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"The universe buries strange jewels within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.

The hunt to uncover those jewels - that's creative living.

The courage to go on that hunt in the first place - that's what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one." ~~ Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert


Tomorrow I am starting a Big Journey.


As many people know, I have been doing “Crazy Workout Sunday’s” for many many years now. It was the day I challenged myself to do some of the most difficult workouts I could find (or several in one day… Lol!). It was a day to put my head down and grind. I think that stemmed from my long distance running days when Sunday’s were usually the days I did my long slow runs. And since I started in that world, and because those runs were usually defined in time (For instance a 60 minute run, a 90 minute run, a 2 hour run, etc.), I remember starting Crossfit - doing a 20 minute workout - and thinking, “Well, what else am I going to do? That was only 20 minutes!” 😛


My point in saying all of this is that - I LOVE to challenge myself!! I LOVE Crossfit but what I honestly love more than anything is pushing my limits and striving to discover my potential. If you have been following me for a while you may remember my 30 days of Hero WODs a year or so ago. I also had the year where I did 100 days of running...


Anyway, I have come up with a new challenge and it starts tomorrow!


The first part of the challenge is part of the Bolder Boulder - Heart of Bold Challenge which is a challenge to get in 7 workouts (one of which needs to be a 5k) + 7 Random acts of boldness (or kindness 😊 ) in 14 days.


The second part of the challenge is in conjunction with James Lawrence’s (The Iron Cowboy’s) HUGE challenge of completing 100 Ironman Triathlons in 100 days. He put out a thought of other people perhaps doing their own version and I thought - Ohhhhh now THAT would be EPIC! 😃

SO! I will be doing my own 100 (114 including the two weeks of the Heart of Bold Challenge!) days of Epic workouts!


A couple weeks ago I went and found more than 120 tough workouts that I wrote on paper, folded up and put into a bag. I will be reaching in every day and pulling out a new one. I will have my own rules about these workouts to make sure I stay as healthy as I can but I will be sticking to a “random” pick for the most part.


I will do my best to write about and/or do some videos to document my journey for those that may be interested in following.


Why am I doing this? Because I can. Because I love the challenge. Because I know that making a commitment to something big is an opportunity to learn so much about myself and to grow in ways I may not be able to predict right now.


And besides - as Elizabeth Gilbert also says her book Big Magic


"Fear is Boring."


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