2012 Highlights

It has taken me two days to finally blog something related to reviewing the past year that Allan has already posted our workout schedule for the month.  So before any more posts pile up, I just want to pay tribute to 2012.

Here are our highlights (from my point of view at least — Allan may want to add a bit more):

  1. I officially moved to London and Allan and I are finally sharing the same permanent address 3 years after getting married.  Everyone say “Finally!!”
  2. Sharing Manila and Boracay with our Italian friends from Dublin.  Havin
    g them enjoy their stay made me proud of the Philippines…we do have something nice for tourists after all.  Still needs a bit more work, but not bad.
  3. Tons of activities and To Do’s — Allan and I stepped up our workouts even more this year.  For me, I had a good rhythm until I moved to London and had to travel again for work during the week.  It messed up my routine and it messed up my almost-a-pull-up pull up.  Allan has been consistently going though, with the occasional injury making him pause for a few weeks.  We’ve also signed up for an indoor climbing center and managed to do that almost weekly at one point.  We’ve also added bikes to our list of possessions — of course, I am still quite terrified when cycling in the streets (I HAVE to stop when there’s a car coming) so Allan does more of it than I do.  Hopefully that changes…eventually.
  4. Travel!  During the first half of the year, Allan’s travels were mostly to Dublin to see me.  But just as the year ended, we hopped on Eurostar and headed to Paris and then spent Christmas in Naples, Italy with Clemente, Maria, their families and all that wonderful Italian food (and Napolitan Pizza!!!!).   Locally, we’ve been to Bath and have seen the Stonehenge.  Scotland is on the list for this year maybe, and definitely more of Italy and Spain.

At year end, we have pretty much established a good routine at home and things are looking up and looking good.  Thank you, 2012 for being so kind to us.  Now on to 2013!

Let’s Do This

We spent about an hour planning our goals for the year over coffee and then headed off to the box for the first workout of the year.

Warm Up:  5 minutes or so on the skip rope plus working the floor with high knees, high kicks, bear crawls, etc

20 minutes AMRAP
20 double unders / 60 singles
20 push ups
20 wall balls

Last week’s workout had wall balls included and they seemed pretty manageable at the time, especially for Allan who rarely incorporates them on WODs.  Today however was a different story.  Coming straight from push ups to wall balls were a killer, I definitely felt both on my shoulders and upper body.  Before we started I jokingly said I’d end up doing 4 rounds, thinking that it was too low a target for the met con.  On my second round and on the push ups, I started thinking I would be lucky to have four.  The goal-setting session helped boost my drive though, as I dug deep and did not resort to doing push ups on my knees (although my form could’ve been better I think).  About 30+ seconds left til it was over, I rushed to get my wall balls in and ended with 5 rounds in total.  Allan was close with 19 wall balls short of 5 rounds.

I won’t publish my goals for this year (target 1 RMs, etc) as its too embarassing…but I will post when I’ve reached them though 🙂  Bring on 2012!

Hello 2012!

While Allan and I plan for the next adventures for the year ahead, I thought it would be fitting to publish our blog’s site stats for the year.  Thank you to those who showed interest in our lives (or our posts at least!), we hope to be able to share more interesting bits for you this year.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.