Oh my I have been missing! I'm sorry peeps! Here is a little glimpse as why I was missing....
My 5 year old son had a buckle fracture in his wrist. His cousins and siblings were all playing with an exercise ball and "bounce, bounce butt" as my 3 year old called the game didn't end well for him! So 2 days at drs offices and switching around schedules it is now all worked out. Hopefully after 2 weeks it can be removed and then a soft brace for a little while.
Add on top of that it was my witch week (read period) and that always messes up my runs. My endurance is always slacking and my ambition is low. I did my best, but the week definitely beat me.
This was the image I shared on Friday after a frustrating run. I was already in a crabby mood and I really wanted a great run to fix my mood... it didn't work. It practically made it worse since I was already having a bad mood day and top it off with a bad run it just sucked.
So I took the weekend off. We went to my nephews wrestling tournament -where he took 2nd place!- and just had family time. I have learned to respect and know that I earned a rest day. For someone who still has doubts about their running capabilities it's a hard thing to accept. I don't want to fall into bad lazy habits again and knowing myself it would be easy to do. I also hit 30 lbs weight loss and that's scary. Yes I said it SCARY! 30 lbs is a big deal I have worked so hard-- but have done it the healthy way that rest days for me scream "lazy" and "fat" and "undedicated"... so many of those negative thoughts creep in. I know hormones play a big part in that too but to a "fat" girl working on herself it's hard.
BUT today is a new day, a new week..... and I kicked Monday's BUTT! I ran a great 5 miles this morning! I got my workout clothes on before taking the kids to school so that I wouldn't waste any time after dropping them off. I set the speed to 5.5 covered the treadmill display, turned on The Mindy Project and just ran! It felt good, no great! I was able to keep up to the pace and breath through it. I did stop once and a while but always after running over a mile and most of the time it isn't necessarily that I need to stop it's my mind telling me it's hard.... again the "fat" girl talking. Your mind can be a terrible thing some days and for me it is still one of the hardest things to beat. BUT I still had a great run these 5 miles were needed for a confidence boost and that is exactly what it did!
To celebrate I put on a new shirt.... serisouly I LOVE cheesy shirts and when I saw this one at target I HAD to have it!!! I only wish I would have gotten a smaller size- I have the bottom pulled tight and tucked into my belt so it would be a little more fitted looking. So without further ado......
I mean come on how awesome is that!?!?!?! It says Stay Golden and pictures of all the Golden Girls. Cheesy shirts just make my heart happy :)
So that is a little update on life lately. I promise to be around more often --- but the next two weeks are crazy busy with parent teacher conferences and dance recitals! A moms job is never done I tell ya!
So get out there and kick negative thoughts out of your head and just RUN :)
Please leave a comment, I would love to chat!
What changed for you that made you decide to run?