Hey everyone! Currently taking a break from packing. The thing about packing is it’s so deceiving — you know you have so much to do, and then it seems like you make huge progress while you’re doing it, but then you take a break and realize your room still looks the same. Does that make any sense? All of this gives me a belly ache.
Packing Exhibit A. This is just my workout gear! (and my grand total of five pairs of shoes)
I had a good breakfast this morning, starting with a handful of blueberries, then scrambling up 3 whole eggs and 3 egg whites in coconut oil. Homemade iced Americano on the side with stevia and coconut milk. Almond butter to round it all out.
I used hot sauce today! I’m switching up the condiments. For so long I was scared of hot sauce because I was scared it would be too…. hot, but it was really good. Frank’s, you now belong in my sauce rotation. (I heard that they have a buffalo chicken sauce — looking into this ASAP)
So I have a little story for you today. This will be a break from all of the NYC // HLS recaps (there are only so many of those a girl can take). Today, I woke up and just felt generally groggy (after an 11 hour train ride, I’m generally feeling a bit mellow… and sad to be leaving home tomorrow). Breakfast helped perk me up, but coffee is doing a lot less for me lately. I think I’m lacking sleep. It’s all of these late nights that are stressing me out and keeping me up at night. I think too much. Okay this isn’t exactly a “nice break” because it’s tainted with sadness for leaving home for another year…. although I really am happy and excited to be going back to school and seeing all of my sisters (and roommate! hi Deanna!). Anyway, did my packing, watching CrossFitHQ YouTube videos all the while, and finally finding a new-to-me show on Hulu: Dating Rules From My Future Self (which is so, so cute and funny). I figured it would be nice to call a few of the Boxes in Syracuse, introduce myself, get to know the owners a bit, and learn something about their programming before I try out classes and make a decision.
The Boxes were all very friendly — excited, welcoming, happy to chat. One of the boxes, however, got really defensive and kind of angry when I asked about their programming. This really disappointed me because I was so excited to talk to this owner — I had heard great things. I’ll admit that I haven’t mastered the art of talking to people quite yet (still so young and there are so many different kinds of people that I meet), but I didn’t think that asking about their workouts was a rude thing to do. By the end of the call, I tried my best to be cheery and say thank you for your time, I can’t wait to try a workout with you guys, but I was really truly hurt by how the owner responded. Maybe I’m in an oversensitive place with lack of sleep, stress, and the impending move, but I don’t know. I’ve never had an experience before where an owner of a Box or gym was so unwelcoming. Hopefully when (and if) I go in to try a class there, the experience will be different.
Have you ever had a bad over-the-phone experience?
What did you have for breakfast today?