In the summer, it’s easier for me to stop and smell the roses. And when I remember to do this, I am reminded of how good they actually smell.
Being a coach at Shoreline CrossFit is the best job in the universe. Last Wednesday, I took five minutes and watched the magic woven throughout our gym. I had an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and pride.
I watched an ex-marine, now in his sixties, who could easily be sitting home after a long day of work reminiscing about his “glory days”, power through a set of deadlifts with every ounce of energy his body can produce.
I watched a businessman walk through the doors, outfitted in suit and tie, after a long day, take in the sights of the gym, and let out a huge smile…this is the best part of his day.
I watched a twenty-something let loose a fit-pump of victory as he completed 30 reps unbroken of a deadlift at 225, all of his peers sharing in his victory.
I watched cops and firefighters that walked in stating that they simply had “a bad day”, slowly turn their scowled faces into grins.
And this was all in a five-minute observation.
This is the power of what we all do.