Although it’s just a run-of-the-mill Thursday in my life today, things are looking good: I’m easing back into the work week (better for my stamina although not as good for the bank account), I’ve really been enjoying reading my Bible and spending time with God daily (I’m going through a 1 year Bible reading plan for the structure and accountability!) and I taught class Tuesday without totally losing my voice – I’m on the mend! (I won’t mention how the music didn’t work and I tried to blast the tunes squeakily from my computer…doesn’t do too much for motivation but at least people could hear me!) In that same vein, I thought I’d share some other good things today – some good things I’m up to in the future and some good things I’m seeing on the internet lately!
That’s right – I’m going again! Hard to believe that for someone like me who maybe only tolerates Vegas, this will be my third time there in less than a year. 😉 Don’t get me wrong – Vegas is fun and all, but I think if you have more money, can go out to fun places to eat, and don’t need to worry so much about your budget it’s a little more fun…typically that hasn’t been me. 😉 Mikey and I were in Vegas for our Survive & Thrive Expeditions trip in August, then again in October for the OMG Young Adult Cancer Summit for a weekend conference and now I’m going again – this time solo and this time with a fitness focus. Through my gym I’m going with several others to the International Health, Racquet & Sports club Association (IHRSA) Conference – my first time ever at this huge fitness event – and I’m pumped to go! Although I secretly wish it was in San Francisco again (hiiii, family!), it should be fun to be with my co-workers outside the gym learning lots and being warm in March. 😉 Looking forward to the experience!
A Summer of Trips
This year, through our non-profit adventure therapy non-profit, Mikey and I are leading two trips: kayaking the Owyhee River again (wahoo! 5th annual trip!) and rafting the Grand Canyon again (looks like we’ll be back in Vegas!). We are starting to recruit and would love for you to pass the word onto anyone that is a young adult cancer survivor (currently in treatments depending on their condition, just out of treatments or in remission) and is roughly between the ages of 18-39 and would love to come on a meaningful, adventurous trip! Please help spread the news by posting about it, tweeting about it, facebooking or emailing, and sending people to the website to learn more about our trips! We.are.so.pumped for these trips again!
Isn’t it fun to have something to look forward to? It really helps when you feel like you’re in the work zone and don’t have a vacation or break on the horizon. There are greater things to hope for and greater things that give hope to my day-to-day events, but some fun events and trips also help a little bit. 😉 (By the way, speaking of hope, check out this great post on hope by MizFit – the recently Austin-uprooted and Oakland-transplanted super mom!)
Make It Dirty
A few other links I’m loving these days? This GREAT article (plus some solid video footage) by Jen Sinkler all about how to perform KB swings correctly. SO many people do these wrong, or even slightly wrong, and I sometimes struggle to correct my clients’ form when it’s just not clicking with them and I feel like I’ve tried everything. Maybe it’s time to make them get down and dirty to figure it out…(check out the post and you’ll know what I mean).
New Link to Love?
I just discovered Nick Pineault and have enjoyed clicking around his site. Any of you ever heard of him? I think he’ll be a great resource and I encourage you to check him out too for some nutrition and fitness advice.
Pulling My Weight…
As I’m feeling better every day, my workouts are slowly getting more intense and my cardio’s coming back. But I’m looking forward to my pull ups every.single.day. It’s an exercise I’ve always loved because, once you can do them, they make you feel so strong! Every day I can’t wait to see how many are on my plan. Thursday is day 9 and after 12 days I’m changing to the fuller, 30 day program where I’m doing more. PUMPED! You all know I’m not really a program follower (that has it’s bad points!) because I’m generally motivated enough to stick with my own daily training (I love movement!) and usually am not training for something specific. So this has been fun to have a measurable challenge that I’m tracking.
Are you a workout tracker? If you’re involved in CrossFit or GPP Fitness (hi, Janetha!), I know you work on specific skill sets and often log workouts. It’s a super beneficial thing to do so you can look back and see your times/weights/etc and watch for improvements and gains. Hmmm…maybe I better take my own advice. 😉
Live well & be well friends! Catch ya later,