When I was at the grocery store yesterday morning, I watched two little girls play a game that my sister and I used to call “the floor game.” The goal of “the floor game” was to stay on the colored tiles as long as possible as we accompanied our mom in the grocery store while she shopped. If you stepped on a white tile, you’d lose and get eaten by sharks or something. We never really figured that part out, but the challenge was to stay on the black tiles and avoid the white ones.
The floor of our hometown grocery store was mostly a black and white checkered pattern, so it wasn’t all that difficult to stay on the black tiles. Although, there were certain parts of the store where the black tiles really thinned out and then things really got tricky.
I actually thought my sister and I were kind of weird for playing this game, but when I mentioned it to Mal last night, he said he used to play the exact same game. (We grew up in the same town, so our families shopped at the same grocery store.) How funny is that? I guess that floor had the perfect tiles for such a game!
My sister and I played “the floor game” pretty much every time we went to the grocery store with my mom, and we played it for years. I don’t think anyone ever won, but it kept us entertained while my mom shopped.
When we were older, we played “the coupon game” where my mom basically put us to work. She’d give us each a coupon for a product and then ask us to go find it for her. This, of course, sped up my mom’s grocery shopping and kept us from bugging her!
What kind of made up games did you play as a kid? Did your parents ever keep you busy with “games” that they created?
This morning’s breakfast was my favorite peanut butter and banana wrap. I’m crazy and switched things up by putting some chia seeds inside it today.
After I ate my wrap, I drank an iced coffee with coconut-almond milk.
After breakfast, I headed out to meet Kerrie for a quick loop of Pond Meadow Park. The gate was closed this morning, so we started in the parking lot and ran 2 miles. It was only 77 degrees when we started running, but, holy crap, it was humid. My lungs felt like they were about to explode on the hills! I’m so glad Kerrie didn’t want to do another lap of the park. I don’t think I would have survived.
After our run, I headed to CrossFit. The first part of today’s workout was all about power. We had 20 minutes to find our maximum box jump height. Basically, we used boxes and plates to see how high we could jump in a single attempt. Surprisingly, I’ve always missed the workouts when do this, so I was excited to see how high I could jump. I mean, the highest box jump I had ever done before today was 24” during a WOD.
I worked with Kerrie and we made it up to 35 inches. I was so darn close to 36 inches! I got my feet on the plate, but I was off-balance and couldn’t stand up. And then we ran out of time. Bummer.
Mal, however, was a lot better at max box jumps. He was a jumping bean machine and worked his way up to 47 inches!
After CrossFit, I came home and refueled with a protein shake made with vanilla fitmixer protein powder (< ;— FYI: affiliate link), almond milk, water, and splash of iced coffee.
He jumped around and then whined a little, so I put the bag on the floor for him to examine.
He really went to town checking it out.
What a weirdo.
A little while later, I threw together a salad for lunch. In the mix: baby spinach, tomatoes, garlic hummus, and leftover Cauliflower and Ham Gratin. It might not look it, but this meal was super filling!
As an afternoon snack. I ate a peach mango Oikos Greek yogurt with slices almonds, chia seeds, and shredded coconut mixed in. So delish. I also ate a spoonful of cashew nut butter.
Off to walk the pug and then relax. Hope your week is off to a great start!