The 15 months since my last US Olympic trials at age 57 has been very different for me.
I am not focused on a goal. I have tried to be sensitive to what my mind, body, and spirit are telling me.
For those of you who are driven by goals this may be foreign to you, it was to me at first. For those of you who do not set distinct goals you may be able to relate better.
Here is where I am and what I have learned.
I am healthier than ever before, stronger than ever, better rested, and my spirit is calmer.
Since I have not been training in such a goal oriented driven way I have allowed my mind, body and spirit to guide me in what to do.
When I feel like moving, I do. When I feel the need to rest, I rest. When I feel like pushing hard, I push. When I need to have fun, I keep it light.
Some of my training helps with sleep management because of my 3-4 trips to asia per month.
Building a luge track in the snow for my grandkids was a blast, a workout, and a memorable.
Shoveling snow was not a chore but a way to move and be productive.
Playing cardio tennis helped me to reconnect to a fun way to move.
Skating a few times this year in Milwaukee helps me to reconnect to my love of skating, my skating family, and humbles me every time as to how hard skating fast really is.
Weight training at the gym is fun because I can push hard if I want to or not. It is pretty cool that I found that I like to push just for the sake of pushing.
This intuitive training wisdom comes from within, I must be sensitive and pay attention.
The result will allow me to create a future of health, happiness, balance, and grace.
I have the ability to create my own future of health and well being and I take responsibilty for it. My best is yet to come, so is yours! Break down your self limiting beliefs, journey towards wholeness, and have fun!