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power. it’s the word of the day.


how do you sweat?  i’m normally a solitary work-out-er.  i prefer the quiet of my own head.  i love to get into a rhythm where it’s only my thoughts and the sound of my foot strike on the pavement, or the whirring spin of my cadence.  or the infusion of a podcast or sermon to motivate me to love better or live this life well.  but after ironman i was burned out.  tired of the pounding, the monotony, the endless miles stretched out in front of me in isolation.  it’ll come back, the desire to run…it’s in my blood, but for now i’m trying some new things.

so i started taking this group fit class.  good grief.  it’s amazing to me how your body can be so fit in some ways and yet so out of shape in others AT THE SAME TIME!  i’m strong, i have endurance, i mentally can overcome many challenges.  but group fit?  it literally nearly kills me.  but i go.  i actually look forward to going.  i look forward to the ache and pain that comes with pushing my body to the limit, in trying my best.  the instructor?  she’s another story.  i’ve never in my life witnessed a person so energetic, so enthusiastic and, quite literally, crazy!  she runs her class like a boot camp, but with an ever present smile on her beautiful face.  normally this might intimidate me to just quit.  i may never be able to move as fast, jump as high, lift as much, or endure as long as her.  but you know what?  i can do my best.  i can dig deep and find my power.  find my strong.  i can endure one hour of doing my best, fueling off the other strong women around me.  we need each other.  we need each other’s strong to find our own.  we need each other’s best to find our best.  power.  it’s the word of this day.  find yours.  and live it out.


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  • Tara October 24, 2012, 4:29 pm

    Hi tammy sue : ) I sweat…going to Jazzercise sometimes twice a day! The endorphines are the best..and it treats my emotional “sweat” too! I was a runner…but I was beginning to fear the pounding might take its toll…and I ride…and sometimes I just sit on my horses, they are so good to their human.

  • Jill Maher October 24, 2012, 11:55 pm

    Your words speak to my own moments of perceived limitations and also those amazing experiences when I manage to break through those self-imposed ceilings. So inspiring! I am constantly fascinated how one’s mind can dictate an outcome. Yes. Yes, we can. Just do it.

    Loved this! Thanks for sharing a piece of yourself…

  • LouAnn October 26, 2012, 3:55 pm

    I am inspired by your perceptual shift on other women’s strong and best. We don’t need to compete with or be deflated by the strength we see in others– we can accept and challenge our own. Love you!!

  • Tammy October 26, 2012, 6:52 pm

    accept & challenge our own…yes! Find your strong. I see it in each of you! xoxo

    • Tara October 27, 2012, 3:02 pm

      : ) Goodmorning! joyful day to you!

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