Showing up


In this latest issue of our blog
you will find all the great content listed below



Showing up for your life

Keep showing up. This phrase has entered the zeitgeist in the same way that the idea of being authentic has. We hear it all the time. These words buzz around in our heads, in our social media feed, zip out of the mouths of nearly every influencer, motivational speaker, therapist, and guru there is.

At the risk of sounding obtuse, how does one make manifest showing up?

I don’t think we mean showing up on time for appointments, or work, or dinner; while those punctuality skills are appreciated.

This next part, spoiler alert, will not be where I provide you with the universal answer. I will, however, provide you with my answer, or more accurately, thoughts on the matter. There are various forms of showing up but I am going to narrow it down a bit.


Loving laughter… and a cat!

A Reel from @BhaktiTheCat

What I am loving these days is making Reels on Instagram of my cat, Bhakti. I appreciate and recognize the absurdity of that first sentence. But on day 2 million and 87 of this pandemic in 2022, the year of our Lord, I cannot work up the self-consciousness to care. Each day I post on @bhaktithecat on Instagram because it’s a public service. If stupid cat content doesn’t get us through the times we are in, I ask you, what will?


Greenlights

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey is a somewhat unconventional autobiography that reads a little like fiction with his crazy stories of growing up, while at the same time giving you a lesson in how to live your best life.  

My husband and I listened to this book on Audible during a road trip last fall. I’ll be honest, I am not sure I would have enjoyed it nearly as much if I had read the book on my own.  Some words need to be heard in the way the author intended them rather than your own interpretation.  If you have ever watched a movie or an interview with McConaughey you know that he has a way of speaking that captures the listener right from the start.

“Perfectionism and procrastination have such a fine line. You say, ‘Well, I want it to be good. I want it to be perfect.’ But what you’re really doing is not doing your work. You’re putting off showing up and being visible because then you’re going to be judged, and it might suck.”

 ~Jen Sincero

Suffering for your art?

I’m not going to lie, training is not going well for the Outrun.  I have done nothing, but travel and take weekend trips over the last month.  I don’t know when we have had so many things on the calendar.  I know logically that traveling does not need to hinder training.  Plenty of people sneak in early morning runs before their friends wake for the daily festivities, but I have never been one of those people.  Nope, I just immerse myself completely in the decadence of the weekend and forget all about what Monday is going to bring. 

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