Random Monday thoughts….
About 125 seconds after this picture above was taken was when I first made my goal to run a sub 3 marathon (and then it took 8 years of trying to make it happen).
The below picture was from the first time I broke 20 minutes in the 5k and now that average pace for the 5k is what my goal pace is for the marathon! Who knows… It might take me 8 more years to make that happen but I’m excited to keep trying.
(PS remember the Forerunner 305? I loved this watch so so much and miss it)
I have had plenty (I MEAN PLENTY;) of people over the years tell me my running goals are crazy or not possible but my response to that is why not make big goals in life? What’s the worse thing that could happen… We don’t hit our goals and then we keep trying until we do? Another option is also that we could never ever actually hit the goal BUT I am positive that that is a positive thing too. If we make big goals and do what we can to reach those big goals it will take us much farther in our running then if we never made the goal in the first place. IE My goal to go to the Olympic Trials for the Marathon. What if I never make it there? Oh well, I’m sure I’ll hit more PRs in the marathon and other distances along the way as I’m reaching for my big goal compared to if I never made the big goal in the first place! I really think that goals are meant to make us feel a little uncomfortable because that just means we are dreaming big enough!
Long story short, I really hope you are allowing yourself to dream up things that might sound ridiculous to other people. I hope you take off that barrier that we all naturally place on ourselves and see yourself doing really great things in your life. We all have so much potential and we can’t let fear hold us back from what we are capable of!
We came home yesterday from St. George but first we went to church with my brother and his family. My brother and sis-in-law were the speakers in the church meeting which made it really fun.
Knox and this niece of mine are the best of friends and spent the entire time together.
Skye was sprinting to get back to my brother’s house after church.
And then it was time to drive home. We decided to go without any screens for the drive home and that was just as much of a test for us as it was for the kids;)
Stopped at Chipotle for some fuel.
We made it back in time for my niece’s bday party.
And I’m back to running on snow today… It was sure nice to run on ice-free surfaces this last weekend. Also, I am OBSESSED with the Ravenna 10 right now. I’m wearing them for every run lately.
We had such a great trip but it’s going to take about a week (or two) to recover from the lack of sleep ha. They sleep great at home but the second we go somewhere new…
PS my sister-in-law ate this at Viva La Chicken on Saturday and I tried a bite and it was heaven. It’s a quinoa stuffed avocado and I’m wondering if anyone has tried any similar recipes to this because I would love to try to make it at home!
Did anyone else use the Forerunner 305? What was your first running watch?
What’s your biggest running goal right now (I want to cheer you on)?
Favorite way to eat avocado?
What type of surface are you running on today if you are running?