Monday, May 14, 2012

family time

On Saturday we had the funeral for Bob's 97 year old grandma who passed away earlier in the week. I don't really talk much about my personal life in detail on this blog.. thats really not what it's for, but I feel like it needed to be mentioned if for no other reason than to justify why it is so important it is to exercise and eat healthy. We all want to be around to watch our children and our children's children grow up and become strong, responsible respectable adults. Taking care of ourselves will only help to influence our kids to do the same and that was evident on Saturday when after all the days events were done and we got to relax, reflect and compete. We are a competitive bunch after all. So when it was time to blow off a little steam and energy, 2 out of the 3 Chase families headed outside for a spur of the moment sprint challenge. Cousins against cousins, brother against brother and me against my sister in law... who by the way is a marathon runner and pretty athletic. Crap. If there's one thing I'm not, it's a fast runner. It was certainly funny to see the kids whose ages range from 15-4 go all out in this, eh, 3x100m relay sprint. Let me tell you, after 6 glasses of wine and in bare feet, I didn't do too bad. Neck and neck with sister in law. Overall it was a good day. The weather was beautiful, the ceremony went as smooth as it could go, the food was good, the kids although bored, were for the most part well behaved. Can't ask for much more than that on such a sad occasion.

Mother's Day was pretty nice day for us. Bob made me a fantastic brunch which of course included bacon. We spent a majority of the day outside on the patio watching the Regionals, doing random skill work on the rings (which are currently hanging on our tree out back), playing with the kids and relaxing. It ended up being a pretty nice weekend with a lot of time to reflect on what means the most to us, family, and making sure we make the most of the time we have.

Rest Day
breakfast - oatmeal w/almond butter and coconut
lunch/dinner - veal marsala, broccoli, squash, tomato/proscuitto, moz, roasted red peppers, salad, ham, fruit salad

Active Rest/Skill Day
brunch - eggs w/bacon, broccoli, kale, fruit salad w/mango, banana, blackberries, raspberries and chopped dates
dinner - spicy shrimp and sausage w/kale, cabbage, onions

30 push press 45#
10 cleans 45#
5 'genie' front squats 45#
3 L sit pull ups
skin the cats
inverted ring pull ups
kipping pull ups practice
kipping ttb practice

breakfast - banana, almond butter
lunch - probably nothing
dinner - some form of ground beef w/a veggie and sweet pot 

kb swings
good mornings

12 Minutes to Establish a 1RM 2-Position Snatch (hang + full).
*form not good enough to go higher yet

- then -

3 rounds for time of:
50 Lateral Jumps, 12″
20 DB OH Walking Lunges, Right Arm - 30#
10 Alternating DB Snatches - 30#
20 DB OH Walking Lunges, Left Arm
Notes: Dumbbell load should be heaviest possible. Prescribed loading is 100/70lb. The load used should be as close to this as possible.


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