Good morning friends!!
I was supposed to go to a Pathways coaches meeting after work last night. I arrived at the Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa downtown location at 5pm. My plan was to hit the treadmill at 52 Fitness for a 4 mile run before the meeting. I finished my run and went next door for the meeting only to discover that I was at the wrong store. ACK!! I felt like an irresponsible idiot until I figured out that there was some glitch with my phone. I didn't get yesterday's emails until this morning. If I had, I would have known that I was at the wrong place. I missed the details on the new Advance Pathways program. I guess the program coordinator can fill me in today. But, on the upside, I managed to get my miles in and didn't have to run in the cold, drizzle like they did at the other store :-)
After work tonight, I'm driving to my hometown to speak to the community and members of the YMCA running group. I'm excited but nervous at the same time! I don't think that I've ever given a presentation in public. I really have no idea what to say. I've been asked to talk about my journey to a healthier lifestyle. When I was first approached about this opportunity, I said yes and hoped that they would forget. I'm not accustomed to talking about myself. And why on earth would anyone want to hear what I have to say?! I'm not a celebrity; I'm just me, just a girl who thought she could so she did. I'm not perfect, I fail and often but I get back up and keep going. The more that I process those last 2 sentences, I think that is exactly why I need to go do this. I haven't written a speech since college and those were mediocre at best. I've got a rough idea of what I want to say. I think in this situation, a loose outline and speaking from the heart will serve me well. I'm excited that they think I'm an inspiration!! I don't think so, but we never really see ourselves the way that others do. So, I think that this will be a learning experience for all involved.
Ok, that's all that I've got for now. Have a terrific Thursday folks!