Holy shit, I actually did it!
I’ll go more into detail about my experience at a later date, for now I’m gonna rest and bask in the glory, because I freakin’ earned it!
Worth noting: 6.08 is the longest run I’ve ever accomplished!
175 mile challenge COMPLETED!
After the combined 4.55 I accumulated today on the beach and then with Roxy, •6.05• miles is what separates me from FINISHING the 175 mile challenge by my (amended, due to the brutal summer we had) completion date (tomorrow!) And thanks to my girl Sara for knowing I’m full of shit when I say an extra day added to my deadline isn’t a big deal (it’s not, in the grand scheme of things... but like she said, I am WAY too close not to just DO IT!) My body is tired but I can see that finish line, it’s right there! And that’s what I need to keep my eyes on to power me through those 6.05 miles! “Will she do it?” Stay tuned! 😉
This morning at sunrise I ran 2 miles because it’s nice out.
Then Roxy and I ran a mile around 10am, she needed a potty break, and I needed a break from work! She did really well!
Then we just ran another mile this afternoon and she did awesome again... she really is getting so much better! 💕
She’s such a smart dog (and bonus: all this running tires her out! 😉)
Crow is quickly becoming one of my favorite poses. I love the challenge of strength + balance.
Quick tip: get the knees as high into the arm pits as possible by coming waaay up on the tip toes. Then for an added challenge, work on bringing the heels towards the glutes & back down again.
The truth is, the pull for chocolate was never an issue for me. I had no desire for it, so I had no trouble resisting it.
My sister once won a 5lb bar of chocolate when we were kids, and I remember thinking ‘that’s one of the worst prizes!’ Amongst my peers, I was definitely in the minority. People always told me they wished they didn’t love and crave chocolate the way they did, that they wish they had such ‘self control’. It wasn’t self control though - I just didn’t want the stuff!
But then things changed. Boy, did. things. change.
When I was diagnosed as a Diabetic, suddenly chocolate (and all the other stuff like cookies, cakes, ice cream, etc) had a LOT more appeal; suddenly the desires I never really had, I was having a little too easily and a little too often. And these desires were freakin’ INTENSE. “Mmmm chocolate! How could I not have loved you all my life?!” And it was like my body wanted to make up for lost time!
I battle these desires basically all day, every day now. The struggle is sometimes a little too real. It is what it is, and I do my best... but I am also grateful to have this little savior here - I can satisfy many of my chocolate cravings without spiking my blood sugars, without the sugar crash, without the empty calories.
I’m grateful to have such an option that can help me reclaim my health, because if we’re keeping it real here, the candy aisle is NOT gonna do that 😉
I went to an old former workplace today - I started my time there a little over 16 years ago when I was a 20 year old baby, and I haven't worked there in over 11... I ran into a few of my favorite coworkers, one whom hadn't seen me in years, and she was just gobsmacked (and gushing, because she's the sweetest little lady EVER) that I look exactly the same and when I said something sassy, she remarked that I am just the same as I ever was... and it alarmed me a little how quick I was to correct her and say "oh no, I have grown, I have evolved, I am no longer anyone's doormat, and if the shit this place - customers, contractors and coworkers alike - put me through then were to happen now, there would be a lot more hurt feelings out there courtesy of ME." And she was just stunned. And so proud, she got tears in her eyes and she was just so blown away by how I found my voice, my confidence, my self esteem, and my sense of self worth. The two of them were A L W A Y S trying to instill my sense of self worth, they were ALWAYS trying to coax my confidence out of me.
And I don't mean to sound rude or self righteous, but there were MANY, many years where I just did not stand up for myself; I tolerated mental and emotional abuse, and it was often my coworkers who stood up for me and got hell raisers on their way.
So it's freakin' empowering to see how I have grown!
I don't love that there was a period in my life where I felt it was causing conflict to stand up for myself... but it just means I can look back now and realize how truly far I have come - it inspires me, and I won't be going back to that shy, meek person who never was sure of her own worth.
Growth is freakin' radical as eff, feel me? 💕
Back in GA and this heat + humidity is getting old fast. I’m so ready for fall! While my babies play, I’ll just be over here working on #handstands.
Quick tip that changed everything for me in handstand: don’t let the ribs blow out. Keep them tucked in (think about someone pressing a button just below your sternum- this will give you the right “tuck” in the ribs and pelvis).
This month has been full of teaching, learning, slacking, racing, training and family time! We are feeling so blessed and grateful for our family and amazing friends all over. Today we take off for Barcelona and then Tel Aviv for our Next Level Acro Intensives. We can’t wait to play and see old friends and meet new ones;) If you are near, please come see us! There is still room to join in on the fun;) www.jandctraining.com/Training for more info on all our upcoming events- including our next online Acro Mastermind (which start Oct 15)! Thank you to @tgrundyman for the amazing pictures from @yogaslackers TT6, we miss all of you fine folks. #jandctraining#yogaslackers#liveinbalance#itsallaboutbalance#adventurefamily#magnessmadness