To Run or Not To Run…That is the Question!

The year is quickly coming to an end and winter is in full swing. Christmas in now past and the new year quickly approaching. Minds are turning to those new year’s resolutions and wondering how long you will actually keep them this year. Do you want to reach big and stretch those comfort zones or play it safe and do more of the same?

Well I say…reach BIG! Say to heck with “realistic” and do something you’re not quite sure you can do but somewhere deep inside you hear the little voice telling you…You Can! Oh boy it’s scary, I know. I’ve been there on many occasions and while on the journey found myself wondering what the bleep I was thinking. I looked over race calendars and planned out which races I would travel too and how tho fit them into my schedule. I would look my choices over with frightened excitement, make the commitment and then get to work.

Many times I found myself out in the rain, snow, heat or anything in between. On those crazy days when I heard the voice telling me I didn’t want to go out, I would hear my true self tell me “Get out there, you gotta know how to run in rain, snow, heat or anything in between.” Then…I would find my self dressed for the occasion and out enjoying the beauty that came with the element. Wow…those are great days of getting to be really present to the outdoors, what it presents you and learning how to safely be a part of it. I could go on and on but will keep this short…for today anyway.

So as you’re looking to the new year and deciding what events you want to participate in…I invite you to Challenge yourself.  Go BIG! Choose at least one event you know will scare the bejeebers outta ya. I also have a recommendation.  Register for that Spitfire Ultra Trail Challenge at Menan Butte!! I hear you’ll Run Your Ash off and that it’s worth every moment and you will certainly have something to Brag about when you cross the finish line.  Not to mention the race staff is friendly, fun, cute, helpful, some available, strong, cheery…you get the drift.  If you want or need some assistance or have questions, please contact them and they are more than happy to assist you. We could add that quality to the ones listed above. 🙂

Have Fun choosing you adventures and we hope to see you at the Spitfire in April. Remember to have some frightened excitement as you set your calendars and Enjoy the Journey.  Watch for future posts on how to prep for the Spitfire along with other events/activities we will have along the way. Also, please let us know if there is a topic you would like us to address. Until we see you…Live BIG, Give BIG, Love BIG…Go BE Great!

Happy Trails!

 

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