Happy Thursday friends! I just now- this evening, stopped to breathe. I mean, words cannot describe how non-stop, from sun-up to sun-down, this week has been, with scheduled activity and last minute add-ons but also the past 6 weeks really. Let's make that 8 probably, come to think of it, because I remember the 2 weeks before I left for Phoenix being insanely nonstop as well.
I've had a struggle- to be honest- keeping my hard core fitness consistency the past 6-8 weeks. Tonight- after I fell asleep on the bed after my last meeting, I had dinner then went for an hour walk. That felt great but today I did not get a full lifting session in at all. It's been maddening all week and as I shared with one of my friends today, I am often torn when I travel-- do I push myself to get a workout in when I feel myself getting worn down and almost to that point where I could be getting a cold maybe....or do I stay "safe" and get rest first, then hit it hard when I can work out? Always a challenge.
What I can tell you is that- the past 8 weeks so much has happened within me-- big changes, lots of stress certainly but, things became clear to me. I had so many experiences that opened my eyes to what I want to be doing in the future and one part that has become clear to me is:
I am READY TO RUN.
Not just run, like, literally, in that yes, I do love running. In fact, last night, we (FitFluential) had a Twitter Party with our client Humana and the Rock n Run series and I decided with my friend Lucy that I just have to make 2016 my year to do a half marathon. I have no desire to be a marathoner- one who marathons like others walk the dog, but I just want to show myself I can do this. So - I put that out there. On Twitter. With Lucy. We will do it together. Stay tuned for what 1/2 marathon we choose.
Secondly, in a more big picture way, I am ready to RUN. Ready to leave this place-- I am for sure moving away from Chicago. I have been done with Chicago for a while and I want to go where my heart and soul are calling me. More on the move later.
I'm ready to run and TRAVEL. This trip to Phoenix with the Gorilla Glass crew changed my view. I realized all the places I want to see and I haven't even been outside the country yet. NO MORE. No more staying in a box and never looking up. I'm ready to run and see this world. How about you?
Just this evening, I went out, as I shared, for a run/walk around downtown Boston and wow. Usually when I am in Boston, I've stayed outside of the city, but this time I stayed downtown and let's just say, now I will always stay downtown. Right around the corner is the Boston Library which- see below, is like a museum. The history nut in me and the book lover freak in me were squealing on the inside.
How beautiful is this building? I was in awe. And I got some nice step action in too:
Honestly I geeked out. Look at these books:
You know that song I could have danced all night? I feel like mine should be I could have read all night. Bliss. I just feel ALIVE and ready to run- ready to move, ready to get out and LIVE MORE and explore this world. Ready to take off all of my limitations and ELEVATE everything in my future.
Are you with me? You gotta take off your blinders people- see what you have been missing. Decide to design your life and your future. IT IS DOABLE.
On that note, I have one day left for any of you to join my private coaching group that starts on MONDAY!! CLICK HERE to register-- and I promise you, you will be fired up and head in to the new year with a game plan, action steps and KNOWING you can OWN IT.....fearlessly.