Monday, May 12, 2008

One Less Thing on the Bucket List

Monday, May 12, 2008
9w,2d to pics.
Off. The Gobilets are here to visit.

         In my line of work, we do a lot of thinking about truly living life.  Sometimes it's morbid; sometimes it's a gift.  We don't take many days for granted, and we learn some valuable lessons from others without having to live the heartache.  When the movie The Bucket List came out, one of our frequent topics of conversation was what our list would be.  I think each person's list would change depending on how long they had to complete the list. If you knew you had only 24 hours to live, what would you really do with them? If you think about it, you would probably do something a lot less glamorous than you would initially think. As I began to think about it, I realized what I would really want to do is spend a few hours eating dinner with my family--my mom and dad, my siblings and their families. And the rest of the time I would want to spend with my husband and my dog. I would hope for an amazing sunset, a full moon, and a warm night--or a cold night, a new moon, and a hot tub. When our necks finally tired of looking at the sky, I'd want to lights some candles,snuggle up on the couch, watch a good movie and just be. Simple as that.
            But when you/I think about what to do assuming we have decades left, it all changes.  Then, I think of things I'd like to see, places I'd like to go, things I'd like to do. I want to spend a couple months camped on the beach in Central America. I want to dive in the South Pacific, watch the killer whales migrate to Alaska, swim with a whale shark.  I want to see ice so old it's blue sliding by millimeters down a valley of its own making.  I want to drink a Mojito on the beach while I watch a Cuban sunset. I want to climb the Mayan ruins and dive the Mexican cenotes.  And until Saturday, right at the top of my list was jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and seeing what it feels like to fly.  Now it's time to work on some of the others. Meanwhile this one was abso-freaking-lutely unreal.

FF about 2 minutes through the advertisement at the front...and through the hoakey Q&A to the part where we're loading the plane.

NUTRITION: I was supposed to start a new program today, but I ended up deciding not to start until Wednesday. We've had house guests since last night, and it just wasn't practical. I did start some minor modifications, but the hammer comes down Wednesday.

WORKOUT: I went to see David last Thursday and got a serious ass-whipping. He talked with me about this plateau I've been wallowing on for the last two or three months.  He wants me to drop my carbs even further and continue with even more lean sources of protein and keep my calories a little lower than what I have been.  And I'm pretty sure he's trying to kill me with my new workout program. We'll see if it works.

Workout A (Today): Warm-up with 10/side 12kg TGU.

8 per side Double 12kg snatch.
8 Thrusters (These are the devil).
12 double 12kg High pulls
8 double 12kg C&P
8/8 Alternating Rows.
20 double 12kg swings.
Rest 90 sec.

Repeat all of above 5 times.

This is designed to do all of the above in a row without putting the bells down. I am a total puss and cannot do that just yet. My goal is to be able to do the total of the above as it was designed with no rest in the circuit until it is called for.

BUT WAIT... then I do the following...
25/25 12kg snatches, 90 sec jog
20/20 12kg snatches, 90 sec jog
15/15 12kg snatches, 90 sec jog
10/10 12 kg snatches, 90 sec jog
5/5 12kg snatches, 90 sec jog.

This workout took me about an hour and a half. I'll be working toward shortening that as much as possible as quickly as possible.


  1. I'm a little jealous. I want to jump out of a plane. However I'm still over the weight limit the last I checked.

  2. Keep it up. Won't be long. I highly recommend it. It was amazing.