When I got my new calendar last month, under the "goal" section for August, I wrote "running coach cert? - research." I had no idea what August would bring.
My life has just exploded.
I am working full time.
I am studying for my RRCA exam.
I am coordinating a running group with 4-5 weekly runs (and also running a website, manning facebook and twitter, and designing our next tshirt). As it approaches its first birthday, I'm planning where we go from here.
I am coaching 2 clients. I cannot tell you how fun the beginning stages are. There's lots to figure out, but so fun.
I am developing a business name, plan, pricing packages.
I am training for a marathon.
I am feeding my little family according to Team Bob (as often as possible). I still have weight loss goals. I may have stalled, but I am still trying.
My brother, sister-in-law, and the Niece are coming for the weekend, so our house is clean.
I my schedule is full. My hours are packed. My life is bursting at the seams.
But so is my heart.
People have come out of the woodwork to support and encourage me. Offering help. Being there for me, virtually and in person. Showing so much interest. Asking questions that I hadn't even thought to ask. Leading me to my own clarity.
I cannot express my gratitude enough.
Friends and family - You are so patient with me. As I schedule time with you a month out. As I cancel dinner plans 3 times because I'm double committed (sorry Lydia). As I leave you alone at my house so I can go run 17 miles. Thank you for believing my dream and for not giving me any grief as I go chase it.
Sarah and Amanda - Thank you so much for being so patient with me. I know I seem disheveled, but you are both showing so much grace as I figure out timeframes and as I search through my training materials to find answers to your questions. I am blessed that both of you reached out to me.
All of my LexRunLadies - You are the reason I have faith in myself to do any of this. It is our success and growth that has led me to discover my passion and created the belief that I can build amazing things. Thank you for showing up. For keeping each other company out there, both on the roads and in spirit. Week after week.
Erin - Literally, none of this would be happening without you. When we started running together was when I started running with a group, and when I decided I wanted to start our own. I wouldn't have ran a marathon without you beside me. I would not have been able to make Miami work if it weren't for you and your car and your spare bedroom and your cooking. You are my best girl. (I'm stopping right now before I cry.)
Nathan - Your belief in me has never wavered. You trust me not to do anything stupid (maybe more than I trust myself). You tolerate Clean Clothes Mountain. You clean the kitchen. You'll happily eat cereal for dinner. You take care of the cats. You take care of me. You are always just right there. Every scheduled run. Every group run. Every LRL activity. I don't even have to ask. You are just right there. You're the best First Dude we could have. You are an amazing husband. I know how very blessed I am. You're my honey!
I'm so excited to see where we go from here. Buckle your seatbelts, friends.