splash, splash…

By SOLO

Guess what is the one thing you really (really!) don’t want to do after you’ve been stuck in traffic for over an hour in a snow storm, hungry, on your way from work? Come home, change, eat, take your gym bag and go for a swim lesson. Yeah.

Seriously. Getting wet was the LAST thing on Earth I wanted to do after work. What did I do? I came home, changed, ate, took my gym bag and went for a swim lesson. [insert pat on the back here].

The swimming lesson went well! I was worried about swimming aggravating my wrist, but it was fine. The aqua dance instructor was rocking out to the tunes from the 80s as usual. And the pregnant ladies were bouncing around happily in the neighboring lanes. The skinny lifeguard who looked to be about 15, was watching over them. I tried not to giggle, imagining him having to actually rescue one of the adult women with a joyous addition of a pregnant belly.

We worked on our front crawl and back stroke today. Trust me when I tell you that it takes a very skillful swimmer to avoid bumping into a very mediocre swimmer (me) while the latter is doing a back stroke. Take ten very mediocre swimmers and have them do laps, using back stroke, and you have a recipe for a disaster. Or more specifically, head trauma. Somehow, no new bruises on my head today, but I did feel up a number of various body parts in the process. Most of them not mine. Ah, the things you get away with in an amateur swim class.

On a food note… you MUST make this stir-fry. OMG.

vegan edamame stir-fry
*Note this stir-fry is vegan, and gluten-free, but not paleo.

Ingredients:
1/2 zucchini
1 large piece bok-choy
1 cup sliced bell pepper
1 cup cooked edamame
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp soy sauce

That’s pretty much. Heat oil in a pan. Add zucchini and pepper first, cook for a couple of minutes, add bok choy and edamame. Flavour with some soy sauce in the end.

WOD:

CrossFit

back squat – looking for a heavy set of 3
10 x 35
10 x 65
8 x 85
6 x 105
4 x 125
3 x 135
3 x 145
3 x 155

AMRAP: 15 reps snatch (55lb) / 30 double-unders or 150 single rope jumps –> 3 rounds + 8 snatches

45min swimming lesson

Signing off,
Solo

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Posted January 31, 2013

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