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naïveté

The good news is that is it Friday! The bad news is that I might need to amputate both arms! Somehow I skipped over it on the blog, but my CrossFit journey has continued. I went to two classes this week and pretty much died. But in a…. good way?

I’m smiling in this photo because the soreness hadn’t set in yet! I was so naïve.

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The sad realization that I have no upper body strength plus the fact that my arms feel like logs made a perfect excuse to meet up with Catherine last night — who, by the way, is a CrossFit champion and is also training for the Boston Marathon. She is the bomb.

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We talked it out and discovered deep and meaningful secrets of life, etc. This all took place at Southern Hospitality, like usual. Kicking back with an old friend makes for a good strategy to stay awake, by the way. I needed to stay awake and engaged because I had to trek to the National Cathedral for a 10 p.m. volleyball game. Yes, 10 p.m., people!

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Despite the fact that I am only 5’3 and that my arms are not functioning at present, the game went well! So so fun. I played volleyball in high school and a little in college, so I sort of know what I’m doing on the court. Let’s just say I’m better at volleyball than I am at basketball — which isn’t saying much. But I think I’ll really enjoy this league and am looking forward to next week’s matches!

And the BEST news is that now I have a sore back and shoulders to match my arms! I feel like I’m made of rickety old boards from the waist up. Sort of like a pirate.

But luckily running really only requires the legs. So natural, so easy.

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The skies seem to be saying it’s going to be a mighty fine day. A mighty fine day to go to Delaware, indeed!

  • Have you ever played volleyball?
  • What time do you usually go to bed?
  • What was your run today?

0 thoughts on “naïveté

  1. I played a season of beach volleyball and enjoyed it despite being terribly ungood at it.

    I usually fall asleep around 9pm.

    No run today but I have a 200km (130mile) road cycle starting at 4pm tonight (it’s summer where I live).