What's on tap for your Saturday or your weekend? Are you getting a workout in? Challenging yourself one day? Trying something new?
Whatever it is I know and you know it will be worth it! Go ahead and go for it.
I say this because it's all hard work. I have always believed there is no such thing as luck = it's all about hard work!
I've done a lot this week, really pushed myself and I'm really sore. I'm hoping you find a way to push yourself, too. Getting out of your comfort zone is how we grow - and that's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual! Just know it WILL be worth it!
Have fun this weekend!
And, by the way, my oldest son turns 16 tomorrow. How did that happen? I might get a little sad thinking about it. . .
What challenges you? What's out there you want to try?
You may be seeing a lot of pink out there these days. It's everywhere! As you know I live in a house with boys so football is a constant on the TV in my house. I do not watch pro football, but I will say that I LOVE to see those big burly players wearing their PINK during the month of October in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! If you see me around these days you will see that I am also sporting some sort of pink. In this photo is the pink hat I wore when I walked the Susan G Komen 3 Day Walk, as well as one of the bands I got during the Walk and the Bub all the walkers received and wore. The running shoe is my 10th grader's, adorned with pink laces. My husband ordered several of the lapel pins seen here to give to clients or such and the tic tacs were given to me by one of the women in my body sculpt class. (She rememberd that I was looking for these last year to give out and couldn't find them!) So, I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought all they had! You may be seeing these again! My 7th grader even wore pink ribboned socks to school! As you can see, the family supports the cause.
I have talked to different people, mostly strangers, who are walking the Walk this year and I am thrilled for them and jealous of them. I will talk about the Walk with Anyone! If you have not done a Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk, I urge you to put it on your Bucket List. If anyone asks me about my experience, I ALWAYS say it was the only time I have ever experienced 3 days of only Positive things. It was an unforgettable experience! I did the walk here in Atlanta with a group of truly remarkable women. I can't believe it was four years ago!
The morning of the Walk
Every year I would think about organizing the group again, but life would get in the way. I also think I was secretly worried it wouldn't be as great as the first time and I would be disappointed. Well, really, what a selfish reason to shy away from raising money for such a great cause, meeting tons on new, and often, very inspirational people and getting out and WALKING. So, that being said, 2012 is now on my calendar and I hope on the calendars of the rest of the women who shared the 3 Day with me last time, plus a few new faces and anyone else out there who wants to join.
The 3 Day has special meaning for me, personally, as I lost my grandmother to breast cancer. She was a dynamic, Southern woman who we still talk about. In fact, my boys never met "Bigmama" but still quote her and repeat her many expressions!
Maybe walking isn't your thing. I get that. (Although, I will say my legs looked pretty good during our training for the 60 miles!) I will also say that if you are not an exerciser, don't let the 60 miles deter you. It is SO doable! It is not a race! You can walk fast or slow or in between. (Unless you are one of my team mates who made it her goal to finish first each day!) The goal is to finish 20 miles each day without getting giant, golf ball sized blisters AND as long as you have spent some time in your walking shoes you will be safe from that.
If a Walk is not your thing, find another a cause that gets you moving. Whatever sport it is I think it is such a motivator to have a cause to get you out the door and moving. It also keeps you accountable so you actually put in work and know you can't let the Cause down. Whether it is a Team in Training for Leukemia, a Relay for Life for Cancer, a Walk for Autism, a bike ride, swim, you name it, it's out there. Completing any kind of "athletic fundraiser" is a Win/Win - money for a good cause and exercise for your own personal cause (your health).
Therefore, find a Cause and Support the Cause!
San Diege 2012 . . . I'm there!
You haven't lived until you have slept in a pink tent!
Celebrating at the end!