 p.m. class. The WOD (workout of the day) was a weighted squat, where you hold a barbell on your upper back/shoulders and squat down. Here’s some guy who is not me doing it nicely:
Unfortunately, I determined last night that I’m basically incapable of performing this move because I have such tight shoulders — I literally can’t get my arms and hands back far enough to hold onto the bar behind me. I had the same problem the one time I tried to attend a Body Pump class — it’s really painful (in a bad way — not in a “this hurts but I’m going to push through because it’s challenging” way) because I just lack shoulder and back mobility. I’m tight/inflexible to begin with and I’m sure all the running has made it worse. Sigh.
I attempted the squat last night but it just wasn’t going to work, so the instructor had me do some squats holding a dumbbell in front of me instead, plus some shoulder stretch moves to work on flexibility. I was pretty bummed and felt silly since everyone else could do it no problem. Sigh. I’m going to seriously need to work on shoulder mobility if I want to keep doing Crossfit, apparently. Has anyone else had this problem?
When the squats were finally over, I was happy to see that the rest of the workout I could do with no problem.
I <3 kettle bells. Our workout was that starting at the top of every minute, we did five burpees, then as many kettle bell swings as we could. We kept repeating this until we had done 100 kettle bell swings! While your partner went, the other person counted for them.
It was fun and HARD — we were all sweating up a storm!
I <3 these girls — Dinah, on the left in the photo above, is in town visiting (she left us for grad school and now a job in California — sniff, sniff), so it was wonderful to see her again.
We all started with drinks — Prosecco for me!
And shared two pizzas and a pasta dish. First, a simple margarita — this was really delicious — lots of basil, my favorite!
Plus a cool “Greek” pizza — with baba ganoush as the sauce and a Greek salad as the toppings! Such a fun idea — my only request would have been more baba ganoush! It got a little soaked in and you couldn’t taste it as much as I would have liked.
Lastly, we shared a ravioli dish with peas and mushrooms — major yum.
But of course the best part of dinner was the company.
I’m off to work — I’m spending this week and next at my dietetic hospital internship working in the ICU — so far it’s been interesting and sad.