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Back again 

I haven’t posted in months, the Cowden syndrome diagnosis in my daughter  was such a shock I didn’t have words. Ive kept up crossfit though throughout all of this, pretty consistently really. 

Anyway progress numbers, since I started blogging in August 

Back Squat was 30kg now 65kg 1rm

Deadlift was 30kg now 77kg 1rm

Strict press was 20kg now 30kg 1rm

So definite progress, I have torn the meniscus in right knee which is problematic and I’m focusing a lot on yoga to help with it. 

Study wise I’m almost at the end of my graduate law diploma, my exams are the end of May so a huge amount of my time is focused on that. 

My daughter is still recovering from everything she’s been through, it was such a lot for someone so young. She is very unwell, exhausted, anxious and catches every bug going. I wish I could do something to help her. 

Crossfit and university 

I missed three weeks of crossfit when I went back to uni,  the kids all caught back to school virus, I had a number of classes and one to one’s to teach. Then my dad ended up in hospital and throw university on top everything went pear shaped. University itself is going well and I got back to the box this week, one session last week and three this week. My PT is writing me a programme so I can go when suits me, they have many classes including early morning and mid morning ones but on my own week days I have too much child responsibly. Thankfully where there is a will there is a way and my own programme will work great. Truthfully with the Pten gene thing going on with my daughter I don’t really want to be in a group of people, all that “how are you?” followed by a polite “I’m fine”or” good and you”. I’m not fine, my heart physically hurts, but we don’t talk about stuff like that in group settings. So for a little while drawing in works for me.

Week one back at uni

And wow I’m tired today. So I am back at uni to finish a graduate diploma in law, it’s technically a part time course but that still means at least 20 hours a week. I genuinely love it but with 3 kids, part time teaching and training 4 times a week it’s gonna be a hell of a year 

Crossfit wise I’ve maintained 3 to 4 times a week since I last posted. Not actually sure if I’m getting fitter or stronger as every class still feels like a bloody struggle. This mornings, long wod of wall balls, row, kb swings, burpees that went on for half an hour was a killer and I modified some stuff as my son knackered my elbow showing me self defence moves he learned. That said I was hill walking at the weekend with my family and the hills felt like a comfortable walk. So I guess it’s paying dividends outside of class. I’m also feeling thinner and firmer. 

All my kids are back at school or college including my daughter who had cancer. It’s really lovely hearing her talk about normal stuff.

Right best read a law book!