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July 5, 2013

7 Quick Takes - 54

Thanks to Jennifer Fulwiler for hosting!
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Since I mentioned it in my quick takes last week, I thought I'd let you all know how awesome this blogger world is. Cari's fund drive for Dwija's laundry room got close to (if not over) $10,000. That's just way awesome. And it's a great example of a lot of people doing a little bit of something to make a really big thing happen.

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Independence Day around these parts was fun, but not over the top. Craig and I got to Crossfit to get our workout in. It was a "Partner WOD" so Craig and I partnered up to complete it together. I thought we did pretty well. Did the Rx for women (that means we didn't scale on the deadlifts...or I didn't. Craig's only just out of Foundations, so he did the Rx for women's weight with me and did great!) 

So, we basically had to do As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) in 1776 seconds (which is 29 minutes 36 seconds). The circuit was 4 Deadlifts (115 pounds), 7 Burpees, 13 Medicine Ball situps, partner style, and then 400M Run carrying the medicine ball. Craig and I switched off which one of us carried it each round. We did 6 rounds in the allotted time, which meant we each carried the ball 3 times. It was the kind of workout where you don't realize just how hard you are working until you're done! 

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The WOD Wednesday night was one of the "named" WOD's and it was Randy. That means it was 75 Snatches for time. (My time was 6:41.) I scaled the weight (I did 35 pounds, but Rx was 55 pounds) since I am still pretty new to the movement, but when I got done I realized that I probably ought to have done the Rx weight because I pretty much have the movement down. At least that's what the coach told me.

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After our workout on Independence Day, we got some sorely needed housecleaning done and the grocery shopping. Then Craig and Vincent took a nap. Naps....ahhhhh. I watched the Royals pull out a great win by coming from behind with a Grand Slam in the 6th followed by another homerun. They had to come back again in the 8th (???) And then they closed it out winning by 3 runs. Yay Royals!!?
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We took the kids to Oceans of Fun, intending to stay at Worlds of Fun until the fireworks. But, let's get real. A 2-year-old (especially one named Vincent Hughes) and hours hanging out at an Amusement park where they can't ride anything just does not mix. We spent max time at Oceans of Fun -- I'm realizing THAT park is much more fun for my kids than Worlds of Fun -- then Craig and Sarah rode the Mamba and then we left, went to dinner and came home to watch some fireworks on TV.

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I've got some great pictures from Oceans of Fun:
Sarah and Dani did this rope thing where they move from lily pad to lily pad, etc.
Dani eventually fell off after the last lily pad (before the logs) but Sarah made it the whole way
Vincent got used to going down the slides by going with Dani holding him

Vincent also got a turn with Sarah holding him -- before the lifeguard informed her she was too tall to ride
Vincent getting a turn all by himself! He had a blast and kept saying, "Slide! Slide!"
Look who finally figured out the slides were fun and not scary?!?
Of course, here is my Helen...She won't miss an opportunity for the camera!
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Work should hopefully be quiet today since there was the holiday yesterday and the weekend tomorrow. Hope I didn't just "jinx" myself as they say! Have a terrific weekend!!

Have a terrific weekend and be sure to go check out Conversion Diary for more 7 Quick Takes Posts!



  1. We need to go to OoF...we keep putting it off because we have little ones. We went to a fun park in Estes and Michael could only sit and watch for most of it. It's tough being a little boy!

  2. Oceans of Fun looks like a blast!

    Hope your day was quiet :)


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