Surf’s Up

Surfset Fitness Board

The Surfset board. I’ve never surfed before, but I imagine this being about as close as I get.

As I sit staring out my window I think two things: Thank goodness I don’t live in Boston and I need to move further south.  We are currently under about a foot of snow (and under another winter storm warning), which for those from up North or from the East is nothing, here in central Kentucky it might as well be 5 feet.   The gym has been closed all week, so I’ve relinquished myself to eating girl scout cookies and trying to workout to the occasional DVD (eating the girl scout cookies has been successful, getting the DVD started and my bum moving has not been quite as successful).

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A Lesson in Perseverance

If you're interested in the Kettlebell Amp'd class you can get more details here.

If you’re interested in the Kettlebell Amp’d class you can get more details here.

Some days after putting 8 or 9 hours in at the office the last thing I want to do is workout. And there are some days that I try to workout and it seems the universe is also telling me to just go home. My first experience with Kettlebell Amp’D was such a day. A long Tuesday (and if you know me you know Tuesdays are my least favorite day of the week!) spent at the office led to a strong desire to go home after work, but I didn’t. The kettlebell class was only 30 minutes and I could survive 30 more minutes. An old friend was teaching it at a local Baptist Church across town at 6, so I would just need to leave work, run by the bank to get some cash to pay for the class, and trek across town in rush hour traffic to get there in about 45 minutes. Totally possible.

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An Unexpected Workout

This present was clearly not going to fit under the tree. New rule to gift buying: Don't buy gifts in packages bigger than me!

This present was clearly not going to fit under the tree. New rule to gift buying: Don’t buy gifts in packages bigger than me!

Now that the holidays are over, I can share this story of an unexpected workout on a cold rainy Monday night.

Since we bought our house three years ago, my husband has asked for one of the Little Giant ladders, or a similar product. The idea is it can be a short ladder or expand to be a 17 ft ladder should we need it. The ladder can be pretty pricey and so he had yet to get it for Christmas.

One evening while browsing for Christmas gift ideas in Williams and Sonoma, he picks up the Silpats. I mention how I had asked for them for like two Christmases in a row and no one ever got them and how I was over it now. He replies “Well, I’ve asked for that ladder for like two Christmases in a row and no one ever got it for me.” Valid point (minus the silpat is $30 and the ladder $300).

As I sit at work the next day, Groupon Goods flashes the most perfect deal in front of me…the Little Giant Ladder for half the price we had seen it other places. Call it destiny, divine intervention, or Santa Clause, but I knew I had to get it for him for Christmas (maybe next year I’ll get the silpats).

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