She must be something special. She is.
She loved life and it loved her back.
Celebrate her passion.
She listened to her heart above all other voices.
Celebrate her wisdom.
She pursued big dreams instead of small realities.
Celebrate her priorities.
She saw every ending as a new beginning.
Celebrate her resiliency.
She discovered her real measurements had nothing to do with numbers or statistics.
Celebrate her self-esteem.
She was kind, loving and patient…with herself.
Celebrate her tenderness.
She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses.
Celebrate her accountability.
She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible.
Celebrate her spirit.
She turned her can’ts into cans, and her dreams into plans.
Celebrate her goals.
She ignored people who said it couldn’t be done.
Celebrate her independence.
She had a way of turning obstacles into opportunities.
Celebrate her magic.
She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly.
Celebrate her faith.
She discovered she was the one she’d been waiting for.
Celebrate her self-reliance.
She added so much beauty to being human.
Celebrate her presence.
She walked in when everyone else walked out.
Celebrate her friendship.
She just has this way of brightening the day.
Celebrate her radiance.
She made the whole world feel like home.
Celebrate her warmth.
She decided to enjoy more and endure less.
Celebrate her choices.
She decided to start living the life she’d imagined.
Celebrate her freedom.
She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues.
Celebrate her optimism.
She was an artist and her life was her canvas.
Celebrate her brilliance.
She ran ahead where there were no paths.
Celebrate her bravery.
She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno as though she owned both France and Italy and the day itself.
Celebrate her joie de vivre.
She held her head high and looked the world straight in the eye.
Celebrate her strength.
She not only saw a light at the end of the tunnel she became that light for others.
Celebrate her compassion.
She designed a life she loved.
Celebrate her joy.
She took the leap and built her wings on the way down.
Celebrate her daring.
She said bye-bye to unhealthy relationships.
Celebrate her happiness.
She remained true to herself.
Celebrate her authenticity.
She made the world a better place.
– Kobi Yamada
“One day at a time …
this is enough.
Do not look back
and grieve over the past
for it is gone;
and do not be troubled
about the future,
for it has not yet come.
Live in the present,
and make it so beautiful
it will be worth remembering.”
Half Marathon Training Update
Countdown: 40 days
Training: week 7
Longest run: 8 miles
Fastest 5 mile pace: 7:42 min/mile
Yoga, Pilates, Elliptical, Bicycle, Walking, Weights, Stretching, Foam Roller
Running Mantra: Strong Core, Fast Feet
While I am running, my mind is focused on everything and nothing. My body knows what it’s doing but I check in with it often … shoulders down, strong core, neutral pelvis, elbows in, fast feet … the list goes on. How’s my breath? I check my time and pace. Then, my mind floats away … green grass, birds, cracks in the pavement, rocks, wedgie, sweat in my eyes, cars, flowers … where am I going today? Shoulders down, easy focus. I am creating jewelry, ads, newsletters, photos, my blog … I am inspired. What’s for dinner? How’s my pace? Fast feet … 1,2,3,1,2,3 … shoulders down, strong core, neutral pelvis, elbows in. Almost home. I don’t want the adventure to end but I know it’s time to stop, stretch, and rest for my next run.
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– Emile Zola