Every Runner Has a Reason

It’s not very often that I am speechless. Tears streaming down my face. With my heart hurting. But also overflowing with pure gratitude for being a runner. Being able to run. Experiencing everything running has given to me. Remembering everything running has taught me about myself. And being able to see and hear what running can and has given to someone else.

So stop for a moment. Take a deep breath. A tissue on hand is a must. And watch this apso-fing-lutley pure awesomeness. Amazingly. Powerful. Inspiring. And so. So much more. Short video.

I want to meet Ronnie. And I want to hug him because even though we are so different. We live in two different worlds less than 100 miles apart. We are runners. We are one in the same. You see, every runner has a reason. And for that I am grateful.

You can learn more about Ronnie at the donation page for the San Francisco marathon website called “Run with Ronnie” which supports Hospitality House where Ronnie has been able to use their art program studio space. http://www.thesfmarathon.com/runwithronnie/ #runwithronnie

What is your reason to run?
Any fun plans for the weekend?
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!

 

Motivational Monday

Starting Over

Running has not been going well. Or rather, running hasn’t happened in almost two weeks. I don’t really have an excuse. A few all-nighters and a lot of 18 hour days have been going on around here. I have been adjusting to the new job I absolutely love. The big event I hosted is over. Both Princess and Buckaroo are doing well. And somehow I am still maintaining a 4.0 in both of my classes. Yes. All of that going on at the same time will get in the way of running. If I allow it too. Which somehow I did. You see. It was my choice to come home from work and get into my PJ’s rather than my running clothes. It was also my choice to say F someone’s impossible expectations I am taking an hour to myself. And actually taking that hour to myself. But most importantly it was my choice to not make the time for something that is very important to me. Yes. I see a pattern too. And a bad habit that continues to get in the way of not just my running, but my “me time”. Weekends away. And a vacation. Yes. I will continue to work on it.

So I have a little over six weeks until my race and I am starting my half-marathon training again. I know. It would be easier to just say f-it, but I could never forgive myself. So I will get out there when it cools down this evening. Put one foot in front of the other. And make it happen. I am not worried about my pace or finishing time. I just want to finish strong. And I think I can get my body and mind ready enough to do just that in six weeks. So yes. I am starting my half marathon training over. Or at least it feels that way. But the truth is, I am not starting over. I am picking up where I left off. It’s the f-ing first step that feels the same as starting over. But I know me. Giving up is not an option.

Stay tuned for a review. Job goings on. My June reflection(s) and July goals. Not necessary in that order. And of course, I sure look forward to seeing what you all have been up too

What have you done today to be active?

What’s for dinner? The boys are having pulled pork sandwiches (crock pot) and I am having a green salad with all the fixings.

How are you doing?

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

Motivational Monday

Run Away

Jobs. Going to school. Children. Marriage. Friendships. Siblings. Training schedules. Crossing finish lines. Family time. Quality time. Quiet time. Personal time. Aside from all the yucky-ness of an illness or when something in our lives isn’t going smoothly. Did I miss something?! Point being we are all busy doing something related to one of the above at any given moment. Or series of moments in a day. Or maybe most of those things all day long.  We all need a change of pace. A different perspective so all the busy-ness feels worth it. And we don’t run ourselves down trying to hold everything together. All at once. So run away somewhere. Do something for you. And only you. To nurture your body and mind. Even if it’s only for a little while.

And yes. I need to take my own advice. But as with most things I say to you here. I am saying those things to myself too. So. Running away. That is my goal this week. It was also my goal last week, but for a number of reason’s it didn’t happen. And that is just not okay. It’s Monday and I am already feeling the pressure of what I have to do this week. So even if it’s an evening trip to the ocean. Or a few hours sitting by the pool. Or a weekend away. Somehow. Some way. Running away is going to happen for me this week. And I hope it can happen for you too.

Stay tuned for June goals in progress, an award, a review, the winner of my Spartan giveaway and more, not necessary in that order.

When is the last time you truly did something for you. And only you? Me? Aside from taking the long way home from a run, it was going to watch the sunset at the ocean a few weeks ago. And I have been craving that simplicity since.

Any ideas for meal prepping for the week? I have come up with a few things, but otherwise I am at a loss, which is rare since I am usually so good about organizing and planning things!

How was your weekend?

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