Finn’s BFF was supposed to go out of town this weekend, but they decided to not leave until tomorrow. So the two of them are hanging out and catching up on Agents of Shield while I catch up on work and the Internets. (BTW: I’m also catching up on beer, read at your own risk.)
It’s been awhile since I’ve written about CrossFit and the state of my body. Since I took a break in January, I’ve been trying to keep dbd focused on my life as a dad and not so much the other crap that makes up the rest. As many of you long time readers know, last Spring/Summer I had a pretty significant injury (herniated disc between L5 and S1). I was down and out for months and was sure I would never to be at the same level I had been.
The long and the short of it is that through a more methodical - sometimes painfully slow - focus on core stability, mobility and strengthening I find myself far stronger than I was before the injury. I lift more on my own and have a regimen to continue getting stronger. I eat more of what I want and never use a scale. Sure I have little set backs here and there; like the slight ligament tear below my knee right now (from snow boarding) or the occasional femur rolling out of my hip socket (from a tight Psoas). Seriously though, these are minor - and easy to resolve - in comparison to the back thing.
I rarely go Rx on workouts nowadays (because fuck Rx…it has nothing to do with where I’m at or what my goals are). I even purposely don’t count my rounds on occasion to piss of the trainers because some days that shit doesn’t matter. But then there are workouts like tonight that not only just feel right, but where I put the best numbers on the board for the entire day (and yes…box dbs…I Rx’d it). While a bit of ego there, it feels more like vindication.
While this 41 yo body is full of creaks and pains that require constant attention to resolve (stretching, rolling and mashing…all…the…time), it just feels really good to have my body back.
Just wanted to write you a note to let you know that Finn is doing an outstanding job learning the saxophone this year! I would really recommend having him start taking some private lessons outside of school, and I’m happy to give you some names of teachers in the area if you’re interested in this.
Also, I believe the Green Mountain Youth Symphony is starting a band and that would be another fun opportunity for him. It is so exciting to see the students able to do so many things on their instruments, and excited to extend their learning by taking on their own musical challenges outside of school time. He often comes in to class wanting to share a “solo” that he has learned- and they are very impressive!
Enjoy the vacation week.
He has been teaching himself "Glad You Came" from The Wanted. It’s been really excellent to listen to him figure it out. He went to school on Tuesday and played it for the entire band after only a couple days with it.
In the last couple weeks, there has been a truly ridiculous increase in the number of new followers here. I can never tell is it’s just spam-bots on a rampage or if there are real human beans behind those quirky Tumblr names.
If you are in fact real, let me know and tell me why my dribble appeals to you.
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