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Five for Friday

I’m going to talk about boobs some more. You are not safe yet. You may never be safe actually. Think of this as a nice break from race season poop talk.

1.  One of the things I was dreading most about the new ladies is that I knew I would have to sleep on my back for the six weeks of recovery. I’m a 100% all the time stomach sleeper. I never sleep another way. Not on my back. Not on my side. Just, no. Let me say how miserable sleeping is now. My second favorite thing in the world (the first being eating) has been ruined. I’ve never been so uncomfortable. Couple that with some insomnia last night and I was doing dishes and laundry at 4:45 in the morning.

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After the first week of recovery, I was released to sleep on my side. Sleeping on my side is fine for an hour until I wake up thinking I’m having a stroke because my shoulder down to my hand and upper right side of my torso is numb. How the hell do people sleep on their side? I have no idea. So every night, I toss and turn (without the turning part) until I finally fall asleep only to wake up shortly after because I’m so uncomfortable.

2.  I finished Deadwood (loved it) and now I’m catching up on season 2 of House of Lies.

I’m loving it even more than last season and not just because my lovah, Kristen Bell, is in it. I feel like the things that annoyed me about the first part of season 1 are gone and the story is getting even better. Season 2 is worth it just for the Matt Damon episode alone. Also, it helps that KB looks exceptionally smokin’ this season.

3. I started Orange is the new Black yesterday on Netflix.

I’ve been really looking forward to this one because it’s from Jenji Kohan, who created Weeds, and I looove Weeds. So far I’m two episodes in and I’m really liking it. I asked hubs if he wanted to watch this one with me and he told me to go ahead and watch it on my own. Then, he ended up watching the second episode with me and declared that I could no longer watch it without him. So, that says something. Also, I’m secretly super excited when I can get him to watch new shows because he almost always says no.

4. I’m back at Crossfit three times a week and on Wednesday, I used my arms for the first time in a month (still no chest exercises for two weeks, though).

**How to do: lateral raises, leg lifts.**

I’m not able to lift over 10lbs right now, so I used 5lb dumb bells for the lateral raises and 10lbs for the bicep curls. I was seriously wiped out after this workout. Hubs went on to do a 5th set while I just watched. Today, I’m sore. Everywhere. Do not underestimate light weight and high reps, my friends. I’m supposed to go to Crossfit tonight but I’m not sure what’s left to work out on me that isn’t already in pain.

5. Remember that work trip to Maryland that I was supposed to go on? Well, that was cancelled. Guess where I’m going instead?

It’s like Texas doesn’t want to let me go. I’m leaving Sunday and I’ll be there for (wait for it) another two weeks. At least I’ll be reunited with Whataburger, Freebirds, Chedddars, and this girl once again. I’ll also be reunited with 107 degree temperatures. Not as excited about that part.

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Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you all next week from Killeen.

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By the Numbers

So, we’re back to my OCD numbering today.

1.  Last week was so hectic that by the time Friday rolled around (my day off), everything around the house was so neglected that the whole day was spent doing chores and errands. Hubs was still working well into Saturday night (promoting his game) when he decided that he needed a break. So even though neither of us were really in the mood to do anything, we went out because it usually lifts our spirits. Or maybe that’s the alcohol?

I even dressed up a little.

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That is my new dress I love that I got on clearance. It’s a size too small but if I stop breathing long enough, I can zip it.

Anyway, the place we went to had a Cirque theme, so they had face painters there. A bunch of guys at the bar were getting curly-que mustaches and uni-brows painted on, which was hilarious. One guy was trying to convince me that I needed a uni-brow. I assured him, I was not ready for that in my life just yet. Later, I spilled my beer all over myself, the bar, and under the cash register. Then the guy came over to me and whispered, “I think you’re ready.”

2.  Why can’t iPhones take non-grainy pictures at night when the flash is right up in your face?

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3.  My iPhone and I broke up shortly after that picture. I returned it for the Droid Razr. The phones are the same price, but when the guy rang it up, I got a $100 discount for upgrading to 4G. (??) So I ended up saving $70 even after paying the $35 re-packaging fee. Sorry, iPhone. We were not meant to be. Maybe in a couple years our paths will cross again when you stop sucking.

I did love my iPhone cover and now I can’t use it. I’m attempting to fill that void with the 2 new ones I ordered for the Razr. I’m using the obnoxious one on the right first.

4.  I finished Season 1 of Breaking Bad. Someone should have warned me there were only 7 episodes. Now I’m totally unprepared for Season 2. I wanted to have it already delivered from Netflix but I still haven’t watched In Time sitting on my coffee table. And after loving Friends with Benefits, I need more JT in my life.

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I regret that picture makes me laugh.

5.  I cancelled Showtime finally. I was keeping it because I was trying to get into House of Lies but it just wasn’t happening. Four episodes piled up on the DVR and I didn’t feel like watching them, so I just decided to cancel. Then, this weekend hubs and I had nothing to watch so we watched the old episodes on the DVR. Annnnd…WE LOVED IT. It got so much better. The stuff I hated was really toned done and the story got so good. Now I have no Showtime to see the last 2 episodes. EFF.  I need to find those last 2 episodes somewhere. I’m dying over here.

I swear I’ll never leave you again, KB.

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Things I Do While Sitting on My Butt

I saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Sunday night (which was apparently my non-anniversary).

I loved it. On the way to the theatre, hubs told me the movie was 2 hours and 38 minutes long which almost made me turn around and go home. I swear my movie attention span is around an hour and 50 minutes until I get so uncomfortable in the seat that both of my ass cheeks start going numb and I get antsy because I can’t stretch out my 5’9” body.

I saw the second Harry Potter in the theatre and vowed to never see another long movie in the theatre again. Now, all Harry Potter movies are watched at home over a 2-day span. The point of telling you all this is that the movie didn’t feel like it was almost 3 hours long. Even with the 20 minutes of trailers beforehand. And if you are one of the few people that haven’t seen it yet, it’s so worth it. And this is coming from someone who hasn’t seen the foreign version of the movie or read the book. And hates long movies.

If you’re looking for alternative movie posters to capture your interest because me telling you the movie is awesome doesn’t do it, maybe this will work for you.

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I also watched Fright Night recently. The new one. Not the one from the 80’s.

Is that a Canadian movie? What’s with the spelling of neighbor? Anyway, I thought it was pretty entertaining. It’s funny and gory and I like funny and gory. I can’t stand Colin Farrell either, so it helped that he played the bad guy. Just know that I have a really low threshold for horror movies and ones that everyone in the world might hate, I will like. Go forth and see this movie with caution.

Hubs and I took a short break from watching Mad Men and started watching Homeland.

We’re 5 episodes in and sweet kitten dumplings Claire Danes is good in that show. I never would have picked her for that type of character, but man, she is great. Hubs compared the show to a more believable 24, which I think is what makes it so good. It seems like it could really happen and it’s really interesting. Anyone else watching this?

And since I obviously don’t watch enough stuff already, I watched the series premiere of House of Lies.

It’s on Showtime and is a comedy about a management consultant firm. I actually didn’t care what it was about because Kristen Bell is in it and I would have her babies if she let me. She’s great of course and I’m not just saying that cuz we’re besties.

I’m not sure I’m sold on the show yet though. Don Cheadle plays a womanizer which I can’t really get into. Not the character so much, but him playing it. I’d rather see him as a nice guy saving children in Rwanda or some crap. Also, they pause the action a lot so he can talk to the audience and explain what’s happening. It gets a little old because it happens so much, so maybe they’ll tone that down in future episodes. I’ll keep watching for awhile and see if it gets better.

What are you watching now?

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Back to Strength Training

Lots of stuff to talk about in this post and it’s random as usual. So for your reading convenience, I added titles in case you think it’s too boring to read all the way through and you want to choose a topic. Like a “choose your own mystery” but way less interesting because it’s my blog. And there’s no mystery.

Workouts

It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve done any strength training after that whole taper thing. I also haven’t talked about it in awhile, so now I’m going to. Monday was my first night back and our personal trainer came up with this tasty little nugget:

Warm-up: 1/4 mile run

Group 1, 3 sets:

  • ¼ mile run
  • 50 decline push-ups
  • 100 bicycles (ab exercise)

Group 2, 3 sets:

  • ¼ mile run
  • 15 “L” pull-ups (your body is in an L position, so it also works the abs too)
  • 30 front lunges with two 10 lb weights (15 reps each leg)

I felt like I was going to die by the second set of Group 1. Usually this kind of workout is challenging but not in a please-let-me-dig-my-own-grave way. Once I got home, I was wiped out and ready for bed by 9:00pm. I’ve never been wiped out from a workout like that before. Taking 2 weeks off and returning to the same intensity of a workout is rough.

The decline push-ups were not a good idea for my shoulder, so by the second set I went to a much lower decline. They made both of my shoulders hurt. The pull-ups seemed to work out some of the hurt from the push-ups. Yesterday, I swear my shoulders felt about 40% better. They don’t hurt less…just less often. So maybe some good exercise is the answer to working out that pain? Or maybe my arms will just fall off faster.

Last night’s workout looked like this:

3 sets:

  • 30 (ish) side steps with a tension band around the knees
  • 15 lateral raises (15 lbs)
  • 15 bicep curls (12 lbs)
  • 15 sumo squats (30 lbs)
  • 15 shoulder presses (10 lbs)
  • 15 step ups (each leg) with an 18 inch step (30 lbs)
  • 15 push-ups
  • 15 mountain climbers
  • 15 sit-ups
  • 15 flutter kicks

That was a really challenging work out and I had to stop several times to catch my breath. Never thought I’d be doing shoulder presses with only 10 lbs but with all the other reps, it was hard.

I love strength training. I know there are certain girls who put together these type of workouts on their own, but if I didn’t have a personal trainer standing over me making me do it, it would never happen. It’s so much more interesting and motivating with someone there. I’m pretty sure I’d be rich if I could do this on my own. I like to imagine the stuff I would spend money on that goes to personal trainers. Like a collection of designer Hammer pants.

Running

I haven’t been running much. It’s weird, but running a marathon seems like the end of some big life accomplishment. Like, that’s great. You ran a marathon. Now it’s time to move on with your life, do something new, and never run again. Right now I feel like never running again and I’d like to snap out of it. Well, I need to snap out of it. I have plenty of half marathons coming up that say so. So, I’m going to run with my group this weekend. We’re doing 8-10 miles and I think that will be a good distance to see how my shoulder is doing. My Crossfit trainer said it could be tendinitis. Anyone have experience with that?

My TV Addiction

1.  I didn’t take Once Upon a Time off the DVR after all.

I let 3 weeks of episodes pile up and then watched them all in one sitting. That show got much better after the first episode. (You were right, Amber!) And the ending to this week’s episode? Did not see that coming.

2.  I love Chuck. That is all.

3.  And finally, Showtime has found a new way to siphon money from me after this season of Dexter ends.

Kristen Bell? Really, Showtime? Thanks for finding my one soft spot and continually poking it with a stick until I gave in.

Blogiversary

Yep. It came and went. Saturday was my one year blogiversary. In that time, I’ve written 408 posts and had 6,270 comments from all of you. Pretty amazing. So I have been writing drivel for quite awhile now and I just wanted to thank you all that take the time to read it. Especially those of you that have been around for most or all of that time. 🙂

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