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Jonah’s Take On CrossFit

posted by Heather September 12, 2016 0 comments
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When you so generously leave your phone with your friends so they can use your Spotify account…

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and, they can’t help themselves.

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Except, this happens 100% of the time that Jordan is in the general area.

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How Jonah preps the night before school. I used to do the exact same thing.

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5:30 am. Not even waiting for the sun to rise. Started in the garage, and made her way out to the back yard once it started getting even a little bit light out.

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Still obsessed with trains. SOOO cute.

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Still working on the hair accessories with this one.

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It’s like she’s wearing eyeliner. But, she’s not.

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I, honestly, can’t even tell if she’s serious or not.

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Love. This.

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Changed up my numbers a bit to see if I like these better.

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The shoestring sweet potato fries may be the best thing they make.

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Decided to start letting myself have some tortilla chips. Shoot me.

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Love ambushed me when I walked out with my salad for lunch. She won.

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This girl is IMPOSSIBLE to get ahold of.

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My favorite today 🙂

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Went for an EPIC bike ride with these two this afternoon: the library and Bacon Street Farm to meet Ben on his way home. One of my very favorite things to do with them. They both wanted to ride home in his truck, though, so I got to bomb home solo which was maybe one of my favorite moments in the last few months. I WAS RIDING A BIKE ALL BY MYSELF. Do you know when the last time was that I did that? I felt like I was sneaking out of the house and was going to get punished.

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I LOVE collecting flowers from our yard to use as centerpieces and flower arrangements throughout the house.

Within CrossFit, I feel like we talk constantly about how close we all are, how positive we stay when talking to one another, how supportive we are of people in and out of training.  We obviously know it, because we always talk about it.  To other people that love it all as much as we do.

Jonah is not what I would call a “lover of CrossFit”.  He’s been immersed in it since he was born, but he just really doesn’t like any of it: he doesn’t like hanging out in the gym…at all, he doesn’t like doing the workouts even if he’s with other kids his age in the middle school class, and he does not appreciate how much we all talk about it including the endless amount of time that we talk outside of the gym.

He doesn’t complain about it or get frustrated with us when it’s all happening (the talking that is…he complains about having to do it himself 100% of the time he’s doing it).  He just shuts off a little and drifts away doing his own thing.

So, you can imagine my surprise when he said to me in the car yesterday, “CrossFit’s like one really big family, huh?”

I asked him to tell me why he thought that, and he just said, “Well, you guys are all so nice to each other.  You always cheer for each other.  You’re always helping each other.  You guys do everything together.  And, you spend so much time with each other.”

I don’t know why, but that statement meant way more to me coming from Jonah than it would have if Ben or Maya said it.

For someone who doesn’t love it as much as us…or, even like it…he sure had some really nice things to say about the community he’s watched almost since the day he was born.

And, it’s true.  All of it.  There are probably another hundred things I could add to his list about why it does feel like such a huge, dysfunctional family, but those are real, real good ones to start with.

I just love that child so much.

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