Mother’s Day 5k

Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 9.45.04 PMI completed my last 5k a year ago in March 2018. It’s time to do it again. I have not been working out for a couple of months now because of a sore Achilles tendon, so I have some work ahead of me.

With exactly 9 weeks to prepare for this 5k, I wrote down my plan. I’ll be doing combination walk/runs over these weeks, working my way up to running 3.1 miles nonstop. That is my goal.

I’ve completed 5ks in the past, but only ran one almost completely, minus about 30 seconds of walking up a hill towards the end. So now, my goal is to run nonstop.

My speed matters NOT. I just want to run the thing. No walking. No stopping.

I’m going to run it.

Progress post to come…

My Space

As I emerge from my winter hibernation, I am giving myself the gift of an early spring! Never mind what mother nature has in mind with more cold, snow and freezing rain in the forecast. Every part of me is already in spring mode, and I plan to act accordingly!

The winter months provided me a time to slow down and catch my breath after the whirlwind year of growth that I experienced last year. I was able to curl up into a ball under warm blankets, sip on bottomless cups of hot tea and reflect on all of the changes that had occurred both within and without. Some felt completed, as if the transformations had come full circle and I was able to graduate beyond that stage or level. Others seemed to have changed course, no longer applicable to my life and where I am going. I was able to release those and leave them by the wayside, grateful for the purposes that they served. Still others felt as if they were still in progress and required continued focus on my part, as I move forward in my growth.

Stepping out of my cozy, comfortable winter zone, I am ready to pick up the pace and get moving again. First thing’s first: nourish and replenish my mind, body & spirit.

At the top of my list is to create a space for myself within my home of 6 people and 1 cat. I took possession of a downstairs room that was being used as our “hide the crap, company’s coming” room. I spent two full days clearing EVERYTHING out of this room, wiping down walls and vacuuming. Once the room was cleared out and cleaned up, it became a blank canvas. I began to visualize what I want this space to be for me.

There are a few concepts and items that are absolute necessities in my space: clutter-free, calming music, gentle fragrances, real plants, space for yoga, meditation & stretching, artwork that speaks to me and tranquility.

Everything about my new space is a reflection of who I am and what I am feeling on the inside. This is MY space for peace and serenity, so that I may connect with my higher self, listen to my spirit, release all resistance and simply breathe.

It’s coming together perfectly!

A few of my favorite things and my new places to work, relax and reflect:

 

 

 

Chapter 45, Day 1

Yesterday, December 28, 2018, was my 44th birthday. Today, December 29, 2018, marks the first day of the 45th year of my life on this planet.

I spent yesterday reflecting on all that I have learned about myself and my place in this world this past year. I have undergone a tremendous amount of growth and spiritual evolution. I have learned to love myself unconditionally. I remembered who I am and what I am capable of.

I will spend today focusing on my next steps. As I enter this next chapter of life, my personal new year, I have many seeds to plant for the future that I want for myself.

First thing this morning, I went to the gym and walked on the treadmill for 32 minutes. Perfect way to begin this next chapter!

So…what’s next?

October 1, 2018 SuperFoods

E577219A-000C-429C-A33A-9B8B449E1985Breakfast: Greek yogurt (with a little pure maple syrup stirred in for sweetness), topped with cinnamon, freshly grated nutmeg, granola, fresh raspberries and a drizzle of honey

Lunch: Baked Steelhead trout, oven roasted broccoli with olive oil and garlic parsley salt, apple & cinnamon water

Dinner: Turkey and stuffing

SuperFoods for the day:

Greek yogurt, raspberries, oats, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, honey, trout, broccoli, olive oil, turkey

 

Passport: DONE

65C78954-71B2-4509-B5AD-7767DBE2127AI have never had a passport before. This is a game and life changer for me. Being able to travel internationally and explore this beautiful world is so liberating and exciting!

Not much to write about just yet! Stay tuned for travel updates and experiences.

Time to get reading!

 

 

 

 

My book for November 2018 is the untethered soul, the journey beyond yourself by Michael A. Singer.

My book for December 2018 is The Surrender Experiment, my journey into life’s perfection, also by Michael A. Singer.

I’ve been wanting to read these books for a while now and with this incredible year that has been full of so much spiritual growth for me coming to a close, what better time than now to read them?

I ordered both books from Amazon. Links are below.

 

 

 

Happy Reading!