FiTTz Meals by Christopher Teeter

Fittzmealsyellowhammerorderform2.0  JPG.jpgWhen I am doing one of these Concept 2 Rowing Challenges, especially when they go on for days or weeks, I find that FiTTz Meals are great to have on hand for my fast food go-to-eats. The vegetarian option is really nice because I can order the quinoa or the rice with vegetables for healthy carbs on a long row day like today’s 12k ladder down. 

What I appreciate about Christopher’s service is I am not locked into any plan. I can change things around from week to week, month to month. He delivers to the box but the Honey-do just zips over to the Yellowhammer Cafe to pick up our order earlier in the day.  

Of course, if Southern Home Cooking is more your style, well, you can always stop in for that too. 

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Dog Days: Rolling my eyes

As I sit here roughing in the title of what I am going to write about, I am rolling my eyes. Hence the new and improved title. Honestly, I have no clue how I managed to row 10k today but Dog Days:Week 2 is completed. Hallelujah!

Today’s row was absolutely miserable. My mind was not in the game. It was running frenzied, like watching the mayhem between one of those blue tailed skinks and my black lab as she chases the thing around the porch and up the tree. 

The original plan was to row 20k in four sessions. Having rowed a 5k Tuesday and Wednesday the goal was to row 5k today and again tomorrow but I have several pressing priorities tomorrow so opted to just finish the last 10k today.

The new and improved (rolling my eyes) plan was to row down a ladder: 4k with a 3 minute rest, 3k – 2 minute rest, 2k – 1 minute rest and then finish strong with 1k. 

For some bizarre reason I dropped the damper to level 4.5 (rolling my eyes) instead of 5 – 5.5 and that is when the row went sideways. Between the heat and the damper setting I wanted to quit halfway through the 4k. My times were horrific and I could have cared less, sort of. I could have changed the damper setting but opted to suffer instead (rolling my eyes).

My SPM’s were the worst ever, as in like my first days ever rowing, and then I whined my way through the rest period, the 3k and rest period, the 2k and rest period. By the time I got to that last 1k it was all I could do to just get it done while thoughts regarding the 30k caused me to lament ever rowing Dog Days 2017.  

Still it is d-o-n-e. Tomorrow I can wake up with a new and improved attitude if I do not have lingering nightmares about today. 

Putting my miserable, whining self to bed now (rolling my eyes).

Oh, wait! I can end today with one happy thought. Thanks to whoever used my CrossRope Code to order a jump rope! I get a free t-shirt.

(Was that you, Michel? – not rolling my eyes!) 

That $10 OFF code expires September 4, 2017 so take advantage today!

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Saturday Breakfast at Shashy’s

Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of our magical Saturday breakfast brunch at Shashy’s Bakery and Fine Food yesterday. It does not take away the fact that it was the most wonderful, delectable breakfast ever, so much so that we unanimously decided, right then and there, Shashy’s is now our first choice for breakfast outings. 

We ordered the Eggs Benedict with grits, Two Eggs Any Style with whole wheat toast, sausage, and home fries and finally an order of Blueberry Pancakes with ham. It was a smorgasbord! Everything cooked to perfection in a beautiful presentation. And they serve REAL butter!

Another wonderful aspect of our dining experience was the great service. Our waitress was delightful and personable. It seemed like everyone working there was happy to be there. That was really nice to see, proficient, happy people enjoying their jobs.  

Shashy’s is a fine food experience indeed, serving Breakfast until 2 p.m. on Saturdays. 

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Best Hamburger Day Ever

IMG_7750Met my friend, Pat, for lunch today. We met at the Sundown. Neither of us had eaten there before so we had a great time perusing the menu, trying to figure out what we wanted. 

Both of us ended up with our first choices, a Burger, and we shared the french fries. She got the cheese burger and I got the bacon cheese burger.

If only we had taken a photo of the delicious hamburger and fries we ordered before we gobbled down our food.

Yes. It was one of those best hamburger day ever moments.

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Murph 2017: I am registered!

This is my tScreen Shot 2017-04-20 at 11.03.06 PMhird officially registered MURPH CHALLENGE. Last year I was finally able to run both miles thanks to training with my PWR Sandbag in preparation for the event at 26.2 CrossFit in Rockledge, Florida.  I did not use the PWR Sandbag in the challenge but wearing it in running short distances made it that much easier to simply run the mile on my own.


This year, still using my PWR Sandbag in preparation for Murph 2017 at Guns Out CrossFit in Montgomery, Alabama, I am working up to a 10 Round sequence of 10-Ring Rows ( modified pull-ups), 20 Push-ups (modified to a bar about 36 inches off the ground), and 30 Air Squats with a 400 meter row at the beginning of each round. I am rowing due to a broken toe.

It is impractical to wear the sandbag while rowing. Taking it off and putting it back on costs me some time, but when I do the MURPH it is without the weight vest anyway so no matter.

Truly I hope my hard work pays off this year and that my toes will be healed to do well enough on the runs to drop my time from last year. It would thrill me to significantly put in a much better time than last year! 

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Kong’s ROOT Salon: Slaying my hairs

Kong is the owner of ROOT SALON in Montgomery, Alabama and the man has magic hands. He cuts my hair and then styles it by running his fingers through my hair as he works that blow dryer in the other hand. No comb, no brush, just his fingers and hands. 

This last style is as fabulous as the first time he cut my hair in a different style. I love that I can simply say “Cut it however you feel like today.” And I am never disappointed, ever. 

From the washing of the hair through the cut and on to the styling, I am in zen mode by the time the slaying of my hairs is complete. 

There are several other hair stylists and a massage therapist on site. Walk-ins are welcomed but it is always best to call ahead to be certain you can be seen at a convenient time for everyone. They handle all styles and types of hair care needs. Just call or stop in Monday through Saturday to check out the vibe.  And of course you can check them out on Facebook too.

No matter how you connect with Root Salon, please mention that I sent you! 

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The Spirit of Guns Out CrossFit

My teammates, all of them younger than me and way more involved in competitions than I am, had a friendly back and forth guessing game as to when and what this year’s CrossFit Games repeat WoD would be.

…And as competitive teammates sometimes are there was a little friendly WoD wager regarding what the winner would choose as a WoD for the loser to do. 

…And of course there was an upping of the WoD ante as the final results played out in the process last week.

Then today was the day of reckoning. (dun-dun-dun!)

In exemplary fashion, Johnny-The Winner worked out with Keith-The Loser in an unquestionable show of Esprit de Corps.

I love my teammates. 

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