Sunday, May 11, 2014

I'm a Warrior, how about you?

I jumped through fire, ran (ok, walked) up hills, climbed over tires and went down a big muddy slide...and had the best time doing it all!

I managed to talk 3 of my girlfriends into joining me to do the Warrior Dash race in San Dimas in April. It was challenging in both a physically and mentally capacity.
I struggled with the rope climb up the tall slanted wall  as seen below.

It had less to do with my physical ability, but rather my mental...I have a small (ok, big) fear of heights and this one was of a decent height with nothing but concrete below should you fall.
I got 2/3 of the way up and had a mini panic attack. My girl T tried to talk me through it and I was almost ready, but felt weak from the I made the slow trip back down.
I also did fundraising for the fabulous cause that is St. Jude's.
Who doesn't love helping a great charity while having some muddy good fun?
Thanks to friends, family & my amazing customers I raised $500!!!
How cool is that?
The best part was due to my fundraising we got the ability to shower on site rather than stand out under a hose like the 1000 other people who raced that day.
Such a lovely bonus.
I hope to talk these lovely gals back to try this again next year as I'd love to push through and do conquer that one obstacle that I let get the better of me this year.
I will say this, I am proud of myself as I gave it a valiant effort and had
 a smile on my face (at least most of the time)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

adventures along the way

I am finding that somewhere along the way I lost the adventurous,take no prisoners attitude I had as a child. Why is it that as we become adults we start to judge & second guess our abilities at so many things in our lives?
My goal in entering my 4th decade of life is to find some of my childhood spirit and push myself to try new things.
Here's to a new year and new challenges!

(I haven't blogged in quite a while as I didn't have a computer for almost 9 months, ugh.
My lovely mommas was kind enough to get me this for a Christmas present!)