There’s something about the holidays that puts me in the baking mood.
Last week I whipped up 3 batches of my famous gingerbread muffins for Luke’s teachers and some friends (I already told you how I devoured one after a run Saturday).
Well, on Tuesday I was back to baking. And despite it taking 4 hours to make muffins and a batch of cookies because my lovely daughter just had to be held most of the morning, both glutenous dishes turned out beautifully.
The cookies — especially — are sinfully delicious.
No, I don’t eat such delectables most of the time, but I love baking, and it’s Christmas. I don’t really feel like I need to justify eating cookies every once in a while, but if you’re wondering where my thought process comes from, I love this post from the folks at Whole9 about eating dirty.
It’s not like I didn’t workout today I had a private training session with one of the Crossfit Central coaches: Jen Cardella. It was great! Here’s what we did:
5 rounds “Cindy” (5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 squats)
25 box jumps (I did some jumping work to conquer my fear)
25 KB swings (I used 1 pood)
Kipping Pull up
Hang Power Clean
On the hang power clean, I ended up lifting 85# — a PR! — and attempting 90#, but I just didn’t have it.
Jen told us that the I AM workout will be the same as last year — run, pull ups and hang power cleans. Now that I know what to expect, I’m both relieved and dreading it. The workout was a killer for me last year, and I barely finished it. I definitely will be mulling over this one for a while.
On Tuesday evening I decided to workout with Andy and blow off some steam. I’ve been feeling some significant stress lately, and I needed to let go. So we did:
400 m run
20 KB swings (25# plate)
15 Box jumps (on hill)
5 Handstand push ups
Cutoff: 20 minutes
Finished: 3 rounds + 400m run + 3 swings
If I had not been some slow in the transitions, I might have gotten closer to finishing, but I can’t stand the feel of mulch on my hands and clothes, and I got it all over me on the burpees.
After it was all over… I went inside and ate a cookie.