That was me! So rather than fight it, fret, toss and turn and punch my pillow for the hundredth time, I just said screw it and headed to the gym at 6:30am. It ended up being a good morning; a little running, a little stair climbing, a little heavy lifting, boom sauce (I may or may not have squeezed over a hundred walking lunges in there with a 35# plate overhead ... )
Since we don't subscribe to cable at the casa, heading to the gym really is a treat. I get my boob tube time in! While getting my sweat on and trying not to fall off the machines (it was still a wee bit early), I watched the news about Sandy. The death toll. The damages. Everything that has been lost, the wreckage and destruction. My heart goes out to those people who have been affected by this tragedy.
I love running, because even on the treadmill while watching the news, it's my thinking time. And this morning, I was thinking about CrossFit. And what is it that I don't like about it, this something that is putting a bad taste in my mouth. And I figured it out. And I kid you not, the second I came to this realization, right there on Bravo TV, CrossFit Los Angeles was having their bathroom re-done by Million Dollar Decorators. And the designer was trying to convince him he wanted a bathtub so that he didn't always have to shower after class.
CrossFit has sold out.
It has literally become way too cool for me. I've always been way too lame to know what's cool, but CrossFit is so hip, it's on Bravo, and Million Dollar decorators want bath tubs in their CrossFit facility so they can soak in bubbles post-WOD.
I am going to save my thoughts on this for a whole new post, because I really am excited that I was able to finally put into words my feelings about what has been bothering me. Finally. I feel like it was a black hole inside of me, holding me back from making progress and moving on here in Atlanta, because I didn't have words, I didn't understand what I was feeling.
To solve a problem, we have to first makes sense of it.
After the gym I treated myself to breakfast at J. Christophers.
They're just open for breakfast and lunch. The first time I came with the husband I fell in love. Their "crunch" cakes are rolled in granola and remind me of my favorite breakfast joint in Oregon. Although I only order those on special occasions, the fact they leave the entire pot of fresh coffee at your table, keeps me coming back. I drink A LOT of coffee.
I ordered one of their seasonal omelets with egg whites, turkey sausage, fried apples, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and a side of fruit.
Then it was off to work!
Love my boys!
On my way home I stopped into Whole Foods for a few things, and spotted these little pretties.
Winter leopard Toms? Of course they came home with me!
I also stopped at the Library to return a few books and scooped these up on my way out.
I haven't heard anything about them. My favorite way to choose a book is to "window shop" - if I like the cover, I read the back or the front insert, then flip open to a random page in the middle, if I like the voice of the narrator and it piques my interest, I bring it home.
My little nugget, waiting for Dad to come home. :)
He found a better spot on my lap until he does. :)
Have you been affected by Sandy?
The weather here in Atlanta is coooold, temps hovering in the 50's with wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour.
Do you own a pair of Toms?
These are my first pair! Yeah, I finally succumbed. I was torn for a while whether they were cute or just ugly. They're like pugs, kind of ugly but really adorable at the same time?!