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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!!!