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GRIT Day 22

Grit Day 22

I’m going to be honest, the last couple days I’ve been very much “F this GRIT challenge and F CJ and his stupid muscles”.

I’m in pain and it’s making me crabby.

I have a distinct advantage over the other 60 people in GRIT in that I live in the same city as CJ, the trainer for the program.

I texted him a few days ago and asked if I could come see him so he could help me with my knee. Today he spent 30 minutes with me (and the boys running circles around us) showing me what I need to work on to help loosen up the tight muscles that are causing the issues. Stretching and foam rolling (that shit hurts yo).

I told him at the beginning of our time together “I don’t know if I can do another month of this.” I was defeated.

I left feeling much better. Not my legs, he’s not a magician, my legs still hurt. My spirit is lifted. He didn’t say anything special or give me some super amazing speech. It was just nice to have actual human connection with someone else in my GRIT group.

The internet is an amazing tool, as evidenced by the 61 people still together on day 22, but it can’t hold a candle to face to face time with your people (he’s my people now, whether he likes it or not).

I haven’t seen CJ’s face in real life in probably 17 (?) years. Thirty minutes of face time was all I needed to go from “I don’t think I can do another month of this” to “what do I need to do to get through another month of this?”

Make time for face time, it’s important.

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