Inspiration From Different Sources

Workout of the Day for Tuesday November 5, 2012

Skill/Practice
Thruster

Conditioning
As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
20 Wallball, 20/12 pounds
12 Pull-up
2 Thruster, 185/115 pounds

Some excerpts rom the blog of Kristin Armstrong at Runners World:

From “how the light gets in

The things I write about are the things that I am passionate about, interested in, and fighting for in my life.  I do not write about these subjects because I think I am an expert, I write about them because I struggle.  I write about authenticity because I know what it is to be disingenuous.  I write about integrity because I know disgrace (and grace).  I write about courage because I know what it is to be weak.  I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing.  I write about generosity because I battle selfishness.  I write about joy because I know sorrow.  I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful – for all of it.

Leonard Cohen writes, “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” To that I say, Amen. I am the woman I am today (cracks included) not in spite of my past…but because of it.

From “strength for climbing

My point is this – there are things we can do, ways that we are called stronger, higher, and better by the people who surround us. I would never have pushed my edge, teased against the parameters of my comfort zone like that were it not for my peeps. I didn’t feel like it; I did not bring it that day. But they did. And they shared it. And I ran with it.

Pay attention this week to the people you choose to surround you. Look at your pack. Do they call you to higher levels of integrity? Do they challenge you? Do they breathe strength into your weakness? Do they forgive you when you blow it and then keep you accountable going forward? Do they call you out of your shame and hiding and drag you back into the light where you belong? Do they remind you who you are, when you forget or get lost? Do they lean against you when you are leaning into something tough? Do they know your limits and help you get more comfortable in patches of discomfort? Do they remind you to breathe when you don’t even realize you are holding your breath? Do they speak truth when no one else dares? Do they whisper “yes, you can” when they somehow know the “I can’t” tape is playing in your head? Do they remind you often enough in your journey to celebrate just how far you have already come? Do they remind you that you are already enough?

To have that, we have to be that.

From “crush it (whatever left)
I figure if people are saying good things about you, it’s easy to believe it and be prideful. And if people are saying terrible things about you, it’s easy to believe it and be miserable. Both are unwise.

Any blogs, articles, writers, books, tv shows, etc. been resonating with you lately?

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