please don’t make your profile picture on facebook a photo of your baby
Ahh crossfit open, things are getting interesting this early, huh? I was thinking this might be a wallball burpee something or other. Overhead Squats? That’s rough on me. Chest to Bar Pull-ups? I can do them but they will take awhile.
I’ve been in physical therapy for the last 7 weeks attempting to improve my air squat, there’s been progress, but it’s been slow. Throw 65lbs over my head? Ay yai yai!
My strategy will be to have a wide stance, do my best to get more than one rep without having to put the bar down. Then get to the pull up bar, go with a reverse grip (a chin-up grip) and try to make every rep count.
My realistic goal is to get 1 round total. I’ll be attempting the WOD on Sunday, just one go at it, I refuse to do these workouts more than once. For me, there is no point in adding extra pressure to get a better score. If I get one rep for every WOD this year I’ll be happy. By time the Open is over I will be 18 weeks pregnant, and damn proud of myself for just participating.
I discovered that TED and TEDWomen have never featured a talk on abortion.
…When I asked around, the consensus was that the omission was simply an oversight. But it turns out TED is deliberately keeping abortion off the agenda. When asked for comment, TED content director and TEDWomen co-host Kelly Stoetzel said that abortion did not fit into their focus on “wider issues of justice, inequality and human rights.”
“Abortion is more of a topical issue we wouldn’t take a position on, any more than we’d take a position on a state tax bill,” Stoetzel explained. She pointed me to a few talks on women’s health and birth control, but this made the refusal to discuss abortion only more glaring. In the last three years, the United States has seen more abortion restrictions enacted than in the entire previous decade; the United Nations has classified the lack of access to abortion as torture; and Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland because a Catholic hospital refused to end her doomed pregnancy. Just how is abortion not an issue of “justice, inequality and human rights”?
I remember during the 2008 campaign Obama caught a ton of flack from Fox and the GOP because he talked about empathy and the fact that we as a nation seemed to have lost our capacity for it. There is nothing more important in this life than to be able to understand how our fellow human beings make their way through life. And really all we want ourselves is for someone to understand and feel for us at the same time.
So yeah. Empathy. We could all use a lot more of it.(via evangotlib)