December Hibernation

I’ve gone into what I can only describe as hibernation mode. Not super inspired to go to kettlebells classes, not jonesing to climb, not wanting to do much of anything that involves leaving the house. It’s dark, it’s grey, it’s cold. Give me a warm beverage and some slippers, I’m staying in.

These guys know what I'm talking about.

These guys know what I’m talking about.

I remember this happening last December as well. I inadvertantly took three weeks off of kettlebells classes and just did other things. I think it’s a good thing to do every once in a while. Just take a breather from the normal stuff. Give my mind and body a rest.

We went to the climbing gym this week, my first time in almost three weeks, and I just climbed stuff that was fun. I stuck mostly to routes well within my comfort level, and then I worked on one challenging project with some of the climbing crew. It was fun and relaxed, and there was no pressure put on myself to perform in any way. We laughed and had fun.

I’ve been absent from classes, but still maintaining some light training. I’ve traded class for random acts of pullups, deadlifts, and squats at home. I’m finishing up the second week of “The Fighter Pullup” program by Pavel and my max reps are increasing as a result. My daily count gets marked on our tally board to count towards the household 3,000 pullup challenge (we just passed 400!).

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Socks and sweaters

Socks and sweaters are being knit. The sewing machine has been dusted off. Delicious food has been emerging from the kitchen. Life has slowed down.

January will be here soon enough, and with it cold temps, sunshine, and lengthening days. I’ll jumpstart the engine again and get back to it before long, but for now I’m enjoying this hiatus. Sometimes it’s nice to just hit pause.