I know when it is time to write when everything I do, I think about how I could put it in my blog. This week there are a lot of things I have wanted to write about, but didn’t know how to write it, or if it was even important enough to take the time to put it on my blog. Then I decided- screw it. I had a great week, and it should be public. My week consisted of breaking a few personal records, participating in more than one two-a-day workouts, and meeting a friend for coffee that I have not seen in over 15 years.
I had four separate people this week tell me that they can tell my body is changing (or that I look a lot different than I did a year ago) and that I have come a long way since I started Crossfit. First off, thank you. Any encouragement is great and it pushes me to do even better. I was lucky enough to attend a conference closer to home, so I had the opportunity to workout before and after the conference resulting in a push press PR at 105lbs, a strict press PR at 80lbs, and a clean and jerk PR at 125lbs. Then, on what I thought would be my rest day, I PR’d my 5K run time, finishing in 24:50. Holy crap. My body is ready for a rest, but my brain just keeps telling me to try new things, or to work on my weaknesses. It is all coming together. Six handstand kipping push ups strung together, three connected toes to bar, and a tripple-under just for fun. These are all of my crossfit-improvements this week. Don’t rain on my parade.
If these achievements weren’t enough to make this week great, it was made even better when a friend of mine from elementary school who moved away in Middle School reached out to me on Facebook wanting to meet up. We learned that we now live pretty close to each other and so I put out the idea of meeting at mmm… COFFEE! because I had wanted to check it out and knew it was within walking distance of her house. Although it has been 15 years since we have actually seen each other face to face, it wasn’t weird at all and it was great catching up with an old best friend. I remember sleep overs, a tee-pee in her back yard, and would still think about her when I would drive down Westlake Dr. to my parents house and see her house from the road and wondered what she was up to. It is crazy how everything comes full circle. And it is crazy how even after 15 years we could pick up and talk as if she never left. I challenge you to reach out to someone you have not seen or talked to in years. It is awesome that she reached out to me and it really made my week perfect. In a world of social media – we are probably the least social we have ever been. And by we I mean people. I am sure that is assumed, but I felt like it needed some clarification. weird tangent- sorry. but anyways- just because you are “friends” with someone on Facebook, does not mean you really know what is going on in that person’s life. Make an effort and meet face to face with someone. Be social. It’s good for you health. I am not a doctor, but take my advice.
Happy Friday. Cheers.