Oh man, not exactly sure what happened to today. It flew by like crazy. That happens a lot doesn’t it?
Ran on the treadmill for 4 miles at an easy pace and then taught a BOSU class. My training plan called for 8 miles, but I just wasn’t ready after Sunday’s race yet. Shoes of the day were the Wave Sayonara.
Which, I just so happen to read this afternoon in Runner’s World are the best new shoe debut.
No surprise there.
I’m sure it’s also no surprise that as I was walking out of my hair appointment this afternoon there was conveniently a Farmer’s Market going on and I couldn’t pass up this little beauty.
I can’t remember what kind of squash she told me it was, but it was next to other butternut squash. It looks like a mix of a butternut and a kabocha, doesn’t it? We’ll find out. Best $2 I spent all day.
The boys and I did the try to be cool and have a picnic at home thing two days in a row. Same place (front yard). Same chores beforehand (mowing the lawn).
Same food (Trader Joe’s turkey corndogs and a failed attempt at jicama for the boys and a turkey salad with guacamole and a side of roasted jicama chips with salsa for mama).
Who knew home picnics could be so fun?
Last Friday we took the boys to see the movie Planes.
It was their first time ever to a movie theatre. We were a little nervous about the whole situation as sometimes our guys really don’t like to stay seated, but all went well thank goodness.
And, I gotta be honest, I shed a tear or two during the movie. It was just so inspiring.
There’s always a good story, yes?
The underdog who believes and perseveres and despite everything comes out a hero in the end.
I was never a fan of Disney movies as a kid. I not only hated that there was conflict, but didn’t like that there was always a bad guy (or two).
Not much has changed I guess as I still avoid any kind of conflict like the plague and I’m not a fan of the “bad guys” in life.
But, truth is, we all deal with them from time to time.
(I’m not really sure if these guys are the bad ones in the movie, but it was one of the few pictures I snapped before following the theatre rules and putting my phone away.)
Maybe the “bad guys” are not people (or planes), maybe they’re just what life hands us at certain times or in certain situations.
We all face something though at some point.
It’s how we deal with the situation that makes us who we are.
It helps us make OUR story.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a serious underdog in a lot of things at the moment.
In the movie Dusty was a crop duster trying to race with the big guns. No one thought he could do it. They laughed. They told him he wasn’t the right kind of plane to be a racer. They tried to sabotage him.
Well, he proved them all wrong. He wanted to race and race he did. He took on the world, conflicts and all, and came out a winner in the end.
It’s not always about winning, but it IS about dreaming big and believing in ourselves.
Everyone gets knocked down from time to time. When that happens we have a choice. We can feel sorry for ourselves, give up and figure, oh well, that’s that.
Or, we take a little time to catch our breath, get back up and get our bearings. Time to focus on what we really want and what is truly important to us.
We stop talking about doing something and we actually DO it.
Anything is possible.
Getting knocked down, failing at something multiple times, having the journey be difficult, well, that’s all part of life.
That’s when we learn and grow and find our true passion.
It’s kind of fun being the underdog, having big dreams and proving people wrong.
If life is easy and you don’t have to face conflict, well, either you’re just really lucky or something must be missing. Ha ha.
It’s when we step out of our comfort zone that the magic really happens.
Dang, deep thoughts tonight. Really meant to get to a little IDEA expo recap post up, but hey, sometimes things don’t go quite as planned.
And hey, this underdog has a little planning and focusing to do.
There are some big events coming up in the fall that I can’t wait to share, but need a little more focus and plan of attack in place before I do.
Oh, and before I forget, the winner of the Halo Giveaway as chosen by random.org is
Congrats. Email me at email@example.com and I’ll get your Halo goodies out to you.
Anyone else ever feel like an underdog?
Have you seen the movie Planes?