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The Road to My Final Indy Mini – A Race Recap

I toed the line for my final Indy Mini on Saturday May 6, 2017.  

my final indy mini

The journey to that final start line has been frustrating and painful.   

It all started nearly a year ago when I experienced some pain in my knee.  I had run 3 half marathons in 2 months, while not totally unusual for me, it was a lot of running, so I figured I just needed a bit of a break.  I focused more on biking over the summer.

But the knee just didn’t get better.  In fact, it seemed to get worse.

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I’m No Longer a Beachbody Coach: Here’s Why

I’m no longer a Beachbody Coach.

No longer a beachbody coach

If you’ve been on my email list awhile, this isn’t news to you.*  In fact, much of what you’ll read here is what was in my email to my readers in January.  If you’re not on the list, you may want to sign up.  They are the ones who get this kind of news first……and the deals and the encouragement and just never miss a thing!  

So back to “I was a Beachbody Coach and now I’m not”.  

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Walk In Faith: How to Determine What Step to Take

We hear “walk by faith, not by sight”.  We read “just take the first step”.  But sometimes that isn’t as easy as it sounds.  Sure, there’s fear. That may be an obvious reason not to take a step.  But sometimes we sincerely don’t even know the direction or what that step may be.

Walk in faith

 How can we take a step when we don’t know what we’re stepping towards?  When we haven’t really sorted through what seems to be holding us back?  

Are you stuck? Maybe it's time to take a step of faith. #focus Click To Tweet

Some questions to consider to help you determine what steps to take:

  • Where do I feel stuck?
  • Are there relationships in my life that feel distant?
  • Is my body healthy?  My weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc in check?
  • What causes fear? Worry? Doubt?
  • What are my deepest desires?
  • If I could do anything I wanted, what would it be?
  • How am I contributing to society?
  • How is my spiritual life?
  • Do I feel rested and refreshed each day?

Now take some time to answer these questions honestly.  Once you do, you will figure out what area of our life needs action.  It may be something simple like needing more sleep.  It may be something bigger like a relationship that needs mended.  But then it could also be something huge like a complete career change or a big move.  And then once you’ve figured out the area, that’s when you take a step.  And yes, it will likely be a step of faith.

Maybe start a conversation with a loved one.  

Consider taking an online course that will get you closer to fulfilling a dream career.  

Perhaps volunteer somewhere to get out of your comfort zone.  

Maybe make one healthy choice today.  

Could you go to bed 15 minutes earlier.  

Maybe spend 5 minutes in quiet time to reflect and pray.  

You may not know where it will end or if the staircase is straight or curved, steep or short, but you will begin the journey of progress in that area of your life.  But you may need a little faith to do it!    

Earlier this week I shared in this space about a decision I had to make.  This was a decision to say no to something that had at one time been a positive thing.  Sometimes moving forward means quitting something or getting more focused on the direction you’re supposed to be going.  Be open to the answers you discover when you start asking the questions.

Friend, don’t stay stuck.  Take a step today.  

Ask these questions to figure out what steps you need to take today. #runmyrace Click To Tweet

Tell me….

What step are you going to take?

How can I pray for you  today?  


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