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Chasing Life

We’re kind of stupid.

Like this tire flip in snow. Why the heck would you ever want to do a tire flip in snow? What kind of functional fitness is that? Do you really think you’re ever going to need to flip a tire out of a snowbank?

Probably not. Although you might have to pick up something else heavy out of the snow — like your kid, or your elderly mom if she’s fallen. (Just, please, don’t flip her. Be nice to Mom.) Conditions won’t always be ideal for your endeavors.

And damn it was fun to flip that tire in fresh powder and a touch of ice.

Frozen-fingered, no traction, slippin’ slidin’ fun.

Today, go do something stupid and fun like that. Forget all the seriousness of your life for a little while. Stop being practical for a moment and just move your body for the heck of it. All that responsibility and commitment will be there when you return. Just live for a while. Chase your dog. Chase your kids. Chase life. (Just don’t chase that strange lady in the supermarket parking lot ’cause she’s going to call the cops on you. Trust me, I know.) Go ahead, flip the tire in the snow. You’re going to feel a whole lot better after you do.

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Tina Marie
Tina Marie

Love it! Our favorite thing to say before a really crazy WOD? "Who makes this crap up?!?!" But you know what? A friend of mine drove the front of her Ford Focus Hybrid Wagon over a brick wall in my drive. Wanna know how we got her back on the drive and headed home? My husband and I deadlifted that sucker with her in it! Oh, and just for the fun of it, I did wall balls on roller skates last week. I play roller derby and am always looking for crazy things to do on skates. My goal is to complete Karen on Skates. How stupid is that?!?!?!

Pat
Pat

Thanks Lisbeth! That was a much needed reminder!

Amy S.
Amy S.

Ha ha, I just realized this week that my squat cleans are the only reason I can lift my injured pit bull into the car! What's the name of the Wordpress theme you use? I lurve it.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Now, that's functional fitness! Hope your dog is doing better. I think the design is called "Notes of Life" -- if you click on the Elegant Themes link at the bottom, it should take you to their designs.

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