Friday Free-For-All – 01/20/17

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Inauguration day. Ugh. I’ve been doing my best not to think or stress about it too much, but today will be a struggle. I just feel so helpless, and I’ve been in a state of low-grade anxiety pretty much since election day. I’m very, very nervous about the next four years, and I know I’m not the only one.

Women’s marches. There’s a march on Montpelier, which is Vermont’s capital city, tomorrow. I’ve been going back and forth all week on whether or not I should go. While I feel very strongly about going and being part of history, I feel equally strongly that the whole day will be incredibly stressful with the traffic, crowds, and emotions. I need to decide pretty quickly what I want to do so that I can organize transportation and make a sign if I decide to go. I just don’t know.

Delayed onset muscle soreness is my new normal. Since starting CrossFit, I’ve been feeling DOMS pretty much every single day, in new and exciting areas (can you sense my sarcasm?). I’m sure I’ll regulate eventually, especially since I have the entire weekend to recover before my next class, but for now, every cough or sneeze, standing up from sitting or going down stairs, or reaching my arms over my head are all subtle reminders that CrossFit is making me work hard, which hopefully means I’m getting stronger.

Hamilton is continuing to make me feel all the emotions. Serious question to those of you who listen to the soundtrack a lot–Do you ever get to a point where Act 2 doesn’t move you to tears? Because I’m not there yet. It makes me cry every damn time. Maybe that’s due to me being a generally very emotional person, or due to the weight of the anxiety and stress I’ve been feeling lately, but damn. I can’t stop listening, but I also can’t stop crying.

Let’s focus on the positive–What’s something you’re looking forward to this weekend?

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9 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 01/20/17

  1. Jenn @ Fairest Run of All says:

    Ha, I’m actually way more into Act 1 as opposed to Act 2 as a rule. Act 2 smacks of melodrama to me, but that’s probably because I’m a heartless misanthrope who only cries over the plights of animals, real or imagined. You want me to cry, you gotta show me that one scene in I Am Legend with the dog. (The book; not the movie. The movie just annoys me.)

    • Rae says:

      I HATE that movie. It is in no way shape or form at all like the book. And that dog scene was TOTALLY unnecessary, and yes, I bawled like a baby.

  2. Anna @ Piper's Run says:

    I’m hoping to take my daughters skiing but if I can’t pull it off on my own, we’re going skating at an outdoor rink. There is a march here (Nova Scotia) but it’s in Halifax and I can’t get their in time with my daughters – though it would be AMAZING to take them.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. txa1265 says:

    I am looking forward to grocery shopping for two again, especially with the knowledge that our boys are doing really well cruising into spring semester and hopefully getting something good for a job/internship for the summer!

    • Rae says:

      I totally get that. It turns out to be a good thing I didn’t go–traffic was so bad our interstate was shut down for miles in each direction!

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