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Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil will leave his burrow at 7:20 February 2nd at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He will observe the weather conditions and look for his shadow. He will then make his prediction for the remainder of winter. According to ancient folklore, if it is cloudy when Phil emerges from his burrow on this day, he will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see his shadow and retreat back into his burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.

So what is the significance of this day in relationship to Elm City CrossFit? I think this day is a reflection of our own emergence from our burrow. With the novelty of New Years behind us and the realization that those resolutions are not so easily obtained or maintained, will we come out of our comfort zone to assess and address what our future holds? Regardless of weather conditions or timing, you always have an endless supply of resources here at Elm City. I am not specifically referring to the equipment on the floor or class times. I am talking about the bond that is created from our community and our responsibility to see you through your goals. Our community is counting on you to participate and try your hardest - battle buddies if you will. Feel confident, regardless, if you see sunshine or cloudy weather- you can be comforted by the fact that we will be here. Let the sunshine of our community lead the way towards your goals – may you find confidence and motivation in our burrow -Elm City.

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