Since my lame self has not blogged in several weeks, I will have to catch you up to speed!! There have been injuries, illness, but also recovery, rejuvenation and come to Jesus get out the door sessions. So far, I’ve conquered!! So here we go with updates……..
I LOVE GIRLFRIENDS!! Some new, some old, but all coming together for a great cause that benefits us all!! It all began by accident 2 weeks ago when my lovely BF tossed out a thought – WHO WANTS TO GO FOR A WALK? Four days later, walking for beers was born. Snacks were brought by all, the fire pit was loaded with wood, surrounded by lawn chairs while the beers chilled on ice awaiting our beautiful walk through Beaverdale. What a perfect night!!!!
Now, you must understand some of the circumstances here. You have an eclectic mix of women, all at different places in their fitness lives, some on current highs and some lows, coming together to meet in the middle for ONE goal……to stay moving. We have a couple of avid runners who graciously slowed their pace to walk with us. Our lovely runner who has been sidelined by a foot injury (again) and is getting back into the swing of things. An amazing spin instructor who no likey the running thing but is leaps and bounds ahead of me in physical strength, agility and determination! And a beautiful new friend, who turns out is my favorite BF neighbor’s sis-in-law. God, I love how small Des Moines really is!! And then of course, ME who was hacking up a lung every block still working through a major respiratory infection, but this was exactly what I needed, physically and spiritually. OPEN UP THOSE LUNGS and get some oxygen movement!! The fact that I woke up the next day more congested than ever was more from the fire pit smoke following me no matter where I sat, BUT it was so worth it!! The snack table and cooler are still set up in my garage in hopes we will do it again VERY soon!! I am looking forward to the day very soon when we can all run together, which will make the homemade guac dip and light beer (or skinny vodka) even better!!
THIS is my favorite thing about being a girl. Strangers at hello can quickly become sisters by goodnight. We are such awesome creatures!! Some are short, some are tall, we all have body image issues of some sort to complain about and yet, there is always laughter and love!! I’ve been privileged to be a part of a monthly margarita club also that has grown leaps and bounds in the past 3 months, so much so that we literally take over an entire room in the restaurant!! Of course it also doesn’t hurt the fact that the hostess with the mostest is such a special human !! (Thank you, hostess margarita planner Shawnee!!) Point is…….women are just downright LOVELY so hug one right now!!
We are Executives parenting kids and sometimes spouses, Expert Landscaping Therapist Chefs who can fix a toilet and flat tire after burping/bathing/feeding the babies while tweeting about the next social event. Oh, yes people…….WE ARE ROCKSTARS! So gather up all your girlfriends, have them bring more girlfriends and so on until you have a beautiful posse of mosaic posies to share an evening with. Embrace. Love. Share. *Hugs* M