We recommend you check her and her blog, www.tootallfritz.com out, for further inspiration!
For me, I was married with child before I laced up and headed out the door for a “long run”. It was February 1, 2005. I was out of shape. Overweight. And I had, just the day previous, committed to hiking the Grand Canyon with a friend for her 40th birthday. At that point, I had 4 months to figure out how to haul myself thru the Canyon. I was scared, but anxious to get started in finding my fitness. And finding my fitness, I did. I’m below, far left, with my Grand Canyon hiking group in June 2005.
I really want other women to juggle too! I want them to believe in themselves and take chances. I want them to know that life isn’t easy and things aren’t perfect. Please let the chaos reign! You can go for a run when the house is messy and dishes are in the sink. Nobody is going to go naked if you don’t have all the laundry done. Eat the Birthday Cake cuz it only comes around once a year! Play with the kids in the rain, even though you know they might get sick. Play hooky and go to the zoo on a school day. Realize that your boss will not delete all his contacts on his iPhone just because you take a day off. Okay, maybe he will but you can restore them, right? Know that you can still finish a marathon even if you had to skip a few runs cuz the kids were sick. Know that you can tackle a triathlon and still manage home cooked meals. You can DO anything you want. So what do YOU want to do?
Bottom line, what kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I want to leave crazy stories & laughter. I want my kids to know & truly believe that they can do anything. If I don’t go forward, each & every day, trying new things and chasing my dreams, how can they possibly believe that they can chase their own? So I chase dreams. I will regret nothing. I will “Play Hard, Take Chances & Keep Smilin’”. And I wish the very same for you. I believe in YOU.
Cutting Edge Half Classic 70.3 – Effingham, IL – June 12th
Ironman 70.3 Muncie – Muncie, IN – July 9th
Rock N Roll Chicago – July 17th
Tri Lakes Olympic Triathlon – Columbia City, IN – July 23rd
Ironman 70.3 Steelhead – Benton Harbor, MI – August 14th
Rev3 70.3 Cedar Point – Sandusky, OH – September 11th
Fort4Fitness Marathon – Ft Wayne, IN - October 1st
MCM Marathon – Virginia – October 30th
Rock N Roll Vegas – November 13th
Rock N Roll San Antonio – December 3rd
Huff 50K – Albion, IN – December 16th