Anti-perfectionism

Mar 14

Anti-perfectionism

I used to strive for perfect (OK, I admit, I often still do…) When I took something on it was all or nothing. I have to say that that mindset has allowed me to achieve some pretty awesome things. It has also been the source of a great mess in many other areas. Here’s an example: When my son was born (in France) I got my hands on a book called...

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What’s this all about, anyway?

Mar 02

What’s this all about, anyway?

Day five of the seven day blogging challenge asks me to share the reason for this blog, and a bit about what I’m hoping to achieve. This blog started way back in 2007 as a way to track and share some experiments I was doing with walking, walking meditation, and also finding ways to get out of my box.  It then tracked my marathon training and some life...

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Get Your Act Together – The PraiseWalker Challenge

Sep 27

Get Your Act Together – The PraiseWalker Challenge

So, I’ve been sitting here working out the details of what I need to work on to get my own act together.  I’ve made a lot of progress in some areas, and have hit numerous brick walls in others.  I’ve spent the past few months researching and trying to understand where and why I’m getting stuck.  I’m starting to see the light. But, I...

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MARATHON!!!

Mar 28

MARATHON!!!

Back in 2008 I walked my very first marathon. I was over-trained, burned out, inexperienced, and not totally prepared for what was coming. I also didn’t realize that over half the marathon was on a pretty steep grade uphill! I came in second to last, in tears, after 7 hours, 33 minutes and 59 seconds. I was in rough shape! Since then I’ve wanted to...

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Winter Walking Challenge

Jan 30

Winter Walking Challenge

So, as part of my 12in12 challenge I wanted to get back out walking starting February 1. Today I just found this cool walking challenge that starts on the 1st and encourages you to walk 1049 minutes (30 minutes a day for 35 days) and the number of minutes is based on the number of miles for the Iditarod Sled race. Here are the details from the site: The Idita-Walk is...

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12 in 12

Jan 16

12 in 12

So, on Friday I talked about my journey into the Discipline of Discomfort and my desire to push through the uncomfortable barriers in my life that are keeping me stuck. Now, if you’re like me, and a bit of a “Type A” personality combined with ADD you will have a list a mile long of things that need to change in your life, or things you want to push...

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