Bora Bora, French Polynesia | John Harrison
Oh yes please someone bring me here!
and i’ve even been working out - the guy keeps saying i am looking foxy and i’ve been definitely getting stronger and can totally tell during kettlebell class at the gym - i just keep grabbing heavier bells. i now consistently swing with a 16kg and i think i could go up to a 20kg. i didn’t think i could do it but i can clean a 16kg both single bell and do a double bell clean with it! i’m not at the point where i can swing clean a 16kg, but that is really because my form is horrible with single arm swings - once i get that dialed it all will be better!!
oh, oh, oh - i even started running again - i’ve run twice in the last 5 days! hey, now…that is a lot for me these days! i even got a great swim in last night.
anywho - i’ve just been living life and probably a bit pre-occupied by the guy.
oh so i had to buy new jeans today - the one pair that i wear pretty much all the time is just way too tight on my thighs so i splurged and went to nordstrom rack (i have a love/hate relationship with that place) and got some jeans with some stretch in them and yeah they fit the thighs sooooooo much better!!!
“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”
Spent two nights away from everything and I feel awesome! I wish we could have stayed longer! If you’ve never been to Olympic National Park I recommend a trip there. It has coast, mountains, lakes, hot springs and is a rainforest. It is one of the more perfect places in the world to me.
We spent one night in Sequim and then drove out to the coast to my favorite campground which is two miles from Rialto Beach. It was a sunny (for the PNW coast) day and we manage to miss the majority of the rain until late into the night. Unfortunately, some mole like creature was digging near the tent and created a little stream the led right to our tent. Fortunately the bottom of the tent didn’t start getting soaked until the morning (or I just didn’t notice it until the morning) we packed up early about 8am and headed home. Made a few stops along the way for some breakfast, coffees and CB’s nut butter tasting room and now we’re home and the tent is hanging to dry.
I think perhaps it is time to shower…
I woke up this morning and my back was super stiff and sore. Instead of just whining about it and putzing around the house like I normally do I decided to do some light yoga, have an awesome breakfast (ok I normally do that) pack my swimming stuff and hop on the bus to head to work earlier than normal.
It’s amazing how just a bit of movement and gentle stretching makes things feel better. My back is still stiff and tight, but feels way better than it did!
Always need to remember to stretch and move!
just booked a place for August!! so excited!
so i rode my bike in this morning (we won’t talk about how much my ass hurts from last nights workout) and had to go to a meeting downtown so i took a different route - which put me in the middle of an all uphill trek once i got near downtown. i will admit it was a nice ride along the waterfront, but once i found all the hills that kinda sucked!
i rode in street clothes which i don’t normally do since i was headed directly to a meeting.
oh, so now lets discuss last night - it was a kettlebell class and well i couldn’t lift them due to my hand still having issues (although i’m rolling splintless today - lets see how long that lasts and tiger balm is my friend…). Instead of kettlebells Dave said great here is a weigh vest and the trx do the following
15 per side - TRX lunges
15 per side - single leg deadlifts
10 per side - pistols
60seconds per side plank
i did it all with a 20lb weight vest on and did two rounds and damn my ass is sore today! the weight vest, while not heavy really throws off your center of gravity and makes all the single leg stuff way harder! i’m taking the leisurely way home tonight and either gonna swim or go on a long walk this evening.
Hmmm….I’m getting pretty good at this taping/splinting thing. I let my hand be free yesterday and it was a bit sore this morning so she is taped and splinted again. I will say it is definitely helping a lot though. I took the bus in today since I’m gonna try kettlebell class tonight - Dave has a plan to make it (hopefully) work with ol’splinty (ok I named my finger splint).
If it doesn’t work I’ll just do a HIIT on the treadmill for a bit.