Saturday, June 6, 2009

CFF Pool Party

11:ooam: I slept in a little bit this morning, but I was still up by 8 or so. I did however really enjoy my morning and didn't rush out the door to go and work out. I wanted to make it a calm morning cause I know that I'll be heading to a CFF pool party later on and those are anything but calm. They raise a ton of money for CF, but that's generally the last reason people are there. I've always had a slight objection to events like that, but when it comes down to it, it's all about the money. That's the CFF's job. Raise money to find a cure and that next great med. There is no other non-profit out there that does such a great job in moving forward on it's mission. If I have to watch a bunch of people gather together "in the name of CF" who actually have no idea what CF is BUT they are writing checks, then I guess it's better than a sharp stick in the eye. Much better actually. It also puts "pressure" on me to go to these events and carry the torch so to speak and talk to as many people as I can about the disease. I've met many great people over the years through CFF events and many of them stay involved with the Foundation in some sort of capacity.

Ok, sorry, I got sidetracked. So I headed to the gym around 11 with some making up to do. I had to do my back workout that I missed yesterday PLUS arms. I knew it was going to be a long gym session. Mandi and I were looking forward to arms (especially because of the upcoming pool party :)) but back not so much. We did bicep and triceps first which went really well. It felt like we were both moving in slow motion, but the clock also seemed to slow down. About an hour into our workout Mandi mentioned that it felt like we had been there for 3 hours. By the time we got to back we were both super fatigued. Instead of the normal 5 lifts that we do for back, we ended up doing 3. The last exercise was wide grip pull ups and I couldn't finish my sets. My upper body felt dead. I was glad that we did most of our back workout though cause I hate missing workouts and I wouldn't have felt right if we didn't make up at least some of it.

Side Note: The CFF pool party was a huge success. It seemed busier than last year and I heard that they sold over 14,ooo dollars worth of pre-sale tickets. I'll try to get a number this week of exactly how much the event made. After a day in the sun, Mandi and I spent the rest of it relaxing. There was no more working out or exercising, but plenty of grilling and hanging out. Just what the doctor ordered...speaking of, time to do my treatments.

Total Distance for Day: 0 miles 

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Katey said...

Glad the pool party was a success!! I could so go for a pool party right about now. we have yet to hold the pool parties here. Although there has been talk about it. Sounds like you had a good day!