There were some definite highlights from the weekend so let’s go over those first.
*I got in a run! It felt pretty great during the run but then on Sunday, it wasn’t as happy?! I’m seeing Dr. B this morning, and I’ll keep going with all of the stretching to lengthen my calf muscles. It’s always frustrating for runners to get injured because we are trying to take care of our bodies by running!
PS I was originally planning on resting until my plantar fasciitis was better, but then I keep hearing and reading this type of thing when it comes to plantar…
*We had pupusa (in the back behind the beans) for brunch, and holy cow they were good.
*Skye is still so so so in love with rolly pollies.
*Brooke got in three miles of a run/walk. She is just three miles away from completing her marathon in a month!
*We made a goal to hit this ball back and forth between our two paddles 100 times without it hitting the ground… I’m afraid to tell you how long it took us to reach our goal. We didn’t give up.
*Skye saw her first double rainbow (for some reason in the picture it is just showing one of them).
*Knox told me he ate a peanut shell once?!?
*Skye was extremely excited because Beck was reaching out to her for her to hold him.
*Ben & Jerry’s with Andrew in the hot tub was the best way to wrap up the weekend.
Just in case you need a little help these days to get out and move your body, I have a few reminders.
*You are worth taking the time to take care of yourself and do the things that make you feel alive. It isn’t selfish. We can’t help others if we aren’t taking care of ourselves too.
*You are absolutely 100% doing better than you think you are. You just are! We are our own harshest critics, and seriously, anyone else seeing what you are doing is amazed by you.
*We can uncover talents at ANY age. It’s not too late. It’s not too soon. NOW is the time for you to go after the things that bring you joy and make your heart beat.
*Think of how you cheer on your best friends and family members, today is the day to do that for yourself!
*One hour of hard (or however long you go out) is worth it for the following 15 hours of endorphin/stress relief benefits.
*Don’t forget… you are always listening. Let yourself hear some amazing compliments, pep talks, and encouragement.
(From the best running book EVER)
*You can do hard things! You’ve proved this to yourself over and over again.
Any encouragement you can add to my list for anyone struggling to get out for a run?
Do you eat the peel or shells of anything that most people do not?
-I used to just bite right into mangoes if I didn’t have a knife to peel them:)
Okay, I need to have all stories/recommendations/thoughts about plantar fasciitis in one spot… SHARE your story with me if you have had problems with your plantar?!
What was the most amount of time that you have had to take off because of an injury and how did it affect your running fitness?