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I would like to introduce you to, Katy, a fellow North Iowa Blogger!

What Inspires Me Wednesday: The Feeling of Achievement

When people first ask me what inspires me, I’m quick to say “my three guys”.  This would be my husband and two step-sons. And to that point, they do inspire me to be a better person.  But, I’ll be honest to admit that I’m not driven by one specific thing.

Family

Yes, my family does drive me.  I want to always make my husband proud of me, in everything I do!  I want my boys to look up to me as someone who has determination, work ethic, and drive.  Whether it’s doing something that is more of a hobby (teaching workout classes) or blogging to working my full-time job, I want them to see someone who never gives up, gives 110% to be the best that they can be!  

The Challenge of Something New

It took me awhile into my adulthood to figure out that I get bored easily in a job.  If I’m not in a place where every day is different and I’m not challenged on a routine basis, I get bored.  I want to always continue to grow my mind and skill set.

Recognition

Yes, money is nice, but I’ll admit that I prefer to be recognized by a “good job” or “job well done” over anything else.  I think people in general want to be appreciated and recognized over anything else. As a person who has their hand in several different businesses and hobbies, that recognition can vary.  Sometimes it’s someone acknowledging me as an expert. Other times, it’s a simple “thank you for your help/efforts’.

Making A Difference

I’m not a doctor, therapist, or anything who is making a difference in the world, but I want to know that I made a difference somehow.  It might be in my full-time job by just being good at my job. It might be in the way I conduct myself, hoping to inspire someone else. Making a difference can also circle back to the example I want to set for my boys.  I hope that me being in their lives makes a difference in theirs.

Everyone has something different than inspires them.  

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What inspires you? Comment below and tell us! I would love to hear more about it, too. I am looking for guests to blog on the topic of What Inspires You. Email me at fourschmitts@gmail.com if you are interested.

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Week 5 here we come! I have joined other "Sole Crazy Runners" in training for the Hot Chocolate 15 K this year. Fingers are crossed that the weather cooperates at we actually get to go do the race. 🙂 Last year there was a LOT of snow. Check out the description from the race website and tell me that this doesn't sound awesome?


"Get ready for the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted! We serve delicious dark chocolate that is gluten free and has no compounds. Have a nut allergy? No problem! Our chocolate is nut free. You don’t have to wait until the finish line to enjoy some chocolate. There will be sweet stations along the course. The sweet stations will include marshmallows, chocolate chips, and M&Ms to enjoy along your way. "

This will be my first "race" since I did Grandma's Marathon in Duluth in 2016. Actually, after I finished that race, I just kind of stopped running. 🙁 It makes me sad to think of what I had accomplished that day and then just kind of quit. Reflecting on it and knowing what I know about myself now, I thrive on having the next "race" or next thing to work towards. It keeps me motivated.

I am finding that with this current training plan that I truly HAVE to do my workouts in the early mornings or they just don't happen. I feel like my stomach (stupid crohn's) handles early morning runs way better, too. The other bonus of having a training plan is that it helps accumulate those miles on my Venture to the Vee Bar!

Tell us-Are you training for a race or event? What is your favorite time to workout or move? Have you ever completed a Hot Chocolate event?

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