Check. Me. Out.
A seemingly innocent invite for coffee and a chat was actually an invitation to become the next ambassador at lululemon athletica E. 66th St. store! *blush* I nearly cried.
This was one of my goals for 2011. I love the company. I love the people. I love what they stand for. I love what they offer the community. I love how they operate. I LOVE the clothes. And I am totally the girl who strives to live the manifesto, even before I ever saw the manifesto all over the bags and store and lululemon was just this company in Canada that my very fashionable French client told me about (and insisted I buy their pants!) as being the next big thing in workout apparel. Thanks, Frenchie.
I love the manifesto:
Do one thing a day that scares you? Duh, math. Sweat once a day? Ummm, whether I like it or not. Practice yoga so you can remain active in sports as you age? Done. Dance, sing, floss and travel. Yup, yup, yup and yup. And I am trying with all my might to be the successful person who “replaces the words ‘wish’, ‘should’ and ‘try’ with ‘I will.'” I WILL!
So, yeah, I’m reeeeeeally excited and humbled by this honor. I absolutely love working with all the runners at the Run Club on Wednesday nights (Join us Wednesdays 6:30pm at the stores, 7pm at the 72nd St. Transverse) and I cannot tell you how rejuvenating it has been to meet all the amazing people who work at my beloved E. 66th St. store (I love you west-siders, too). The men and women who work there and so generously share their energy and love with me have been the antidote to my struggles with all of this pre-med stuff. They remind me of how far I’ve already come in life and celebrate my accomplishments while encouraging me to strive for Big Harry Audacious Goals (BHAGs). You should really check them out.
AND check ME out! I will be back to coaching Run Club next Wednesday night and I can’t wait to see everyone. We also have a truly awesome Saturday morning planned for August 20th. We’re meeting at the E. 66th St. store to run Summer Streets (various distances) with all the NYC lululemon run clubs and then I’m hosting a free Joint Protection workshop back at the store. All are welcome for any or all of the activities! I really hope there’s a good turnout for my very first ambassador event (eeeek).
That’s what’s going on with me, friends. It’s been a wild week and I’m looking very forward to Sunday night when all the madness of this week will come to an end. You know what’s great about this week, though? Everything I’ve been working for for months all came to a head in just a few days. It’s really true: the harder I work, the luckier I get.
What about you? Did you meet a goal recently? What’s your Big Harry Audacious Goal? Shout it out in the comments and then…well, don’t go out and run now. It’s late. But rock the pavement tomorrow for sure, wherever you are!