3 rounds for time of:
40 Kb snatches 12kg
My time: 17:50. I tore the hell out of my hands. Was probably subconsciously avoiding my callouses (from working a lot on pull-ups all week) and held the bell too deep in my hands, so it was just rip rip rip right across both palms. I definitely could have had a better time, probably by a minute or two, but by the end I was screaming every time I caught the bell and more skin ripped off. Sorry to be gross, but it's true.
So I had a really exciting night last night - watched the national Spelling Bee semi-finals and did some experimental paleo baking. (I love the Spelling Bee! Any other fans out there???) I used Chelsea's paleo banana-nut muffins from Steve's blog and a couple of other recipes and guidelines I found online as inspiration, and after two batches of muffins, I have a recipe I'm happy with:
Cinnamon Apple Paleo Muffins
1 c almond flour
1 c unsweetened finely shredded coconut
1 large apple, cored, peeled, and diced
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp almond butter
1/4 c blue agave sweetener
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
a dash of nutmeg
Mix all ingredients and divide evenly into a muffin tin. Bake 15 minutes at 375F. Makes 1 dozen. I brought a couple for Tim to try and he gave them a thumbs up.
The recipe can easily be halved, but fill the 6 unused muffin cups halfway with water so the pan heats evenly.
Some Bonus Variations
substitute 1/2 to 1 cup of blueberries for the apples
you could omit the cinnamon or swap it out for another spice
substitute a cup of chopped peaches for the apples
could be really good with local Colorado peaches in the summer!
increase olive oil to 3 Tbsp
add 1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans
maybe add a little unsweetened applesauce too, if they are too dry
Wish I'd thought to take a picture - I'll try to remember and add one later. If you make these (or any variations) let me know how they turn out!
Tomorrow's a team workout - I'm going to put an inch of tape on my hands and hope for the best. Enjoy the weekend! I'll leave you with a cool owl vase and some pretty roses, via Oh Joy.