Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Luck Be a Lady

December 14, 2014

I am approaching my 4 year "work-a-versary" with my company. In being perfectly honest, when I sent my resume in for this job I had no idea if I was going to be qualified for what they were looking for. I know for a fact that I was not. However, as they tell me... they "liked" me so they took a gamble. I am damn happy that they did. I have come a long way not just professionally in these years but I owe so much of that to the owner of my company. I am a very lucky person and realize that not many people can say that they wake up every morning and head to a job that they love, in the field that they studied, working with people they enjoy and find it all very rewarding. Yes, there are certainly busy and hard days... but thats why it is called "work."

My boss is a great and kind man. he takes a lot of pride in the people he has working for him and really enjoys spending time with us all. He decided to do something special for us this week and rented a bus... he took us on a local tour to see some of the work that our company has built and buildings we have worked on over the last few years. There are quite a few new people within the company so it was great for them to get to spend time with us all and also see those jobs that we talk about often since we do repeat work in many of those buildings. He ordered us lunch and we all had boxed lunches while we drove around.

As if that wasnt enough our tour ended at one of the buildings we did quite a bit of work on. One of the tenants is a restraunt and there happens to be a nail salon and barber shop in the same complex. He went ahead and booked us all mani/pedis and the boys haircuts and shaves! What a great day and a wonderful way to spend some time outside of the office with the ladies!

So, we are in this fantastic cycle at the gym that is to prep us for the Open. Which typically is a bugger for me anyway. There are a lot of metcons with my "favorite" movements. Um... no... can you see the sarcasm dripping off those words? Usually I am able to grind through this cycle and it really helps with the open, this year I am getting hammered! I of course push through it and do what I can. I understand I am 31 weeks pregnant. I am at the gym... thats what matters to me... but holy hell. It was a lot different last year!

The one really awesome thing about this cycle are the Wednesday bar complexes and this Wednesday was a great one. A 20 minute, every minute on the minute complex of 6 deadlifts, 4 hang cleans and 2 jerks. The womens weight was 105lbs. The trick, if you missed a round, you were out. I was pretty confident I would make it though the complex and pretty pleased when that happened. Made it all 20 minutes and felt fantastic after! Looking forward to Wednesdays for the next few weeks!

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