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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?



The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.




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The Race Report That I Cannot Write

I know that everyone is expecting a race report from the 5K that I had previously said that I was going to swallow my pride and run. (When Pride Rears Its Ugly Head) But that's a race report that I cannot write, because I didn't run.

Let me rewind ...

After deciding that I would indeed run, I tried my best to get peace with that decision. And from time to time, I did have peace. But it was fleeting, and as the week went on, I became more and more stressed - to the point that I was becoming super impatient and short-tempered (no pun intended) with my family. Because the truth is, I really didn't want to run.

And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this was silly. For goodness sake, this is a 5K race. This really isn't that big of a deal. Apparently last year with the over-training, and missed/disappointing races it really did a number on me emotionally - and I'm really not over it. I'm not. At the moment I find zero joy in racing which is so not how I have been in the past. I LOVED racing. I loved everything about it. Now the thoughts makes me a little nauseous and not pre-race jitters but nauseous as in full of dread.

So I've scrapped the rest of my races that I had on my schedule. I am looking at some trail / ultra hikes for the fall. In the late fall, I might consider a road race, but I will definitely have to be in a different place mentally than where I am now when it comes to racing. I feel that it's in my best interest to focus on running just to run without focusing on pace/times/distance/racing.

Oh, don't think that I'm not running or setting goals for myself because I am.

I'm currently focusing on strength training at least 3 times a week. I'm currently working with a trainer once a week, and it's helping me to stay on track with the strength training. I'm gradually increasing the time that I spend on strength training each week.

I'm trying to get in an hour of cardio daily with 1 day of complete rest. (Maybe 2 rest days if my body needs it or if schedules just don't allow for me to get the workout in.). I'm running 3 days a week with the other workouts as crosstraining.

So as you can see, I have not given up running - I'm simply taking a step back from racing.





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  1. Are you stepping back because of injury? Or are you just taking a break?

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    1. Just taking a break... mentally need to get in a better place before I can 'race' again or run 'with a plan'.

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  2. If your heart isn't in it, I think stepping back from racing is wise. It's supposed to fun afterall, right? Plus changing it up is always good too.

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    1. Thank you... I think this is the right thing to do... it's supposed to fun not so stressful!

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