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Musical Monday: Can You Handle This?

4 Feb

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It’s been a little while since I shared a Musical Monday post but after last night’s Super Bowl performance I feel inspired. Bring on the Destiny’s Child, baby! Talk about a song perfect for my running mix. Bootylicious wins every time.

And so it BEGINS. After a lengthy ordeal with my lower back, I am now cleared to begin running again. Just in time, too, because I have 3 months until my first-ever half marathon! I’m excited but a little nervous. I don’t think I can fully comprehend running 13.1 miles. I’ve never run over four so it’s a bit too much of a stress for my imagination just yet.

I can visualize finishing though. I’m definitely doing this. It’s one of my 2013 Goals so it will be done. Period. How are you doing on your 2013 goals? Making progress? Need to look at them and remind yourself what they were? Take this as your reminder :)

I’d love to hear any tips on running long distances, what gear to choose and how to run in winter weather.

Bring on the advice!

~ Kate

P.S. This week I will be sharing what an average day for me looks like food-wise. I think it will be a video post. Stay tuned!

Do Your Dreams Scare You?

27 Nov

When you imagine your life and your goals and dreams, which of these words come to mind?

  • Boring
  • Easy
  • Safe
  • Unremarkable
  • Scared

Hmm … Not ringing any bells?

OK how about some of these:

  • Exciting
  • Challenging
  • Rewarding
  • Life-changing
  • Brave

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dreams and goals lately. In life, career, health, marriage and so on. Honestly, I’m considering some changes that intimidate me. When I think of my future and the things I could do, I get excited but there’s also a part of me that gets nervous and even a little scared. Thoughts like, “Can I really do this?” or “What if I fail?” mix with my usually positive thoughts and if I’m not careful, these thoughts can make me feel discouraged or worried.

I think introspection is essential to dreaming and goal-setting. I also think it’s important to be realistic. I think it’s even more important to let yourself dream, BIG, scary-sized dreams that would surprise even you once they are achieved. Those are the kind of dreams I want. Those are the sort of goals I want to accomplish.

Today, be encouraged that you are braver than you think.

You can do more than you imagine.

So what’s your dream? If the words in the second category I listed couldn’t be used to describe it, maybe you need to dream bigger.

~ Kate