If the Shoe Fits….

 

My marathon training is in high gear!!

Ran over 10 miles this evening on the beach and have to say that I’m super impressed at my running…(if I do say so, myself!)

Now, it does help that I have an amazing running partner in Grace Johnstone and she continues to push me with her pace and amazing energy! We ran the 5+ miles and then stretched out for a while before turning back and returning to our starting point.  It was at that time that I noticed my shoe and sock rubbing my foot uncomfortably and I could feel a blister forming, for sure! Booo!!!

Grace was so helpful and asked a few people on the run if they had a band-aid for us…

For some reason, that got some strange looks! haha…Anyway, I turned my sock around and it seemed to do the trick for the rest of our run.  It was exhilarating and I was proud of the accomplishment!  Funny how hungry we both felt as we neared our finish lines!! Gotta love that!!

Time for some new running shoes.  There’s still enough time to “break” them in and use them for the marathon.  LOL  Lots more! 😉

My Goals DO Sometimes Scare ME!

Do you ever have one of those days when you think you can do EVERYTHING?

NO?  Then I guess I am nuts!! LOL

Today I had originally planned to run 5 miles; as per my marathon training schedule suggested.  That changed when my running partner asked me to run 10 miles with her today…gotta love that kind of energy and enthusiasm!

Feeling energetic and brave, I said YES!!

We met at 7am today and ran, not only 10 long miles, but trails and hills galore!!  The crazy thing about it was that I felt good after it was over.  Almost (but not quite!) like I could have run some more.

But I had to conserve my energy for this day.  I came home to EAT…since I was super hungry and then later completed LEGS training from the Body Beast workout.

Still feeling good, I went about my day.  Ran errands, cooked food for the weekend, washed some laundry and picked up my older sis from the airport!

yay!!! Girl time!!

For some “odd” reason, by 6pm….I was completely exhausted!! Like I needed a nap; exhausted! So, I did.  I took my body’s cues and laid down to a short; yet refreshing nap.  I don’t think she was offended as she was with the rest of the family anyway 🙂  Now, I’m pooped again…lol

The exhilaration and exhaustion mixture made me eat a bit “more” than I had planned but I think my body will be happy nonetheless!  I will go to sleep at a reasonable time cuz we have a full two more days together!!!

Bring it on!!!

New Week/New Month

 

 

It’s the beginning of a new week and new month today!!

I started to wonder what I should write down for my new goals and then it dawned on me; I’m ALREADY doing what I want to do!! Imagine that!!  It kind of surprised me too!

As I stated in my last post; I recently quit my “day job” that was taking up about 14+ hours on 5-6 days of each week and leaving me with little else and still short in the paycheck department…lol

Even in “this economy”; I’m still ecstatic about my choice.  I’m living my life and paving the way to success on my terms!! woo hoo!!

Okay, I know you’re probably rolling your eyes skyward and pretending to gag with my gloating but I really am excited and I wanted to pass it along!! What do you want most?   A fitter body?  More energy? More time?  More money?  Did you know that the majority of people polled said money as their 5th choice?  So, why not take your own leap of faith and start living.

The more I learn about how to be successful and more productive; the more I believe in myself and my capabilities.  When I am annoyed by someone or something; I either figure out what is bothering me and change it or leave it alone and move on.  Who says I have to be around people and things that irritate me?  You don’t have to either!

Now, don’t let me fool you; there are many issues I am dealing with and working on correcting but it’s a work in progress and success is in the journey! (I’m a bit “quote happy” due to all the awesome personal development reading that I’m doing so if I irritate or annoy you; MOVE ALONG!!! )  lol  For example; I’m an exceptional project starter but the world’s worst finisher…

Does that sound familiar?

Seriously; you should see all of the half-read books and magazines in my house; the half-started projects and plans strewn around (hidden to the unobservant eyes; but I know they are there!) and more.  What is wrong with me?  Why do I get caught up in the excitement and then leave when I spot another “shiny” new project?

Apparently; I’m not alone.  There are many people like me (or at least that’s what they’re telling me to appease my ego!) and I’m learning about the harmful effects of half-completed projects.

All kidding aside; there is some negative energy and feelings that arise when I’m reminded of something incomplete.  For instance, when I walk into my room and see my pile of books and magazines on my bedside table (neatly stacked; I might add, as I suffer from OCD and they look so nice); it leaves me with a slight guilty feeling.  Just like when I notice a project or pile of items that never were put in proper order or completed, makes me feel inadequate.

These feelings are subtle and might not even be noticed the first few times they arise; but believe me, once they continue to happen…it becomes a larger void and I notice it can mess with my positive, natural energy each day.

I’ve learned to deal with it in one or more of the following four steps:

Do it…just finish the darned thing, already!

Delegate it…give it to someone who will finish it accordingly

Delay it…but give it a due date so it doesn’t sit unresolved forever again

Dump it…if it’s not important to you anymore…get rid of it!!! You don’t need to carry unfinished baggage that won’t help you move towards your main priorities anymore!

So, with that: I start this new week and new month.  Finishing up important tasks, making phone calls that have been on my to-do list for too long, returning items I know I don’t need anymore, and so on.  Making my list and checking the items off asap!

I foresee a great month ahead!! First up; this pile of papers staring at me on my desk!!  Happy October!!