As is our usual custom, we spent a quiet New Year’s Eve at home. We went out for Chinese food with my parents, but I was home and in my jammies on the couch before 7 p.m. Perfect!
I’ve been working on Bill’s afghan. I had a couple of false starts, but now it’s going smoothly.
The colour changes are every two rows, so I will stop every so often to weave the ends in so it won’t be such a chore when I’m done. I like the colour combination.
We went to one last Crossfit class for 2015, at noon yesterday. I managed to increase my 2-rep max on deadlift from 195 to 225. And that was my old one-rep max number, 225. Looking forward to slowly pushing that up to 250 as the year progresses!
For 2016, I have some specific goals for my fitness regime. There is a small group of us that want to compete in an event in September. I have a few things I really need to work on and improve upon, so my extra gym work will be focused on those things. And I will continue my new philosophy of doing the Rx workout every time, if I am physically capable, instead of ignoring it and dropping down to the scaled version if the Rx is something I dislike or am not as skilled at. Already I have seen some improvements by doing so.
And for derby, I’m undecided what I’m going to do there. In 2015 my first league folded and I joined the league in a nearby city. That was great for ref development, practice and game opportunities, but I did travel a lot (both for weekly practices and regular games, as well as scrimmages, juniors and to other far-flung leagues around the province). I’m not sure if I’m ready to commit to that again for another long season. I have time to figure out my plan as practices don’t start again until February. One other thing that comes into this decision is that one of the Crossfit classes I feel I need to attend is on Tuesday nights, which conflicts with derby practice an hour and a half’s drive away.