I've been wasting time lately surfing the internet when I could be reading a book or watching a movie or spending time being just more interactive.  I chalk it to "Rest and Recovery" for the last 2 days.  And I read up on Jim Wendler's blog and he had an interesting post on one guy who wrote him in desperation regarding his physique and how much it tormented him.  Read the post here.  The best part of the post was Wendler's response to the constant angst and you can replace the angst about dieting with my angst about not being fast enough on the bike or not having the skills on the bike or not even being able to lift heavy in the gym.  I put myself down and I would like to stop, it's hard though.  Most of the time, I just think I'm being honest about my own level and skills but I realize it's not necessary to say it all the time.  I definitely have improved over the last couple of years in mountain biking and since I started Crossfit 3 years ago, I definitely see an improvement there too.  It's just that I have seen other people improve faster! And my competitive spirit raises its head or maybe it's just the green monster of envy?  The point is that I will shut up about being too slow (or as I like to put it, not as fast as the guys) and about being weak.  Instead, I will work on inching my way to faster speeds by getting more confident and letting go of the damn brakes and I will keep up with Wendler's 5-3-1 strength program for back squats, presses, deadlifts and cleans.  All these things keep getting better and better so I don't have much room to complain- I just need to reign in my impatience and be a little more thankful for what I have already achieved!

As for what I have been doing the last couple days- there has been a good amount of eating going on and I cooked up some new dishes with my mom. I'm fueling up and enjoying it.  And I did my Tuesday night girls' ride at Lake Crabtree and had a blast.  It really is fun to ride with women who want to try the logstacks and other skills stuff that is hidden in Crabtree. We covered about 8 miles of singletrack plus I got 4 miles of greenway and my little greenway hill is not as painful as it was four months ago when I was just getting started!

Cabbage medley! Nom, nom, nom!

My mom makes a mean chicken curry
Post-log stack!


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