Light the fire.

19 Jan


Happy New Year!  The holidays are over, and much needed down time taken, holiday fun parties, and festiveness is over now.  And yes, the much needed down time should now be over too…It’s always hard to take the first step to getting going again if you drifted away from your workouts.  But, the longer you wait the harder it will be.  So, start now.

It’s time to get yourself out the door and running.  And yes, out the door even if it’s cold, dark, and or snowy.  Even if it’s just once a week, it’s worth it to get fresh air outside.  It actually feels great once you get going outside in the cold, after 10-15 minutes if dressed appropriately it feels fresh and wakes you up!  Yes, it’s time to wake up.  Hibernation period should be over if you plan on getting after spring and even summer fitness goals.

Nothing is easy, nothing happens on it’s own, everything happens from working hard, and continuing to push through hard times, and  working hard some more.  As it has been said, “Life’s a ……?  Getting in some exercise first thing in the morning, is starting the day off on your terms, before the stress or hecticness the day may bring.

“I wish I had time to work out.”  Does this sound familiar?  Well you know what, no one really has time, everyone is busy.  Everyone has stuff to do whatever it may be, jobs, family, errands, school, cleaning, cooking, whatever it may be.  Everyone is busy doing something.  I have found the, “most busy” people also make time to workout more than anyone.  They don’t make excuses.  They wake up earlier.

Do you want to feel happier?  Do you want to get rid of stress?  Anxiety? Do you want to feel alive?  Do you want to get into shape?  Do you want to get back into shape?  Do you want a PR?  Do you want to have fun?  Do you want to get into a routine?  Do you want good health?

If the answer is yes…Look outside the box, step out of your comfort zone, and do something about it. Start with it one day at a time.  Get after something.  Think back to the first time your started working out or running, your best race, what got you started in the first place?  It’s the joy, it’s the passion, it’s the competition, it’s the comrades, it’s the social fun during and after, it’s the satisfaction of hitting a goal.

Light the fire!

~Runnababez (Lisa)



5 Responses to “Light the fire.”

  1. Anna January 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Yup, no excuses the thing is once you are IN shape people realize that fitness IS part of their busy lives where as when you’re not working out you are just choosing to fill that time differently like by stuffing your face with nachos and chocolate milk. When you are working out you don’t have time to eat so many chips because you’re busy moving your body and burning the donut around your waist. Priorities.

  2. shawn oneal January 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    Happy B day ! Lady Gaga, aka MRs. Cary

  3. Tim Lewis January 22, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Yeah Lisa! You run girl…You run! Daddy Boy

  4. kate February 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    you don’t have children

    • coachcary February 6, 2014 at 9:23 am #


      You are correct, Lisa, Amy, Cheryl, and Amanda do not have children. However, Jackie, Lauren, and Carine do. One of Lisa and Jackie’s good friends, Serena Burla was the fastest American Marathoner in 2013 and has a child. Jackie qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon while balancing a full time job, raising her daughter, being a wife, going to the gym 3 days per week to work with a trainer, and running close to 100 miles per week. Is it easy to fit all these things in??? Absolutely not… but it can be done. Too many people make excuses for reasons they don’t attempt a goal. Light the Fire is about prioritizing what you want and then going for it. Take the excuses out of the picture, because if people want something bad enough, they will find a way to get it done. One of the primary reasons the Runnababez team was began, was because Lisa and Jackie believed that women wear many hats, and can excel in every aspect of life if they put their mind to it. To just say “you don’t have children” is missing the point of the article and incorrect when you look at some of the members of the team. Hopefully that explains about where the Runnababez article was coming from and what the goal of the article was. It’s about making a decision to get out the door and training again (if that’s the goal).

      Thank you for supporting the Runnababez and taking the time to give feedback. Our goal is to inspire women to be all they can be. Without feedback, we do not know if our message is getting through, or makes sense. Enjoy your day.

      ~ Runnababez Elite

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