Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Good Life

Guys, as I write this, there is banging, hammering, nailing, ripping, vacuuming, and big, bearded men working hard upstairs to install our new carpet. I am literally sitting at the edge of my computer chair, trying not to bite my nails as I type this, I am that stinking excited.

Travis picked out this carpet a long time ago (like, years) before we started dating. This is all I have ever seen of it. This could be very bad or very good. We already have everything painted and pretty much decorated upstairs. I hope the carpet "works" with what I have going on up there. *Fingers crossed.*

The carpet upstairs has been the bane of my existence. It might be the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my entire life. Right next to the wood paneling covering the entire house. Or the carpet in the kitchen. Or the fluorescent lights and drop ceiling in the living room. I somehow made the carpet upstairs even uglier because I spilled and dropped paint all over it when I was painting (knowing we'd be replacing it) and we've been living with it that way for days, weeks, forever. (It's a good thing I live with a really handsome man who distracts me from all of that.)

Anyways; this is a big chapter in the home renovations book we will be closing. I am ready to have even one space updated! I know Travis loves the property for the garages, barn and the acres and acres of land he now owns to hunt with his Dad. But the house? Well, it was a complete side thought. He could live in a cardboard box and be happy - as long as he can hunt.

So, I am having fun learning how to DIY everything and enjoying the huge process that is renovating a 100 year old farmhouse. I'm learning a shit ton, saving thousands of dollars, and developing some tendonitis in my elbow from painting 12,974,473 square feet of wood paneling.

Yesterday's training:

a) 1/2 mile incline walk + 60 minutes on the bike to flush my legs (still super sore from Death by Thrusters on Saturday)

b) Front Squats
Every 2 minutes for 16 minutes (8 sets)
5 reps at 155 (70%)

c) EMOM 8: 3 to 4 bar muscle ups (stop before chicken wing happens)

d) 30-20-10 reps of:
Pistols, alternating
Single arm KB Snatch, 35#
Butterfly Sit Ups
Time: 6:37

When your jam comes on just as you're starting your last set ... 


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