Day 349: On Sunday morning my co-worker Sam and I went to OMG Fitness Concert at the Denver Coliseum. I had no idea what it was or what to expect, so naturally I googled it and found this video that terrified that crap out of me. It looked like a lot of dancing with hundreds of skilled people around while I was sober (that being the key point). To say I was scared was an understatement. The worst that could happen is that I would look like a dancing fool…not that bad, right?
When we got there Sam got splashed by the glow in the dark paint and I stuck with the glow in the dark necklace. I had every intention to ditch it quickly and try to blend in somewhere in the back row. Unfortunately that is not what happened. Within the first 30 seconds of the class starting, Sam dragged me to the front row that was full of enthusiastic worker-outers (who made me look reserved) . After I got over my fear of shaking what my momma gave me in front of at least 500 people, I started having fun. I let go. I let go of what I thought I looked like, listened to the music, boot-camped it up while dancing to the tunes.
I have a feeling my description of the event does not make sense and that’s okay. I’m still confused too. What I do know though is that fear only exists in the mind. Once you break that barrier (or it’s broken for you by a loving man named Sam), then the fear stays in the past. Move forward, dance up a storm and forget your fears.
Day 350: On Monday Mike and I went for an hour-long walk through Wash Park for our last stroll together in the city before the big move on Saturday. It was a nice reminder of why I will always love the city life, but am ready to move on for now.
Day 351: Monday evening I got some devastating news that an acquaintance had died over the weekend in a horrible accident. The young woman was a great friend to one of my closest friends and my heart was instantly broken for everyone effected by the tragedy. It reminded me how precious life is and how grateful I am to have another day here.
I decided to grab my phone and call everyone I love until someone picked up- a phone roulette. I first talked to my oldest brother for 30 minutes and then my Dad for another 30. After that, I saw my husband out for a walk and we strolled around the neighborhood together for 20 minutes. It was the only good way that I knew how to end such a sad day.
Day 352: As we approach the closing day on our house I am finding that I have less and less time to fit in a workout. Today I rode my bike to and from work and tagged on a few extra miles for good measure. Bike commuting: two birds, one stone. #perfection