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Food: 3100 Calories.  Woot Woot


  • 1hr Body Combat
  • 1hr Body Pump

So.  I accidentally showed up for Body Combat at the Rec Center instead of Body Pump.  I read the schedule wrong.  Fortunately the teacher was Leslie, who I adore, and she assured me I’d be just fine, so I stayed for the class.  Interesting.  It’s like boxing the air.  And shuffling left and right.  And there was this short, older, wider man, who apparently takes the class all the time (or maybe he used to actually box?) and he felt the need to explain to me how to be successful in Body Combat at the end of the class…  (Meanwhile, I was watching everyone in the mirror.  Let’s just say it was a Cardio class and he didn’t really get any cardio in…)  There were a couple of dudes of a similar ilk who thought they knew everything, but mostly the class was filled with very fit females punching and kicking the shit out of the air.  I sweat a lot.  It was cool.  Glad I stayed.

Directly after Body Combat, Leslie taught Body Pump.  Lifting.  I hate that class.  I don’t really sweat at all, and I’m not really sure what my weight limits should be, so I end up all wrong.  For example, I didn’t have nearly enough weight on for the back circuit, so it was really easy.  But then I had wayyy too much for the Tricep circuit and nearly died.  Biceps were hard, too, but probably close to where they should be (read: I need to toughen up.)  My arms and shoulders hurt today.

I usually like Saturday morning spin, but yesterday was Sue’s class.  I don’t think Sue is the crazy Marimba lady, I think she is the easy hour and fifteen minute pyramid lady.  Either way, I was happy to skip for a Leslie class.  (I feel a bit like a stalker.  But I don’t care.)  Also, I did derby, derby, spin, derby, spin, rest this week.  I needed a lifting day, as much as I hate it.  And I think Body Combat was a good cardio workout for me that wasn’t Spin.  The one disappointing bit is that I didn’t get that many steps out of it (for Fitbit.)  So I didn’t hit 10,000 steps yesterday.  Oh well.  I also did not walk Reilly yesterday.  (I had planned to, but Snow & Beer got in the way.)

After class, I starved myself til my lunch date w/ Feist E.  I knew I’d be eating a lot yesterday, and I wasn’t that hungry, so I just held off eating.  Isn’t it weird how working out makes it so you need to eat and are hungry, but sort of a…  maintainable hungry?  Like an “I don’t have to eat right away, but I’m fucking starving” hungry?  I dunno.  Maybe I’m weird.  But when I’m having a lazy day and I get hungry, I stuff my face.  Exercise-y days I can hold off.  Anyway.  Lunch with Feist E.  That was awesome.  Miss her.  My derby wife looks just like a Super Model.  Every time I see her, I can’t help but think how beautiful she is.  She also used to skate for the Castle Rock ‘n Rollers, but now skates for the Boulder Bombers.  It’s cool that I still get to see her, and we still have so much to talk about despite being in very different places in life (she’s a mama) and on very different derby leagues.

A quick note–I had a Skinny Margarita that was very good and tasted almost just like Feist E’s regular marg.  It substituted Soda Water for Sweet and Sour.  So it was: Tequila, Triple Sec, lots of Lime juice, and soda water.  It was a bit fizzy which was cool, too.

Then I went to Tim’s friend Brian’s house where they were brewing beer.  I don’t get it.  It’s his man time, but he wanted me to come watch.  It was sweet.  And freezing.  We were outside.  And it was snowing.  Brrr…  Anyway, this was Tim & Brian’s fourth batch of beer, a Honey Porter.  And today we tried the first bottles of their first brew, but I forget what it was…  It was tasty, though.  They are calling their “brewery” “High Steel” because Brian likes the Broncos and Tim likes the Steelers.  I’m glad I got to try Tim’s first beer at it’s first tasting.  (I have this fantasy that he and Brian will make it big with their beer and I’ll make it big writing… somehow…)  So it was cool to be there at the beginning of it.  Anyway, I was glad to have been there, but I hope they don’t want me to come again because it was soooo cold and I had so many errands to run yesterday that didn’t get done.  Plus I really needed a nap, and ended up falling asleep at 8pm (which I also did Friday night.)  Lame.


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