You’ve done it too. When your alarm innocently does its job to nudge you up and into your life you at 4:45am (ungodly hour but you have goals and a body that needs to move) you immediately consider sleep over cycling (or yoga, or swimming, or running).
And therein lies the unfailingly present daily question: Go or No Go?
You think of the many reasons for no go. I NEVER sleep. I will get my workout in later today (yeah, right.) I have done really well this week. I just don’t want to today.
Just sit up. It is much easier to blink away the sleep from an upright position.
And therein lies the expression: Think straight.
No one ever regretted a work out. Ever. Or an adventure or a challenge or an opportunity to live big. You have to Go to Go Big.
Here are 2 times people I know and admire who recently went Very Very Big.
Check out what my friend Rebecca said about her June 3 adventure at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…. Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. “ – Shel Silverstein
My goal for this race was to have fun. I didn’t break any records at Escape from Alcatraz but I surely did something that a year ago I didn’t think I could do. And I had an absolute ball doing it!! I made so many new friends from around the world in the process, including this girl who finished the swim with me. First race I’ve done where I talked to my fellow athletes all along the way.
If you think you can’t do something or are afraid to do something, but wish you could, that’s a sure sign you better just try.
You’ll never be sorry you did. Always GO.
I awaited every text, every post during that day and still feel spun up with gratitude that Rebecca chose Go.
For my friend, Garland – I feel sure No Go is never an option. The Virginia native and former owner/director of Bikram Yoga Richmond is working hard to open her beautiful yoga studio, Kauai Hot Yoga in Lihue, the commercial center of the island of Kauai where besides daily life-changing yoga with Garland and her team, you a can experience a variety of natural wonders like a 1,000 year old aquaculture reservoir and many tropical treasures that make you wonder which side of heaven you reside. A teacher, mentor and friend – Garland is a dreamer with work ethic and moxie to make it all happen. I am so proud of her and when it comes to visiting her yoga studio, for me, it’s
Of her beautiful tree, Garland says: Be the tree! 🌳 Grounded in your roots, strong in your trunk, and flexible in your branches💚 #yoga #backbend #movebecauseyoucan
One thing is for certain, I will be choosing ‘Go’ on November 3 when the horn blows to start swimming at Ironman Florida.
I’d Always Go anywhere with them.