Focus On The 1%

I’m a big dreamer. I’m a doer. I set very loft goals and corresponding high expectations. Hence, the 50-mile race dream.  Recently, however, I watched a very inspirational TEDx event titled, Don’t Dream Big.  This seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Definitely misaligned with how I’ve approached life so far.   Dreaming big is reinforced in mantras andContinue reading “Focus On The 1%”

Celebration and Gratitude

My intention this morning was for some quick hill repeats after I dropped the kids off to school. I was feeling a bit tired, so I wanted to get my 35 min of fasted cardio in and call it a day for exercise. There is a peaceful regional park near the school with miles ofContinue reading “Celebration and Gratitude”

Relentless

  Relentless is a word my tennis instructor says on the court a lot, along with the concept of outcome independence.  For someone who is extremely outcome dependent in all facets of life, this new philosophy being drilled into me while hitting hundreds of fuzzy yellow balls one hour a week, is beginning to shift the way I viewContinue reading “Relentless”

Cultivating Certainty

Have you ever had a goal that just nags at you? A target that you try to reach, but it always seems to be just a hair out of your grasp? I’ve had this goal that has been nagging at me for months. One that I have repeatedly attempted, with unsuccessful results.  Now, as IContinue reading “Cultivating Certainty”

Don’t Give Up on Yourself…

I did it. I got in my 8-miler last week, which was surprisingly easy! Today I tackled the 10. I finished it, but based on how good I felt last week, I anticipated this 10 to be a walk in the park. It wasn’t. It was drudgery. Every last step. I wanted to give upContinue reading “Don’t Give Up on Yourself…”

Beyond The Finish Line

As I held the last puzzle piece in my hand, the final 1,000th, I expected to feel triumphant. I had spent hours in COVID-19 quarantine, concentrating and sorting with my neck bent over the Sweet Paris Bakeshop. The perplexing plethora of polka dots, swirls of pink frosting and countless fluffs of merengue, had dominated myContinue reading “Beyond The Finish Line”

Finding the Extraordinary

My family, like all families, is struggling to adapt to life under self-quarantine. It has been tricky because “normal” is redefined every day. California is now on state-wide lock down, and everything changes so quickly.  I’ve asked the kids to journal every day. “This is history in the making!” I eagerly tell them. “Record itContinue reading “Finding the Extraordinary”