First of all, THESE are the best darn protein bars I have ever tasted. I have a gigantic box of the salty peanut butter ones and I shall be eating them daily until further notice.
Secondly, a week of New Routine aka Life Without Nana In The House is behind us and we’ve all survived. My husband takes the boys to school most mornings, I do short days at work, pick them up around 4:15, prep a quick dinner for them and go to CrossFit at 6. The kids are loving seeing me more each day but I am so not used to exercising in the evening. I haven’t figured out my eating, sometimes I’ve eaten too much by 6pm, sometimes I’ve eaten too little. Both scenarios do not make me feel great at Crossfit. And because I don’t get to move my body in the middle of the day like I have been doing for the past decade, it makes me want to just bounce up and down in my chair by 3pm. The struggle is real, I’m sooooo fidgety and restless from sitting for 7 hours at a time.
Thirdly, I still freaking can’t run. For a while my foot felt better and I ran 3km one day and 6km the next and now my foot feels like it’ broken again. Gaaaaah. I saw a GP last week and I don’t have plantar faciitis but she had no idea what I’ve got so now I’m seeing an orthopaedic specialist next week. Until then, no running. It’ll be two months of pretty much no running until I find out what’s going on with my foot. I’ve missed two races already, I’m missing a half marathon this weekend. Hilarious that I thought at the start of the year that I’ll concentrate more on CrossFit this year – I’m now going 4 times a week with no running happening. I guess if you try to look on the bright side, then right now is a pretty perfect time to be injured – it’s not a marathon year for me so it really doesn’t matter that I’m not able to run for a month (or two) (or three).
Going to CrossFit near my home vs near my office has been super convenient and definitely fun at times, but my body’s totally confused about working out in the evenings and emotionally it’s been HARD getting used to a new box (“gym” in CrossFit lingo). I was at CrossFit Thames for 5 years and it felt like home. Now everything is different – equipment, floor set-up, class structure, coaching style, PEOPLE. I’m slowly meeting people but still very much feel like an outsider and I find people don’t really go out of their way to make sure that they know everybody. Or maybe everybody else already knows everyone else and it’s just me who’s some random new old woman…
But let’s finish on a positive note – my big kid got some good news from his future high school and we all ate cake after dinner (and I totally couldn’t sleep last night because that cake was amazing and rich and a lot for my digestion to handle ;). It was amazing cake though and I regret nothing!