Welcome new campers! What a great time tonight in the park!! Thanks for coming. I'm proud of you all. Don't forget to respond below & get in for next week's prize drawing.
Yes, I take pictures. And yes, you all look great. For several years, in my post baby-blues phase, I avoided being in pictures. So I understand some of your comments. I think we're taught to act that way too.
Here's the thing. We might not get another chance to be in a picture. Each day is a GIFT. There's nothing certain about life! One of my former teammates from UW-Madison was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer. She's 35, an IM triathlete & extremely fit and strong. You just don't know.
So, even when I'm puffy, bloated, crabby, breaking-out and having a bad hair day, I'm trying to get in the picture. I want to be in the game. I want to live. I want to capture moments now.
I did a series on excuses, common reasons why people say they can't do a triathlon/exercise/etc. Read it here. And, since I'm not in this week's picture, you'll find many photos of me in different training stages here.
On a lighter note, here's something that makes me smile. For those of you who don't know me well, I've had major FEAR issues with my bike. That's kind of a big problem when you train for an Ironman... I enjoyed reading this article.
You can do anything you want. First you have to decide what it is you want! Then, go get it. I hope I can help you do that.
Drawing: What is your favorite excuse when you don't want to exercise? Respond here & I'll put your name in the drawing for next week's Village Bootcamp prize. Mine? I'll work out tomorrow instead.
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