A love letter to.....
Oh how I’ve missed you. I’ve missed picking you up, and sometimes putting you back down, holding you in my hands, and moving you around. I’ve missed the different challenges you propose at your various weights... and the variety of ways I can connect with you in space! I missed how I feel the next day after spending time with you... I just truly didn’t realize until today... how very... very much I missed you!
.... to dumbbells, kettlebells & barbells... oh my 🥰
yup ... that’s right!
Seriously, as much as I’ve loved taking on my personal challenge of finding various ways to incorporate movement into my life on the road .... and have learned a ton while discovering all kinds of ways to still have fun moving, and I have been living proof that our body is enough to stay fit, there is no denying a passion or a love of something... and at the end of the day- I fucking love moving some weight around- barbell, kettlebell, dumbell - no matter ... it feels so good to my body and soul.
I got to hit a workout @ a local El Salvador, Central American Crossfit box - RD Crossfit .... boom!!! So while I was in the city, I found out there was a Crossfit in walking distance, so I naturally had to scope it out ... and just walking into the gym felt so good!!! What an amazing group of people.... Pure kindness and open arms - just like the rest of this beautiful country!
I loved spending time there... chatting - working out, once in a group class (in Spanish), 1 workout on my own (1st time in 2.5 months to move any weight besides my body or a rock), foam rolling (a luxury- also my first time in 2.5 months to foam roll😳 it felt sooooo good!) - even loving on and playing with the official mascot dogs!!! It was especially awesome to watch everyone do the 19.5 open workout together!!!
After two days in a row and ultra light weights I am GOOD sore head to toe! 😂 Aaaaaaand as much as I craved going back in today, knowing I only had a few days to go, I am 100% committed to listening to my body, and my body said no. So today I opted out of a 3rd workout in a row, and I went on a long walk through a local nature reserve I wanted to explore to give myself some active recovery. I will get to drop into the box one more time before I venture on to my next destination. What a treat - what a treat!!!
Ok ok- technically the title isn’t 100% applicable for this particular blog - BUT it is ultimately about staying fit while traveling ... and hey if you get a chance to change it up once in a while you gotta take it !!! 🤷🏻♀️ because this is all about making due with what you got - and sometimes soaking up the more! 🙏🏼
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