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A Lament to Watermelon (and my ITB)

Watermelon Season is Over!
With my boring life update, I bring you a picture of a boring pile of watermelon at City Fresh, the only place I buy from because they are simply the most heavenly. This day was very sentimental to me because the two watermelon that I bought was probably going to be the last of the season. I love watermelon and my summer is incomplete without it so this is a sad, sad time. Wah.

I’m sitting here trying to come up with something to blog about that has nothing to do with my personal life and despite having over 100 drafts of unfinished posts that will probably never see the light of day, my mind is totally blank. To be honest, the last month, I’ve been feeling really tired (or probably just lazy) and although I’ve been keeping up with my workouts, I’ve been feeling unmotivated to blog, read blogs, to work, to do SUPERRR intense workouts like I use to and even to ride my bike.

One of the main reasons is my damn IT band which has been affecting my mood, my workouts and my recovery, hence also the reason why I’ve barely been on my bike the last month. It’s making me feel anxious about the health of my knees so I’ve been trying to tone everything down. I think after all these years of torture, my body is screaming for a rest.

I was also sick most of last week so I decided to pull out on that Mount Baker ride (which I totally regretted and was really sad about that night). We have a Triple Crown scheduled for this Saturday but as I’m sitting here writing this, my legs are sore and aching and I swear I feel my ITB pulling my knee caps outwards. They are SO tight. I think I’m still a little sick because that gross, sick sound cough always comes back when I’m doing something intense… I guess I need to stop working out. I think I will rest the next couple of days and pray I’ll feel refreshed for Saturday. Damn you ITB!! *shakes fist*

I found out I lost A LOT of strength at the gym— I struggled with a 135lb deadlift and I was only trying to get 7 reps with sprawls for the first set. It was never that hard! Then today I tried to do Farmer’s Walks with two 24kg kettlebells (3x 1min:30s) which I use to do ALL the time but for the first time ever, I got so tired that I had to stop and put down the kettlebells. I haven’t been consistent with my lifting lately and it definitely shows. Consistency is the key to progress! I am just a tad bit annoyed but really, not too worried because I know I’ll be doing a lot more lifting as the cold weather rolls in.

Although I’ve been feeling lazy and unmotivated, it’s been great! It was my first month “off” which means I had plenty of free time since work was slow and I was just finishing up my freelance contracts at home. This is just the calm before the storm because my full-time job is going to be madness very soon and I have new freelance contracts starting the next few weeks so I’m trying to be as lazy as possible! Don’t get me wrong, I do love my jobs …and how they seem to get hectic at the same time. Well, not too much the last part.

The last month, I’ve been planning my trip to Europe next spring and I’m so glad I got a head start because this shit is time-consuming! Other than that, all I’ve been doing is trying to catch up with Dr. Who and Revenge on Netflix while lying on my yoga mat, stretching and foam-rolling all night (seriously). The good thing is that I got Boyfriend hooked on Revenge but no luck with Dr. Who, to my utter dismay. *insert ultimate sad face here*

But I shouldn’t be complaining. Life is so good and relaxing right now. Other than my tight ITB pulling on my knees out of its socket. I like to visualize, okay.

So that my friends, was my boring life update. I swear I will write something more interesting and perhaps fitness related soon as soon as my lazy time is over.

And just because I like food and can find no relevant photos for this entry. 1. Avocado, toast + whatever protein has been my current go-to breakfast. 2. Roasted pototes with all the beef drippings. Heaven. 3. My favorite Chinese soup flavored with pork bones and red dates! 4. BF has been in a deep-frying mood lately (chicken, onion rings, etc) and although it's sooo bad for us, it is way too tasty to resist.
And just because I like food and can find no relevant photos for this entry. 1. Avocado, toast + whatever protein has been my current go-to breakfast. 2. Roasted pototes with all the beef drippings. Heaven. 3. My favorite Chinese soup flavored with pork bones and red dates! 4. BF has been in a deep-frying mood lately (chicken, onion rings, etc) and although it’s sooo bad for us, it is way too tasty to resist.

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