Workouts, Sharks, Pumpkins and More

November 1, 2010

And how was your Halloween weekend?

Mine was decent. I did absolutely nothing for actual Halloween except completely overhaul the house (cleaning was a MUST). But Saturday I made sure I hit up CrossFit, to which I had an amazing workout, of course.

Me down in front in black. πŸ™‚

We had a huge class. We worked on overhead squats- which are definitely something I would like to work on more often- seriously great for all stabilizing muscles, including your core. And our WOD was a “prison” cell workout:

For time, complete each move 10 times, then 9 times, then 8 times… all the way to 1 time.

10, 9, 8 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

  • Kettlebell swings (35 lbs)
  • Burpees
  • Plate sit-ups (25# plate)


Saturday I went to my first hockey game, San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks. Funny because I used to live near Anaheim, and the Ducks were my team. Now I live near San Jose…

View from our seats... nosebleed section.

Anyway, we had purchased cheaper tickets, and well, you get what you pay for, right? Not that the view was bad, it wasn’t, but we wanted better…

Seats #2... after we, um, sneak down to the lower level...

So, peer-pressure is a b***h mighty fun thing at times, and when used for good, not evil, results yield highly desirable returns. We used our covert skills to move down to the lower levels where we saw (tons) of seats open. It worked… four times. We were able to enjoy the game in about 20 minute increments before an usher would ask to see our tickets and then nicely ask us to leave. Whatever, it was fun.

Anyone recognize this Pumpkin King?

No? How about now?

Fact: I LOVE The Nightmare Before Christmas. LOVE.

Fact: I hate carving pumpkins.

Fortunately for me, my boyfriend knows I like the movie and likes carving pumpkins. End result is a seriously amazing carved pumpkin. I was truly impressed. Especially since he did it freehand.

Boyfriend, yes, you’re pretty creative… but don’t let that go to your head… πŸ˜‰

What kid movies do you love?

Pumpkin carving: love it or hate it? I’d much rather eat the thing…

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

katie November 2, 2010 at 5:20 PM

wow those pumpkins look AWESOME! like, professional!!!
.-= katie´s last blog ..The Goods =-.


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan November 2, 2010 at 4:56 PM

I am seriously impressed with that pumpkin! Props to your bf. πŸ™‚
.-= Amber Shea @Almost Vegan´s last blog ..105degrees- L1-W2-D2- kimchee-cashew dumplings =-.

Reply November 2, 2010 at 7:19 AM

i have a hard time understanding how anyone could enjoy pumpkin carving! the process of laying down newspaper or garbage bags and scooping out the seeds..ugh.. and i usually do it outside so that i dont make a cold hands and cold pumpkin guts never feels fun. and then somehow my pumpkin is all slimy and when i try to carve something its usually horrendous lol. id much rather eat it too!


Pure2raw twins November 2, 2010 at 2:44 AM

I hate carving pumpkins too, hence I did no have one anywhere! I rather eat pumpkins, haha

I have always wanted to workout with kettlebells, now I just might


Alisa Cooks November 1, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Sweet workout! I still have to get some things like a kettle ball. 35 lbs is a lot though – crazy! I’m going to try a HIIT style workout like that this week, but probably not as hardcore at first. We shall see.

Your class looks a bit light in female representation.

Um, large squashes and knives – not two things that should be in my hands at the same time. Yeah.
.-= Alisa Cooks´s last blog ..The Naturally Frugal Challenge- Holiday Kickoff! =-.


Katie November 1, 2010 at 2:15 PM

I LOVE ice hockey games!!! Jealous.

I hate carving pumpkins, but I do wish someone had carved one for me. I like seeing them…hate doing it. Me + sharp knife + frustration = BAD.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Ice- Ice Okra =-.


kate November 1, 2010 at 2:05 PM

you are like one of three women in that cross fit photo! impressive!

fave kid movie = the sandlot
pumpkin carving = boooooo! not fun at all. much rather eat it too!
.-= kate´s last blog ..Crock Pot DinDin =-.


Lauren @ WWoB November 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM

My halloween weekend was a bit lame, but oh well! Im glad you had a good time at the game!
I dont really like pumpkin carving either! We are such halloween grinches!
.-= Lauren @ WWoB´s last blog ..Happy Halloween! =-.


Katie November 1, 2010 at 1:43 PM

That sounds like an awesome workout! So fun and simple, but tough. πŸ™‚

I am still struggling with adding meat back into my diet these past few days. I had tilapia at a mexican restaurant, but other than that, nothing has surpassed my mouth in meat/fish form. I’m trying, though!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..It’s gone! =-.


Ela November 1, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Awesome carving – super-impressive! Sounds like you had a fun time – love that you snuck down to better seats over and over! Was that the San Jose arena? I went and heard Bob Dylan there when I was at school at Stanford. Was pretty amazing.

I love foreign language films, and anything that has amazing nature scenery also.

.-= Ela´s last blog ..As Promised – Coconut Kefir a Different Way – Thoughts- Please! =-.


Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw November 1, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Wow – he free-handed that mouth? The guys got skills!

I’m in the thick of kid movies with two little ones. My favorites lately are Cars (a Disney movie where no parent dies, there is no evil stepmother, a princess isn’t waiting for a prince to save her or some dark plot involving death of an innocent character) and Lady & The Tramp. Pre kids, I’ve always enjoyed Shrek and The Incredibles.


Natalie @ cinnamonbums November 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM

ahhhh i love going to sharks games! they are so much fun! haha – my favorite part is doing the shark jaws when someone on the visiting team goes into the penalty box!
.-= Natalie @ cinnamonbums´s last blog ..Seeking Out Healthy Goods in Firenze! =-.


Anne November 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

heeeeere’s JACK! the pumpkin kiiiing… LOVE! Also loved the Corpse Bride. Romantic and macabre: my kind of fun.

Sis and I did pumpkin carving this year… It was more fun/more dangerous as we were drinking at the time. sis carved an Arizona Cardinals logo freehand. where does such a skill come from??
.-= Anne´s last blog ..Austin- Part 2 and 3 =-.


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