I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and took your shoes out for a run or two this weekend. It was insanely hot by Seattle standards last weekend, so my 5 mile long run at noon on Saturday turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had hoped it would be. That’s the good thing about training though is that you’re TRAINING and LEARNING what works for you and what doesn’t.
This weekend I learned that long runs at noon, the heat and sweet potatoes paired with half a banana and some PB for pre run fuel do not mix well. Who would have thought? Definitely not some of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made, but you live and you learn. Right? Anywhoo… I’d definitely rather learn that lesson now than on race day…
I hope you’ve all had a good week of running so far! Good luck to everyone on their long runs this weekend. I’ve got 5 miles on the agenda for tomorrow which I’m a little nervous about for some reason. It’s my first time covering that distance without stopping in who knows how long… I’m guessing around a year so yeah… should be interesting.
Anyhoo, I thought I’d check in today with a fun survey that my coach Laura posted a little while back. Feel free to answer some of the would you rathers in the comment section below or post on your own blog. I’d love to hear your answers!
I hope you all have been having a great weekend so far and have fun plans for your bonus day off tomorrow! I have to say, I’m definitely excited to have an extra day off this week. It’s been forever since I’ve taken a day off so this is a much needed break for me. In my opinion, all weekends should be 3 days anyways. That way you get one day to bum around, one day for fun stuff and one day for chores. Am I right or am I right?!?
Not sure if anyone still checks in on my little corner of the blogosphere anymore but I wanted to check in. I know I’ve been horrible about posting recently since life has taken over, but I’ve really been focusing on work and spending as much time with friends and family as possible. I’ve also been struggling about what to post about since my activity level has taken a serious decrease after this. Continue reading →
I know I’ve been neglecting my little corner of the blogosphere for quite some time now. It’s partially due to an explosion of work craziness, but my pure denial is also to blame. I was going strong (or so I thought) on my return to running about a month or so ago. I was finally able to lace up, cross a few finish lines and score some sweet new PR’s. It was such a good feeling to get back to not only doing what I love, with people that I love, but also to get a little closer to feeling like myself again.
If you would have asked me a couple years ago if I would have been excited to run .75 miles on the dreadmill in 8:01 minutes, I probably would have laughed at you. Back then, if I was going to go for a run, it was going to be at minimum 3.1 miles at a pace of at least 8:30 minutes per mile. I rarely ever ran on the dreadmill because I preferred to run on either the beautiful trail along the water by my office or on the convenient streets of my neighborhood. I liked to run on a terrain similar to what I would be running on during the races I used to compete in EVERY.SINGLE.WEEKEND.Continue reading →
I’m so sad to say that the Proud To Be Me Campaign that I’ve been participating in with some of my Sweat Pink sisters for the month of November is coming to an end this weekend. I feel like I’ve learned a lot about myself during this process and have noticed significant shifts in my way of thinking. Since I’ve started this process, I’ve become more aware when negative self-talk starts creeping into my head and am able to replace it with something more positive, which is no small feat.
As you all probably know by now, I’m participating in the Proud To Be Me Campaign with some of my Sweat Pink sisters this month and it’s been such a great experience so far. The prompts this week focused on our work ethic, what makes us strong and how we inspire others, all of which were somewhat challenging for me to answer. I tend to beat myself up a little in these areas, so I really had to think about my answers to these prompts. I always feel like I could be doing more or doing what I’m doing better, so the prompts this week helped me realize that I’m doing the best that I can and always have good intentions, so I need to learn to cut myself some slack. Since work has been insane these last couple of weeks, I really struggled with getting out of the Negative Nancy mindset this week and focusing on the positives. It’s going to be something I’m going to have to work on for awhile before it becomes a habit, but I know I really need to make this shift in thinking for my sanity!
As you all probably know by now, I’m participating in the Proud To Be Me Campaign with some of my Sweat Pink sisters this month and it’s been such a great experience so far. I’m already getting really sad thinking about this ending at the end of the month and that we’re over halfway done with this campaign. It has really inspired me to shift my way of thinking about myself and my body and I’m ecstatic I decided to participate. It’s provided me with a few “Ah ha!” moments so far that I will be forever grateful for.