Each week I make 1 simple goal to meet.
I figure the more goals I meet, the more successful I will be in the long run.
There are factors in my life I want to change and factors in my life I would like to encourage.
Of course there are LONG TERM goals for the year and then there are the simple ones for the day.
Today’s goal…The PEPPERDINE COASTAL 5k
It was a beautiful day in Playa Del Rey today. The ocean was a breathtaking sight as we drove into the parking lot.
We were a bit fuzzy about the directions when we initially began driving toward the race, but thankfully I had written down the directions and we were soon on our way! We got lost for about 5 minutes it ended well with us at the beach by 7:30.
I started the 5k a bit late since I had to use the bathroom and drop off my race t-shirt at the car. But all was well. Since I have my Garmin I am able to keep better track than the race is. This race is a BIB ONLY - NO CHIP race. The course is a flat fast course for both the 5k and the 10k. Enjoyable and since I did not do the 10k I didn’t have to worry about the smelly waste station!
I opted for the 5k since my taste tester’s children are here visiting and we didn’t want to get back too late. We figured a 1/2 hour 5k run was better than an hour 10k for our schedule today.
I will do this race next year as well. Throughout 2011 I found it much easier to support a race when I was behind the cause the race is raising money for!
And for my other Goals?
Well, simply put I would also like to work on my patience level…
There are 2 quotes I have on my board where I list my goals.
1) Practice grace under fire
2)Be about it…Don’t just talk about it!
Part of life is recognizing bad behaviors, habits, attitudes, etc.
Once we recognize them we can conquer them and move on. However, I do believe if you are not on guard ALL of the time, these bad behaviors can slip back into your life but for now let us continue…
This blog spends much of the time writing about yoga, running, vegan/vegetarian food, and overall health issues. Today I would like to talk about hitting the RESET button to take control and begin again.
Sometimes life catches up with us on the track of life! There are times when we think we are on track and we realize that life has looped around us! We may be thinking that we are running together, when in fact we are ONE LAP BEHIND! Not a good scene!
When this happens, it usually means you haven’t taken a moment to just BREATHE & remember your inner self. This is dangerous! For you and those around you…as any new mommy will know, a sole proprietor, a secretary, an officer of the court, whomever is out there!
I recently found myself there and was really happy to find a Mantra to overcome this obstacle in life.
I also have been burning special incense and taking in certain foods to adjust my calibration. Sound stupid? I don’t think so.
When we eat LIVE RAW food we are accepting the earth and all its bounty of vitamins and minerals into our bodies.
When we stretch and practice yoga we are moving energy around that may be stuck.
Various breathing techniques help us liven the fire within.
When we run we are able to feel sensations of happiness, or pain. We are able to release stress and possibly come to a decision that has been bothering us. But more than anything we are able to take some moments to ourself and breathe!
Take at least 10 minutes a day to yourself! If you don’t you will surely suffer from stress, high cholesterol, stomach issues, and other health problems.
Remember what makes you unique and truly a gift on this earth. If you are having trouble knowing what those gifts are..then take the time to discover yourself and all of the miraculous things you are capable of!
Love and Light!