Saturday, August 21, 2010

can't sleep randomness

1st I just realized this is my 99th post!  Wow oh wow!  2nd, this is going to be the most random collection of thoughts, but here it goes...

My back felt a bazillion times better yesterday and I managed to complete the entire work out last night.  We did the same ridiculous "warm up" as Thursday.
400 meter run then 3x each:
18 lunges (3 front, 3 back, 3 side with each foot)
10 squats
10 dips
10 strict pull-ups (using a band for assistance)
10 ball turns (don't remember what they're called but you hold a medicine ball and turn side to side)

That is more than most people do for their entire work out and I wanted to die before our workout even started!  We learned the proper way to flip a tire yesterday...yay..right?

Our work out was 3 rounds of:
200m run
10 overhead squats (I didn't use any weight for fear of re-injuring my back)
10 tire flips

I was super proud that I managed not to walk any of the might have been the worlds slowest run ever, but I didn't walk!  I completed it in 9:05 which I was totally ok with considering the pain I had been in the day before!  Just to be on the safe side, I went home and took a muscle relaxer which knocked me out for 12+ hours.  Today I feel great!  I had the same pain last year and it lasted 3+ weeks.  I wonder if my new strength from doing CrossFit has anything to do with this.  My clothes don't fit any differently (and I'm not one to weigh myself) but I feel much stronger, mentally and physically =)  Plus, I think I'm addicted!  I worked out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week and today I REALLY wanted to go to the gym.  Normally I'd be thankful for a day off, but I feel like my day isn't complete without my hour long ass kicking!


 My brother got engaged last week!  Yay!  Now both of my brothers are engaged to the 1st girl the ever seriously dated!  How stinking cute is that?!?!


Tomorrow is D-Day #2.  Jason leaves the recycle platoon and joins a new class of fresh soldiers trying to make it into Ranger school.  I'm 100 % conflicted on the outcome I want.  Jason has told me he will not sit through another 3-4 weeks as a recycle before Ranger school even starts.  It's just not worth it to him at this point.  He wrote in a letter this week that he "needs to get out of the mindset that he's coming home in a week and into the mindset that Ranger school starts next week".  So I don't know if he is as prepared as he should be.  I want him to do well in everything that he does, but if he doesn't do well, that means we won't have to be separated any longer, which I also want. If he doesn't make it into Ranger school, we could potentially be living in Japan by the end of the month!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yeah, I'm SO not ready for that!  I would love to be back together with him but I'm not mentally or physically prepared to leave the US right now. 


While driving to dinner with my mom tonight, she brought up something that has my mind doing all sorts of weird tricks.  She realized recently that she will be 53 this year, approximately 20 years from the age her parents died.  It's made her think about all the things she's never done in her life.  I've learned a lot about the person I am/want to be from my parent's mistakes and I think I'm going to add another piece to the puzzle that is my life.  I don't want to get to be her age and think about all the things I haven't done.  I want to be able to think about all the things I HAVE done when I get to that age, and anything else I get to do after that, will just be extra strawberries (I don't like cherries) on my sundae.  I don't want to make my bucket list at 53, I want it to be complete by then!  So I'm sharing my "bucket list" with you all (the ones with * have already been completed!)

1. visit every continent (or at least all but Antarctica)
2. watch a sunrise and sunset in the same day
3. travel to China
4. become a mother
*5. travel in Europe
6. spend a week in a national park
7. buy a polaroid or two before it’s too late
*8. go to a major league sports all star game (NHL 08)
9. read the entire Bible
10. ride a mechanical bull
11. learn to play a musical instrument
12. go skydiving
13. get out of debt (in process)
*14. get married
*15. exercise regularly
*16. lead a group
17. donate to a charity regularly
*18. attend a group exercise class
*19. read about something going on in another country regularly
20. ride an elephant
*21. send a care package to someone who is NOT deployed
*22. talk to my sister once a week
*23. drive across the US (Utah to Ohio counts)
*24. learn to be more resourceful/handy/creative
25. become fluent in ASL (American Sign Language)
*26. make time for more DIY projects
27. travel to every state in the US (only 11 left)
28. graduate college
29. keep up with my scrapbooks
30. pay for the next person in line
31. organize personal photos
*32. take a photography class
*33. meet Jason’s extended family (I LOVE THEM!)
34. visit the Grand Canyon
35. go on a mission trip out of the country
36. complete Project365
*37. donate hair for cancer wigs
*38. organize my iTunes library
*39. not be addicted to Coke
40. learn to speak a foreign language fluently
41. learn to sew (other than a button)
42. read 50 books in a year
43. learn a dance
*44. incorporate more organic food into my daily meals
*45. create a meal from scratch
46. learn about spices and herbs
47. make a meal using only ingredients I grew myself
48. do some kind of mission work (whether in town or not) every year
49. save up enough money to buy Jason a motorcycle with cash
50. have my photo taken with the Stanley Cup
*51. donate time &/or money to a natural disaster
52. grow my own produce
53. go to a Super Bowl game
*54. do something nice for someone I don’t know
55. get in good shape (working on this one now)
56. learn more about investing & invest more money
57. spend time with God every day
58. find out my blood type
*59. take a cooking class
*60. back up all old photos onto external hard drive
*61. keep up with bills/receipts once a week
62. get a facial
63. be a mentor
*64. contribute to the savings account every pay day
*65. document my life via photos & journaling
66. volunteer somewhere other than church on a regular basis
67. take a yoga class
*68. set up a recycling system in my home
69. no unnecessary purchases for one month
*70. go on a real vacation (not just a weekend trip)
*71. eat 5 fruits & veggies every day
72. learn to shoot a gun (again, it’s been a while)
73. go on a safari
74. photograph an Olympic event
75. learn to surf (at least try to)
76. design clothing and have it made and sold (or make it and sell it myself)
77. blow the whistle on a train
*78. meet the president (I shook George W’s hand at WP in 02, that counts!)
*79. organize and order wedding photos (in the process of doing it this weekend)
80. go whale watching
81. visit Disney World
82. see all 7 wonders of the world
*83. own a house
84. complete a 5K
*85. spend time with Jason in the “city of love” AKA Paris
86. become a millionaire
87. be paid for a photo
88. pray at the Wailing Wall
89. visit Jericho
*90. spend Oktoberfest in Munich
91. own a convertible
92. watch all the movies on the top 100 of all time list
93. go to a rodeo
94. learn to box
95. be in NYC to see the ball drop
*96. get CPR certified
97. experience Mardi Gras in NOLA
*98. be on the front page of a newspaper
99. learn to drive a stick
*100. create a blog and update it every week
101. donate $10 for each number accomplished

37/101  I still have a ways to go, but I'm also still young =)  I will have this list is finished by the time I'm 53!

And because I can't blog without a photo, here is a shot of the hubs and I knocking off #'s  5, 70 and 85 all in one trip =)


Brooklet said...

Great bucket list! In response to visiting every continent except Antarctica - my aunt went on a trip to Antarctica a few years ago which I never even knew that you could do. It never once crossed my mind that I could visit or that I would even want to visit. But her pictures were amazing (my personal favorite was one of hundreds of penguins lined up at the water waiting for a boat to arrive), and now its a place I'd love to visit! So I just thought I would pass that along to you in case you're like me, and didn't know that a trip to Antarctica is apparently a pretty amazing experience!