Monday, March 4, 2013

"You Make It Sound So Easy"

I've recently found my way to old friends...It's been too long to count the years that have passed by. As we get older, our interests have certainly changed and our priorities have shifted significantly. Still, we always make room for our friends. 

He recently wrote to me "You make it sound so easy, well your a very impressive woman."

My friend is making a physical recovery and needs to recover before joining us on one of our many adventurous races. And he's working on it. That was great news to hear from him! That is the first step in the right decision. When you finally decide to help yourself, everything will naturally and eventually fall into place. 

He's right, I do make it sound so easy. But it's not. I juggle full time work, a commute that takes me 45 minutes each way by highway on a good day and well over an  hour on a bad day, being a mommy to a daughter that is seriously cute and rambunctious, working out, studying for my ACSM certification, planning a wedding and all the fun things that go along with it. I stress. A lot. But in the end, all i can see is an end goal.

I keep my chin up and try to focus on what's important. There are some nights when all I can give my daughter is peanut butter and jelly for dinner since she has zero interest in the two meals that I presented to her that night. A lot of things frustrate me, but again, I keep focused on the positive because everything and anything that is meant to be will fall into place. 

So when my friend wrote that to me "you make is sound so easy..." it got me thinking. It seems when we look around at the people who surround us, their lives seem carefree, stress free and easier than ours. But in the reality, we all have it hard. It's just a matter of how you let it define you.

I can easily look like a stressed out lunatic...and maybe some days I do look like that - those are the days that I take to regroup - you'll never see that on Facebook =)

I don't compare myself to others, I do the best I can. I don't compete against others, I compete against myself. When I stick with those rules, I always win.

Run Smarter, Not Harder.



  1. I just happened to stumble on your blog. I was researching tips on how to conquer the rope climb for my next Spartan Race. Anyway, I can so relate to this post. As a working mom of two boys, prioritizing my time between my responsibilities is huge. I've had people ask me how I manage to do all of the things I do. My explanation is when something is your passion, it's not a burden.
    I look forward to reading your other posts.

    1. Thanks Erin. My settings for my blog have been off so I have to apologize for not responding earlier.

      I hate when people think it's easy. It's not. In fact, we have to work harder at everything we do and balance everything to make it work.

      I had a recent post on how to train for the rope climb. Let me know if you need any help.