11.02.2011

I went to my first CrossFit class this morning! Since it's too dark for me to be biking into work now, and I don't want to run more than twice a week (occasional ankle and knee pain persists), I was looking for something to get me energized this winter. CrossFit looked pretty bad ass, and doing my first dead lifts today (this is basically me) felt pretty hardcore! I'm excited about going back, and about gaining strength (and the ability to do handstand push ups!)

Image: haha, love it - "Don't let him talk to you like that, Terry!" source.

Woah. Measuring your slavery footprint.

From the NY Review of Books, Day of the 40,000 Dead: "Alma Guillermoprieto on Mexico's new grassroots movements against violence the state has been powerless to stop"

GoogleReader is the #1 way that I read my news and find things to post about here. I absolutely HATE their new design - it's hard to read, there is so much wasted white space, and it's making me miserable (dramatic but true). If you hate it too, please give Google some feedback, it would at least be great to have the option to switch to the old view.

4 comments:

ramsey said...

Yes! I'm so glad you tried out cross fit. You're going to get hooked!

Brittany at Pro-Soup Propaganda said...

I hate the new Google Reader enough to actually email them, so thank you for posting the info! Normally I just go, "Meh," and kinda go along with the changes, but I haaaaate the new Reader, too. Old version forever!

Shorty said...

@ramsey, I can totally tell I will! Spent much of the day thinking about going back....and managed to convince myself that my arms are buffer already.

@Brittany, I know, I usually roll my eyes when people complain about changes like this, but it really is making it more time-consuming and less pleasant for me to use so I took the time to send a (whiny, overly detailed) email.....

Marni said...

I just started Crossfit too! Have you seen this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufVcD2_2dXg? Major motivation.