I think that Skye is making everyone in our family’s arms stronger! Sometimes I see Brooke holding Skye and I wonder how in the world we are in this place when I swear Brooke was just this size too…
Mindy is inspiring me to get back to drinking water like crazy. She talks about just taking breaks through the day to guzzle water when sipping all day isn’t your thing. My new goal is to guzzle down my water bottle when Skye guzzles down her bottle. It’s a good reminder. Look at those sleepy eyes of hers.
Another nap time run with a friend… kind of my jam right now.
And then it was off to pick up Knox from school and run some errands. Target was giving out cookies which we were pretty thrilled about. Also, my eyelashes are rather fake looking below which reminded me of a story… remember when I did that thing for Old Navy? The make-up artist thought my eyelashes didn’t look sporty so HE CUT THEM OFF (along with some of my real eyelashes too and I had just had them filled right before going). Someday I’ll find a way to forgive him.
Went to hang out with Paige. Have you tried this from TJ’s? Delicious.
I asked Brooke what her favorite part of her day at school was and she answered MATH. <— I’m excited about that.
Just getting in some reading.
My 9 year old self is crying when I see the below image.
We ended the night with a classic.
Did anyone else see Des post this? I just don’t know if I can get past the fact that she eats her Kit Kats like this.
Pain talk (not from an injury or serious problems known or unknown which should not be ignored) but from pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones:
We know the pain is going to come and we have a pretty good idea of how it is going to feel. So, how do we deal with it during a race?
I went into my last marathon with my eyes wide open that the pain was going to be the main character of my morning. I didn’t try to pretend that to reach my goal I was just going to float on through, I prepared for it mentally beforehand. I told myself over and over again that I wasn’t going to let it slow me down. I knew it was going to show up but I didn’t want to finish the race and feel more pain from not hitting my goals than the pain I was going to feel during the race. I reminded myself over and over again that the pain would pass… feeling pain at mile 16 did not mean it was going to feel like that at mile 22 (races really are a roller coaster of emotions/feelings). I told myself to focus on the things that didn’t hurt like my elbows, neck and eyebrows. When the pain came I reminded myself that I can do hard things and that it wasn’t going to kill me… I’ve made it through these pains during a race before. I reminded myself that the brain tells us that things are painful long before you actually need to slow things down (the body has much more to give but the brain warns us as a survival mechanism to stop long before it needs to).
The benefits we get to enjoy once we push through the pain make it all so incredibly worth it—> A new pr, a new distance pr, confidence, proving to ourselves we can do hard things feels pretty amazing, those endorphins are on fire, seeing our strength and the list goes on and on.
One of my favorite quotes about pain:
“I think you just know it’s going to be there and you sort through it as you need to. It’s okay to hurt and to be confused and not have the answer. You just have to be okay that this could take a while.” –Des Linden on Finding Mastery. <— One of the best podcast episodes I have ever listened to it.
(From How Bad Do You Want It)
I guess the key here is our attitude with the pain that we feel? Maybe if we look at it like it’s just part of the experience and that it will pass, we can handle it all a lot better?! It’s okay to hurt during the hard stuff… the hurt makes us stronger!
How do you deal with the pain during a race or workout?
Are you pretty good at drinking enough water each day? Do you carry a water bottle with you?
What was your favorite subject in school?
Favorite candy bar?