You know you need to get out of the house more when the highlight of your life is your husband surprising you with a new vacuum. Ours broke and so we have been borrowing one for way too long. This is better than if he would have brought home jewelry. It is also purple, he is really trying to win my heart.
Day #1 of operation eat as cheap as possible has begun. Chicken and veggie potstickers a la Costco (when you include ‘a la’ it makes it sound fancier) from the freezer. Even though the veggies were surrounded in dough and fried it still counts as getting in my vegetable for the meal.
After dinner we watched WHITE COLLAR, showed each other our favorite instagrams of the day (yes, we really do that) and then I finished off with blogging from my favorite perch located directly in front of the swamp cooler. Heaven especially when a lemonade is involved.
I am pretty sure a lot of us are probably kind of perfectionists but who knows maybe it is just me and Kristin Armstrong that are a little crazy. When I read the following from Mile Markers I re-read it a million times because it is something that I do too!
Isn’t it crazy how much time and energy we waste on comparing ourselves to everyone around us? I remember when I ran the Utah Valley Marathon a few years ago I went out on my first mile and did something crazy like a 5:40 mile and I felt exhausted 1 mile into a 26 mile race. I wouldn’t have ever gone out that fast if I was on my own but I felt so much pressure from myself to keep up with the competition that I wasted a lot of my energy physically and mentally by comparing myself to runners around me.
Something I want to really focus on post-baby when I am racing again is to run my own race and to not compare myself to my old times and the people around me as much as doing my absolute best for the ability level I will be at.
That last line is my absolute favorite. So often I get so caught up in thinking I need to be better that I forget that I can still be happy with where I am at while also trying to get better at the same time. Some days I am fine being lazy for 20 hours straight but some days I feel like I constantly need to be doing something because that voice in my head says I need to do more! I really want to take on her challenge to figure out whether that voice is true and I should try harder or if it is just doubt and ignore it. Let’s stop doubting ourselves mmkay:)
New HRG BABY POST HERE!!!!! 33.5 weeks.
Are you good at running your own race or do you tend to compare yourself to other runners as you run?
Do you use a Mac or PC? (Random question inspired by the picture of my computer)
I am looking for a good book to read right now because I can only re-read Mile Markers so many times…please tell me what you are reading….I need something good!