I’ve fallen significantly short on my blogging goals this month. I have had no desire to write, and no inspiration either. It’s been a long month. I’ve done absolutely nothing exciting. I’ve spent my weekends mostly on the couch watching movies or TV by myself or with Eric and it’s been great. Movies I’ve watched: American Hustle, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Wolf on Wall Street, Captain Philips, and The Counselor. TV Series I’ve gotten into: Black Sails. Book I’ve read: The Fault in Our Stars. I have been a bit of a recluse this month and I’m totally OK with it. I haven’t really had too much energy for socializing lately so it’s felt great just to chill out when I can.
We’ve been running the CrossFit Open during my Saturday classes at the gym. It’s required some extra planning, set up, and extremely on-point class management on my end so I, for one, am glad to see it wrap up. I chose not to compete this year so I’ve been able to view the whole thing a bit more objectively this year than in the past. I definitely have some mixed emotions about these CrossFit competitions, especially this year. I’ve always said that competition is not for everyone. I’m starting to think that it’s probably not for the majority. I also think in many cases it brings out the worst in people. Every so often we hear the story of the resiliency of the human spirit witnessed during competition. But for every one of those stories, there is a whole host of catty shit talk, poor sportsmanship and ill will wished toward other competitors. It’s kind of gross. Are my opinions tainted by the fact that this year my training has not been what I wanted it to be? Probably. I still love training, still love training other people, still love to see the difference CrossFit and CrossFit Hingham make in people’s lives. I’m just not 100% into the CrossFit Open. That’s all. I’ll end my negative rant there.
On a positive note…since we turned the clocks forward mid month I have been LOVING the later sunsets. Ahhhh. That’s seriously how I feel when I get in my car at 5:45 when I leave the gym and it’s still light out. I know that I can take the dogs out into the yard for a little while and let them run around (or chew on fallen tree branches, which they seem to prefer doing lately). Now if it would just warm up..
My after school art club wrapped up this week. The kids were awesome. It kind of made me wish I was certified to teach elementary art full time. I think watching kids create art is one of the most inspiring things. You give them an idea and they RUN with it and come up with things that are so outside the box. It’s refreshing.
And that’s been March in a nutshell! Here’s hoping April brings more blogging!