This morning i overslept my alarm but some weird jolt woke me at 430 a.m.
if i got up and hustled, i could be at power hour by 5.
i had a choice get up and hustle or lay there with regret...
i got up and hustled 🏃♀️🏋️♀️🥊🔥✔
we never know what our day may bring us but moment to moment ....
all we have is now! *coulda* shoulda* woulda* those don't count!
Telling my story at the department of work and pensions’ “women in work” event this morning.
i’d love to share with you the tips i gave them to inspire them to follow their dreams and break the cycle of unemployment:
1. surround yourself with people who inspire you and who believe in you
i’ve been incredibly lucky to have some amazing female bosses over the years and watching them work has really inspired me
2. time box:
when we have a dream, we can end up in a cycle of feeling c**p about not achieving as much as we should, as fast as we should. set yourself a deadline to take a specific step. write it in the diary and work towards it. then you won’t be feeling guilty that you didn’t do it yesterday. see also: “procrastination” 😆
3. take the first step:
having a big dream such as starting up a business or getting fit can feel so far into the future, we don’t know where to begin and can become paralysed. ask yourself “what’s the smallest step that i can take, right now?” mine was to enrol in a first aid course. a tiny step in the bigger picture, but lots of tiny steps can create a marathon.
go smash it!
I learned three things on this run today- 1. i truly s**k at planning new routes. i never seem to get the right amount of miles in 2. these ear warmers do absolutely nothing to block out the cold and wind. 3. invisibobbles work wonders on holding my hair in place when i run
today’s real feel when i started out was 29 degrees. i’ll go as long as humanly possible before having to put pants on. for some odd reason i just realllly dislike running in leggings- maybe i just haven’t found the right pair. mine tend to slide on me. tomorrow it’s supposed to be a mix of rain and snow so i’m hoping to get in my run before the sidewalks freeze over.
time to defrost, drink a few more cups of coffee and head to work .
What are your hobbies and interests outside of fitness?
do you even have any hobbies?
fitness social media makes it seem like being super into fitness is the end all be all holy grail of interests. but quite frankly i’m not interested on your bicep curls... because that tells me nothing about you.
this also sells the idea that fitness is a more superior hobby than anything else. or that in order to workout you have to be totally immersed in it.
do i think you should workout? hellls to the yeah. do i think that should be the only defining aspect of your personality? hell to the no.
i’m going to say it — fitness isn’t a personality trait!
what do you like to do?
what lights you up?
what brings you so much joy?
for some, yeah — it’s fitness. but for the other 98% of people it isn’t... and i’m here to tell you that’s okay!
i like to sit in coffee shops and listen to indie music.
i like to take road trips.
i like to back pack, and not shower for days on end, and eat ramen in random gas station parking lots.
i like to climb.
i like to read.
i really like weather.
my life is a whole lot fitness. i research it, study it, teach it, do it — but it’s also more than that. who i am is more than that.
so if you’re feeling empty in your fitness. it isn’t serving you. it isn’t lighting you up.... i have a suggestion.
go find a new hobby!!
seriously. go learn something new, try something different, read about a new subject.... spend your time doing other things!
seriously. little lyss’s orders!
when kids accomplish great feats, sometimes parents find ourselves, excited, joyful, and proud. —
former us marathoner @ryanhall3 expressed his joy and enthusiasm when his daughter hana hall ran away from the field to claim the 2018 arizona high school cross country state championship last weekend! @sarahall3
video 1️⃣ ryan’s thoughts on hana’s victory