Author: Theresa

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5k training

Yeah!  5k!  Holy shit, it’s less than a month away and I AM SO NOT READY. I’ve been complaining for months now (seriously, since before we left Freetown) that the tires in the Bob are flat.  The damn thing still pushes pretty easily, but not so easily that I want to run with it.  Sure, I could take care of it myself, but it’s far easier to bitch about a...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Progress is Progress

Our skill work last night was hand-stand push-ups (HSPU), which are exactly as awful as they sound. Do a hand-stand. Then lower your head to the ground. Then push back up. The good news is, there are lots of scaling options for HSPUs. The bad news is that I had to scale all the way back to holding a pike position (like a pushup, but with your bottom in the...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – NEW SNEAKERS NEW SNEAKERS NEW SNEAKERS

I was going to wait until a few weeks before the 5k (DUN DUN DUN) to get myself a pair of actual running shoes, but last week while I was out Fat CrossFitting, I looked down at my feet and realized that through the mesh, I could see my toes wigging in my socks. Oops. I immediately developed a completely unfounded and unnecessary neurosis about my footwear falling apart mid-workout...

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What I’m Reading, because I’m too fried to do anything else

I’ve been doing more reading than writing these days. I feel like I can do three out of four things: study, spend time with the kids, exercise, and blog. Sleeping has, of course, been out of the question for the last several months since Jamsine was born. Humans of New York I normally go into my conversations with a set of proven questions to ask, that I find will elicit a...

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In which I cook a lot of Mediterranean food

I spent the day cooking up a feast of Middle Eastern delights, specifically, recipes from Ottolenghi’s cookbook Jerusalem. I normally do all of the weeks’ cooking ahead of time, and I have been getting bored of hard boiled eggs and roasted chicken thighs. Every week. Week after week after week. Also, our CSA vegetables are starting to pile up in the fridge, which is a bone of contention in my...

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Malaria Meds and the Foreign Service

Malaria.  Yikes.  Scary.  Especially when you have kids.  And for whatever reason, easy to understand information on the options for prophalxis for FS families can be hard to to find.  I got an email a few weeks ago asking my opinion, and since, as my loyal readers know, I am a woman of STRONG opinions, I thought I’d turn the email exchange into a blog post (with my interlocutor’s permission,...

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Cuddle monster on the bus

  One of the most frustrating things about long term training in DC is how hard it is to spend real time with my kids. Time that isn’t rushing around getting me ready for work in the morning and them ready for daycare. Time that isn’t cooking or cleaning in the evening. Time that isn’t studying. Time that isn’t frantically running errands. Time that isn’t in the car. I had...