The WOD was a doozy. Lance and I formed Team No Pants and turned it into a partner WOD. Some folks actually read the website and rested a minute in between rounds. Others folks, Lance and I included, used the 400m run as active recovery slash time to complain about how cold it was.
No man is left behind during my partner WODs so Lance and I stuck together the entire time. Sometimes we waited for the other to finish the lifts and sometimes we ran at paces slower than we could do alone, but no matter what, we were sticking together. Some days I just want to go balls to the wall and I am competing against myself. Other days I want the camaraderie of working with another person. Today I was so psyched to have such a great partner and I was happy to cheer him on. PJ told me I won the day's spirit award. I think people just enjoyed seeing me jump around in my spandex.
|Team No Pants|
No matter how cold, we're just not into pants.
As if the day could not get any better, I got to have lunch with my friend Mike. A couple of years ago, my friend Nick told me that his roommate Mike liked my blog. I was flattered that anyone actually read this thing and we exchanged a few emails. It's crazy what's possible because of the internet - 2 years later and Mike is hands down one of my favorite people. I absolutely adore him, I am so proud to know him, we've agreed to run R2R2R (across the Grand Canyon and back) together, and today is the first day we've actually met in person. He sends me so many SnapChats, it's like I see him daily so I didn't even realize (Kidding. Kind of.) Mike doesn't know this yet, but we're getting married. Shhhh.
After a delicious lunch of eggs and bacon, I headed over to Barnes and Noble. I did a little light reading.
I was meeting my family at Dick's Sporting Goods in 30 minutes, so I got to learn the magical ways of Kelly Starrett and admire his
ass form. I spent a good portion of the afternoon in search of ADIDAS Powerlift 2.0s. They apparently do not exist in stores, not even the ADIDAS store, so I ordered them online like I should have in the first place. Let's hope they fit.
|We are Long Islanders and we do not find it weird that our diners have valet.|
This wonderful Saturday continued to get better. I knew I needed to drive into Manhattan to pick up a bunch of laundry at my apartment and drop off the winter clothes that I need for the month of December. Luckily Lauren called saying she was going to the mall up in Harlem. I picked her up when she was done shopping, she sat in my illegally parked car while I dealt with all of my stuff, I drove around the block while she went food shopping, and then she cooked me dinner. All is right with the world.
|I have an uncanny ability to get others to cook for me.|