Saturday, November 29, 2008

You've got to go out and kick ass. ~Maya Angelou

I ran 12 miles today... nothing compared to 26.2. I have to say though that I would love to do it a little faster, but I am thinking I would really like to try adventure racing. Chris said we should each get something we would enjoy for Christmas... I think I am going to get a course in navigation! How awesome to be in the woods with only my wits and a compass!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. -Goethe

I fell into yoga after the birth of my second son and it was a true gift to me. I revolutionized myself through the practice of yoga: My body gained flexibility and strength, my mind expanded and welcomed new experiences; and my heart grew softer and more vulnerable.

I realized that even if I had never done something before, I could do it now!
I realized that even if I had planned to do something a hundred times and never had, I could do it now!
I also realized that even if I had done something many times before, I could STOP now!

It was with the practice of yoga that I began carefully crafting my own life. The process is slow going though. I do have two toddlers after all. Nevertheless, it is progressing. I am on my way.

I am stripping my life of all the things that are superfluous or really belong to someone else's dream while soaking up all the life I can to decide which things belong to me.