Good Morning! And hello from Panera Bread in Bowie, Maryland. I have a few hours of “ME” time in between playing chauffeur for my twin teens. So why not write a blog post?!?
For this rebel on the go, Sundays are typically quiet days for me. To get caught up on reading. To watch football. To mentally (and sometimes physically) prepare for the coming week. As I wait for my kids today, I am getting caught up on articles. I thought I’d share some of the things I’m learning:
–> My next big physical challenge is the Disney Race in January. I’m a rower. A biker. A kayaker. I am NOT a runner. But I’ve committed to participating so how do I get myself psyched? Reading “10 ways to start running even if you hate it” in this week’s Washington Post, I’m going to focus on:
- Alternate jogging for 30 seconds and then walking for 30 seconds. They suggest 20 minutes several times a week for four to six weeks. Okay, I think I can do this. Now to get it on my calendar!
- Run with music. Now, this is my jam! Especially since I love creating playlists (my version of childhood mixtapes!)
- Keep chasing the runner’s high. I know the feeling from rowing and biking. This feeling alone is worth trying to run for me.
- Practice breathing. This is where all the pilates I do should kick in!
- Pick a fun, weird, or quirky race. That’s exactly what I’ve done with the Disney Race!
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–> I just sent a message to my husband that we should be composting. Honestly, I hadn’t given composting much thought before reading this article today. We have a big backyard. I feel guilty about the planet we are leaving our kids. It might spark me to do something with the flower/vegetable/herb beds I already have!
–> Using a Venn Diagram to become incredibly successful is a twist on finding your Ikigai … and I like it! According to “Want to be Remarkably Successful? Focus on Creating Your Own Venn Diagram of Success,” in Inc.com, focus on three or for skills that are interconnected and reinforcing of each other. The article used the example of former quarterback Troy Aikman, whose Venn Diagram includes circles of Football Knowledge, Broadcasting Skill, and Business Skill. Lightbulbs have exploded in my head … and for my clients!
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Share an article in the comments that you found particularly interesting this week!
Until next time –
Wendy Guth is the co-founder of Serendipitous Rebel.
She wears many hats but her favorites are:
– Human & Fur Mom
– Proud Wife & Milspouse
– Lifestyle Entrepreneur
– Endurance Rower
– Lover of Learning