Over the past decade I have been through some surreal life challenges. I have also watched loved ones endure and move through extremely painful experiences.
Before I say another word, I have got to say that I will not place any judgment on someone moving through a painful experience. That isn’t the intention of this blog.
My magical thought and words of wisdom for today: SHIT HAPPENS. Sometimes things go wrong. It’s as simple as that. I don’t believe that ALL bad things happen for a reason. Sometimes life sucks. And the only way we can feel and move through the shit is, well… to move through and feel things. We don’t HAVE TO EXPLAIN tragedies.
Maybe in hindsight we will be blessed with a fortunate experience after a tragedy. That is wonderful. I hope we all have that. Maybe we have to have bad things happen so we can feel good things? I frankly don’t know and I don’t care.
Whether you are religious or an atheist.....Take the space. No need to explain. Things just make suck. I have found that FEELING this stuff is harder than anything I’ve every had to do. And explaining or coming up with a reason can belittle our feelings.
May you be peaceful and at ease. May you be healthy. May you be safe.
The pace of my life is fast. Even when nothing is going on, something is still happening. I have 4 children, my own coaching business, and about a half dozen side jobs floating around.
I would LOVE to pretend that I am Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, I am not.
You know the saying, “when you want something done ask the busiest person in the room.” That busy person would be me. Although, now that I am a bit older and hopefully wiser I can say no.
I have big goals for 2014- because obviously everything else in paragraph 1 isn’t enough. Seriously, I NEED these personal goals. Sometimes, I think I need these goals because the stuff in my life is so overwhelming and busy.
I am training for a 100 miler, a 50k, about a half dozen or so triathlons. I need these things. When I don’t exercise, I am like a Border Collie that hasn’t been walked. It ain’t pretty folks.
It gets ugly sometimes. On Saturday, I was determined to do my long run. It was a bit warmer than normal, but it was pouring rain, snowy, muddy, and VERY icy. I also had an extremely hard double workout the day before. I should’ve waited. I could have REALLY gotten hurt. I should’ve known better. To be honest, I did know better. I just wanted to do what I wanted to do.
I spent a few days recovering from the “should’ve know better run” because I blasted the stabilizer muscles in my feet, ankles, legs, and hips. And thank you Mother Mary that I did not fall on the sheets of ice on the trails. And I still have drama and a messy house. It was there when I returned from the run/slide.
I guess the moral of this note, is sometimes we do stupid things even when we know better. I am not even close to perfect. I am just another person on this crazy journey of life. Hang in there friends. We get done what needs to be done.