I know everyone has those empowering moments in their lives and oftentimes those special memories can be used to give you that extra push you need when you're trying to tackle a problem at work, fix an issue at home or in my case, train for another race. So anyways, enough small talk, here are some of my empowering moments:
Finishing my very first half-marathon. I put this first since this blog is about about
Delivering a 9lb child, no epidural. I kid you not, labor was child's play in comparison to the halfer. I'm not kidding. My body was in more pain in the days following the race than it was following childbirth. I am 100% dead serious. Let me also say this, I wanted that epidural so bad, but there wasn't enough time. I'm not one of those brave people who wanted to experience the miracle that is childbirth naturally, I wanted the drugs. This was definitely an empowering moment!
Breaking up with a friend. Do any of you have someone in your life that after a certain time has caused you more hurt than happiness? Well, I did. But I don't anymore. And it took a really long time for me to come to grips with the fact that maybe it just wasn't meant to be. And you know what, that's ok. I'm going to be totally honest here, it was quite hard for me to just let go of this particular person. I wanted so badly to make her happy and continue to make memories with her. But finally I realized it was just time to say goodbye. I wish her absolutely nothing but the best and I will always have open arms if she ever needs me...
Graduating from college. I remember opening a card from my Dad
Finishing a professional sales training program. After finishing the sales training program at Pfizer, I really did think, "wow, I didn't think I would make it out of here alive." That was one of the hardest, but most rewarding experiences in my life. And I love when an interviewer looks at my resume and say "wow? Pfizer." My little heart skips a beat and I say to myself, "YEAH! PFIZER!" The mind games, two months without a normal night's sleep, the gross food, the endless scrutiny from colleagues and sales trainers is over. Finally, I finished boot camp. It wasn't all bad though, that experience gave me the confidence to know I could make it through any training program at any company. And I also met a great friend while I was there. How empowering!
Anyways, I hope you all think of some empowering moments in your life. Its kind of a cool exercise to do because it truly will life your spirits!
Since my knees have been killing me lately, I decided to take Addy for long bike ride in the Burley today. I've always loved bike riding and its great for the quads! :)
Getting excited for Sannnnn Diego!