Hi!! I have a weekend off. When I do get weekends off I cherish them with all my heart. I love getting up early and just sitting on my couch with a cup of coffee and a blanket cozied up. Just thinking. Praying. Reading. Just time to reflect. And now I have access to the library so I can keep you all up to date. (I can not wait to get a laptop! C’mon income taxes baby…) So what the heck have I been up to? Running. A lot. Well that is until my treadmill broke down. I guess you get what you pay for. At first I was pissed. Then sad. Then depressed. Then pissed again. I tried in vain to fix the dang thing. I kept thinking HOW in this universe am I going to train for the OKC Memorial marathon? I thought about giving up…only for a split second. But then I decided I would bust my butt in my living room; I’m sure looking like a total weirdo. I’ve been doing high-knees, squats, planks, push-ups, yoga, anything and everything that will help me run my best. Just because I can’t run as much doesn’t mean I can’t do anything. In the meantime I just do what I can. It’s not about what I can’t do, but what I can.
So I’ve been having to get super
crazy creative. I run on my days off when the kid is in school and beg my sister to keep little dude on the rare occasion I have a weekend off (given this is a weekend off…oh sister J…). And in place of my easy runs I’ve been strength training at home along with some hill repeats up and down my driveway.
|Perfect analogy for my thought process after the mill’s death. I was stuck on “I can’t do it” for about a week.|
|Part of the hill.|
Fitness Peeps Shoutout!
I’ve also been following some awesome challenges like:
And the One Tough Mother Runner, Wendy, has been a great source of daily encouragement and I started doing her #Planksalot challenge which has kept me focused on a strong core. STRONG CORE=STRONG RUNNER! I would definitely encourage you to follow her on Facebook and Twitter as well! She has some other awesome challenges going on as well. Go check her out!
|You can not stop a determined woman.|