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A Long Workout & Old Friends


My half day off yesterday was refreshing. I got a few things done and actually took the time to hang out and walk brown dog.

Since I was able to, I decided to go to the 5:30 training for once (instead of the usual 6:30) just so I could be home sooner. It was nice and I wish I was able to go at that time everyday!

It seemed like a really long workout, though we only did 2 sets (2 rounds) of everything last night but they were a minute and a half stations, which was a killer! Plus, we did a pretty long warmup that consisted of burpees, mountain climbers, and jumping jacks.

Some of the moves included lateral presses, reverse lunges with a chest press, downward dogs, seal jacks, tricep pulldowns with a resistance bands, squats on air discs, and bicep curls with the TRX straps.


We also did bus drivers which are a killer. I couldn’t find a picture but basically you hold a large 10 lb plate out in front of you keeping your arms straight and twist back and forth like you are turning a wheel. Definitely a tough one!

I’m feelin’ it all today that’s for sure!

When I came out from training to get in the car to go home, I had a nice surprise! Torrance and brown dog were waiting for me! He had taken her for a little walk across the street to greet me!


I would probably walk to training everyday if I didn’t have to cross the overpass. There is an overpass you have to walk over that has no shoulder/sidewalk so you have to time it just perfectly when no cars are coming. A little dangerous, but I have done it a few times safely.

After the sweaty mess, dinner was super simple.

A little pot roast, half a baked potato with cheese, sliced tomatoes, and steamed asparagus with balsamic.



I am 100% ecstatic about tomorrow being Friday! The weekend is always welcome of course, but also, Torrance’s childhood best friend from FL (now living in GA) is coming up to visit for the weekend! Since Torrance’s mom moved to FL when he was 6, he spent the entirety of every summer there until he graduated high school pretty much.

The second summer that Torrance and I were dating, I actually flew down to FL and we went on a cruise and I got to meet Matt (his best friend) and I was surprised how much alike they were. Easily mistaken as brothers.

That was in 2004…woah. Here is a throwback picture from the cruise that summer just for the fun of it.

Is it weird that 8 years later we dont really look that much different? Torrance still looks 16.

We actually saw Matt when we broke down in IL for 5 days on our drive to NC, because at that time he was living in St Louis, which was only a couple of hours away from where we were stranded so he came to visit us. Ah….memories.

  • How close do you live to your gym/where you work out? Or do you primarily work out at home?
  • Are you still close with any of your childhood friends? How far do you and your best friend go back?
    Sadly no, most of my current close friends are high school or later (my 2 closest friends are actually after high schooL!) My oldest “friend” believe it or not, is actually Torrance – we go back to 7th grade! I think probably the only person I’m still close with from that long ago. So weird.
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  1. I have one friend that I’ve known since 2nd grade … but we really didn’t become super good friends until college-age. She’s in PA and I’m in Georgia, though, so we just talk on the phone from time to time. 🙂

    I love that old picture … such baby faces!! 🙂

    April 5, 2012
  2. hahaha what a cute picture, Torrance looks so young!

    My old gym used to be a 15 minute drive but when i switched over to my new gym this year it was awesomely only 5 minutes down the road. i love it and it makes it so much easier to get there at 530 am!

    i do have some friends from high school that I still talk to but im not super close best friend is from college and we’ve been friends for 10 years!

    April 5, 2012
    • Oh 5 minutes away is ideal!!! My gym in Alaska was a 30 minute drive and it made it that much harder for me to drag myself there!

      April 5, 2012
  3. Burpees and mountain climbers in the warm-up? Wow. I’d love to be able to workout a little bit earlier. We just get home so dang late. We live super close to our gym, but we only walk/jog when it’s warm. Like 75 plus. I’m a huge baby. Lol. Tha’ts the REASON we joined a gym. But we’re done there April 30 so after that we’ll see!

    April 5, 2012
  4. We are currently five min from the gym but are moving at the end of this month and will need to find a new place! GAAHH.
    BTW….I made your cheesy chicken/rice meal for din din last night. SO EASY and SO TASTY. That might become a staple in the house. LOVES IT!

    April 5, 2012
    • oh man! it is kinda stressful finding a new gym! im sure you guys will find something though! 🙂
      OH good!! I’m glad you liked it! It is almost kind of weird seeming but it is so good! I might have that for lunch again today!

      April 5, 2012
  5. My gym is about a mile away from my apartment (luckily). Unfortunately, my gym is NEXT to an Italian restaurant AND Fro-yo place UGH

    April 5, 2012

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