Today (Sunday, 12/10/17) was Day 14 (last day) of the @loriharder #LH14DayHoliburnChallenge. It has been an INCREDIBLE 14 Days full of determination to do the challenge (even when I thought I was a bit crazy for adding another commitment right now. It’s REIGNITED my desire to move INTENTIONALLY each day! The @fellowflowers #FFHolidayChallenge has contributed to that immensely as well! Today marked Day 18 of the Challenge. One of my favorite parts of doing these challenges are the COMMUNITIES that are formed. We are so much better together! Knowing that others are not letting excuses run their days inspires me to do the same! Today also marked Day 9 of my @weavrun Weav Streak.
I NEARLY didn’t run today. I almost listened to the excuses my mind was pondering. I was very close to simply saying I needed a break. But after taking a much needed midday nap, I felt a lil more energized. The nap coupled with my hubby’s encouragement to go run got me out the door. I also incentivized myself: Run to Starbucks (1 mile), get a warm beverage and then walk another 2 miles. So that’s what I did & I feel even better for having done so. Just before I left the house, I reached for the turquoise flower which represents Belief in oneself. My inner critic’s voice was raising her volume. The doubt was starting to seep in. But upon grabbing the turquoise flower I thought about all these big goals and dreams I’m working on and with my hand over my heart, I connected to WHY I started & WHY I’m writing this first book, WHY I’m kicking off the Show Love Today Challenge this Friday, and WHY these movement challenges are supporting it all. The clarity in my WHY helped propel me to thank my inner critic for her desire to protect me, but I’ve chosen to live intentionally and purposefully. It was no coincidence that as I ran & walked, the episode of @lewishowes podcast that I listened to was with @rachelplatten She spoke about living on purpose and living in ALIGNMENT with God’s plan for her. This resonated deeply, especially since her songs Fight Song and Stand By You have been two songs that I sing so loudly in my car and the messages of both songs remind me to KEEP GOING!