Tootsie Tuesday

Summer Fun

Sometimes the best thing I can do for myself  is not worry, wonder or think about what needs to be done. How behind I am in just everything from yard work to WordPress. What is going to happen. What might happen. Or what I want or do not want to happen. How far I can or can’t run right now. My pace time. Or whether I will have recovered enough to still run my first half marathon in just over a month. Sometimes I just need to be in the moment. Go sit by the pool, put my phone away and enjoy an over sized cup of raspberry frozen yogurt.  It’s so much easier said than done.  But I am going to continue to work on feeling less guilty about stealing away time for myself.  And just do it. I need time for myself and I don’t realize I do, until after I have given myself “permission”. I need time without electronics. Otherwise, especially lately, I find myself obsessively checking my email for the test results from the county test or any update about the job I really, really want. I need time that doesn’t involve running. Running doesn’t count. Because guess what? I don’t feel the least bit guilty about heading out for a two-hour run.  Imagine that.

Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!


24 thoughts on “Tootsie Tuesday

    • Yes! It’s such a challenge, but also very important! I thought it would be easier to be mindful of it when my children got older, but not so much! I am definitely going to be working on this one. 🙂


  1. I love this post! I think we all need to make more time to just pause, take some time to breathe, and reflect– something that we definitely don’t do enough of in today’s modern society. Thanks for posting!


  2. Just found your blog off the Running Bloggers – top 100 Blogs. I love it and am adding you to the list of bloggers I follow. I too am training for my first 1/2 in September and am so nervouse about the mileage. Love your post today…it relates to me so much as I’m constantly beating myself up to get things done!!! Taking time to breathe this weekend!!!


    • Thank you and welcome!! Congratulations on training for your first half in September! I can totally relate to being nervous, especially when I have missed so much training time with my injury! I hope to be well enough for mine a month away, otherwise my plan B is to register for another one in September or October. I will add you to my links to visit and best of luck with your training! 🙂


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