Focus on happy & YOGA
January 20, 2011
It’s been a bad week and it’s been a good week, but right now I’m choosing to focus on the good (because frankly I don’t have the time or energy to think about the bad right now…specifically to sit down and get it all out…in writing, off my chest, outta my head…but I’ll get to it, I have to in order to move on…last time it took me nearly a year…hoping this time doesn’t take quite that long).
So, on that note I received an exciting package today – my OFFICIAL Livestrong gear for the Livestrong Austin Marathon! HIP HIP HOORAY! I got a nice hat, a reinforced (and pretty damn cool) Nike backpack, and a bright yellow racing jersey all adorned with, you guessed it, the Livestrong logo.
This package made me excited for a few different reasons. But the #1 reason it makes me happy is because it means the race is close…so close I can see the finish line – 4 weeks and counting down. This has been one of the most challenging yet most rewarding 26 weeks of my life. I never knew it would be so hard and never imagined it could be so easy. This gear solidifies my entry, tells me it is time, and gives me renewed strength to keep doing what I set out to do – Fight for 5 plus 28 million. Can’t wait to plaster my Fight for 5 logo on the front and back of my jersey – YAY!
Now, on to other happiness. My friend and yoga instructor, Tia Pirkl, recently approached me and asked if I would be interested in holding a fundraising yoga class. My first reaction was YES and my second reaction was THAT’S GONNA BE A TON OF WORK and I wasn’t sure I had time for it. Then, Tia proceeds to inform me that she’s already gotten the consent of the yoga studio (Yoga Shala is donating the space for free), found several dates and times that would work, created a draft for a advertising flier, and above all that she was going to donate her time to teach the class…SERIOUSLY, she just took the TON of work and turned it into a pile of dust. We got another friend, Barbara Holland @ BlackStone Studio, to spice up our flier, so without further ado check it out!
You can RSVP to the event on Facebook (or just show up the day of, but if you let us know you’re coming we can plan appropriately for the refreshments after class), then share the flier/event with all of your friends! The class is ‘free’ but donations are encouraged (you’ll be able to donate by cash, check or credit card) and I promise that you’ll leave refreshed and with a full heart. This is an all-level class and it’s going to be F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! You’ll even have a chance to win some door prizes. RunOn San Antonio has already donated a gift certificate for a 6 week training class and we’re working on securing additional items from other businesses.
I hope your week has been all good and no bad, but if by chance you’ve had some bad work its way into the mix know that it will find its way out eventually, it always does. And until then I hope that you can find time to focus on the happy.