Last night was one of the worst nights for insomnia. Tonight’s bedtime brought to you by red wine, benadryl and melatonin. After “The Red Band Society”. So far a good show.
Above is the SWAG I got for volunteering three days at The Granite Games.
The Granite games is a Crossfit competition that features teams of Scaled, RX, Community Teams and “Elite”. I got to see athletes like Matthew Fraser and Lauren Fischer. I also got some sweet swag. The free swag was not quite up to what I expected so of course I patronized the many vendors at the meet, much to Trivialbob’s chagrin.
Above are the items I purchased. The grey shoes are the most comfy ever. The purple are my new workout shoes, Reebok Nano 4.0. I also got knee braces which are long overdue after having ACL surgery and of course a granite games t shirt, in size extra tight especially for Trivialbob.
I have a new appreciation for the volunteers at these things. I once volunteered for Ragnar and passed out water at a water stop. It was easy and rather pleasant. The Granite Games, a whole different experience. 8+ hours on my feet. Volunteers and judges with an entitlement mentality. I will never again take for granted a volunteer and will go out of my way to thank them in the future. In addition, if you are a volunteer, don’t treat the other volunteers like crap because the experience wasn’t what you expected.
My experience was wonderful.
If anyone needs me, I will be in the kitchen attempting my first Paleo meal. Moroccan lamb meatballs and mashed cauliflower.
I am working at a Crossfit competition. The rules are the rules. Yes there is a closer bathroom but it is for the athletes. Yes I know your child has to pee but she is old enough to let you know a little sooner so it isn’t an emergency. We have three stalls and hundreds of women who need those restrooms to throw up in after their heat.
Today I took a 13 year old boy and his mother to see the wreckage that took the life of their father/husband. Alcohol was a factor in the single vehicle roll over, but he would have walked away if he had simply worn his seat belt. He was driving a large pick up truck and was ejected through the drivers door window. The cab of the truck was only crushed on the passenger side. He had even previously received a citation for a seat belt violation.
I went to the autopsy and all of the injuries were from being ejected. If you won’t wear it for yourself, wear it for those who love you.
Last night T-Bobby was in Madison to watch some Tumblr’s crush an Iron Man. Ella took his spot on our bed and was on high alert all night making sure I was safe which included growling at every noise.
Pretty sure Jack is my kid. He is going to take home made chocolate chip cookie dough, a pan, some cooking spray, a pot holder and a spatula back to school with him. He is then going to the third floor (all girls) to bake said cookies.