Kiss the Sky

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

I really liked the article on DTP’s blog today, “How to Have a Year That Counts“. I was quizzing the Post-Stretch Class Champagne Club about whether or not people kept a list of their goals, a physical, hard copy clearly spelling out what they want to accomplish/tackle/burn down in the upcoming 365 days. Twenty-five percent said yes. (To be fair my sample size was four.) Anyway, I loved the part about the Paleo recipes and the Outlook folders… and the ending of a bad relationship and tackling the NeaderBoss. And I know it says, “Free yourself,” but this will be the ear worm for the rest of the year:

I’m working on updating my goals dreams to post on this thing… I am so awesome at making the list, but less awesome at keeping that shit on the front burner. I need to make something I see every day – laminate and post it in my shower. (I am totally kidding; there is no lamination in Casa de Morgan. Or comic sans.) Or I could just put Beyonce on my fridge.

dem goals
She has such nice hair


31 December | Wednesday

New Year’s Eve Day!

Foam rolling | 15:00

Warm-up | Ali’s drills

Training | 6 rounds:
1:00 Tire hits
1:00 AirDyne
1:00 Fwd leaning rest aka perfect planks
1 TGU ea side (35#)
1:00 Row

Stretch | 20:00

30 December | Tuesday

MF Release | 20:00 (ooh them delts – or whatever the wing muscles are that end in your armpits)

Warm-up | 3 rounds:
10 KBS
5 push-ups

– then –

3×5 Strict Press (65, 70, 75#)
1:00 Rest
5x Dips
3:00 Rest

Then, all out for 4 rounds:
1:00 burpees
1:00 dbl rack hold
1:00 row
1:00 rest

Stretchin’ | 20:00

Wednesday: What a fun class! If I had to order the components according to what I perceived as hardest it’d be tire hits, FLR, TGUs, AD/Row. A minute of tire hits is less hard than a minute of burpees, but still no joke. Though it’s really fun to hit things.

Andrews Motto
AC’s Motto for 2015

Tuesday: Strict Press makes me feel weak and my numbers on that lift have been  pretty freaking static. But then, press isn’t fun, like clean and jerks or snatches. And I tend to like to do the fun things. Know thyself.  In the “all out” portion of the day, I’d say I struggled most with the rack holds; sure the breathing was hard, but my upper-back muscles were pretty freaking fatigued so I struggled to hold the rack. Hehe. Maybe I should have squeezed ma glutes harder.  Also a minute of burpees is rough. Nothing as graceful as a burpee…

That second elephant - that's how the burpees feel
That second elephant illustrates perfectly the grace of the burpee

Whatever muscles are on the inner thigh – from behind – the adductor magnus, perhaps (I don’t know.) anyway those are SAF from, I’m guessing, the front squats. I am very cool with that. The hips are feeling good, again. Rejoice. (And no more kickboxing.)

Two rounds of coffee because Giant sells amazing *and organically grown* beans. Score. And the sleep has been good.



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