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Today as I walked my daughter to school (we take one bus then walk 14 blocks to her school), it began to rain. As I got on the bike, the rain started as a mist then quickly became an issue biking. I pushed through. I got to the bus station and saw there was the bus I take. I wait  a few minutes, the bus started up and the bus said “Not in Service”. 

Do you get up set when your main avenue is Not In Service or do you find another way?

There are mice and then there are men. When you man up and decide to get up, face the storm head on it is only for a little bit. Unknown is before you but once you face the fire, or storm for this matter, power through it  and come out onto the other side… then you get to praise your achievement. 

By getting on the bike, a new path was carved out. By waiting on the bus, those missed out on getting to their destination faster. 

By getting on the bike, two things accomplished: mind and body were exercised. 

Thus, waiting on someone to do the work for you, you delay your achievement or worse, the bus is never in service. 

Carve your own path. Get on your own ride…. run if you have to. Push through the storm, it is not for eternity; may feel like it though. 

In the end, you will be stronger, faster and wiser. 

 

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My cross fit day starts out by catching the early bus to take my daughter to school but as I hear the rain pour down in South Florida, it motivates me more. 

grab my gear, headset, bus pass, light rain coat … its cold in South Florida 67 is cold. 

She arrives at school 7:40 am… I kiss her goodbye and head out with the Miami motivational sounds of Pitbull and JLo. I run my goal.. not distance, not really time but to beat the bus back to my house. 

I run. Rain coming down… it eventually stops. I warm up, taking off my rain coat and continue to run… looking over my shoulder. I see the bus coming towards me, good now I know I have at lease 25 minutes before that bus catches me. Game on. 

I run through the grass, stop lights (well after stopping for traffic)… passing women waiting on the bus. I smoke pass up the hill, over the bridge… the sun rises the body temp, sweat pouring off my body. 

The sun is getting higher in the day. The motivation of the horns honking, not even knowing if it is for me… I don’t care- but I act like it is. Pushing harder. I look over my shoulder from time to time- I need a rear view mirror! 

Passing LA Fitness and heading through town… No Bus still – awesome! 

I sprint through the last light- forward home! Sprint to my street. 

Now its time for abs and since you don’t want to lay down right after a hard run- for a quarter of a mile I do knee ups- to get the lower abs. I am excited as I post my post workout pic on Instagram. Fit. 

At 36 I never knew that I would be in this good of shape. I thank God every day for my health and I hope that I can inspire others to understand all you need is the motivation, time management and the rest is passion. Get out there and make a difference and make your own story. Inspire yourself… inspire others. 

Only person stopping you is you. 

For breakfast I had my favorite- scrambled eggs and toast. For snack- yogurt. For lunch peanut butter and honey with banana.. I may be from Memphis and yep, we actually eat fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. .. dinner will be a spinach salad- with red bell pepper, croutons, dressing, banana peppers, black beans (protein) no breads now… its after 2pm and not running anymore today. 

I am on a budget but it doesn’t stop me from eating right, working out and getting the job done. 

If I can do it- know that you can do it ! 

Off to work to bake cookies! 

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