Monday, April 30, 2012

Daughter. Landfill.

Friday, April 27, 2012

morning run

light 1.5 miles

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


row 1000M (4:45)
50 back extensions
50 sit ups
50 squats

trx ab work

Monday, April 23, 2012


"Burpee ladder"

run 400M
10 burpees
run 400M
11 burpees
run 400M
12 burpees

etc, etc.

Did as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes. Got through 5 full rounds and almost finished the run on my 6th round.

funny looking animal of the week!

a tiny baby octopus! Thanks Adam!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


2.2 miles

Friday, April 20, 2012


3 rounds of:
25 walking lunge steps w/10# overhead
25 box jumps
25 sit ups

1 mile run

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dermont's Writing Challenge

DERMONT'S WRITING CHALLENGE: Write the beginning of a story from the point of view of a first person narrator who refuses to do what he/she is told to do. What will your character do instead? What lengths will your character go to in order to avoid completing a direct order? Why/How does your character make things hard on his/herself?

Begin with one of the following phrases:

I was supposed to. . . .
My father insisted I . . . .
Don’t tell me what to do. . . .
Everyone always wants something from me. . . . .


(via soulpancake)

I decided to try this out... here's what happened:

My father insisted that I leave the light alone. “But it’s blown out!” I yelled down back down the stairs, determined to help remedy the situation. His response was meant to be final: “Just leave it!”

But I couldn’t just leave it. I was only going to be home for two days; it was the least I could do to help out. I reached up to unscrew the light bulb. The next thing I knew I was holding the entire fixture in my hand. The only thing keeping it attached to the ceiling was a thin blue wire.

“Uh oh,” I said, used to talking to myself as I accomplished household tasks, both an inherited trait and also a subliminal coping mechanism for living alone. But I wasn’t alone this time.

“What did you do?” My father had apparently heard the reaction meant only for my ears. I quickly tried to call down that everything was fine, but it was too late. I could hear his heavy steps already making their way up the stairs.

And for some reason, I started to laugh. Here I was, holding an entire light fixture above my head, with my soon to be frustrated father on his way to the scene, and I couldn’t stop giggling.

He arrived at the top of the stairs, squinting through his bifocals at the mini disaster. He took the light out of my hands. “I told you to leave it!” he grumbled. “I was trying to help!” I honestly felt that his attitude was a little extreme; after all, maybe the fixture he installed shouldn’t have been so easily removed from the ceiling. All I did was twist it…

“Just go downstairs.”

And just like that, I was banished from helping fix my mess. Deemed useless. I fled to the living room, where my brother and mom sat on the couch, watching my shameful retreat. They did not try to stifle their smiles.

“What did you do?” Mom was inquisitive.

“I accidentally pulled out the light fixture.”

This seemed to be hilarious to my brother, who burst into laughter. I slid onto the couch, curling up next to my mom, transforming into her baby girl. I was safe here.

She sighed and ran her hand through my hair.

“What are we going to do with you?”

Honestly, I didn’t know myself.

funny looking animal of the week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


run 800M

5 rounds of:
10 pull ups
10 dips

run 800M

m ward. there's a key.

Monday, April 16, 2012

baby laughing at a vacuum!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

sunday 5k

28 min

Saturday, April 14, 2012

of monsters and men. love love love

Just downloaded their album. Good good stuff.


4 miles

Friday, April 13, 2012

Drake's Re-Bar Mitzvah

Things I didn't know that I now know:

1. Drake is Jewish.
2. You can get Re-Bar Mitzvah'ed?
3. Drake had adorable dance moves as a child.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


5 rounds of:
25 second wall stand
30 squats

10 min on elliptical

puppy yelpin'

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

funny looking animal of the week

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Foo Fighters - "These Days"

This one's on my spring MIXTAPE PLAYLIST!

morning run

4 miles

Monday, April 09, 2012


50 box jumps
50 wall ball shots (8# ball)
50 back extensions
50 deadlifts (50#)
50 push ups
25 burpees
50 sit ups

around 18 min

ran 1 mile

first wod in a while. tough to get back into it!

Friday, April 06, 2012

chicago vs chicago - round one

I like this. I like anything with Nick Offerman in it, really.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

funny looking animal of the week!

this is the saddest looking owl in the world.

morning run

2.25 miles

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

morning run

2 miles.

Monday, April 02, 2012


warm up: run 1 mile (8:13)

3 rounds of:
12 wall ball shots (12#)
10 push ups
12 sit ups
TRX planks

50 back extensions

Sunday, April 01, 2012


3 miles