I am pretty sure Brooke and I both crashed yesterday. We both woke up at 9 (she is usually up and ready to party by 7:30ish and I like to get up early to get things done) and then we both took a killer nap later on in the day… Sundays are kind of meant to catch up on sleep right?
Brooke sure likes to entertain everybody these days.
You really should have come over for dinner last night because we had the most amazing salad bar.
My mom even made sure to have my two favorite salad ingredients lately—> avocado and the croutons from a nearby salad bar that taste like they have been drenched in butter and garlic. I had to sample a bunch of them before things got started to make sure they tasted good for everybody else.
Now that Brooke has her Curious George buddy she makes sure to feed him whatever we are eating too.
Yesterday was by far the hardest day so far in my 21 day challenge of no dessert. I have gone 7 days so far without ice cream/candy/desserts and I am feeling really good. I think it has been relatively easy so far because there is so much good fruit right now that I can eat instead of dessert and I just haven’t had a ton of dessert in the house… until yesterday. That took willpower. 14 more days and I know that if I continue to keep eating less sugar than what I used to I will see huge improvements. This + strengthening my hips/glutes/core… good things are going to happen with my running.
Bless my mom’s heart because she had a thing of strawberries for me last night at dessert time.
I saw this last week and it was perfect timing:
Whenever I come back from a running break I have a hard time not comparing myself to where I used to be. I am realizing this time around that being hard on myself for struggling with my speed and endurance for a while is not going to bring anything good… Being frustrated with losing fitness doesn’t make me get stronger any faster. If anything I am sure it affects me in a negative way. I decided the other day on the treadmill that I am just stoked to be running again and that my body is feeling so good finally. I am excited to work hard to get back to where I used to be, celebrate the little achievements along the way and just be nice to myself. I will be much happier this way.
Take this week to start being really nice (or at least just not hard on yourself) to yourself about where you are with your fitness/running (and everything else too) and it will be a much better week:)
The winner of the NOW Foods giveaway!
What was the best part about your weekend?
Where are you right now in terms of running… just coming back, hitting new prs, recovering, running just for fun, training hard for something, plateauing, dealing with some sort of injury, faster/slower than normal?
Two favorite salad toppings lately?
People with kids—> when does school start back up for them?