Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Hero's Journey...

I recently registered for a 5 week course intended to help me get "unstuck". The first class was Monday and let me tell you, wow. I have been stuck in a number of places and for a long time. I am trying to have more awareness of myself, where I am stuck, what has kept me stuck, where I am headed when I get unstuck, and what my true, authentic self is.  I don't mean to get all deep and philosophical on you but I have seen a number of significant parallels between my life path and my running.

I have come to recognize that when things got out of control I stopped running. Or maybe when I stopped running things got out of control. I know that the time spent either on the road or the treadmill was my time to evaluate, think, plan, get clarity. When I don't run it seems everything is just plopping along with no direction.  But really I know what is happening, if I don't take the time run I am not taking the time, me time, to slow down in life, and be still....even while running. I go through the motions with minimal thought. One thing to the next. One day to the next. One tragedy, one issue, one the next.  When I run I have noting but time to think, plan....and imagine blog posts. Do you know how many blog posts I have written in my head? Countless!

Either way, I have been on my treadmill and the wheels in my brain have been turning. It has taken me a long time but BIG and exciting things are in store for me, and 5 Miles Past Empty, and you, if you chose to follow along. I know I have been saying that for a long time but a plan is in place and two huge steps have been taken. I am no longer ignoring and refusing the call to adventure! I can't really come out with the details quite yet, but soon....In the mean time spring is fast approaching (I say this as I sit home snowed and iced in from work) and I am getting back on track with my fitness and nutrition.

A lot of you have been asking about Ace, he's doing great and he has been watching me on my treadmill from the top of the stairs!

So where have you been stuck? And have you been ignoring a call to adventure? It's time to take action! It all starts with one step forward! 


  1. I was hoping this post has a picture of Ace, can't get enough pictures of him, he is so cute!! Good for you to work on getting unstuck. I know how you feel, I have been there in 2012 and was very frustrated. 2013 was my big year of CHANGE and Life is amazing now. You can do it too!!

    1. Awe thank you for the encouragement! I know that once I finally get unstuck things will be amazing! I just need to stick to my plan and move forward! And yes, ACE is getting bigger by the minute! And I've only had one shoe casualty! I'd say that's pretty good!

  2. We all take our breaks, and it seems that chaos will surround us in some way, shape, or form whether we take that break (and for how long) or not. I believe that we just change our priorities, and our "Give a Damn" levels adjust for different things, thus the potential for causing more focus on the "chaos".

    I'm excited to see what you're up to, and definitely that the pup is enjoying the good life!

    1. You are so right, chaos is there,'s just a matter of being able to see it, over look it, handle it, or crank up the Give-o-Damn meter! I love that BTW! =)

  3. I ain't Ronnie Coleman or Jay Cutler, 2 tbsp supplement everyday is more then enough for me. The instructs on the back are meant for professional body builders and not the average Joe like me. I've been precautious in not over-doing anything.


You're pretty much awesome!!


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