Former Couch Potato.

HeartKid. Lawyer. Knitter.

Cat Wrangler.

Sometime Triathlete & Intermittent Runner.

CrossFit & Strength Enthusiast.

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humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

It has taken me years to get this into my head. And I’m still not totally immune. But I’m getting there.

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

It has taken me years to get this into my head. And I’m still not totally immune. But I’m getting there.

I was like “@shortmom be crazy: how’n the hell is that going to help with delt soreness?” and then I realised you meant for my back. Ohhhhhh, SO much more sense.

Yes, I have been advised to do this by the physio. So I should probably do this…

I was like “@shortmom be crazy: how’n the hell is that going to help with delt soreness?” and then I realised you meant for my back. Ohhhhhh, SO much more sense.

Yes, I have been advised to do this by the physio. So I should probably do this…

Aussie Women of Iron and General Badassery

So, I have this grand fantasy of us all meeting up somewhere for a weekend of lifting and eating and belly laughing.

Since my budget for trips and travel is frozen until the house is pretty much finished (which should be Feb ‘15), I have locked Tim into a trip to Melbourne in March next year.

Guess what else is happening in Melbourne in March next year???!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s on the weekend of 13-15 March. There are all sorts of sports represented: CAPO powerlifting, Australia’s Strongest Man, a fun run, and fight sports including BJJ (Melanie!!!).

Can we make this happen??!!

Crossfit 21.7.2014

Before I forget, I need to tell you about last night’s Crossfit class. It was my first one back after the meet, as I took all of last week off (I did yoga on Sunday, but forgot to log it here.)

We warmed up with clean progressions and jerk progressions before doing “Grace”, one of the benchmark WODs.

At least, everyone else did Grace. As we were warming up, my lower back started to seize up, which really irritated me as it’s been really good for the past few weeks. Anyway, I told the coach that the extension during the clean was giving me problems, so he suggested that instead of the planned 30 Clean & Jerks, I did 50 Shoulder to Overhead at 25kg.

Which is why I can’t feel my delts today.

Thank you!

I’ve received a whole lot of Tumblr love over the last week, so I wanted to say a big thanks to all of you. This little community I’ve built around myself over the last few years is so supportive and so important to me. Sometimes I think about giving up my blog, but I would miss interacting with you all far too much.

I wanted to especially thank all those who have left comments or sent messages, including: kelskicksass missmarisol unnaturallystrong annadoesthings notjuststrongforagirl fromthebackofthepack coskay strengthgained strength-to-endure 3quartersalice gettingamyright beachyrunner countdowntooz katiegirlchasesinfinity 

And to my new followers: hello! Welcome! And thanks :)

Today I:

- bought a giant (2l) water bottle. The water at my office is gross, and we have a filter tap at home, so I wanted a decent size bottle to take water to work.
- stocked up on groceries and did some food prep (spicy pork mince and rice) for meals during the week.
- as the sun was out (finally!) I washed a few loads of laundry. Looking forward to clean bedsheets tonight!
- made chocolate pots, a test run for a dinner party we’re having on Friday. They’re good, but need a bit more brandy!
- spent some time knitting and quilting: excellent for the old mental health.

How was your Saturday?

Today I:

- bought a giant (2l) water bottle. The water at my office is gross, and we have a filter tap at home, so I wanted a decent size bottle to take water to work.
- stocked up on groceries and did some food prep (spicy pork mince and rice) for meals during the week.
- as the sun was out (finally!) I washed a few loads of laundry. Looking forward to clean bedsheets tonight!
- made chocolate pots, a test run for a dinner party we’re having on Friday. They’re good, but need a bit more brandy!
- spent some time knitting and quilting: excellent for the old mental health.

How was your Saturday?