I kinda freaked out yesterday. Can anybody relate? I imagine so.
Mina is home from school and it’s starting to sink in that she will not see her friends or her boyfriend for a while. College is canceled. She feels stuck and sad and frustrated. Her school is one that’s had a disaster every year; catastrophic fires seriously threatened to burn down the campus for two of those years. The air quality alone reeked havoc on her spirt and lungs for months and months. My college girl can’t catch a break.
Julio is worried. Yesterday more so than usual. We are a house of two coaches and the uncertainty gets to him intensely. He’ll say, “We’ll be living out of a cardboard box soon,” and the like. And I know that’s not helpful, but he’s doing his best so send him some light and love.
So yesterday, managing their lows took a toll on me. I felt alone and worried and sad. I’m the Caretaker of Everybody! I’m the Rock Mami — a roll I love usually, but this also means I don’t often give myself permission to acknowledge my own lows. But yesterday’s freakout came with or without my acknowledgement. It just descended on me like a metal net.
Then I went for a run. I ran the 5k Franklin Hill Double Loop in the gorgeous crisp air of the late afternoon when the shadows lengthen and the light shifts to a permeating peach hue. My freakout subsided.
I promise you, all three of us have felt better after we: took a walk, took a run, rode a bike, did some bodyweight movements. It’s like the weight of the world and the bleakness of not being able to see what’s in front of us dissipates with a rising heart rate, with the churning of our bodies’ energy. Going outside in the freshest air I’ve ever experienced in L.A. has helped 100%.
I can only encourage you from a deeply personal experience to keep moving. Keep walking and running — moving in any way if, you’re well enough. Keep connecting with your friends, loved ones, nature, us. It’s the only way I see through it right now. And just know that the freakouts will come and they will go. Just like any difficult interval.
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KB or DB Version:
A) Front Squat 5×2 @ 33×3 – You choose the load!
B) AMRAP 10
8 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
10 Candlestick Roll to Pistol (alt)
12 Parallete Push-ups — immediately into —
Distance on the AB (in teams of 3) ________________________________________
At Home Workout:
5 ROUNDS FOR TIME:
30 Push Ups
20 Hollow Rocks
– 1 Minute Rest –
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