So, this morning, I made my triumphant return to Crazy Weights™. There were streamers, a ticker tape parade and a marching band. It was pretty awesome. ALSO, the Portland bloggers are totally taking over the class. There were FOUR of us there this morning. And hopefully we’ll all be able to walk tomorrow.

I had forgotten a few things.


  1. How freaking dark it is at 5:20 AM most of the year. Last time I went was July 3, and it was not so much DARK then. I hate the dark.
  2. How poorly I sleep the night before my alarm goes off at 5 AM. I used to take Advil PM at about 9 the night before class so I’d fall asleep & stay there. Last night I woke up every hour or so – a situation that was not helped by the symphony of very large and very loud semi-trucks (I’m guessing) that were racing around the block at about 2 AM.
  3. How hard that class is. I took it easy on squats & lunges (the substitute teacher was nice enough to give me a couple of modifications for some exercises, and no one even threw spitballs at her!), and went down from the weights I was doing 2 months ago, but DAMN! I am so much weaker. Obviously proof that I need to get my ass to class (hee! A rhyme!) at least once a week. I’m not sure I’m ready for Tuesday crazy weights yet – the added cardio might be overdoing it on my knee.

In other news (not really), I ran again last night. Or rather, walked three minutes/ran one (repeat 5 ½ times). It was pretty good. My knee was getting a tad bit weary at the end, but I walked/stretched/iced, and had no soreness.

So – because it is Thursday, and Thursdays can suck, I am going to give away something. This t-shirt: 

I happen to have an extra one laying around, and thought to myself, “Amy – why keep this lovely shirt here on the table, unworn? Surely there is something you can do with it…something that doesn’t involve trying to put it on a cat (note: did not actually try to put this on any cats – I value my eyeballs). Why not give it away to one of the 85 or so people that looks at your blog on a daily basis? Or the 300 or so people who were reading your blog two weeks ago, after the ratings boost that came with a link from Crabby McSlacker (I miss you guys – please come back).

So – comment below and tell me what one thing you want to accomplish before the end of the year. I will use a random number generator (read: have the architect pull a number out of a hat) on Sunday and email the winner. The shirt is a women’s Medium American Apparel Girly Tee. And this contest is open to anyone who can receive mail – US or not.

Recent Comments

  • P.O.M.
    September 11, 2008 - 12:50 pm ·

    Nice jobby job getting back to the class.
    I’ve also notice how dark the mornings are getting. When I run now, the sun only starts to come up when I am on my way home. It’s nice to see, but I get a little scrrrrrrrd in the dark. I’m a nerd like that.

    • gazelle
      September 11, 2008 - 12:55 pm ·

      I am also a scaredy-cat about the dark. I will be running (more or less) tomorrow morning, probably in the darkish. First time in ages.

  • workout mommy
    September 11, 2008 - 1:09 pm ·

    good for you on getting yourself back to class! I am having a sucky Thursday, but got a much needed laugh out of that shirt. How cute!

    my goal before the end of the year? To be able to do 5 unassisted pull ups at the park. 🙂

  • alisa
    September 11, 2008 - 8:48 pm ·

    I was there. I was there! Woo-hoo. Excited to get back into weights again. I too am a bit weeny.

  • Christine
    September 12, 2008 - 4:56 am ·

    My goal is to screw up my nerve to decide to train for a triathlon. (Note — the goal isn’t to train because I’m not quite there yet.) And may I say – that is an AWESOME t-shirt!

      • Christine
        September 16, 2008 - 2:00 am ·

        OH MY GOSH! Thank you! And thank the architect for drawing my name!

        I must have described that picture to about 6 people this weekend.

        “Show” will be much easier than “tell”!

  • aron
    September 12, 2008 - 8:33 am ·

    thanks for stopping by!

    yayyyy for getting up for the early morning weights! awesome job! it is SO dark now, i hadnt been up early in a few weeks and couldnt believe the sun doesnt come up until like 615 now! BOOO.

  • M*J*C
    September 13, 2008 - 6:58 pm ·

    That class sounds really good! Early morning workouts like that are killer…especially when the sun is barely coming up!
    As for my year end goal…my goal is to maintain my weight within 2-4 pounds of where it is now. I’ve been in that range since March, if I actually make it to the end of December….that will be amazing!

    • gazelle
      September 15, 2008 - 7:30 pm ·

      It is an awesome (and awesomely hard) class.

      Congrats on your steady maintaining so far! I know you can make it just a few more months.

  • michelle
    September 16, 2008 - 4:11 pm ·

    Oh well guess i missed the tee shirt give away!!

    My goal:
    To not eat 50 Starbucks chocolate chip cookies by the end of the year!!