Here they are. My new weightlifting shoes. Many thanks to Gwen Sisto from Risto Sports for all her help. I love these shoes! When you see them in real life, they're actually much more subtle. They look like a regular pair of black shoes. However, when you get closer, you can see the details and such. It's exactly how I wanted the shoe to be. Even the "sexy j-ro" is subtle (thank heaven! I really didn't want that gleaming from miles around).
It's funny how different people know you in different ways. When my dear friend Khuyen saw my shoes she was a little disappointed that they were not grand and extravagant "just like the Joanne I know." Funny thing is, I know exactly what she's talking about. In most parts of my life, I'm pretty diva-licious with a touch of nice girl. There are two areas in my life where I fail at this. My CrossFit life and my love life. I should work on this, shouldn't I?
On to some interesting articles...
I pray to the heavens above that when I become a professor, I don't go crazy like this. Recently, a science professor opened fire on her colleagues during a faculty meeting after she found out she was denied tenure. (sigh) Such a terrible story!
Hooray to Kevin Smith for calling out Southwest Airlines on their s--t. The people at Big Fat Blog just posted this entry about Smith getting booted off his flight for being "too fat." Hmph!
Today's Small Victories
1) I showed up for Mr. Josh. Even if I can't stand the bastard, I showed up for him anyway. Showing up doesn't make me like him any more.
THREE rounds of:
50 jump rope skips
100 meter row
100 meter run
Prep for WOD
CrossFit One World WOD: "Light" Mr. Joshua
Complete five rounds for time of:
15 GHD sit-ups
10 deadlifts at 70% of your one rep max.
Joanne's Final Time - 28:45 (or something like that)
Notes (to myself) about this workout: 70% of my 1 rep max for a deadlift is about 178#. For this WOD, I scaled down to 165# and even then it was way too much weight. In my book, 70% of your 1 rep max done 50 times spells disaster and back pain. Kudos if you can do this. But I'm just not that girl. It's bad enough that I hate Mr. Josh to begin with. That it was a "lighter" version didn't make it any better. In round three and four I cut down to 5 deadlifts. In round 5, I did 5 deadlifts at 165# and 5 deadlifts at 135#. I then hit the floor and wanted to cry. fathlete confession: Actually, the tears started rolling down in round three. Luckily, sweat and tears look the same.
This WOD makes me feel like Dumbo training on the Olympic team - out of place, undeserving, and here because of some cruel reminder that I'm fat, incapable of doing this shit, and that I simply don't belong at the box. I despise nights like this.