Has anyone else been using hand sanitizer like crazy after watching the news or listening to the radio this morning? The main topic of the day is the flu epidemic sweeping the country. I got a flu shot this year but I still get nervous. Having the flu is the worst.

I’ve been meaning to post this workout since I did it on New Year’s eve but I’m just getting around to it (baby steps towards my 2013 blog goal…). I had to work on the morning of New Year’s eve and wanted to get a quick workout in before we had people over that night. I decided to check out the WOD on crossfit.com and found “Loredo”.


It was tough! It took me 33:52.7. I thought that was really slow but when I looked at the times posted on the website it was right around average. I do think I would’ve gone a little faster if I ran the 400’s outside. I probably put the treadmill on a slower speed than I could’ve run a few times.


Even a few rounds of this workout would be killer. My legs felt like jell-o afterwards!

This morning I lifted triceps and biceps with some abs mixed into the supersets. Then afterwards I did 25 minutes of intervals on the stairs.


Tomorrow’s Friday!  Doing anything fun this weekend?


Back to the Grind

Happy (delayed) New Years! Today marked the first day of normal at work since the holidays. It’s good to get back in to the swing of things, but I won’t complain about the shortened days and laid back atmosphere the last few weeks!

This morning I got myself out of bed at 5:30 am and headed to the gym for a leg workout. Because of the holidays I feel like my workouts have been all over the place so it was nice to start a routine for this week again.

When I headed over to do some cardio ALL of the Stairmasters and ellipticals were being used (at 7 in the morning!) A lot of determined people at the gym. So I jumped on the treadmill and improvised an incline walk/sprint workout.

15 min incline

It was pretty short but after doing deadlifts, leg press, and lunges my legs felt pretty heavy.

Random Thoughts from the weekend:

-It snowed a little bit but not enough to stick and it is all gone today.  How is it January 7th and there is still no snow on the ground??

-I need a new book to read…any suggestions?

-HOCKEY IS BACK! And it’s just in time, The Bears aren’t in the playoffs so I need something to watch again.


-I’m still not good at bowling.  In 2 games I didn’t get one strike. Sad.

Now off to watch the BCS game/The Bachelor.  Roll Irish?