How has your week been?
Are you ready for the weekend? I am and am not at the same time. On the plus side, it’s the weekend! Ripe and ready for some chill out time, right? But on the other side, I am doing the first CrossFit Open workout of 2017 tomorrow and whilst I am definitely in a better mind frame this time around than I have ever been in my 4 years of CrossFit, I still will be happy when it’s over and done with. Oh and did I mention it’s going to be crazy hot tomorrow… never good.
But it’s easy to see the problems and negatives in a situation. It’s hard to pull out the positives. I don’t want to take the easy option with this one so I am stepping up and focussing on the FUN side. The community aspect. The camaraderie I will have with so many all over the world. And I’m already feeling better!
And for all you non- crazies out there here is what you came for, my Friday Favourites!
Favourite… Moment – Any time this week I have had coffee
No joke, I really do feel like I needed my daily cup every day this week. Maybe it’s because my body is still healing itself or maybe it’s because the humidity has been all over the place at night this week but I have been feeling tired. Got 2 naps in though so at least I am listening to my body!
Favourite… Feeling – Calm
How can I not be calm about the Open when my aim is fun? Ok this is way to simplistic and if I said I wasn’t a tiny bit anxious I would be lying. But when I rationalise the situation I realise I can only do my best and that’s all that is ever asked of me in any WOD I do. Then comes the calm.
Favourite… Purchase – JAW grips
My hands are finally giving up when it comes to any hanging movement from the bar. So I have finally admitted I need to get myself some grips! In come the amazing JAW grips! I went for the Tia Toomey range and love the colour and style. David has had a pair for a while and he raves about them. Can’t wait to use them!
Favourite… Food/ Drink – Gypsy Tapas House
David and I have found a wee gem of a restaurant in Fremantle. The Gypsy Tapas House has the most incredible food, so much choice, so full of flavour and it reminds me of my beloved time in the Middle East. We had wine directly made at the owners vineyard, baked feta, hummus with GF bread (so delicious), kangaroo carpaccio and pickled sardines!
Updates – 5TTT and Episode Sixteen of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast!
This weeks 5 top tips was about unleashing your inner warrior. We all have one, you just have to let it breathe and help protect and inspire you on your life journey.
In episode sixteen of the podcast we looked at work life balance. What is it and can it be achieved? What do we actually want out of our work and home lives? Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher or on the website.
Favourite… Workout – Celebrating the small
This week I went overhead for the first time since my injury, I did sit ups for the first time and I did burpees today for the first time (without it being sore). I am so thankful that my rest and recovery has worked well so far and fingers crossed it won’t come back!
Weekend Plans – Saturday – The Open, breakfast and then see where the day takes us! Aka how much energy we have left! Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, coffee, podcasting and chill.
Have a fab weekend folks and good luck for 17.1 if you are doing it!
Are you doing the Open this year?
Do you have trouble feeling calm when all around you is potential stress?
What has been your favourite purchase this week?