20. October 2014 by swissfitchick
Did I tell you that I once was called a slut cause I cycle in my short panties to CrossFit? It kind of made my day. It was a crazy freak woman on an old bike and she was YELLING at me and was really, like REALLY upset about me cycling like that. I had no idea one could get THAT angry cause of clothes of a strange person….it just made me smile.
Anyway. I topped my PR from beginning of last week by 5kg and squatted 1 max rep of 90kg (198,4lbs) on Wednesday in Powerlifting class. Plus, I lifted myself up the bar with 13,25kg (29,2lbs) around my waist. This one is my first try with 12kg.
For me, that’s marvelous.
Besides that, it was a weekend full of work again. I did German-English translations for CrossFit and Tim’s website and read through some Social Media / PR papers for my education on Friday night until my forehead almost crushed on the keyboard.
Saturday I had to be at a business event of my ‘real’ job which I organized in the past few weeks. We were superlucky with the weather. Ignoring the fact that I slept maybe 5 hours and was half-dead when I took off to the venue 90 minutes away from Basel.
I packed the ugliest mugcake that ever graced the planet, seriously. Look at this sad piece of cake. It is green cause I added Matcha Powder. Apart from the ugly factor, it was tasty and I think it is the perfect to-go-breakfast.
Arriving at the location by 9:15 am, I helped the guy building up this colorful kidsmonster and prepared everything for the event. All went well and I even drank coffee to survive somehow.
My favorite of the day. Atticus’ cousin.
3pm I was on my way back to Basel and starving. Thank God for a snack in my purse. Finally we have new Questbar flavors at the box! Love this one:
I passed a village called ‘Effingen’. It made my day. ‘Where do you live?’ – ‘In Effingen.’ – ‘What, you live in Fuckingen?’ – ‘Nope, Effingen. Fucking Effingen.’ Oh yeah, I know, I am SO funny. But seriously, I was chuckling behind the steering wheel. What a stupid name for a village.
Back home, I took a cold shower, repacked my stuff and was back in my car, direction Zurich. I had a dinner date with my friend Anne and I COULD NOT WAIT.
There is SO much going on in my life currently, changes, new things, new people, tons of work, training, spending time alone. As much as I love all the new experiences, it also leads to insecurities and sometimes leaves me overwhelmed and doubtful. It’s times like this when I feel the urge to travel to Zurich. When I lived there with Sandro, it was my place of peace. My weekends there were safe. Secure. Peaceful. Quiet. And then a little boring too, but compared to my action filled life I have right now, it was the contrary. So when I feel this overwhelmed, I tend to want to go back and hide there from all the challenges I face right now and not having to deal or face with everything on my own.
So what I definitely needed was a GOOD friend who knows me really well to talk this all over by a bottle of champagne, Sushi and Chocolate Cake. I was the happiest person on Earth.
Post run: Pancakes. Again, one of the ugliest pile of pancakes I ever made – nonetheless they tasted great. Banana, Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Eggwhites and Matcha Powder. I mixed PB2 Chocolate with Walden-Crab-Blueberry-Syrup to dip.
Rest of Sunday? Blog Work, Social Media Work, Meal Prep, CrossFit and nothing. I am amazed that I actually was able to think straight after this week.
Definitely need a vacation – only 4 weeks left until I am at the beach in TEL AVIV right next to CrossFit Tel Aviv, YEAH!!
Where do you want to go or who do you want to see when you feel overwhelmed?
Last time you had pancakes – what kind did you make?
Sushi – yay or nay? I love it once in a while. Not every week, but definitely every month 🙂