Today I head back to RI and the USMT office. This is not a bad thing, but does mark the beginning of the end of my vacation. Yes, I have traveled ALOT this year ( and its not even close to being over) but this was a true vacation. Just relaxing and focusing on my continued training leading up to my next Sprint Triathlon.
It was nice not worrying about the usual office stuff... Don't get me wrong, the USMT office and what it represents is my world- my life. But there does come a point where you have to put it aside and make that time for yourself... You gotta recharge and get that MOJO back. I'm not saying I lost it, but I felt like I needed to get recharged! It's really no different than when an athlete feels the "burnout". Once we feel it, we have choices.. Ignore it or do something about it.
I choose to do something about it!
Where I chose to take my vacation always has mixed views. I love being on the beach on Camp LeJeune.. Land of the MARINES! Private, exciting and has all of the things I need for training and keeps me happy! What else could you ask for?? This place can really dial you in on motivation, determination and the can do attitude!
When you have that " can do attitude" and motivation to get something done its simply amazing to see awesomeness unfold.. And this can be anything that is important to you in your world!
I want to see big changes occur in my office and for that to happen it all starts with me!
While I was enjoying the beach, whether it was walking or swimming in the water, looking for sharks teeth or being a sun goddess (NOT)... I was thinking.. How can I make the change? How can I motivate my Team? How can I become the positive change they need? I have not come up with all of the answers or ideas to facilitate this process but I will implement one new thing a week and follow through until everyone is on board and we are all on the same page in the same play book moving forward. The USMT team will work together as a fine tuned, well oiled machine. That will be my obligation to the massage therapist's that work for me and will always be the commitment we offer our athletes and clients!
Things you can expect:
• A plan
• Educated & knowledgable staff
• Goal orientated performance based
• Results from sports massage
• Ability to use various modalities to treat muscular injury - soft tissue dysfunctions
This is important to me- I want the athletes and clients who visit us to know they will be working with a dedicated group of sports massage therapists who have their best interests at hand.
There is a reason you come to us and I am well aware that there are plenty of choices for massage therapy out there.. BUT there is only one USMT and I plan on keeping it that way.
I pride myself on top notch, second to none sports massage with proven results. This is the # 1 commitment to you!
So, for my TEAM MATES reading this I'm personally challenging you to "raise your bar"... Because I intend to do just that!
Tighten up your belts and tie your laces up tight... I just ratcheted up the intensity people! ( you'll thank me later)
Always with the Glitter!
Lori -Ann & Kristen
The "A" Team of USMT