Lots of crazy things have been happening over the past week. Let me start by talking about the 2nd Annual Cloudy Town Throwdown, a mini version of the CrossFit games hosted by BRK’s CrossFit Fast Factory. Let me tell you right now, this shit is crazy. These people are the epitome of fitness.
Of course Curtis was there recording the event, complete with green STAFF shirt. He made these video montages:
It was a long day. About halfway through I started experiencing the telltale signs of sickness—scratchy sore throat, headache, fatigue—but I persevered. Well, minus one nap in the baby Mazda.
BRK competed like a champ, placing 14th in the women’s division. She’s pretty much like a god to me now because I can’t even close a pocket knife. Here’s a gif of her slacking off in the back of the pack:
That was on Saturday. On Sunday BRK
dragged me to and I went to a “Keep it Paleo” Cooking Seminar by Paleo Nick. It was actually quite informative, and we made meals to bring home. I have never made a 60 serving meal before, nor will I probably ever again. It was fun working with mass quantities, and I met a lot of nice people. But as the day dragged on (an 8+ hour course the day after a 10+ hour day of spectating, jeebus), I started fading fast. A migraine struck, and then a brief car ride delivered the final blow.
I spent the majority of the evening writhing around on BRK’s couch. The promise of Cherry Berry had me on my feet, but my throbbing head and queasy car-ride stomach wouldn’t allow me to eat very much. BRK’s a good care taker, though. She hooked me up with drugs and peppermint oil and cold packs, and around 9pm I felt good enough to make the 60 mile drive home with a cooler full of food in tow.
Which brings me to the next subject: Whole Life Challenge. For the next eight weeks, I have a strict, almost paleo diet. Meat, fruit, vegetables, and nuts are allowed. No bread, wheat, oats, rice, pasta, potatoes, sugar, artificial sweeteners, corn, soy, dairy, dairy!, alcohol, soda, juice, or artificial or processed ingredients. Butter, peanuts, beans, and sweet potatoes are the only exceptions.
So far it hasn’t been bad. I haven’t had any cravings for cheez or bread or Coke or cream and sugar in my coffee, but I attribute that to having been sick for the past five days. And after today I’ll be 1/8 of the way done.
The challenge also incorporates other healthy life aspects such as working out, mobilization (stretching), and taking fish oil, but those are a drop in the bucket compared to NOT EATING CHEEZ FOR 58 DAYS! I turned down pizza today, jsyk.
Let’s see, I think that about sums it up for now. I’m going to make an attempt to blog about my struggles and triumph over the remaining seven weeks.