Did you know we have roadrunners in Central Texas? Yep, we do. I learned all about it at the Texas Memorial Museum.
We took Luke and Mads this weekend, and yet again we visited that oh-so-creepy 2nd floor with all of the stuffed creatures put into poses to make them seem sorta real. Except they’re not. And it makes you want to hike the greenbelt just to get a glimpse of some real creature. But I digress.
When I think if roadrunners, I think of this:
But really, they look like this:
Click on the image if you want to know more about this fascinating creature.
I’ve never seen a live one. Andy has. He told me this story about how he was at work one day, talking with some folks, and looked outside to see a roadrunner outside the window. His building has giant windows — like a big downtown office building — and they reflect the light and seem mirrored from the outside. The roadrunner had just killed a lizard, and I guess he (or she) could only see himself in the glass, and it stared running up and down along the window, shaking its head and showing off.
It must have been very proud of its catch.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit this… but sometimes I do that, too. Don’t we all sometimes? We look in the mirror and see ourselves, and when no one’s around, we flex our muscles or smile. Admit it — you’ve talked to your reflection.
Here’s my embarrassing confession: Sometimes I steal glances of myself as I’m walking into work in front of the reflective glass just to see how my leg muscles look as I walk in a skirt or my arms look in a blouse. Lately, I’ve also been kind of obsessed with how my tummy looks. A couple of weeks ago a woman congratulated me on my pregnancy.
Not the birth of my child. The impending birth of a child. She thought I was pregnant. And I was very embarrassed. So now I’m always sneaking a peak to see if my stupid belly is poking out too far, and I’m trying to hold it in.
Despite assurances from Andy and Jenny that I do not look pregnant, I’ve been hitting workouts extra hard lately. Here’s what I’ve done over the holiday weekend.
Shoulder Press 3×3
75-1 rep at 70#
20 OH Walking lunge w/ plate (M 45# / W 25#)
This was the WOD at my gym on Friday, and it was really similar to what I had programmed for myself (coincidence!), so I just did they’re WOD (I didn’t feel like doing burpees).
Time: 11:25 RX
5K run (easy pace — about 32 minutes)
15 KB swings (16Kg)
15 KB cleans
Ouch! The downside to KB cleans is that I suck at them and my wrists are really bruised.
There are SOME people I know that can do double unders all day without blinking. (Yep — I’m lookin’ at you, Richard.) Unfortunately, double unders are not a skill I have mastered. So I tripled the number of singles for each round.
More situps, please. I no longer want a pouchy tummy. I want to feel good when I have my roadrunner moments.