Those difficult squats are still a challenge for me. It has been eight months since I started at CrossFit but I’m starting to notice some improvement in flexibility, stamina and strength but depending on any given day, some days I feel on top of my game and other days I feel very frustrated with myself.
While doing my warm up exercises this morning, I had to do 3 sets of 10 squats: my absolute least favourite exercise. I’ve asked more than one coach at our CrossFit centre what it is I have to do to improve. Bottom line: PRACTICE.
“Nights and days came and passed
Margaret Wise Brown – The Little Island
A Stiff Lower Lip
A three year stint teaching English to wealthy South American students proved to be almost impossible during the steamy spring and summer seasons in the sub-tropical Florida panhandle. I was physically knackered and grew increasingly aware of a nagging ache in my gut that refused to go away. I deduced that I still needed some serious down time to sort out my postpartum divorce blues and the place to do this was at sea, on a boat.
Recovery from a failed marriage or relationship is an angst-laden experience for most couples. Some of the horrific scenarios in my own marital breakdown could have probably found a place in director Danny DeVito’s dark comedy, The War of the Roses. This “gutty little production” as described by film critic Gene Siskel, illustrates how effectively you can impart pain to your partner when you know exactly what buttons to press. The good news in the film is that the abrupt ending spares the couple from postpartum divorce depression. Most marriages don’t end with this kind of finality.