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In the Arena

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” – Dr Brené Brown

5:00 am wake up call. Ready as I will be. Go take the test. More importantly, enjoy the journey.

Over 20 years of running the first Sunday in October – 3 marathons and the rest 10 milers. Today, 10 miles. It is a ritual, commitment and tradition that I am grateful for and do not take for granted. A mile at a time moving from Minneapolis to St. Paul with thousands of other souls to complete the work started the first day of training. Friends, family, strangers cheering along the way, encouraging and celebrating. A slice of life.

Get into the arena of your life daily.
Show up.
Do your best.
Move through the middle.
Cross the finish line.
Start again and again.
Create rituals and traditions.
Keep showing up.
Stay in the arena.
This is the day you make it!

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

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