Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Max & the Rugrats, when I got back
I had rescheduled my Max class for the Monday I got back.....while in La Jolla, I managed to get in 2 of THE hottest Bikram yoga classes of my life (seriously!), I also went through the standing portion of Bikram out in the field during the Cert (in the shade of course), I also trained KB's on Sat. morning for about 60 minutes, and finally 3 walks (1 hour, 30 min. & 45 minutes), so I guess I earned all of the fruit & cheese I ate at the M&G, and before Saturday night dinner, lol! Back to Max.....
Monday morning.....I taught a 30 minute beginners class, some swings, some snatches, and then my next class showed up for Max 36:36. Two of my 7:30 class students have been doing some serious swinging with me so I thought I may be able to scale Meg's and my Max training with them (I didn't hear about the aftermath until Tuesday...this morning....that it was pretty intense, I mean brutal....yikes!).
Meg and I snatched our first 2 sets (1 L, 1 R) 17/17, the next sets I increased to 18/18, and it was clear......that was as fast as it was going to go! We had 35 sets to do and let me tell you I wasn't feelin' it....lucky for me, Meg and I were on the same page, and around the 7th/8th sets Meg volunteered the information that she wan't feelin' it either! Whew! Sometimes you just gotta work with the body that shows up that day. Mondays Max 36:36 was the longest workout ever...... Meg's got this thing where half way through Max she does a "happy dance".....no happy dance this day.....17 more sets......argg....
Meg and Tracy 12kg
17/17 x 2
18/18 x 33
42 minutes (not including warm up)
Brian 16kg & Rachel 8kg
18/18, repeat, the uphill ladder starting from 14-18 (20 sets total, then ladder down....)
7 L, 7 R x 5 sets (still 14 snatches, but switching hands in the same set)
Brian actually completed this, suffering a little blood from a callus tear, but when you move a bell fast at some point it's going to happen. Rachel's hands gave her greif too, and she had to switch some of the snathes for swings, but seriously amazing considering she's only been training with me for about 3-4 months! Unfortunately, her forearm swelled up from the bell hitting the back of her wrist, and although she's not a "flopper", her snatches looked great, just the sheer weight and speed of the bell making that much contact in such a short amount of time can do that
Willy & Nilly
Thank goodness my son Gabe's girlfriend, Lilly, aka mommy #2 (soon to be mommy #1) made leaving the rugrats for 3 days possible. When we got back, Nilly (R) was eating solid food, he started just before we left, and I think they both doubled in size, lol! They can both jump up onto our bed now (bummer, because Willy peed through all of my blankets after a nap yesterday), anyway, a couple of more weeks they'll get neutered and then go to live with Lilly at Chico State....thank God! My three youngest cats groom, play and sleep with the little boogers, but my two older cats rarely come in the house anymore and hiss like crazy at them....besides I never wanted anymore cats! Although it's been a blast having little babies again, they eventually (too fast) grow into big cats and it been a big commitment of time and energy with the feeding, litterbox training, and organization of my other cats.....I'm tired!
Now a "real" baby! Any minute I'll be a grandma....I mean a "Meemie" (that's what I'm going to try and go by, lol I'm too young to be "Grandma"). We were hoping Sophia would be born today (9/1), but it looks as if Sept. 2 will have to do! No more kittty pics (maybe one more....on the day they leave, lol, just kidding), instead my my first grandchild, my first granddaughter!