This morning I enjoyed my last long run before my next big race. I didn’t enjoy it when I started though. That’s often the case at the beginning of a run or with any task or new challenge we decide to take on. We ran on a trail called the Don Edward’s Wildlife Refuge along the San Francisco Bay. It was dark when I left the house, and the closer I got to my destination, the foggier it became. I felt lost despite the clear directions the head coach gave us, and I hate the feeling of being lost and uncertain! It scares me a little. We started our run just after the sun came up, and as the fog lifted it was endless beautiful scenery and a clear path. If I would have gone with my initial feelings when I pulled into the parking lot, I would have turned around and come back home to run where I know exactly what is coming ahead. Once I got into my grove, I thought of how I had similar feelings the day before. I attended a workshop for fitness professionals on how we can better serve and help our clients through social media and on-line. Business technology isn’t within my comfort zone, but it’s a challenge I’m determined to take on. Just like today, yesterday morning began with a thick layer of fog (in my head). But, by the end of the day, much of the fog had lifted and I was grateful for what I learned. I read once that opportunity is often delivered in a fog of uncertainty. It’s amazing what you can see and do when you have the faith to forge ahead and the fog lifts! 🙂
It’s Thanksgiving and I want to thank you for your friendship and support. I am living my purpose thanks to you! This month, our race is the Turkey Trot. If you’d like to join me for my upcoming Holiday 21-Day group contact me as soon as possible!
Custom Fit Boot Camp will be on Holiday Schedule this week:
MTW @ 7:00AM & 9:00AM
Friday November 27th at 9:00AM we are going to have an #OptOutside Community Hike!! Let’s get outside the day after Thanksgiving! Going along with REI’s decision to close all their shops on Black Friday, we’ll be taking ourselves to the outdoors in the spirit of John Muir and hit our scenic trails at two popular locations! If you are in the South Bay, I will lead a Los Gatos hike starting from the bridge up towards Lexington. We will finish up at the meadow for an optional workout by the pull-up bars. Coffee included after the work-out! Bring the family!
If you are in the Peninsula, join my friend and fellow trainer Steph Haddad of Haddad Training at the Stanford Dish. 836 Junipero Serra Blvd, Stanford, CA 94305. Steph’s invitation is for kids too on this light-to-intermediate paved hike!
What’s for Dinner:
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Recipe courtesy of Creme de la Crumb
Crisp apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and hearty walnuts come together in a fresh Autumn salad. An easy side dish for your Thanksgiving meal!
Crisp apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and hearty walnuts come together in a fresh Autumn salad.
Recipe type: Side Dish
6 cups salad (I used a combination of arugula and baby spinach, any spring green mix will do)
1 red apple
1 green apple
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (such as Diamond of California)
⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
⅓ cup dried cranberries
dressing (see note)
1 cup apple juice
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar in a pinch)
2 tablespoons honey
scant ½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup oil
Have a great week and hope to see you soon!