Ruminations on Easter…

I had an amazing Easter. I spent it with dear friends, laughing, listening to music and trading Easter bonnets. I felt really blessed and present to how wonderful my life is and how fortunate I am. I was reveling in the abundance of it all.

Later in the evening, we watched a movie and I received a text from a friend. He asked me to call him. He had sad news. My heart dropped and pounded in my chest. I knew someone had died. I called him on my way home. A marvelous woman, Clarissa had died of cancer. He had known her forever. He described her to me but I do not remember her. He assured me that I would know her if I saw her but that will never happen. She was our age. A mother of two. She had a spark and a presence, he said. She was always on.

He asked me what it all means, how can this happen, what do you take away from this?

I thought for a long time before I answered him and then I said that I think what there is to do is pursue your joy with abandon and to tell the people in your life that you love them and then tell them why. We spoke for a long time about how precious, delicate and unpredictable life can be. How you have to appreciate each moment and each relationship.

We spoke about my dad and the realizations I have had about him lately. How I wish I could tell him how the gym is doing. How proud he would be of me and how much I miss the validation of his pride. There is no one whose approval meant more to me than my fathers and yet I pretended my entire life that I did not need it…did not care about it. I wish that I could have let him know just how much it meant to me but I did not know until he was gone…until it was gone.

SO, the moral of my Easter parable is that each and every one of us should be actively pursuing our dreams, our goals, our joy. Everydamn day. Put yourself out there. GO FOR IT (one of my dad’s favorite sayings/sentiments)!!!! Tell your people that you love them. Live every moment to the fullest. Do it anyway!!!

I love you guys so much! Heather


All Levels

A. Back Squats with 3sec hold at bottom

B. 5 Rounds for time

9 Deadlifts 135/95
6 Hang Snatches
3 O/H Squats


A. Back Squat 3 sec descend

B. 5 Rounds for time

9 Deadlifts
6 Hang power cleans
3 Front squats

Mobility WOD