“We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.”
• NP Summit is a month away! We will be outside of Toronto July 14-17, with a pop-up workout happening that Friday. You really don’t want to miss this.
• We will be out at Road Runner Sports Tempe’s Adventure Run tomorrow night. Check out the Cactus Lounge if you’re interested in helping man our booth and/or checkpoint, or for additional details if you want to run.
• Mondays are still A Thing. We’ll see you on at 5:59am at either 56th St/Camelback (Phoenix) or A Mountain (Tempe). Our goal is a consistent 40 people to both workouts before we make it official. Help us reach that goal.
• We will be celebrating our first birthday on July 6. We want 100 people at that workout (we want 100 at every workout, but especially that one). You can make it happen, I have faith in you.
In the shadow of tragedy, the tribe came together this morning for a simple workout. #JSJ continued: several minutes of stairs, followed by several rounds of hips-in hugs with what were random strangers only a few minutes, weeks, or months ago. We were able to set aside our pain and unshackle ourselves through a task as humble as climbing amphitheater stairs. And when we returned to our lives – our smiles bigger, our social network greater, and our legs wobblier – I was reminded of the positive impact that this group has on our community.
One of our tribe members brings a tire to each workout. It has become a sensation; people clamor to take it for a spin up the steps, and it already has a much higher k score than I do. When asked about it, she said that she has recently faced numerous challenges in her life, and that it represents the pain that we all carry. It reminds her to keep moving; that movement is life. The symbolism of others reaching out to her, alleviating her of the burden, is hardly lost. We all have the opportunity to create a positive impact on those around us, and it is clear that this tribe has answered the call. Thank you for making Phoenix a better place to live.
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