Sorry I’ve been gone. Life got a little crazy.
1. First, I quit my job….and got another one.
My original teaching job in Denver wasn’t working out for me. Every day was an emotional struggle. I didn’t feel safe in the school building and worried every day that something really bad would happen on my watch because of how disorganized and unstructured the school was. I had a really gross skin rash and put on a bunch of weight while working there. It was a tough decision but when another opportunity to work at another school in Denver came up, I took the position and am now much happier. The rash went away immediately!
2. We bought a house!
Jake and I decided we loved Denver so much that we wanted to invest in living here for a long while…so we bought a townhouse in the amazing neighborhood of Speer. It’s an old house, built in 1906, and has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It’s quite the change from our 600 square foot apartment that we moved into.
The house doesn’t have any major renovations but it needs serious painting help. The downstairs dining room and living room alone has a purple wall, red wall, orange wall, and a green wall. We also are recarpeting the basement and master bedroom.
We’ve been spending a lot of time at Lowes and Home Depot. In the meantime, we’ve using our big kitchen almost every night.
3. I quit crossfit…for now.
I wasn’t happy with my new box in Denver. The programming didn’t jive with my goals. There wasn’t a ton of lifting heavy and the WODS were really long, sometimes 40 + minutes and metabolically that wasn’t aligning to my goals (that makes me sort of skinny fat). Also, some of the coaching wasn’t on point. Pushups were being done all wrong and it make my shoulders cringe just watching it. In short, I got spoiled by the amazing coaching at District Crossfit. I’d love to find a new box and am open to any recommendations!
Right now, I’m programming for myself and am working out at my local recreation center, which has this amazing mural. How can you not want to workout when you walk up to that?
4. I’ve been stressing balls and feeling bad about myself.
Quitting my job was really tough and I felt a lot of guilt about it and I took a lot of that stress out on myself. I felt really down about my body and just shut down for awhile. I couldn’t figure out my new workout schedule without Crossfit but luckily, I’m back on track. I’ve even been running a bunch. Our new house is less than a mile from Washington Park.Jake’s been so great while I was switching jobs, picking paint colors, and acting semi-crazy.
A blurry picture from a recent jaunt to New Orleans. Maybe one too many cocktails?
What a guy. So glad to be back writing and to my old self!