Like many of you (especially if you live in Wisconsin), my summers are filled with plans. And it is also my busiest time of work— with endurance sport race season in full swing. After two very busy life/work weeks and a short getaway to Las Vegas, I came to the realization that I had to find a repost for my blog this holiday weekend.
I appreciate the many messages I have provided you all over the last nearly two years, and so I feel like I could almost repurpose or repost any of them. But, as I considered the 4th of July holiday, I decided that I want to celebrate the freedom that I have to share my words with you weekly. And, it has been awhile since I have told you WHY I do what I do.
I am grateful to be free to “speak” into all of your lives, and honored that you still read each week. I will be back with a fresh message next week, but I hope this reminds you that I am here to teach and inspire you to connect with yourself with compassion, awareness, and joy. Enjoy!
Why ‘MB’ Coaching? It might not be as obvious as you think.
I live passion. Not exclamation points and bubbly Instagram stories. It is a smoldering fire in my soul. The vigor that flows through me shoves my feet in the cold pool at 5:30am or puts a bounce in my step while running in a snowstorm. My heart has alwaysdriven me to accomplish the things I set out to do. My passionate commitment to training and racing as an athlete is a big part of what makes me a devoted and motivating coach. My love for life stirs up BIG emotions in my relationships with my kids, husband, friends, teammates, and athletes. I believe my purpose in life is to inspire others to believe that anything is possible.
Living based on this driving passion can also lead me to be prone to give in, justify my discomfort, have rigid thinking, and leave me bored and unsatisfied in the ordinary moments life. I have struggled with wondering ‘what’s next’ rather than focusing on the emotions of the moment- including while training and racing. I have lived with the feeling of knowing that I had more to give and I needed to know how to find it. I have unearthed many concepts of what it means when someone says that racing is ‘mostly mental’ and have focused on how to apply that to all aspects of life. This blog is a peek into my personal journey of understanding how to feel everything from the positivity of passion to the discomfort of pain.
So, if ‘MB’ isn’t the obvious- Miranda Bush– then what does is stand for? Mind over Body.A reference and homage to the realizations in my own training and coaching that reaching your goals is mostly mental. And by focusing on your mindyou have the opportunity to learn so much about how to navigate this one big life.