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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

Tomorrow's Run


I'm a little uncertain about running 12 miles tomorrow. I had reached a point in my training where 12 miles seemed like 'nothing'. Now my mind has shifted back to 12 miles being a little daunting. But I'm reminding myself that it's just a run. Just go out and run, nice and slow and enjoy it. Although I do hope it warms up a wee bit. 

Thankfully though, I will be doing this run in the daylight. So that's at least helpful. Tomorrow's run needs to be a good confidence boosting run. It needs to say, yes, you've missed weeks of training, but you've got this. 

I got my bib info for the Marathon. "Yippee! Yikes! Gulp! Wow, I'm going to actually try to do this!" All went through my head when I read the email. Excited and nervous at the same time... and it gets closer 

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