I’ve found myself using this hashtag often this week on twitter:

Because truly – I’ve had to #digdeep, really deep, throughout this week:
…to put my game face on each day, meeting TONS of new faces, and learning way too much (all at once) about the company I now work for, all jammed into two days of back-to-back meetings.
…to get my butt up each morning to the hotel gym to log some miles this week. Tuesday’s run was what I’d call a sad 6-miler. Wednesday’s run was a puketastic 6-miler. And tomorrow’s? I’m hoping it’s a happy 6 miles’ worth of recovery (intervals nearly killed me). It might not be perfect, but the miles are happening and that’s what I need right now. A small semblance of normalcy.
…..to stay strong when all I wanted to do was crumble and cry because I’ve been missing Scott, particularly after a trying week of frustrating news (perhaps more on this later…).
…to embrace un-routine, learning to navigate healthy eats amid lots of catered meals during the day and dinners out at night. *really* glad I packed so many healthy options in my carry-on – has come in VERY handy every single day. <pats self on back>
…to stay “me” in a brand new environment, way out of my comfort zone, far away from familiarity. But a “me” that’s open to change and taking risks. As you’ve seen me blogging a LOT about this week in particular. Apparently it’s been on my mind or something??

And by far? This #digdeep week has shown me that this was absolutely the right career move for me but more importantly, I’ve surprised myself by being as confident on the outside as I feel on the inside. I *can* do this. I *am* doing this. And it feels pretty damn awesome, not gonna lie.

#digdeep in all it’s glory, people.
Worth. It.

(Editor’s note: Here’s to hoping I remember this post tomorrow AM – since I drafted this post last night – when I’m up at 4:30 to log those miles before heading into the office early to get some work done before my flight home. But as my fab blog friend Heather mentioned in her very well-timed post last night – no excuses. Despite, a very long day ahead. And, yes, this is my mental note to self, thank you for indulging me…)

19 thoughts on “#digdeep

  1. You are so right, it’s a dig deep sort of feeling being out there, out of your element, doing everything completely new and differently. And new faces and being ON all the time, day and night. It’s downright exhausting. I am glad you got your runs in even if not perfectly, because that gives you the sanity/balance you need when you are diggin deep in every way possible!

    • Being ON the entire week was wicked exhausting – but like you said, totally worth it for the experience and discovery of it all, even if I struggled a bit being out of my usual routine.

    • It wasn’t an awesome run – but I did get it done, most of it anyway (less miles than planned) and I have to be ok with that sometimes. I’m not very good at being ok with less-than-planned workouts, though. Note to self: work on that.

  2. The first time away from the normal routine is always the hardest & you kicked some serious butt!!!! Arghhh…catered lunches. Seriously, if I never have to look at another sandwich or deli platter again I’ll be a happy person 🙂 It’s all about the packed snacks and eating options – well done 🙂

    • It really was hard – but I felt really prepared for it which TOTALLY helps (and I have you and Jo to thank in large part for that!). But I won’t lie and say it was all puppies and rainbows either. 😉

      And YES – enough with the catered lunches! haha, only you could relate!

  3. Dig Deep, my friend! You can do it!
    You’re in the middle of things that cause extra stress and require being at a higher operational intensity—and I know you can do it!
    Then you’ll go home, and see your honey, and all will be right in the world — you’ll look back and just be able to be proud of yourself for handling all of it!

    • You’re right – I do need to look back and feel proud, vs looking back and nitpicking things (like I’ve been doing this morning). It was a crazy intense week and by all accounts – I made it through like a champ! 😉

  4. I love reading your posts! So honest and inspiring. I love the idea of digging deep – I’ve had to dig deep at times this week to find patience. Congrats to you for kicking ass this week! I hope you are home safe and sound with Scott. xo

    • Aw thank you friend – I love reading yours too, your mind is so very beautiful 🙂
      I am home safe and sound – actually read this comment from you last night as I was getting off the plane and it made me smile!

  5. i think this #digdeep has been followed up by #embracingchange, yes? Oh and #beingpresent. I am amazed at you and all the wonder life you are breathing! keep it up and remember to exhale after digging deep. Love you!

    • Ha, I love it! You’re right – I’m learning to #embracechange and I’m definitely planned to be very very #present this weekend, catching up on life now that I’m back in my own world again. Love you friend, you always know just what to say!

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