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Music That’s Made to Make You Feel Something

My heart is melting today…from music. This isn’t the first time and I know it won’t be the last but it started with one song and it kept going.

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I sat in my bed Saturday afternoon working and writing and trying to focus but I found myself engrossed in the music and the emotion it was drawing out of me. The tears that streamed down my cheek as I listened to the lyrics, the melody and the harmonies that filled in the spaces.

You know this is what I live for; this is why I can never fully let music leave my life. It’s for moments like this, moments that get me thinking and wondering and hoping and wishing and dreaming. Dreaming about all of the things that I want out of my life, my career, my relationships, myself.

Maybe I overthink it a bit but I’m okay with that. Music is something that is supposed to draw out emotions and be personal. One song can mean one thing to me and something else to you but have the same impact on both of us.

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What are you listening to today?

What music draws emotion out of you?

Fitness Friday #17 & The Week My Fitness Went Missing

Workouts are my therapy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. They help me rest and relax and tune into what I need and meet myself where I’m at. When I don’t get them, it shows…in my energy, my mood, pretty much everything.


This past week was one when workouts were slim (at least compared to my norm) and it definitely showed. It didn’t help that life, weather and RV troubles made it harder for them to happen but I did what I could and really, that’s all I can ask of myself.

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Friday 4/17

Rest – stuck in Wyoming


Saturday 4/18

Rest – drove 12 hrs followed by wedding


Sunday 4/19

5 x 500m row


Monday 4/20

Rest – core work am&pm


Tuesday 4/21

50 states wod:

365 single unders

50 air squats

50 sit-ups

50 burpees

50 sit-ups

50 air squats

354 single Unders

Time: 22:39


Wednesday 4/22

3mile run


Thursday 4/23

100# power clean

95# squat clean

8 min tabata row: 83 cals

4 min tabata box jumps: 54

Total: 137


I’m looking forward to a few events for 50 States this next week which will get me into a gym plus a few planned workouts for non-event days. I’m hoping for a better week for my fitness. In fact, I KNOW it will be a better week for my fitness.

How were your workouts this week? What motivation do you need to keep pushing through the harder weeks?