My blog messages have been at large for the past week. I just haven't had the time to post my workouts or what I have been up to. There was an RKC level 2 in town this weekend. I didn't participate... which was a disappointment, but I made up for it by spending time with friends from blogosphere and crashing the Meet and Greet on Thursday night.
It all started on Wednesday afternoon. Our friend Taikei from Japan arrived in Minnesota. Aaron picked him up from the airport, and I arrived home shortly after the guys got in. I put some food together and picked up (kettlebell) Katie Hawbaker from her hotel. We all shared a meal and then headed off to The Press Gym for my regularly scheduled kettlebell class. Taikei, Aaron and Katie were good sports and participated in my class. After that we headed off to the powerlifting room. Taikei and Aaron did some deadlifting, Katie and I did some bench pressing. Katie is very strong and easily put up 95lbs for 3 reps, which was the same workout I did.
Thursday morning Katie and I went to William's yoga class. It was restorative day, which was just what we both needed. William is a world class instructor, and I was thrilled to have Katie (who is also a kettlebell driven yogi) visit my class.
Thursday night Aaron and I crashed the Meet and Greet. I finally got to meet Lauren Brooks after reading her blog for over a year. Betsy, who has partnered up with Geoff Neupert was there. It was nice seeing her again. I met Christine, Lauren's friend from New Jersey. I had a chance to talk number strategies with Rif, my long distance powerlifting coach. Brett and Pavel were there and both men are always a pleasure to see. My best bud Tracy Reifkind was there, it is always nice to see her.
Friday Morning I took Tracy to Neti-Neti for Lisa's Vinyassa yoga class. She did great! Plus it was really nice for me to show off my friend. That evening we had a little BBQ at our house. Locals Jim Ryan, Mike Nelson and Jodie joined us along with our blog friends; The Reifkinds, Lauren, Christine, Taikei, and Katie. It was so nice for us to have our friends over to our home.
Saturday morning Tracy and I headed off to the Saint Paul Farmers Market, then to The Press Gym for Kettlebell Class. Tracy is an awesome instructor. I would say her specialty is endurance training and targeting fat loss. Every time I get to spend time with Tracy, I always learn so much! If you ever have a chance to train with Tracy, take it! She is really good!
There is so much more to tell about this weekend. I will have to save it for another time. Good friends make life so much more meaningful.