An Iphone screenshot of Meghan Trainor's All About that Base album artwork.

Day #20


Today is Friday. This is the most profound thing I will say this post.

The weather was yucky again so I decided to hit the treadmill at the gym. Not my favorite, but desperate times and all…

I have a confession about the treadmill though. Secretly, I love it. I love setting the speed and knowing exactly how fast I’m going, how many calories burned, how many miles gone. I love the fan in my face. I love not having to watch where I am going. And my favorite… sticking the buds in my ears, cranking up the music, and zoning OUT!

In my head, I am grooving, singing, jamming out. On the outside, I am a respectable adult human.

I don’t think deep thoughts. I don’t worry. I don’t even plan my next move. I just breathe, sing at the top of brain, and smile. Sometimes–zoning out, taking a break, setting a pause–is the best thing you can do. Sometimes–thinking it through, feeling it deeply, talking it out–is not an option. And sometimes, you just need to have a liberating dance or cry or whatever sets you free… today I danced on a treadmill.

It’s a good day my fellow travelers..A POV image looking down at brightly-colored shoes walking on a treadmill.


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Rachel Olienyk

I'm mother, wife, and worker but most important human. I have accepted a challenge to "take a walk" everyday for one year. My goal is in giving space to mindfulness I will create intentional living. I've decided to share my journey through blogging. Be it peace, be it inspiration, be it annoyance, I hope you feel as you read and in feeling may growth transpire. Namaste my gentle readers...

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