Squats and WOD

Today, back squats up to 2 sets of 8 at 155 and then 1 set of 8 at 165. (Cardio!) Then I did today’s WOD with Kyle. “With” in the sense that we started at the same time — of course he finished more than a minute faster.

400m run
21 squats
15 overhead kettlebell swings, 12 kg
9 pull-ups
3 rounds for time; 11:27 Rx.

Later, in class, I deadlifted with Beth and Susan. I went up to 1 x 5 at 210. Felt good. I don’t know if I’ve ever squatted and deadlifted on the same day before. Not heavy anyway. I’m tired!

For the past week I hadn’t worked out except to go to karate two or three times. Karate is going great. Next Tuesday night we have evaluations. I have to test on basics and one kata. I’ve been under so much stress related to the gym that my only focus was on being as upbeat in there as ever and running good classes. And personally I’m in the middle of a Whole30, which feels like a great means of self-care and an appropriate level of discipline. On the other hand, committing to doing the Open feels like too much pressure.

I led about 45 people in the Lurong Paleo challenge last fall, then that ended and the sewer pipe upstairs exploded. It closed us for five days and set in motion a clean-up and gear-replacement project that is almost finished. All we need now is shelves. But wait, we also had a water leak in the office, and now there’s a stink in there. So as soon as we get the shelves we will probably have to remove floor mats, carpet, and drywall in the office too. Meanwhile for a separate reason I’ve sought legal advice and met with our landlord and a real-estate agent in an effort to solve a problem that is more stressful than all the other stuff put together. Between that and the Whole30 and teaching my three types of classes, I’ve been doing a great job; and yet nobody has said so — people are sorry I’m stressed but want me to get rid of the smell in the office. I’m their mom.