Summer is just around the corner. I can almost smell the sunscreen and sweaty kids.
I. Am. Ready. Bring on summer!!!
I will be ready for school to start too, just as much as I am for summer. But for now summer is on my mind.
I am that girl who loves each season of stuff as it comes, but is so ready for the next one to begin as the current season winds down.
I thrive on routine, but love a break from it.
So, until my kids start fighting and repeatedly saying they are bored there is a lot of summerin' to do.
Summer is for:
- Sleeping late
- Staying up late
- Catching fire flies
- Popsicles on the porch swing
- Swimming, lots of swimming
- Saying yes, more than I say no
- Sun tea
- Back porch sitting
- Slowing down
Its hard to do summer like this, when you always have to be somewhere.
So.....I am taking a crossfit break.
I have imagined the blog post I would write celebrating my 1 year anniversary of being a crossfiter in July. The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength I have gained is priceless. The people I have met are inspiring.
However, that post is not going to happen.
I have been wrestling with this for quite sometime. In my quest to chase (it's my one word for the year), God is calling me to not be so busy. I just realized this week that includes crossfit. Honestly, I briefly thought maybe I just needed to go back to a gym for a season, but after fighting this through that is not the answer.
I need to be obedient and not be so busy.
I said in my letter to Chris Powell, God made me a little on the sensitive side with a flare of drama queen....this leads me to easily STRESS OUT!! When the calendar it too full, I tend to get overwhelmed...and this...this is what my kids are learning. I will pass down enough of my craziness to my kids. They don't need me to pass down lessons on how to stress out.
But, I still need to workout.
My coach at Kodiak Crossfit did say I could drop in on occasion, but for my crossfit break I decided to take on the challenge of doing Focus T25. I plan on starting Monday 5-12-14, along with a couple of friends!
I am a little nervous about this change in exercise, but I am thrilled to see what God does through my summer!
And I pray that He will help me be more intentional and really consider what I say yes to and no both this summer and when school starts again. May the lessons I learn slowing down for the summer, carry over into the next season.
All things through Christ!