When I was in college, my swim coach often told me and my teammates to swim our own race. “You need to swim your race in your own lane,” he’d say. “You need to swim with blinders on.”
.
At the time, I didn’t fully understand the significance of those words beyond competitive swimming. But the life metaphor is there — and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
.
More on exactly why that is in my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/2xJ4L9P. Here’s the short version.
.
A few Sundays ago, after a tough Friday and Saturday, I woke up and saw so clearly that I was not swimming my race in my own lane. I was playing the “comparison game,” as I like to call it. It’s a dangerous game and a terribly inefficient way to swim — and live.
.
I went to church that morning. Following the service, @mica.senn — one of my favorite Argentines and my best friend here in Bariloche — invited me to an asado with her husband and a small group of friends from church. It was obvious to me that, as much as this was an invitation from Mica, it was also an invitation from God. An invitation to deepen my friendship with Mica and grow my community here in Bariloche.
.
I accepted the invitation, and that Sunday wound up being exactly what I needed. It was a beautiful day with seven genuinely-warm people and a good reminder to remain patient and confident in the community and the life I’m building for myself here. It was a good reminder to remain focused on swimming my own race.
.
The following Tuesday, as I was standing in my kitchen listening to a @dailyhope episode from @pastorrickwarren, the message of the sermon cut through me.
.
Pastor Rick shared Hebrews 12:1: “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.”
.
Pastor Rick then said, “Dedicate yourself, and don't worry about trying to be like everybody else. God has a particular life course for you to run. And if you're always looking at other people, you're going to end up running their race ... God has a particular life race for you to run, and nobody else can run it.”
.
Run your own race. The message was loud and clear. Instagram Photos | videos | post

When I was in college, my swim coach often told me and my teammates to swim our own race. “You need to swim your race in your own lane,” he’d say. “You need to swim with blinders on.” . At the time, I didn’t fully understand the significance of those words beyond competitive swimming. But the life metaphor is there — and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. . More on exactly why that is in my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/2xJ4L9P. Here’s the short version. . A few Sundays ago, after a tough Friday and Saturday, I woke up and saw so clearly that I was not swimming my race in my own lane. I was playing the “comparison game,” as I like to call it. It’s a dangerous game and a terribly inefficient way to swim — and live. . I went to church that morning. Following the service, — one of my favorite Argentines and my best friend here in Bariloche — invited me to an asado with her husband and a small group of friends from church. It was obvious to me that, as much as this was an invitation from Mica, it was also an invitation from God. An invitation to deepen my friendship with Mica and grow my community here in Bariloche. . I accepted the invitation, and that Sunday wound up being exactly what I needed. It was a beautiful day with seven genuinely-warm people and a good reminder to remain patient and confident in the community and the life I’m building for myself here. It was a good reminder to remain focused on swimming my own race. . The following Tuesday, as I was standing in my kitchen listening to a episode from the message of the sermon cut through me. . Pastor Rick shared Hebrews 12:1: “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.” . Pastor Rick then said, “Dedicate yourself, and don't worry about trying to be like everybody else. God has a particular life course for you to run. And if you're always looking at other people, you're going to end up running their race ... God has a particular life race for you to run, and nobody else can run it.” . Run your own race. The message was loud and clear.

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#loseyourself but also remember #findyourself Instagram Photos | videos | post

but also remember

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Happy Tuesday! 💜 Instagram Photos | videos | post

Happy Tuesday! 💜

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. 
Mag bestimmt nicht immer einfach sein. Aber wenn man mal ehrlich damit anfängt, dann sieht bzw erlebt man die ganze Welt plötzlich ganz anders. Und man merkt es ist jede Mühe wert sich selbst zu ändern, wenn man nicht mehr zufrieden ist ❤ 
Liegt immer an einem selbst👍☺ #findyourself #lovelife #begood #betrue #smile #love #laugh #takeiteasy #sometimes #changeisgood #thatslife Instagram Photos | videos | post

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Mag bestimmt nicht immer einfach sein. Aber wenn man mal ehrlich damit anfängt, dann sieht bzw erlebt man die ganze Welt plötzlich ganz anders. Und man merkt es ist jede Mühe wert sich selbst zu ändern, wenn man nicht mehr zufrieden ist ❤ Liegt immer an einem selbst👍☺

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Its been a crazy last week, with the holidays coming fuck halloween is almost here what? My favorite holiday and Xmas? New year's? and everything else it just hit me all at once!!! But no worries i will still look fabulous with my vintage 1940s coat some 1940s silk pajamas eating a cup of noodles in my house by myself on new year eve, still kicking ass lol this year will the the first year i dont see the snow during xmas, but maybe ill go out and buy me my first old car and i can see that instead 😉 not bad lol alot of changes this year BUT AMY WINEHOUSE your music is my drug of choice ✌✌✌ I wont be traveling , i will STAY for GOOD  and deal with this life 👌👌👌 and be the best i can be always respect and love yourselve to a better  life 
#amywinehouse #selflove #life #findyourself #begoodtoyourbody #unwind #pictureoftheday
#mood #holidays #carriebradshaw Instagram Photos | videos | post

Its been a crazy last week, with the holidays coming fuck halloween is almost here what? My favorite holiday and Xmas? New year's? and everything else it just hit me all at once!!! But no worries i will still look fabulous with my vintage 1940s coat some 1940s silk pajamas eating a cup of noodles in my house by myself on new year eve, still kicking ass lol this year will the the first year i dont see the snow during xmas, but maybe ill go out and buy me my first old car and i can see that instead 😉 not bad lol alot of changes this year BUT AMY WINEHOUSE your music is my drug of choice ✌✌✌ I wont be traveling , i will STAY for GOOD and deal with this life 👌👌👌 and be the best i can be always respect and love yourselve to a better life

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// FIGHT FOR YOU // Going into today.... starting a 3 day cleanse with the hubby... I have to remind myself that it's all worth the effort. It's worth the time I spent prepping. It's worth the time I will spend on me! My goal is to loose a little bloat and reset my digestion. Again. Darn IBS has a way of sneaking up on ya. 
Whatever you're working on for YOU today, it's totally worth it. You are worth the effort! 
#transformationtuesday #workonyou #happyday #youareworthmore #transformyourbody #weightlossjourney #ibsmom #ibssucks #3dayrefresh #youcandothis #findyourself #doittoday #startnow #gethealthy #mindbootysoul #livelaughlove #loveyourself #loveyourbody #fitnessjourney Instagram Photos | videos | post

// FIGHT FOR YOU // Going into today.... starting a 3 day cleanse with the hubby... I have to remind myself that it's all worth the effort. It's worth the time I spent prepping. It's worth the time I will spend on me! My goal is to loose a little bloat and reset my digestion. Again. Darn IBS has a way of sneaking up on ya. Whatever you're working on for YOU today, it's totally worth it. You are worth the effort!

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People will remember you by one of 2 things. You can either slowly open the door and peak in or you can push the f***ing door open! ...
Go in and attack what's on the other side of that door. ...
If you don't, trust me, someone else will. ...
It can be the scariest, most difficult thing to do. Remind yourself, you've got this! ...
#jillian101 #fitness #fit #workout #fitfam #cleaneating #healthydiet #1stphorm #strongissexy #fitfreak #fatburn #workoutdone #iam1stphorm #exercising #strongbody #cleaneatingforlife #duespaid #legionofboom #shredfat #cleaneater #sustainablediet #findyourself Instagram Photos | videos | post

People will remember you by one of 2 things. You can either slowly open the door and peak in or you can push the f***ing door open! ... Go in and attack what's on the other side of that door. ... If you don't, trust me, someone else will. ... It can be the scariest, most difficult thing to do. Remind yourself, you've got this! ...

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She's stuck between who she is, who she wants to be and who she should be. #hotelbathrooms #whoareyou #model #mirrors #findyourself #bereal Instagram Photos | videos | post

She's stuck between who she is, who she wants to be and who she should be.

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🌙🔮🖤

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Daydreaming 🌞💭 Instagram Photos | videos | post

Daydreaming 🌞💭

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@miintono klinker til igjen med nok en kampanje video 👌 Fantastisk konsept, og vakkert utformet ❤️😊 #regram @miintono Instagram Photos | videos | post

klinker til igjen med nok en kampanje video 👌 Fantastisk konsept, og vakkert utformet ❤️😊

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/Attempts/
I've longed to be here. I've longed enough to be elsewhere. 
I've been living like a nomad, trying hard to care. 
Some of us find it, some of us don't. Some find it in a person, a place called

/Attempts/ I've longed to be here. I've longed enough to be elsewhere. I've been living like a nomad, trying hard to care. Some of us find it, some of us don't. Some find it in a person, a place called "Home". ❤

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Kennt ihr diese Tage, an denen man plötzlich nicht mehr weiß für welchen Weg man sich entschieden hat? Wo geht die Reise hin? Geh ich mit? Ist das Richtig? Und: Was will ich eigentlich erreichen, wo bin ich in 5 Jahren? ➖Es ist mal wieder Zeit für einen Braindump und einen Blick auf meinen 5-Jahres-Plan! Kennt ihr solche Tage?

#whatwillfuturebring #lifeplan #lifeplanning #findyourself #createyourself #powernapneeded #austrianblogger #igersaustria Instagram Photos | videos | post

Kennt ihr diese Tage, an denen man plötzlich nicht mehr weiß für welchen Weg man sich entschieden hat? Wo geht die Reise hin? Geh ich mit? Ist das Richtig? Und: Was will ich eigentlich erreichen, wo bin ich in 5 Jahren? ➖Es ist mal wieder Zeit für einen Braindump und einen Blick auf meinen 5-Jahres-Plan! Kennt ihr solche Tage?

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When I was in college, my swim coach often told me and my teammates to swim our own race. “You need to swim your race in your own lane,” he’d say. “You need to swim with blinders on.”
.
At the time, I didn’t fully understand the significance of those words beyond competitive swimming. But the life metaphor is there — and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
.
More on exactly why that is in my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/2xJ4L9P. Here’s the short version.
.
A few Sundays ago, after a tough Friday and Saturday, I woke up and saw so clearly that I was not swimming my race in my own lane. I was playing the “comparison game,” as I like to call it. It’s a dangerous game and a terribly inefficient way to swim — and live.
.
I went to church that morning. Following the service, @mica.senn — one of my favorite Argentines and my best friend here in Bariloche — invited me to an asado with her husband and a small group of friends from church. It was obvious to me that, as much as this was an invitation from Mica, it was also an invitation from God. An invitation to deepen my friendship with Mica and grow my community here in Bariloche.
.
I accepted the invitation, and that Sunday wound up being exactly what I needed. It was a beautiful day with seven genuinely-warm people and a good reminder to remain patient and confident in the community and the life I’m building for myself here. It was a good reminder to remain focused on swimming my own race.
.
The following Tuesday, as I was standing in my kitchen listening to a @dailyhope episode from @pastorrickwarren, the message of the sermon cut through me.
.
Pastor Rick shared Hebrews 12:1: “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.”
.
Pastor Rick then said, “Dedicate yourself, and don't worry about trying to be like everybody else. God has a particular life course for you to run. And if you're always looking at other people, you're going to end up running their race ... God has a particular life race for you to run, and nobody else can run it.”
.
Run your own race. The message was loud and clear. Instagram Photos | videos | post

When I was in college, my swim coach often told me and my teammates to swim our own race. “You need to swim your race in your own lane,” he’d say. “You need to swim with blinders on.” . At the time, I didn’t fully understand the significance of those words beyond competitive swimming. But the life metaphor is there — and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. . More on exactly why that is in my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/2xJ4L9P. Here’s the short version. . A few Sundays ago, after a tough Friday and Saturday, I woke up and saw so clearly that I was not swimming my race in my own lane. I was playing the “comparison game,” as I like to call it. It’s a dangerous game and a terribly inefficient way to swim — and live. . I went to church that morning. Following the service, — one of my favorite Argentines and my best friend here in Bariloche — invited me to an asado with her husband and a small group of friends from church. It was obvious to me that, as much as this was an invitation from Mica, it was also an invitation from God. An invitation to deepen my friendship with Mica and grow my community here in Bariloche. . I accepted the invitation, and that Sunday wound up being exactly what I needed. It was a beautiful day with seven genuinely-warm people and a good reminder to remain patient and confident in the community and the life I’m building for myself here. It was a good reminder to remain focused on swimming my own race. . The following Tuesday, as I was standing in my kitchen listening to a episode from the message of the sermon cut through me. . Pastor Rick shared Hebrews 12:1: “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.” . Pastor Rick then said, “Dedicate yourself, and don't worry about trying to be like everybody else. God has a particular life course for you to run. And if you're always looking at other people, you're going to end up running their race ... God has a particular life race for you to run, and nobody else can run it.” . Run your own race. The message was loud and clear.

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#loseyourself but also remember #findyourself Instagram Photos | videos | post

but also remember

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Happy Tuesday! 💜 Instagram Photos | videos | post

Happy Tuesday! 💜

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. 
Mag bestimmt nicht immer einfach sein. Aber wenn man mal ehrlich damit anfängt, dann sieht bzw erlebt man die ganze Welt plötzlich ganz anders. Und man merkt es ist jede Mühe wert sich selbst zu ändern, wenn man nicht mehr zufrieden ist ❤ 
Liegt immer an einem selbst👍☺ #findyourself #lovelife #begood #betrue #smile #love #laugh #takeiteasy #sometimes #changeisgood #thatslife Instagram Photos | videos | post

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Mag bestimmt nicht immer einfach sein. Aber wenn man mal ehrlich damit anfängt, dann sieht bzw erlebt man die ganze Welt plötzlich ganz anders. Und man merkt es ist jede Mühe wert sich selbst zu ändern, wenn man nicht mehr zufrieden ist ❤ Liegt immer an einem selbst👍☺

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Its been a crazy last week, with the holidays coming fuck halloween is almost here what? My favorite holiday and Xmas? New year's? and everything else it just hit me all at once!!! But no worries i will still look fabulous with my vintage 1940s coat some 1940s silk pajamas eating a cup of noodles in my house by myself on new year eve, still kicking ass lol this year will the the first year i dont see the snow during xmas, but maybe ill go out and buy me my first old car and i can see that instead 😉 not bad lol alot of changes this year BUT AMY WINEHOUSE your music is my drug of choice ✌✌✌ I wont be traveling , i will STAY for GOOD  and deal with this life 👌👌👌 and be the best i can be always respect and love yourselve to a better  life 
#amywinehouse #selflove #life #findyourself #begoodtoyourbody #unwind #pictureoftheday
#mood #holidays #carriebradshaw Instagram Photos | videos | post

Its been a crazy last week, with the holidays coming fuck halloween is almost here what? My favorite holiday and Xmas? New year's? and everything else it just hit me all at once!!! But no worries i will still look fabulous with my vintage 1940s coat some 1940s silk pajamas eating a cup of noodles in my house by myself on new year eve, still kicking ass lol this year will the the first year i dont see the snow during xmas, but maybe ill go out and buy me my first old car and i can see that instead 😉 not bad lol alot of changes this year BUT AMY WINEHOUSE your music is my drug of choice ✌✌✌ I wont be traveling , i will STAY for GOOD and deal with this life 👌👌👌 and be the best i can be always respect and love yourselve to a better life

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// FIGHT FOR YOU // Going into today.... starting a 3 day cleanse with the hubby... I have to remind myself that it's all worth the effort. It's worth the time I spent prepping. It's worth the time I will spend on me! My goal is to loose a little bloat and reset my digestion. Again. Darn IBS has a way of sneaking up on ya. 
Whatever you're working on for YOU today, it's totally worth it. You are worth the effort! 
#transformationtuesday #workonyou #happyday #youareworthmore #transformyourbody #weightlossjourney #ibsmom #ibssucks #3dayrefresh #youcandothis #findyourself #doittoday #startnow #gethealthy #mindbootysoul #livelaughlove #loveyourself #loveyourbody #fitnessjourney Instagram Photos | videos | post

// FIGHT FOR YOU // Going into today.... starting a 3 day cleanse with the hubby... I have to remind myself that it's all worth the effort. It's worth the time I spent prepping. It's worth the time I will spend on me! My goal is to loose a little bloat and reset my digestion. Again. Darn IBS has a way of sneaking up on ya. Whatever you're working on for YOU today, it's totally worth it. You are worth the effort!

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People will remember you by one of 2 things. You can either slowly open the door and peak in or you can push the f***ing door open! ...
Go in and attack what's on the other side of that door. ...
If you don't, trust me, someone else will. ...
It can be the scariest, most difficult thing to do. Remind yourself, you've got this! ...
#jillian101 #fitness #fit #workout #fitfam #cleaneating #healthydiet #1stphorm #strongissexy #fitfreak #fatburn #workoutdone #iam1stphorm #exercising #strongbody #cleaneatingforlife #duespaid #legionofboom #shredfat #cleaneater #sustainablediet #findyourself Instagram Photos | videos | post

People will remember you by one of 2 things. You can either slowly open the door and peak in or you can push the f***ing door open! ... Go in and attack what's on the other side of that door. ... If you don't, trust me, someone else will. ... It can be the scariest, most difficult thing to do. Remind yourself, you've got this! ...

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She's stuck between who she is, who she wants to be and who she should be. #hotelbathrooms #whoareyou #model #mirrors #findyourself #bereal Instagram Photos | videos | post

She's stuck between who she is, who she wants to be and who she should be.

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🌙🔮🖤 Instagram Photos | videos | post

🌙🔮🖤

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Daydreaming 🌞💭 Instagram Photos | videos | post

Daydreaming 🌞💭

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@miintono klinker til igjen med nok en kampanje video 👌 Fantastisk konsept, og vakkert utformet ❤️😊 #regram @miintono Instagram Photos | videos | post

klinker til igjen med nok en kampanje video 👌 Fantastisk konsept, og vakkert utformet ❤️😊

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/Attempts/
I've longed to be here. I've longed enough to be elsewhere. 
I've been living like a nomad, trying hard to care. 
Some of us find it, some of us don't. Some find it in a person, a place called

/Attempts/ I've longed to be here. I've longed enough to be elsewhere. I've been living like a nomad, trying hard to care. Some of us find it, some of us don't. Some find it in a person, a place called "Home". ❤

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Kennt ihr diese Tage, an denen man plötzlich nicht mehr weiß für welchen Weg man sich entschieden hat? Wo geht die Reise hin? Geh ich mit? Ist das Richtig? Und: Was will ich eigentlich erreichen, wo bin ich in 5 Jahren? ➖Es ist mal wieder Zeit für einen Braindump und einen Blick auf meinen 5-Jahres-Plan! Kennt ihr solche Tage?

#whatwillfuturebring #lifeplan #lifeplanning #findyourself #createyourself #powernapneeded #austrianblogger #igersaustria Instagram Photos | videos | post

Kennt ihr diese Tage, an denen man plötzlich nicht mehr weiß für welchen Weg man sich entschieden hat? Wo geht die Reise hin? Geh ich mit? Ist das Richtig? Und: Was will ich eigentlich erreichen, wo bin ich in 5 Jahren? ➖Es ist mal wieder Zeit für einen Braindump und einen Blick auf meinen 5-Jahres-Plan! Kennt ihr solche Tage?

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