Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vortex of Insanity

I never have enough quarters.


I don't know how I get myself into these things, but I do. I manage to continuously try to do too much and though I hate being busy and I have no idea what to do with myself when I get a little free time. Also, within the last year or so, I have been actively trying to reduce the unnecessary in my life to focus more on what makes me content. I don't want to waste my life here on Earth doing things that make me miserable. What? Yeah, CrossFit makes me miserable, but I like it anyway. So, I have been working to eliminate miserable things in order to restore some balance to life. I have spent enough time settling for the mediocre in the past. If I want things to change, no matter what they are, then I have to do it myself, gosh darn it. And I am getting there. Slowly, that is for sure, but I am there and it is awesome!

Before you start thinking to yourself  "Geez, Al, your life must be one giant game of Candy Land where you skip through the Lollypop Woods before sledding down Ice Cream Slopes and then frolicking to the Candy Castle where all your minions elect you Grand Jujube! It must be like one big cotton candy dream!" stop it. Although, now I think about it, I could eat some cotton candy right now. I am pretty sure it isn't a good choice for a recovery meal though.

I need to make myself a lollypop crown.

As everything always is, eliminating the miserable is hard. It has caused me to occasionally slip into the Vortex of Insanity, which, incidentally, is NOT part of Candy Land. Life may slow down here pretty soon, or at least change a bit so I can avoid most of the Vortex. Exciting things are happening. School is officially starting (I am done with the prerequisites), shadowing at Bethesda is good, I can now do double unders, and DTM is still the best thing since sliced bread.

All in all, I am looking forward to a new chapter! Now, if only I could do something about the miserable traffic around here, it WOULD be like living in Candy Land! Or not.

Most importantly, I can do double unders now. Legitimately. Consistently. And because of this my new Annie time is 10:09. Annie is 50-40-30-20-10 Double Unders and Sit Ups. My previous PR time was 13:10.

Walkin' on, walkin' on broken glass....