96 More Days!! Today was my first day of my 12 week training program. I'm going to outline what I did -- sorry kids, if this is boring, but maybe one day you will be curious --
23 snatches at the top of the minute for two minutes using the 18 lb. kettlebell
5 swings with the 44 lb. kettlebell at the top of the minute for 18 minutes alternating arms
And last, but not least, deadlift 115 lbs. for 18 sets of one -- basically one at the top of the minute for 18 minutes.
It was a very long workout and I sweat like hell -- but -- I definitely didn't feel too taxed at the end.
Let's see how I feel tomorrow about it. I did rip a callous which I am really unhappy about!!
Last night, Ian, my 16 almost 17 year old, and I went to see Kevin James in Atlantic City. He was hysterical! I'm so happy I did it. Sometimes I can talk myself out of doing spontaneous things like that. I hope he never forgets how much fun we had. I know I won't. Here's a small clip from one of Kevin's recent stand ups:
I finished "When Breath Becomes Air" today. I can not say enough about this book!! Read it. You will not be disappointed. Here's my last quote from it:
"I can't go on. I'll go on."
He would say those seven words every time he felt like he couldn't go on. The book did not change my mind about chemo. I can't imagine ever thinking it would be a good thing for me. He tried so many treatments and in the end, he had way more bad days than good days.
I don't think you need to have cancer to have those days when you feel like you can't go on. I have them. Maybe they are called "hormones" and not "cancer." But, they are still there. So, from now on, if I have one of those days and I hear myself in my head saying, "I can't go on." I'll immediately follow it with, "I'll go on."
I'm also finishing H.W. Brands book on Ulysses S. Grant. Which means tomorrow is a new day. Two new books to start -- H. W. Brands book on Theodore Roosevelt and Bill O'Reilly's new book called "Legends and Lies." Can you tell I love history??
I had breakfast with Annie this morning -- I missed her so much. She loved her trip to Italy and she looks WAY more grown up than when she left. Of course, it is her birthday on Thursday - 21! I am in awe of her every day. And, if you ever read this some day, I hope you know how much I love you!!
My boyfriend and his daughter are on their way here. Time to eat some pizza and watch some Scandal!!