Two weeks ago Saturday, I ran the Tough Mudder. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s basically a military type obstacle course about 10 miles long and set up in Tahoe at Northstar. It’s sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project and its “something that I have always wanted to do.” Yes, I did it. The whole thing, every obstacle. My regular yoga practice had my 43 year old body well prepared for the challenge. Enough on that. What was really amazing about that whole experience was something way bigger than the “feather in my hat.”
I ran the Mudder with an acquaintance, Stephanie. I have known Steph for years and have always thought how amazing she is. A fellow RN, runner, amazing mom, fantastic wife and world traveler. She is the gal who decides to go to Vietnam and literally packs a back pack and goes. I love that! She was always one of those gals whom I have always said, “I would love to get to know her better.”
From there the universe did its thing. I put my intentions out and the response was a FB message one random day from Stephanie asking if I wanted to run the Mudder. Of course I said “yes!!” Fast forward 4 months and Stephanie and I ran the Mudder. A perfect combination. We inspired each other, we cheered each other on, we laughed and we finished, cold, wet and dirty. Stephanie is no longer my acquaintance she like a sister. I know that she will always have my back and I hers. I know what she’s made of and what she can handle and how. What a gift. What a blessing.
AYP, same thing. “Something I have always wanted to do”. Working on this project I am gifted regularly in some way shape or form. It started with the gift of family togetherness as Sean, Skylar and I committed to do this. From there it grew to include my extended family at MPY and then the local community and now moving into the international community.
Most recently, I was introduced to two amazing women who wanted to donate their time to help with this project. I met June and Cheri at Lincoln Park and while we drank wine we fired out ideas about upcoming events and what we can do to raise money for AYP. While I was sitting there I knew, once again that I had made friends for life. Again, how blessed I am.
Thank you Stephanie, June and Cheri and welcome to my life! Thank you universe for giving me what I ask for!!!!
Sat Nam Yogis!