the “nice” 7 miles aka worlds shortest post on a long run :)

25 Jun

Well that big (7) mile run is here and gone and today my body actually wants to run, entering our fourth week training and it’s about time!

We ended up running later then expected but the air was perfect and the cool night breeze was just what I needed to keep going. I know it sounds silly but I don’t have much to write about except that we did it and it was easier then I thought it would be. good sign or bad sign? I don’t know, what I do know is that when mom has a slow night (that’s right mom I am referencing your slow night) then I get to take it easy and it’s nice, to focus on covering miles only and not being all competitive and what not. It was a nice run, I even stopped to take some photos which you can see on our main page photo stream if you want 🙂

This next week I will be focusing on more consistency with my running as it’s a short run week before another big push the next week.

It’s all about one smart decision at a time, one healthy move. don’t think about the whole picture. just make the next best choice, why? because we deserve it and we are all worth it.

Let’s be honest

23 Jun

Hi there well here is to the 1st blog post that is actually my writing and not coping out with just some cute photos 🙂

Let’s be honest, sometimes  it’s never as good as we make it out to be.I think we all have choices to either make things seem better than they were or are OR to be honest.Today I am challenging myself to be honest and embrace it.

I could just say I had a good run last night at the gym but that would be a complete lie.

It was embarrassing and completely the opposite and I am ashamed to say it was a bit of an emotional break down and I am glad it wasn’t a packed house, because I definitely was THAT GIRL. you know, the one everyone looks at and in their head are thinking “what’s her problem” or “maybe she should just stick to walking at home ” I was tired, so tired after working 7 hours and I was cranky from this and that and other things happening throughout my day.  I get to the gym after picking up my husband and mother, change – the locker room smelled terrible. Start to run. No head phones. Only 40 mins to do 3 miles, no big deal it’s a short run and I am thankful for that. There are about 8 different tv’s  in front of me with different channels going but I can’t hear a thing except my shoes pounding on the treadmill and the lady in front of me on a bike occasionally singing along to her music a little to loud and I am terribly aware of every sweat drop and hair follicle that bugs my skin. I was over hot and the stupid little fan on the treadmill wasn’t doing a thing. water that sounds nice. I look to my husband for some encouragement and sometimes we just don’t speak the same langauge, I am sure we can all relate to that one no matter which way it’s going. 1st mile good and down, another half mile and I am dying. My mistake was looking at the clock and feeling completely pressured to finish at a time that’s oh – nowhere near my average! I picked my speed and then had to slow way down realizing I will not cover the miles in time I actually start to cry! right there in the gym! embarrassment floods me and encouragement from my husband and mother that I do not believe only makes it worse because it’s my own silly expectation that put me so far up against some fake brick wall. so yes that happened. I hit my silly brick wall and couldn’t go further. so that’s me being honest. my husband assures me that no one noticed except the strange guy next to his treadmill but somehow I doubt that.

today is a rest day which is nice but I am using those days as workout days and it felt good to body rock today. my legs are getting stronger and burpees aren’t so life or death any more 🙂

let’s be honest: we are on week 3 of our training and tomorrow I run 7 and I am not sure how that is going to work, I am excited but at the same time I still feel like I am staring at that brick wall I met last night. one things for sure. I am bringing my head phones.

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friends

10 Jun

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These cute little friends were joining us for our morning run today 🙂 sometimes its the simple things in life.

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Goodnight world

10 Jun

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Take a deep breath, put one foot in front of the other and soak in all the beauty around you.

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Yep, totally worth the drive. Love getting fresh wind on a new trail.

10 Jun

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Driving a bit to go for a wonderful late afternoon run

10 Jun

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The trail that morning was such a familiar and comforting site. Hello soul, I am so glad I am doing this again.

9 Jun

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