Day 213: Friday morning I went to Pura Vida for a 6 a.m. Anusara Yoga class for an event called, Pur-a-thon. It was an all day fundraising event that benefit Brent’s Place, http://brentsplace.org/ The instructor, Roger Martin-Pressman, talked a lot about the people who have supported us throughout our lives and asked us to dedicate our practice to them.
My mind immediately went to a fellow life coach friend of mine, Rebecca, who has helped, inspired and led me through the last two years of my life. Her love kept me strong when I felt weak and her words guided me through a new career and lots of uncertainty. I sent her all the energy that I could in every pose and my body felt spent after the 60 minute practice. The next day my body was sore, but I felt like I had tapped into strength. The strength that had guided me through the past few years and had given me a voice to lead myself without doubt.
Day 214: One hour walk around my neighborhood. I am officially taking a break from running and tough workouts to let my body recuperate before my half-marathon on Sunday.
Day 215: Yesterday I went to Edwards, CO with my friend Jenny for some quality girl time. We walked out her back door and into some of the most beautiful landscape that I have seen in a longtime; snow-capped mountains, thousands of rows of bright green Aspen trees and more Pine trees than the eye could take in. It took my breath away.
We hiked for almost an hour and as we were headed home we hit a steep downward hill. I turned to Jenny and said, “make sure to dig into the hill with the side of your shoe, it will keep you from falling.” Not even one second after that awesome tip, I fell hard and ungracefully on the side of my body. We laughed for a few minutes and then I collected my pride up off the side of the mountain and called it a day.
Day 216: This morning Jenny and I went for another hike around Edwards while we sipped our hot coffees. I made the promise to myself that some day Mike and I will live in the mountains again. They are too beautiful not to live in, retire in and play in every single day. Someday…I promise.