Stump it Thursday

By last Thursday it took about all I had to give to NOT have pizza.  By the time I headed to Avalon Crossfit’s “Kettle bells, Abs, and More” class I thought I had pretty much made it through the day scott-free.   Ali met me at class and when she mentioned going to Regina’s I knew that I lost my battle with the Pizza-Gods.

With my mind on pizza I made it through the hottest, sweatiest class ever.  I think it was Birkrahm Kettle bells.  I hadn’t lifted a single weight and was already sweating profousely.


  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 jumping jacks
Round 1/ 3 sets:
  • 10 kettle bell swings (14kg)
  • 10 chest presses using 14kg KB
  • 20 Russian Twists (using 12kg)
Round 2/ 3 Sets:
  • 10 sumo deadlift high pulls
  • 10 KB tranfers
  • 10 bicycles
Round 3/ 3 sets:
  • 10 rows, alternating sides
  • 10 full-extension bicep curls
  • 10 tricep extensions
  • 30 seconds crunches
  • 30 seconds knees to elbows
  • 30 seconds roll ups
  • 30 seconds leg raises
Legs/ 3 sets/ reps changed each time:
  • goblet squats with kettle bells
  • jumping squats
  • air squats
Tabata/ 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for 8 rounds:
  • halfway kettle bell swing
Like I said before it was SO HOT in the room thatit almost made me feel too lathargic to do anything!  The class was pretty fast paced and I couldn’t get my head into it, but I did finish it regardless.  Kettle bell swings can seem so much harder when you just aren’t feeling them (not that anyone jumps for joy to do them).  Blah.

Photo by Ali

After class Ali and I headed over to Regina’s and ordered drinks before even opening the menu.  I went with a glass (or three) of Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio.  It was cool and crisp and a perfect post-kettle bell beverage.
Amy met us out to share some fantastic news:  She accepted a teaching position in Montana!

photo courtesy of Ali

I had a few slices of cheese pizza while we prepared (for some reaosn unbeknownst to me) to play trivia.  Now, Ali and I were part of a team that came in second place the week before, so I know I thought I couldn’t be that bad.  Boy was I wrong!
We got a couple questions right but other than that.  It was pretty bad.  The trivia guy even ended up poking fun at us toward the end.  We weren’t taking ourselves too seriously either.
It ended up being a pretty sweet Thursday night.  Sorry it took so long to share it with ya!
Are you good at trivia?  What category do you dominate?  Mine would be pop culture.  I am a Perez Hilton addict!


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