It’s been … quite the week. As a result, I’m feeling majorly MIA from the social media & blog world. But as we approach the weekend, I do have a few thoughts stirring around in my head, so I thought I’d join in with Amanda for a little “thinking out loud”. Otherwise know as, Alex rambles.
1. Did you notice that I lost a couple of posts?
Queue the confusion …
Turns out, Bluehost (who hosts my blog) had a hard drive error that did, well, SOMETHING, that essentially, made me lose both blogs I posted last week. Not a huge deal as I had both posts saved in my blog reader, so it was super-easy to repost, but I am seriously disappointed in the fact that I lost all of those blog’s comments! Both posts had several (awesome) comments that are now lost forever. (Okay, yes, I can see them in my email, but still.) No way to get them reposted. Sad. Day.
The thinking part is – this is not the first time I’ve had issues with Bluehost. I’ve hosted some websites through them for my day-job, and the constant downtime and lack of help from customer service are NOT impressing me.
Does anyone else have a better host?
2. On being “open” to the Open.
It’s been awhile since I’ve talked Crossfit, huh? I’m sure that will change again soon, but one thing I’ve been thinking about lately is the Crossfit Open, which begins in February. The Open is the precursor to the Crossfit Games – essentially, how anyone can qualify to reach the games. It’s more complex than that, but, many crossfitters sign up for the Open whether they truly believe they can make it to the games, or not.
Last year, I blogged about how the Open workouts helped push my comfort level. I still believe that they pushed me to see how far I could go, and helped me advance far more quickly in Crossfit in 2014 then I would have otherwise. Because of that, I’m excited to see how the Open workouts challenge, and change, me in 2015. But, the $20 registration fee? It has more important places to go right now.
Do you “sign up” for the Open?
3. Blogging vacations …
As many of you know, I’ve enjoyed the Blend Retreat for two years now (2014 & 2013). A couple of weeks ago, Blend 2015 details were announced, and I, needless to say, was stoked! This year’s retreat is in Boulder, Colorado, a state which I really, really enjoy. I immediately requested the preceding Friday off of work.
Then stopped for five minutes.
I want to tell you I bought my ticket. But, I haven’t. I have the time off approved, but this year, I really, really need to find a company to sponsor me for the retreat. I’ve reached out to several companies, but I haven’t heard much yet, and I really don’t know if I should expect to. I still have high hopes, however, so wish me luck (I’d love to see you there!).
Any tips for landing a sponsor?
4. Cooking sucks
I’m having a terrible time getting back into my cooking “groove” that I had before leaving for Kenya. It’s been toooo much take-out and frozen dinner meals since we’ve returned. I don’t like it, but I can’t seem to just *get* it again! The only thing I can think of is that I need to have some new, exciting recipes that make me really want to eat them (and thus, cook them). Maybe?
Who has a recipe to share?
5. Seriously, cereal.
Has tasted the BEST lately. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I didn’t even care about cereal before I left for Kenya, and now, I’m eating it at least a few times a week.
Breakfast of champions? Weird.
What’s on your mind today?