Today was a big day in the running community because it was the Boston marathon. For those who don’t know, you must qualify to run in the Boston marathon. This is a very competitive race and attracts elite runners. It has been so great reading all of the stories and listening to the interviews from those who ran. The athletes that run in this race have worked hard for this right to run in such an exclusive event. Days like today confirm and remind me of why I love running so much, and love being a part of the running community. I am a long ways from qualifying to run Boston, but my fire and passion for running has been renewed. Today when I ran, I felt purpose with each step I took. I looked around and enjoyed the trail, the other runners and just being a part of something so great, even if I’m not ready for Boston.
I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts during my runs lately. I find I get sick of the music and trying to keep it fresh after coming up with playlists for the classes I teach. There are so many podcasts out there to choose from. I was introduced to one through my ambassadorship with Girls Gone Sporty. Founder of GGS, Laura Williams, interviews top health and fitness bloggers. One of her recent interviews was with Tony Horton, the creator of P90, P90X, P90X2, P90-3, and several books.
There was one question that Laura asked Tony that his answer really stood out to me. She asked him if there was one thing that he could do differently, or sooner, what would it be? Tony’s response was that he would have said yes more. Tony didn’t experience true success until he was in his forties. He said that if he would have been more willing to say yes, he believes he would have seen that success come earlier. This idea is so true in ways beyond growing a business. It’s a pretty simple concept that we can apply to so many areas in our lives. Are you letting fear hold you back? What would happen if you were to say yes?
This concept ties in to a fun product I recently received to review. First, here’s a little bit about the company behind the product. The concept behind Momentum came to fruition while the owner was doing a plank in her favorite class at the gym. She looked down at her wrist and realized that she needed to see something encouraging there. She was struck with the inspiration for their first line of jewelry, the Motivate Wrap. The wrap is worn on the wrist and comes with a stamped pendant. They have a wide variety of inspirational and motivational saying and can even be customized.
I received the Motivate Wrap to review. The saying I chose was “Accept No Limits”. So, going back to the podcast, when I see the wrap on my wrist, it’s a reminder to me to say YES more! The wrap is super comfortable to wear out and about, at the gym, or when I’m out running. I love seeing that reminder, especially when I’m hitting high mileage and my legs are fighting me, or when I’m in a pace run and the pace feels like it’s just too fast. It’s time for me to accept no limits and say YES.
The folks at Momentum have been super great; they even gave me a discount code for readers to use. Check out their website, Designs that Move You, and use the code GGS158 between April 15-July 15 to get 15% off your total purchase! Their generosity doesn’t stop there! They will give away a Motivate Wrap bracelet to one of my lucky readers! Do me a favor, check out their website or facebook. Want to enter the giveaway? Just enter a comment below and let me know what saying you would chose for your Motivate Wrap bracelet!