Saturday, July 7, 2012
This is my life, my choices, my mistakes, and my lessons. NOT yours.
Love that! So true......and it also means that I have to hold myself accountable for every, I mean everything, in my life-NO matter what it is. I've written in the past about being depressed. I'm slowly, but surely, creeping out from underneath that rock. I'm not going to say how or what has lifted that rock, the most important thing is that the rock has been lifted! I will say that I have NOT spent a penny on therapy, it's been all about just reading "one" really good book!
I worked this past Monday and Tuesday and now I'm off until next weekend. That's 12 glorious days! Unfortunately, the first few days WI has been having record heat! Like, consecutive days of over 100 degrees. All who have been following this blog know that makes me unhappy! But, the "old" Me would have pissed and moaned about it. The "new" Me is excited that I've been given the opportunity to live another day, even if it's 108 degrees! You make the best of things. I'm fortunate to have A/C. I'm fortunate to have fresh, cold water at my fingertips. I've spent a lot of time over at the State Park swimming! Exercise AND keeping cool-BAM!
So far my vacation has gone like this:
Wednesday, the 4th of July was no vacation from job #2....
Thank goodness this was done at 0530 when the temp was only 82 degrees with a dew point of 70! It was hot AND humid, but we had a great class and got it done!
We did 500 swings and 50 squats-
My friend and fellow instructor did our snatch session right away after class. Just a quick 5/5 x 20 sets for 100 total reps. Too humid to chance anything more than that-just too hard on the grip!
After the snatch session.........YUP, into the lake for round two! I actually dove in before class just to cool off enough to get through the class!
Thursday was the hottest day of all......it hit a high of 108 degrees by us! There's just no sense in doing anything outside. Jeff and I laid low for the entire day-got caught up on some DVR'd TV and then in the afternoon we headed over to my friend's place. She owns a elk farm and that is where I get my elk meat and elk velvet antler. There's a link to the antler on my sidebar if interested. Jeff and I stocked up on meat and velvet antler! Yum, I love the taste of elk. Came home from there and decided that I really need to get some mileage in. It's been too hot for me to run outside and with a marathon staring me in the face, I need to run! I hit the treadmill for a lousy 5 miler. It was horrible. Even with the AC on, the fact that it's 108 outside with high humidity, still made that run a sweaty mess!
Friday was off to an early start. I hit the basement at 0530 for a great KB session. 1200 swings!
10-20-30-40 x 12 rounds.
10 swings, rest for 30 seconds. 20 swings, rest for 30 seconds. 30 swings, rest for 30 seconds. 40 swings, rest for 1 minute before starting next over. Did this with the 14kg. That's throwing around 37,200lbs!
After that, it was "family fun-filled road trip day".....the 3 of us headed up to Marinette for the day. Did my usual cemetery runs to check on the dead folks and unfortunately found one of my ancestors graves was messed up. I'm not real fond of folks who find it funny to go into cemeteries and knock over gravestones. Pretty damn petty actually if you ask me.
Here's a pic of the top of the gravestone where it's been broken off......
Guess is that this pillar part was knocked off it's base breaking the top piece off. The base, as well, is all sideways.....too heavy for me to fix.
While up there, Jeff took this picture of me standing in what would be the middle of the Peshtigo River.
We need rain! Actually, it's completely dry because they are repairing the bridge that we drive over this river on. They shut the damn that is on the other side blocking all the water from this point! This is actually a important river in WI. It's home to lots of fishing and things. Peshtigo, WI had the worst fire in history. Unfortunately, it happened the same day as the Chicago fire and therefore, no ones knows of it. But the museum is quite a place to visit and some of my ancestors are mentioned in it!
On our way back home, we stopped in Green Bay to check out the construction going on to Lambeau Field. Looks great! We'll be going back up in a couple of weeks when training camp starts. Only in Green Bay will you find such a huge turnout of fans, JUST for training camp! From Green Bay, it was a stop in Eden at the best ice cream place in WI. It's Kelley's Country Creamery. OMG, the best ever! We know of folks who are allergic to dairy, yet chow this stuff down with NO effects whatsoever! Once home, it was into my swimming suit and over to the lake with my swimming buddy! With the extreme warm weather, the water isn't even refreshing any more. It's like swimming in a giant bathtub!
Today, so far, it's been another kind of "lazy" type day. The weather seems to have cracked and it's now only in the 80's! I made Jeff and I a nice breakfast, then off to the farmers market. Seriously....who knew it would take 50 years for me to realize that I love blueberries and sugar snap peas! Today was the first time I've eaten the peas.....OMG, I've been missing out! I came to the realization of the blueberries about a month ago! Again, missing out all these years! Next up is I'm heading over the State Park to finally get some hiking done since the weather is tolerable and then back into the water! I'm truly a Pisces!
So how's "your" life? Are "you" making good choices? Are "you" learning from your mistakes? Don't worry about what others think. Worry about yourself and make sure you're doing what you know is right. Count your blessings, not just at certain times, but everyday. Visualize your dreams AND make them come true. Be specific when it comes to a goal....don't just say you want to lose weight. Sign up with a RKC and learn how to swing a kettlebell! Your health is your life. Don't let it go. Eat right, swing a kettlebell and get an annual physical check-up. Don't conform. Be you, because that's the only person you can be.