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My Motivation

Currently I’m running more than normal for me so I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that motivate me.

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Jordan went to his first dance a few weeks ago – a huge step out of his comfort zone!  I’m going to borrow some of his confidence for my upcoming runs!!!

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We need to make sure that everyday has some fun.  My Mema who I miss every day and my sweet niece Isabel are a great reminder of just being silly and having fun!!

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2 of my favorite guys sending each other off for another great day!!  Every day should start with  excitement as we embrace a new day!

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My Poppa was such a great example of being happy and content in each moment!!  98 years of life taught him that the best things were the simple things!

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While I’m running I think of my boys a lot!  Now that they are runners I just want to be an example for them.

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Another view of Jordan showing confidence!  Actually this is just part of the whole picture.  For his birthday in November (when he turned 16!) we gave him sunglasses to go with his new car – I think some of the confidence needed to be on our part as we let him start driving everywhere!!!

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Chris really is the hero in our family.  He shows me everyday what it means to be a true life hero!!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 3.11.20 PMSo this one was just funny!!!  Hunter was being a goof over the weekend so I took this picture and Jordan turned it into a motivational picture!!

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How would you caption your motivational picture?

Happy Monday!!!

(Thanks to Jordan for teaching me how to make my own motivational pictures!!!)

When you Make a Mistake, Make a Good One!!

Both boys seemed to have a good first day of school yesterday!!  Thank you for your  happy thoughts!!!

Today for my 43 I did a standing pilates leg circle.  It is a slow controlled movement that is about control as much as anything.

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I felt this in my standing hip as much as in the leg that was moving.  And, of course this was a 43 that I did 2x – so that I could get each leg.

I did round 2 of The Race Is On (challenge workout of the week from Taylor).  This is a fast moving workout and the person who you are racing is yourself.  I love trying to beat my time each time I do a workout – makes me really push hard.

I also ran again today!!  This time I went outside and it was a perfect morning for a run – 64 degrees with just a slight breeze!!!  I tend to run slower when I run in my neighborhood because of all the hills.   I need the hill training!!  I did 5.5 miles in 45:50 (about 8:20 pace) + 0.50 mile walking for my cool down.

Last night was the band camp exhibition on the football field.  

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It was very cool because we saw a mini version of everything they have been doing the past couple of weeks.  They start with a great warm-up:  jumping jacks, push-ups, up-downs, high knees and stretching.  It was fun to watch them follow all the different commands.  And they actually sound really good!!

This year the marching program is all Styx songs – pretty cool!!

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They have just started working on marching in formation and playing at the same time (they have about 3 weeks until the first football game!).

Screen shot 2013-08-14 at 8.22.08 AMLast night they only marched for one song and did the rest in place.

The band director said they were still in the beginning stages and mistakes were fine.  He said – 
If you make a mistake make a good one – a confident one!  And not the same one you made yesterday!!  

I love that idea – we all make mistakes but we should own it and be confident even in our mistakes!!  The only time that  a mistake becomes a problem is when you repeat the same mistake over and over!!!

A lot of times I think we have a tendency to want to hide our mistakes but the only way we can really learn from them and move on is to admit that we made a mistake and correct it.

I’m going to really work on making sure that my mistakes are good (or at least made with confidence!) and hopefully not repeat mistakes!!!

Are you confident even when you mess up?

Happy Wednesday!!!