I was watching her - not only as a bootcamp participant, but as an instructor. Early on in my heart of hearts, I knew that I was watching and learning to become an instructor myself. Yes, I was getting my own fitness on track, but deep down I felt like this was something I would… Continue reading Greatness is Contagious
It would seem that this sort of thing couldn't happen. How is it possible that an entrepreneur, who saw a need in her community, filled that need successfully, is told to quit? How is this even happening? It makes no sense. Christina Landry, military spouse and a veteran herself, founded DumBell Fitness 5 years ago. As… Continue reading Just Give Me a Reason
Today’s prompt was to describe what we do when we receive incredible news. This pretty much sums it up for me: Freak out excitement, then doubt. I also wrote about this in last night’s post: Daring Greatly.
I love to write. While I doubt I’ll be selling the next New York Times best seller anytime soon, (at least while the littles are still little), I do enjoy having a creative outlet and and entertaining the 3 people (including my parents) who think I’m “just the best”.
Recently, I was contacted to write for another blog. Words that I put into sentences, for people to read. For compensation. Really!? I think my head might just pop right off my neck. Excited doesn’t even begin to express how I am feeling. More like pee-my-pants-while-simultaneously-doing-in-the-air-heel-clicks!
Part of me is feeling very Sally Field-esque (“You like me!? You really like me!?”) The other part of me is flipping out furiously jotting notes and mumbling while not letting a pen and pad escape my grasp. This must be what it’s like to have schizophrenia. Or at the very least A.D.D.
I am humbled…
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On Tough Mudder eve, I'm feeling nervous. Like every new race, I'm always nervous. Anxiously reviewing the list of preparations, questioning whether there was enough training, enough sleep, enough nutrition....the list goes on and on. I have never regretted trying new things. Ever. I may have been in pain, achey for days, occasionally disappointed, and… Continue reading Trepidation and Encouragement
July makes me reflective. July 2011, I joined a "little workout class", that forever changed the trajectory of my (and my family's) life. The left side of this image is what I looked like at that time: (Note the TWO pieces of cake! Gross!) I was in a size 16 (barely), should have been a… Continue reading Arriving
There are many things I'm grateful for this week. Here's my list: 1. Recovery. After running the Whidbey Island half marathon on Sunday, I was hobbling around like a 98 year old! Today, while still a bit sore, I'm feeling more like myself. 2. Workout Accountability Working out gets done when there is accountability. I am so… Continue reading Wonderful Wednesday: Random Gratitude
A collective conversation happening with some of my health and fitness peeps has sparked my thoughts in the arena of pride. It's interesting as we become healthy, lose weight, gain strength and do all the things that were once thought impossible, people around us start out supportive, and then either join in the movement with… Continue reading Pride (aka Tooting One’s Own Horn)
I am never more alive then when I've just completed a workout, I'm sweaty and what I like to call "all wrung out". For some reason, I'm never more clear, more focused and more sure of myself as I am when I am doing something physically strenuous. More often than not, much of my writing inspiration… Continue reading Wonder Full Wednesday: Perspiration to Inspiration
I love to write. While I doubt I'll be selling the next New York Times best seller anytime soon, (at least while the littles are still little), I do enjoy having a creative outlet and and entertaining the 3 people (including my parents) who think I'm "just the best". Recently, I was contacted to write… Continue reading So This is What Schizophrenia Feels Like
With the onset of fall, the upcoming hustle and bustle of the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas hoopla, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about our life (and weather) in Hawaii. There is much I do not miss about life in Hawaii, but when I'm freezing my tootsies off in the pacific northwest rain, wearing warm boots and still cranking… Continue reading Ripples