We all know by now that I can’t touch my toes.

And I know I’m not alone in this as some of you have admitted to me that you can’t either.

Makes me feel a teensy tiny bit better.

BUT – I want to be able to touch my toes.

I don’t know why but it’s totally a goal of mine coming out of this 60 day barre n9ne challenge – to be able to touch my toes.

Seems like such a tiny, non-important detail but for me – it would signal a huge breakthrough. You see – I’ve always used the “ohh I am just NOT flexible, I’m not built for it, I’ve always had tight hamstrings, etc.” excuses. And that’s what they’ve always been – excuses.

But why? Why should I be excused from being able to properly touch my toes? What makes me so special that I don’t need to do what so many of you can already do (and probably take for granted, whether you realize it or not)?

I’ve always made excuses for it because I’ve never had the patience to change it. To step outside of my workout comfort zones and focus on workouts that will increase flexibility. I’ve always been of the mindset that I’ll just never be flexible. And while that may be true compared to some of you who are naturally flexible, it doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t be focusing on it.

Not just because being able to touch my toes would feel like a huge milestone for me (oddly enough), but because it’s just so good for my overall health to be more flexible. I’ve already noticed that my body is responding well to the focus on barre n9ne (lengthening and strengthening, baby!) – especially as I increase my running mileage in preparation for the half. My knees are not aching. My body seems to rebound just a little bit better after longer runs. And for the record – I am a LOT closer to touching my toes today than I was just 30 days ago.

Which all this points to one thing (for me) – no more excuses. I WILL touch my toes and I WILL do so in the next 30 days (the end of the barre n9ne 60 day challenge). You hear that Universe? Bring it!

So this might seem like a really random topic ‘o the day (toes, really??) but it begs the question – have you been making excuses versus getting out there and making it happen (“it” could be fitness related, health related, or life/balance related)? If so – what is stopping you? Or have you not figured that out? I guess I didn’t really even figure out this whole toes issue until I was writing this very post, believe it or not. So go ahead – blog (comment) it out, I’d love to hear!