Saturday, April 23, 2011

Feast of Strength

Big-O's T-ball game ran late, so we didn't show up to the potluck at CrossFit Palo Alto until after the crew had finished the final workout of the CrossFit Games Open. (Bummer -- I had wanted to take more pictures.) But we got there right on time for the most important part of the event: The food.

M (should I just start calling her Nom Nom Paleo?) couldn't attend on account of work -- but she whipped up some crab salad on endive spears for me to bring. I threw together a watermelon/avocado/tomato salad at the last minute, and also a big bowl of grapes 'cause I knew my three-year-old wasn't going to eat anything else.

Everyone's food was fantastic, and it was all Paleo, so I dove right in and tried everything -- from the taro chips that The Lazy Caveman made to the steaks, sausages and burger patties that Tim was grilling outside.

Best of all, though, was getting an opportunity to meet and re-connect with other members of the gym. Our 5 a.m. class is tight, but we rarely get to see our fellow CFPAers (especially in the sunlight).

Unfortunately, I spent most of my (non-face-stuffing) time wrangling my kids. I love hanging out with my boys, but it can be exhausting watching these two on the weekends when Nom Nom Paleo's working. Kudos to you single parents out there -- I don't know how you do it.

On the plus side, I'm pretty sure my children are ready for CrossFit Kids.

In the end, over the course of an hour-and-a-half, I managed to stuff myself full of Paleo-compliant goodness. The experience was not unlike gorging at a Vegas buffet, only without the glitter, gassiness and guilt. And with a lot more barbells in the corner.

In fact, I felt good enough to join Nom Nom Paleo for her evening workout after we'd put the kids to bed. We did the Bear Complex WOD in the garage.

It's late, and I'm too wiped to describe this workout, so just watch this video:

I'd never done this WOD before, so I was excited to try it. Turns out I kind of suck at this, but I definitely want to try it again. Just not anytime too soon.