Watch me take an ice bath

September 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Last night was Secret Society time again. Apparently I was the only one who thought the theme was “Swiss Miss”.
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The actual theme was “pot luck”, which I don’t think is really a theme at all since we do pot luck at every Secret Society meeting. I was going to bring chips and dip but Chad insisted that wasn’t really “pot luck”, so he made yummy spinach parmesan dip for me to bring. Good husband.
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Every Secret Society meeting involves festive head-accessories.
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Does this headband look like a flower flipping a bird?
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I was so wiped out after getting up at 4:50 a.m. and running 8.75 miles that I really just wanted to stay horizontal.
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It was a fun Secret Society meeting, but I went home and crashed around 11:00. (As always, there is more Secret Society fun in the tag cloud link in the sidebar —->>)

Last weekend Chad and the boys went to Subway for breakfast after their sleepover at our friends’ house. They all raved about it, so I was planning to take the boys to Subway for breakfast this morning so I could try it for myself. After driving to three Subways (all within a few minutes of each other, and all closed at 8:30 despite the fact that their website said they were open at 8:00 on Sunday…grrr) we ended up at Einstein Bagels.
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It turned out to be great. Mack got a chocolate chip bagel with grape preserves:
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I let Cal try a sample of decaf coffee (he begged for it, but then wasn’t a fan):
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I had a delicious asparagus, mushroom, Swiss & egg bagel thin. A photo will be on my “I Eat” page later. They have a really great breakfast menu now with lots of healthy options and calories shown on the menu board! I think we will be going there again on Sundays (and screw you Subway…but we’ll probably see you Friday night before Soccer). Don’t you hate it when websites show incorrect information for businesses?

After breakfast we went to the gym.
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First I did 45 minutes on the elliptical.
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Then Bodypump, which for some reason was particularly awesome today. I love when Damien is the instructor…he always does old school releases.
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I experimented with taking delayed shutter release photos. Look ma, no hands!
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I felt really good at the gym today, despite my long run yesterday. Maybe it was because of the ice bath I took yesterday? After spending many hours today figuring out how to edit video using Windows Live Movie Maker (and uploading the stupid thing three times to YouTube which takes forever), here it is for your viewing pleasure.

I am a masochist and if you watch this you are a sadist. Just sayin’.

 

My video camera mysteriously just shut off at eleven minutes, which I mercifully edited down to four minutes for you. I did stay in the ice bath for 20 minutes. I figured out that if I flexed my feet I could keep my knees under water but my toes above water. The feet under water were definitely the most painful part (especially the toes). I did get slightly acclimated to the water, or maybe the water just warmed up the longer I was in there, but by 20 minutes I was grateful to get out. My legs felt pretty numb when I first got out. After 45 minutes out of the tub they were still very cold to the touch. I did feel like I had not run at all, whereas before the ice bath I was hobbling around a bit. After 45 minutes out of the bath I took a nice hot shower and finally felt warm again. My legs felt really good for the rest of the day, so I’d say the ice bath was a success. As painful as it was, I do think I’ll be doing it again.

So, other than video editing and uploading, I have spent the afternoon doing laundry and watching Top Chef Just Desserts with Chewie.

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Weekend’s over.