I've been feeling like shit. Like my body is a dumping ground for pizza pie, processed cheese, hamburger greeez, beer, wine, and extra crispy French fries. About a year ago I stopped exercising — worse, I stopped caring — that's how I reacted to a huge life shift, in career, home, community, etc. Then my coffee … Continue reading Welcome home.
“We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice I'll admit, there's an element of pride that goes into a CrossFit workout (WOD). You look around the room and even though you tell yourself; do not compare … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice
“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.” ― Robert Frost I had a dream last night that I was at home with my parents and we were all getting ready to go out to an important dinner as a family. The house was decorated with … Continue reading You can’t go home again, or can you
I'm starting up this blog again. There's certain things I've missed: 1. Writing this blog, and 2. Writing about CrossFit. The first time I ever tried CrossFit was in October, 2011. I remember the feel of that first workout in boot camp. I do not remember what we had to physically do in that first workout, … Continue reading Life is a Series of Comebacks
Everyone is gone. Driving home, boarding trains, and shuttles, and buses, and airplanes. It's raining today. Every day of the residency was bathed in bright blue or kissed in the sparkle of white snow fall. But today, it rains and only the sound of crows. At once I feel ready to say goodbye and at … Continue reading I’ll miss you most of all.
Maya Angelou passed away today. As I read through highlights from the huge volume of inspirational work she produced during her lifetime, I’m overcome with total admiration for one woman who could come from so little and do so much, dig so deeply and touch so many. If you are familiar with Dr. Angelou you … Continue reading pardon the comparison – CrossFit and Maya Angelou
This weekend I attended CrossFit Gymnastics Training. Two full days of body mechanics and movements and learning the art and sport that is gymnastics. I signed up for the cert. to challenge myself. There is no part of my body or experience with gymnastics that says this will come easy to you. I was that … Continue reading Spotting is CrossFit Love
2013 was officially The Year of the Selfie! This right here is my favorite photo, it encapsulates all things joyful in the day to day. Bright happy eyes, sunlight, a single solitary moment of joy and anticipation. “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on … Continue reading The year of the selfie!
What was the greatest risk you took in 2013? What was the outcome? You can't see the future, so you have no idea how anything is going to turn out. Planning is great fun and full of hope, but you really have very little control on the end result. What will be will be. It … Continue reading Out the door you go.
"There's been a lot of change in the last year. It is good to honor those shifts, to fully feel them, so that we can let go of what needs to be surrendered, and remember what is worthy of our love and gratitude. What have you lost, what are you grieving?" There's probably many things I'm … Continue reading Confidence, now humility
“Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert Tonight I was given a gift. A gift of words by my writing teacher. I found her in the hallway filling her water bottle as I was hobbling my way into class. She stopped me and said, 'I've been thinking about you.' … Continue reading Day 48. Clean Slate.