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Take It Slow!

We are almost always in a rush to get somewhere.  Hurry to the next thing.  Get to the next place.  Do it quickly because I have a “to-do list” a mile long.

But today is my day off.  So I slept in a little later than normal.  All the way to 7:15 am.  Mostly I slept in a little because of my workout last night.  I spent some time with the kids before they headed off to school.  And when they were off to school, the house was empty and quiet.  A great time to simply take it slow and enjoy the beautiful morning.

When my wife returned from taking the kids to school, we decided to go on a run together.  I absolutely love the freedom to go on a quick run with my wife.  We don’t get to do that together very often, but it’s so much fun when we can.  I guess there’s something special about having a hobby you can share with your favorite person on the planet.

The scenery was beautiful; my wife being the #1 source of scenery attraction for me.  I’ll just leave that thought there.  =)  The sun was bright.  The temperature was perfect for a run.

It was simply a fantastic morning!  I took it slow and I liked it that way.

I do still have things to accomplish today, but what a great start to the day.

So I want to encourage you to take it slow.  Find time today to slow down.  Evaluate life a bit.  Enjoy those closest to you.  Take time to enjoy the weather and sunshine.  Don’t just rush through it and take it for granted.

Get out there and slow down!

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How many blogs do I really need?

It’s becoming increasingly apparent to me that when it comes to blogging, I really don’t know what I’m doing.  Oh well.  It’s all in fun and for people I know to be able to keep up with things in my life.

All that said, I started another blog.  Not sure why.  I probably could have just added the posts here, but I didn’t want to cramp my style.

I decided to journal my CrossFit journey.  What workouts I do and when.  Time results.  Nutrition and more.

So if you want to follow along, you’re welcome to join me over here.

There you have it.  Another Stan Rodda blog.  The world is so much better now.

Getting My Training On!

Two weeks ago, I started training again.  I haven’t been able to do any sort of training or exercise since I strained my ACL in a fierce game of dodgeball.  Yes, I’m only slightly competitive.  I rehabbed my knee for a few months and am now getting going again with some great fitness stuff.  What is this “great fitness stuff” you ask.  CrossFit.

My neighbor is working toward becoming a CrossFit trainer.  So I didn’t hesitate to jump in and start working out with him.  After week one, I had only worked out one time because I was so sore.  This week I finished my 4th CrossFit workout.  And all I have to say about CrossFit at this point; freaking awesome!  I love it.

But my workout will only be as effective as much as I am dedicated to the workout.

No more Dr. Pepper.

No more late night ice cream runs.

No more eating out.

No more junk food or candy.

Dang it!  Now I really want a Dr. Pepper.

Every time I workout, I’m drawn back to something the Apostle Paul said in the book of First Corinthians, chapter nine.  It goes like this…

1 Corinthians 9:27 – I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.

Now to make sure I’m also training spiritually, not just physically.

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