Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!

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Blogger friends,

OK, No excuses…BUT my life has been one hot mess lately.  I apologize but, now I am back.  Guilty pleasure of course…blogging!  TAH-DAH!  I cannot believe how life has all of a sudden picked up!  It seems like any free time that I have had is now devoted to work functions, events, planning, and Nomad.  I must note, Nomad has been a very great encourager when I feel most bogged down with my schedule.  I am signed up to run a mini marathon here in 2 weekends and I am not going to lie, I MAY DIE.  I have been training as much as my schedule will allow, which to be honest isn’t enough at all.  I feel drained, but never fear!  I found this really great “energy potion” that I created….I am patenting this soon but, I have to find the time to do the ordinary “tie your shoe” sort of thing first.  Maybe that will be what makes me millions some day!

I have taken on an adjusted role for Herb.  I have been not only helping him with his work, but also taking on a role of helping gather information for his will.  This is a part that I am unseasoned with in regards to this new experience.  It is bittersweet for me.  As he is a friend whom I can have those awkward conversations with, talk to him about anything on my mind or heart, or just vent when I need to get something out of my head.  He is a great companion and yes as much as Herb grovels about this that or the old biddies in the Cafe’…he has a great heart and good intentions.  So, I must confess this has been a very serious topic as I see him slipping in little ways.  It is inspiring too, knowing that this man has lived more so than anyone ever could imagine and I got to play a minor role in his life.  I know he appreciates me.  I see that; sometimes I have to look a little harder to see it but, it’s always there.

I haven’t had as much time to volunteer lately.  This makes me sad.  I haven’t seen my Special Olympics athletes in forever.  I haven’t been able to do the things I really want to do in a sense, because life has been SO crazy.  I realized just yesterday that I will be out-of-town the next 4 weekends for various things…then in May it gets a little better.  BUT, come end of July–I will be gone for 2 weeks (wedding weekend-X-Games-few days off then WEDDING 2!)  Wedding one is for my sweet cousin Bry-guy on my dad’s side.  Weekend of July 23rd in Spokane WA.  X-Games then is after for exactly a week.  THEN, it is off from west coast to the east coast for the next wedding.  The second wedding is for my cousin Rachy who is my cousin on my mom’s side.  Both of them are awesome and I am so fortunate that they are not on the same day.  🙂  Man did I luck out!  It is going to be so much fun.  Good thing lent is over…guess I can get my moderate drink on!

OH, today!  I almost forgot!  We had our video shoot for our website!  WAAAHHOOOOO!  So, I am now officially up-to-date with what was required of me for that mess.  Now it’s in editing mode.  Cannot wait to see it!  I internally jumping up and down at this accomplishment!  This has been a huge mountain that I have had to climb, fall down a few times and finally made it to the top!  YAY!  Guess I just had to work a little harder.  That is a good thing.

OH and the other thing I totally forgot to tell you…child scissors are not really good at cutting thru construction paper.  As I found out helping my sister with her homework.  Definitely the finest fail moment of the night!  Turn your head to the left….yup that’s me!

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I leave you with this link.  Let this be your inspiration when you feel like you just cannot get something accomplished or done.  Don’t be afraid to dream and execute!  These are the things that continue to get me going even when it feels like I am getting nowhere.   http://www.wimp.com/soccervillage/

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Today’s entry…spot light please……..oh and I also need you to cue a drum roll…..will be simplistic and straight to the point.

10 reason’s why my stressful day was relieved by running:

10.  I downloaded some new running music that sounded like something off that Dance Dance Revolution game.  Asian women singing pop songs of today with a beat of 120-150 bpm.  “cuz, baby urrr a firrrewrk….make them say roh roh roh….”  I am not exaggerating.

9.  As I begin to run, I turn my new music on and just start laughing…I have a feeling this is going to be a great run.

8.  The weather was perfect for a great outdoor run.  Sunny, 60’s (F), and just me, my music, and the pavement.

7. As I was running around the track, I got about to a mile, then I started to walk at a swift pace so I could still build endurance.  My body needed to release the stress some how.

6.  Started walking with a woman who so graciously let me steal her “peace of mind” time.  She gave me such great advice!  “Do all you want to do before kids, when your thinking about marrying a person–look at how he was raised, what his family is like, and how he was treated as a child, then lastly don’t change for anyone!  Be that strong woman”

5. While walking on the trail around, it seemed as though everyone was smiling!  Everyone was in such a great mood, how could I not be?  That was the encouragement I needed.

4. There were lots of families out and about…parents walking or biking with their children, couples walking their dogs, and lots of fitness going on out there! (side note: also encouraging!)

3.  1 bug swallowed, 3 piles of goose poop avoided, 1 attack by a dog thinking he was Superman, little kid all of 4 years old riding his bike and flirting with me…

 

2.  I finally got in the zone!  All my crappy feelings of junk went out the door the more I pounded the pavement.  I felt all of my issues just melt away and because of that I was in a better mood!  (YAY!)

AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON…..

1. OK, I don’t particularly like running.  I do it for the mental challenge.  Yesterday, I ran/walked 4.95 miles and I felt accomplished.  I felt like I had finally “OWNED” something of my crazy stressful day yesterday!  I needed to feel some sort of ownership…Nomad helped me realize that.

When I got done, I just turned on some Mumford and Sons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KCg_QEHtkY&feature=related.  This song symbolically is my reminder when I am in a bad mood I NEED TO say yes and let love grow in my heart.  The lyrics say no, but I choose yes!  One moment of defiance.  😉  This group just kind of has been adapted as my solemn moments.

Full body stretch.  Starting with my neck, then arms…then the hamstrings.  I spend a lot of time stretching my jello legs out and when I am done…I stand up and reach to my arms to Heaven and ground myself and it feels amazing.  My brain has been massaged of all its toxins, my spirit feels renewed, and my body is weak with accomplishment.