Happy Monday & A Brain Dump

Hi!

I can’t believe the weekend went by so fast. I even had Friday off due to my surgery. I definitely didn’t want to get up this morning. But today at work, is one less day I have to work in December. Woohoo! I feel like my mind is going in ten thousand different directions. Thanksgiving is next week, Christmas is 38 days away which also means my birthday is soon after. My Coaching season has started and I’ll be on Team No Sleep until February.

Here’s a little inspiration for the start of your week! Hope you all have a great one!

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Losing sight of today…

Do you ever lose sight of what is going on now? Ever keep planning for the future and what is coming down the road?

Well I found a quote this morning that says:

“Lose yourself in the here and now.”

I am always scheduling races and things for the future. And I keep doing it knowing that if I don’t, then I won’t workout and keep my fitness level up.

But I also came to the realization that I’m not losing myself in today. I’m not losing myself in what is happening around me. That I’m always counting down the days until something happens.Yeah that can be great to look forward to, but it’s also great to be in the moment now. It’s time to take a step back (before my life get extremely crazy) and to be in the moment of today.

Here’s to the moment of today and still counting down the days to what comes next.

Week 5 – Day 2 NYC Marathon Training

I did it! I redeemed myself this morning on my run. I wanted to get a few more half miles in and I was able to do that and kind of died on the way back to my office. I’m lucky that my office has a workout area in the back with showers so I don’t annoy my coworkers after a run by my stinky sweaty self. After Sunday I definitely needed a reminder but I also saw this picture and quote today on Pinterest that reminded me were I started to where I’m going and the journey in between.

“Take pride in how far you have come, and have faith in how far you can go.”

I had 2 on the calendar today for the marathon plan and I knew I could do that. It wasn’t bad but didn’t know how much my mind was going to play tricks on me. And if I was going to listen to it. There’s a point where we start on the trail and cross a road but then you have 1.6 uninterrupted miles. So we started out on the trail with the goal of at least going 2 miles but hoping to get the full 1.6  miles before having to cross another road. Which we did. I struggled on the way back and walked up a hill but I still managed to get a 5k record on my watch. It was a slower paced 10 minutes per mile. It wasn’t bad. I was able to talk to my running partner at a comfortable pace and didn’t struggle too much.

I definitely noticed a difference between foam rolling after my runs and not foam rolling. I’m not as sore and I can generally move after my runs with having to walk like a penguin for a few steps before the lactic acid moves out of my muscles. I can see that I will have to set a reminder to get my foam roller from work and not forget it.  I’ve forgotten it at work on several weekends and I hate that I forget it so I’ll either have to get another one or just remember to take mine home. It shouldn’t be too bad. Just a quick reminder on my phone or something. All in the efforts of staying injury free.

Now I just hope my body will allow me to do another 3 or so miles tomorrow.

Changes

Wow, I can’t believe it’s the last day of April. I didn’t get my run in yesterday morning because I was up until midnight the night before. So that was not my intention but the way it worked out. It happens every so often where my mind just doesn’t stop. In college it was way worse and I had an 8am class but would be up until 4 or 5 in the morning. It was so frustrating. But to be honest curling was on for the 2006 Olympics during those early hours and that’s where I got hooked on it. So I went for a run last night. I was feeling ambitious earlier in the day but by the time I got home, I didn’t want to run at all. It was a gorgeous day but I just didn’t feel like a run. But I went anyways and got 3.14 miles done. It was gorgeous on the trail last night so I was glad that I went but so exhausted after.

Things at work have been absolutely crazy at best. I’ve had to take on A LOT of new responsibilities and no direction for others. So things have been gah so chaotic. I found this quote is so true.

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” ~Deepak Chopra

I hope everyone has a great day! And I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings.

Cheers!

Quote of the Day

For the last few years, every weekday that I’m around a computer and not on vacation, I try to post a quote of the day for my friends and family on Facebook. I’ve been doing this for at least 2 and a half years. I thought I’d share my quote that I posted today here for you all as well!

“The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.”

This quote has so much meaning. I remember there’s been a few times where I’ve been able to make decisions because I’ve been so adamant about it that I didn’t care if anyone else liked that decision. Then there was the decision to start running with this huge goal of running a half marathon in front of me. I knew I had to do it for myself and get it done. I have been running now for several years and training for my second marathon! I’ve been blessed to continue this journey even though I curse myself and ask why I continue to “torture” myself but signing up for the longer distance events. It’s a challenge for me and one that I like to take on every once in awhile.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Cheers!🌻