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?