You want me to get up at what time???

Hi my name is Erin Brucker, otherwise known as mini-Brucker or Gary’s daughter (as I often live in the shadow of this guy…. its a pretty big one). But let it be known, I am indeed my own person and also do #justshowup Wednesday mornings.

I have been apart of the NP tribe for over a year now. I stumbled upon the great Roz Huber’s Instagram a while ago and followed along where I first was introduced to something called the November Project. I had no idea what it involved except for the fact that she would post about a free workout at 6:29am. It intrigued me but, like most other people, I am not a morning person, hence I never showed up. While being pace bunnies for the Wine Country Half that year, my dad met this awesome dude named Steve Morrison who introduced him to the idea of November Project. He brought it up to me and I was like, “Yea. that’s what this cool girl Roz does. We should go.” So we went the following Wednesday together (which Gary fails to mention in his blog post). Was it easy to get up that dark, early and cold October morning? Definitely not. Was it worth it? Most definitely yes. I definitely was not expecting the loud, obnoxiousness and excitement that was THE BOUNCE. But it is still by far one of my favourite parts of starting Wednesdays. I remember being partnered with the speedy Taylor Horsting the first day and pushing to keep up. I left feeling on a high and with more friends than I had the day before.

I have been attending November Project with my dad and other friends since then. I invite whomever I can because you truly do not know the essence of November Project without experiencing it yourself. November Project is a tribe of guaranteed hugs and smiles and friends and a good sweat to get your body moving in the morning. I am all about a good sweaty workout in the morning. Although I exercise regularly, NP continues to kick my butt as seen in this photo below at PR day at the Apple Bowl.

I have learned to appreciate mornings more than I used to, and now start my day more often with a good workout. Have I become a morning person? Nope. Is it still hard to get up at 6am when my alarm clock goes off? Yup (just ask Gary). But do I regret it every time I hit snooze on my alarm and decide I don’t want to bear the cold morning? Oh, you bet.  I could go on about it and all the fun you’ll have and the friends you’ll make, but I’ll stop for now. So, if you have not ever #justshownup, I promise you it is worth it. Every. Single. Time.

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One Reply to “You want me to get up at what time???”

  1. Great read Erin. I was the same way not knowing what this November Project is all about. Getting up at 6:00 for a run wouldn’t be my first choice in starting my day. As a summer parks contractor for the city, I guess you can say that I have holidays for 3 months . I keep myself busy everyday which includes skiing and stuff that needs to be done inside my house . The word procrastination usually creeps out and that weight word will always be there. My first time at November project was last Wednesday . I did not know what to expect. Did not know anybody except Gary. Wow! What a group of energetic and loving people. Like you said Erin free hugs. I will be back next Wednesday for more uplifting conversation and a great workout. I may have to train a few days prior. I was sore for the next 3 days which including curling the same day. Once you have experienced it you can’t wait till next Wednesday. Thanks Gary. Just Show Up!


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