Today’s workout & my fabulous vacation

I belong to an insanely (LOL) exclusive retreat. It’s located inside my head. That’s right. I gave up physical travel two years ago, when I flew through the renunciation cloud, but my cocooning abilities are off the HOOK now.


Warmup: (10/30×6) = 4min jump rope

DAY 9: Holiday Hybrid Density Training

Pyramid This was the “finisher” in the video, but on previewing I decided I’d rather get this situation out of the way 1st, and I thought it’d keep my heart rate up higher for the shorter AMRAP & rep sections better than just a jump rope warm-up.
Time= 28min

with 8lb vest
**100 reps Squat + HOP (first 50) 38lbs, + calf raise with 48lbs, (second 50)
**100 Rep mtn climber 2=1 8lbs
**100 reps high knee toe taps 2=1 8lbs
**50 Reps plank jacks 8lbs
** 50 Reps block staggered squat jumps (25/leg, foot on block)
**50 Reps jump rope 1=1 no added weight, feet jumping together
**25 Reps bench hop overs 2=1 8lbs
** 25 Reps alt switch kicks 1=1 8lbs
**25 reps sumo squats heel raise 48lbs
**10 Rev curl on bench 3lb bet feet
**10 Reps oblique V-ups, per side 3lb bet feet
**10 Reps box jumps, 1/2 burpee 8lbs

time for 6 sets = 43min

SET 1 : AMRAP 6 minutes 10 reps per move
+ 8lb rest. Score 2 full rounds plus 3 each alt bicep curl / press
1. SA Shoulder Press 15 + SA Bicep Curl 15 (1 arm performs shoulder press, while other performs bicep curl)
2. DL 40

SET 2: 20 REPS each
No vest
3. Plank Hop + heel click with weights 30
4. Spellcaster (rainbow arch swing from hip to hip) 20 1=1=1, Forgot what this 1 was so took a long break while I pondered & finally looked at the video, lol. Funny considering my witchcraft interests.

SET 3: AMRAP 6 Minutes 10 reps per move:
Score: 3 full rounds + 10 tricep pulses
1. Straight back tricep pulse Tate Press in bridge hold Hadda change this b/c the written move bugged my left arm glitch 20
2. Low Squat Kickback 40 (maintain squat throughout, kick back with flexed foot- 2=1)

SET 4: 20 REPS each
With 8lb vest
3. Weighted Inchworm Power-up 180 28 Walk out w/ weights. Hop up & turn.
4. weighted block Hop Overs 28 2=1

SET 5: AMRAP 6 Minutes 10 reps per move
No vest
Score: 2 full rounds + 5 push-ups
1. Elevated Push-up
2. OH Alt Lunge Chop + Twist 15 2=1

SET 6: 20 REPS each
No vest
3. Trifecta Jack (press up, press out front, press out to side- 3=1) 6
4. Box Jump Burpee

Traditional HIIT (50:10 x1) 10 mins
No vest
Hadda pause for a couple seconds b4 move 9 cause I accidentally smashed thumb with a weight, just moving them. Doh! I think I bruised the bone a little, but not fatal.

1. Around the World, standing 20
2. Jump Rope
3. Scarecrow + Press 20 Arms in T. Rotate forward, then back up & press
4. Chair lunges off bench 20
5. Bent fly SSD 20
6. Alt superman +knee tuck pushup
7. Bicep Combo (perform regular curl with 1 arm while simultaneously wide curling with other arm, continue alt with each rep) 26
8. Reverse plank alt leg lifts
9. Plie Squat lowering weights in center + Drag Curl pulling elbows back, close-in + Jumping feet click
10. Alt fwd Lunges + clap under

Total time 1:33


About 12min


Last night discovered I no longer have the ability to purchase metro tickets

Can’t get there from here

a personal favorite dream genre

I was in some urban area with a subway. I had to scan my passport in order to buy tickets, and though I’d done it a million times before I could NOT get it to work. I got so hysterical some woman helped me, but she told me something was wrong that I couldn’t correct. She gave me some sort of “fix” that’d allow me to board that train that day, but I knew I’d never be able to travel freely again.

That one’s not hard to explain.

I am SO bad at adulting

I’m deeply embarrassed right now for a stupid mistake I’m not going to detail. I will just “lean into” the mindbody cringe because thankfully there will be no severe repercussions other than my realizing anew I’m an idiot. I’m trying to take the Pema to heart. If all my expectations have gone tits up, (as Sam would say), despite the fact I seemed to be so primed for new success the failure was a surprise to everyone, I should at least try to learn something from it. I’m not doing anything else.

Smart people can be highly intelligent in some areas and extraordinarily inept in others. Maybe my current situation is one of the reasons I’m watching politics for the first time in my life. The shit show makes me feel better, not so alone.

I’d always thought I had myself together to a large degree, but blowing everything up & moving to Portland has revealed I most certainly do not. Everything is so goddamn circumstantial.

Twitter is down right now & it’s making me crazy(er).

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It’s the Russians doing it for Drumpf!!! I was on his page yesterday for literally hours, reading, hearting and sometimes retweeting all the shade in the comments. There was more shade than anything else. He’s gotta be feeling the pain today, after the debate and then tanking during the Al Smith dinner. Which I’d never heard of before this year, but hey, I am a woman who was a year off about her own age until Scott Weiland ODd.

How the hell did I ever manage to be so productive and competitive in the work force in NYC? I can’t believe I managed it from present perspective. I almost can’t remember that version of myself, and I’m so cut off from the past (contact with old friends who would “remind me”) there’s only a trace of that person left, I feel.

Whatever. I should look for a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. I told Charlie I was going to attempt to make him cookies.