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Just Freaking do it!!

Whatever it is. A new diet, a new exercise regimen, a new job, that one thing you were planning on doing as soon as everything settles down. Yeah that, just freaking do it!


As humans, we allow ourselves to be sidetracked 10 times a day. We have every reason to put important things off. Most of us are not JUST working full-time, but we also have responsibilities like being a wife, being a mother, and taking care of parents, or grandparents, it's not just one thing we're doing. How could we not feel like we're constantly under the gun to get it all done? Taking on a new thing? Yeah right! Maybe once things settle down.

This is the lie I tell myself all the time.

Once things settle down I'll get to that. As soon as I get A, B, and C did

I'll be ready to do that next thing. Well, guess what? Things are never going to be lined up perfectly to start the next thing. That's just not how life works and we all know it but we continue to lie to ourselves like there's going to be some perfect moment, where everything will come together and we will certainly have time and inclination all on the same day. Yeah right!


If we are honest with ourselves there are probably some things you can say no to him to have time for the things that we need to say yes to.


One of the things I have struggled with is making time to run within a running group on

Saturday. I already have so much on my plate, especially on the weekends. Saturdays I often work 18 hours. I don't know how many fit in a running group. If I'm running with other friends they're going to want to run slower or run further than I have time for, right? They're probably gonna want to stop and have coffee after and then chat and I don't have time for any of that either! I'm afraid to even put myself out there for a time with friends and time to run on a day that everyone else has time for these things because I simply do not!

So two weeks ago I was without any excuses and decided to join this running group Saturday morning at 7 AM. I was afraid to go too far because at any moment my phone can ring and someone can need something before the scheduled afternoon appointments. So I just went and ran a quick 2 1/2 miles with the group and return for a quick cuppa coffee without my phone ringing yet. I felt great getting a few miles in, I doubt I needed that 3rd cup of coffee that morning but I was able to meet six new friends. I left feeling so accomplished. Not because I ran 2 1/2 miles, I can run by myself for crying out loud. No, I felt accomplished because I freaking did it! I set asidean hour and a half and I went and did something that I've wanted to for years but haven't made time to do. So what's that one thing for you? Is it running on Saturday morning? Is it getting to the gym Monday through Friday? Is it finding the time to take a test or move your career up or start school? What's your thing? And what's holding you back?


I have a long list of things.

A list so long I'm not sure where to begin. A list full of things I'm not even ready for gives you vulnerability enough to admit I need. But, now that I've checked one thing off my list. I'm feeling ready to find the next. I'd like to encourage you to find the strength to just pick one


and just freaking do it too.
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