Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Unbearable Lightness of My KB

Swimming and yoga are the only things that I don't feel ambivalent about right now.

In general, I feel so right in the water. I don't know if it's a sweeter experience because I don't go as much as I used to or if it feels sweeter because I've found the sweet spot.

Went swimming last night and rode home with the windows down. It's cold for the first few minutes and then the body adjusts as bodies will do. I usually know by the time I get home if my ventilation trick will work. When I realized that my breathing was unrestricted, I felt relieved and happy.

I slept deeply despite waking up at five and I hardly ever wake up two hours before I'm scheduled to but I still felt rested. I found my iPod, put on relaxation music (Deuter) then went back to sleep...

Kettlebell was brutal today. I did notice, though, that after swinging around 25 pounds last week -- double that at times -- my 10 kg felt light. I guess it should have. Maybe it's time to get another kettlebell. I can always rely on my 22 pounder for moves, like the snatch, that I'm still working on.

For the first round and for one minute, we did:

Two Hand Swings
Racked Squat Press
Right Hand Swing
Racked Squat
Left Hand Swing
Kb Clean, R & L
Hand to Hand Swing
Around the Body with a Catch and Lunge
Hand to Hand Clean
Clean with a Lunge or Clean While You Lunge

There was also some semi burpee with a clean move that I couldn't even conceptualize so I did cleans instead.

For the next round, we did the same series for 30 seconds which was much more humane.


  1. I hope the ventilation trick keeps working for you - that's frustrating to have something you love so much compromised by a minor thing like needing to breathe!