December 22, 2017 Team CFR


I’m going to take a break from writing to you about technique, or effort, or mindset when entering the gym. Today, I want to chat briefly with you about enjoying the ride. 

This time of year, it’s very easy for people to get caught up in the secret Santa’s, the white elephants, and the endless cookie tins. I’d like you all to take a second, read this quote that has always had a strong calming effect on me, and just embrace what we have here, on our little blueberry in space. What we have been blessed with, the bodies that move us, and the hearts and minds that guide us:

“humans are so cute, when we say

goodbye we put our arms around each

other and to show we love someone we 

bring them flowers, we say hello by

holding each other’s hand, and

sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in

our eyes. for pleasure we listen to 

arrangements of sounds, press our lips

together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk

off of old fruit. we’re all just little

animals, falling in love and having

breakfast beneath billions of stars.”

At the end of the day, we’re all just a bunch of monkeys, partying on a rock that’s flying through the galaxy at 1.3 million miles per hour (I googled that). So for this next week, don’t worry about the gym, or what brand of socks your grandma got you, or if your New Year’s Eve outfit is going to dazzle. Enjoy yourself, and tell your friends and family you love them; it means more to them than you know.

Coach D.P.

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