It certainly was one of those weeks that seemed incredibly busy. When I take a step back, I scratch my head and wonder why? I didn’t have school on MLK Jr day, and I had a snow day on Wednesday! Hmm, crazy. I try to fit a lot in my schedule. I need to learn to say no and walk away from extras that I keep reasoning that I can somehow fit it in my life. Getting up at 4:50am each day to workout seems like its the only way sometimes to get that “me” time in. I’m glad I do it then; I’ve made a lot of lasting friendships with these ladies that I sweat it out with 😉
This winter weather sure isn’t helping my running. I really want to get a run schedule going. The roads here are still slippery and don’t have much side room for a desperate runner. I feel unsafe on the streets. I have the option of our town’s bike path or use the treadmill at my Dad’s house. I prefer outdoors. I vary up the routes I take so I get hills and nice variety. I really want to do a run streak this Spring after the threat of snow is gone. I will start with a 30 day challenge and see what happens from there. I know I can fit at least a mile in everyday. I think doing this will really improve my performance in the grand scheme of things. I look at Michael Scott on Facebook (Run Nerds Rock) and feel inspired. He started his streak as a challenge put forth by Runner’s World ( I believe) and he is currently on day 796!!! Say what?!?! Yup. I am in awe of him and his dedication. I wish I was a serious runner like some of the people I follow. I am taking the first step with the fact that lately, I have been running without music. I never thought that would happen. I am trying to listen to my breathing, the sounds of my feet hitting, and just enjoying the thoughts that race through my head. Some of my thoughts are funny (because I am funny, lol) and some are so serious that I could cry. It’s nice without the music. Not sure if I’m giving it up, just taking a break. Today I ran on the treadmill. It was a quick run, as my kids were in the other room watching TV and didn’t want to wait too long for me to get my run in. I ran faster than I have run…like ever (I think!) Yes, a little personal best fell in my lap today. It surely made me smile.
Ending this post on a funny note. My daughter, Hope, is a girl scout. It was her first year selling cookies and we picked up her 114 boxes this afternoon. We carefully sorted out all the cookies and took some silly pics. I have to be honest. I most likely will not eat any of the cookies. I am just not into it. Now, If Hope was selling chips or something salty, I’d be screwed. I love me some Fritos and dip! I may toss a think mint in my protein shake. Just because I think that sounds good. Sitting and eating a sleeve of them doesn’t. At least not anymore. I do remember back in the day eating a box (16 cookies) of the Samoas. OH EM GEE! Those are killer! Enjoy the silly pics 🙂