Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thinking About Life Stuff

REAL stuff today, y'all!  Hopefully not BUMSVILLE!:)  Thanks to the beautiful Amanda for the linkup!

1.  I had a bit of an epiphany yesterday:  Have I come back too soon?  It's not even the physical act of running, but just thinking about training.  Training and racing.  I actually have a 5K race this weekend that I'm determined to just run at an easy pace.  I don't even desire attempting to break my last PR!  I need to give myself a mental break, stop making goals that I'm not 100% into right now (I.e. getting up early to go swim before work; I want more sleep lately!), and get a hold of the things I want and need to do...mentally organize, if you will.

I feel like hitting a *reset* button will help, even if that *reset* button is just realizing that it's okay to NOT think about training.  More coffee always helps.

2.  Running last night with the /R/iver /R/unners.  They recently resurfaced the track where we run, and left it sans lines.

Good conversation was had, for sure.  See below.

3.  I have eaten everything I can get my hands on lately.  I asked Harry last night while running with the crew how many miles we needed to run to feel good about eating a burger, with about a mile and a half into the workout.  Harry muttered that he could have stopped right then and there.  As innocent as that was, I started thinking about how my thinking regarding calories and fitness has gone awry.  I USED to think that I had to exercise to "deserve" food, and it became unhealthy.  We began discussing the amount of miles vs. food consumed during marathon training, and how that appetite is difficult to curb right after.  I think being more conscience of this will help me leap right over that unhealthy thinking.

 4.  We are having a huge Halloween fun fair at my school tomorrow.  I have sooooooooooo much to do in sooooooooo little time.  I'm not going to let that get the best of me, though!  I have kiddos to teach, millions of decorations to put up, and a limitless amount of coffee to fuel that.

Luckily they're Halloween decorations, so it'll be okay if they're not put up perfectly straight.:\

5.  I'm really looking forward to November.  So many wonderful things are planned, and I feel like it's been a really long month (anyone else feel that way?).

6.  Someone said that it's going to snow on Friday.  I LOVE SNOW.  LOVE.  (See coffee cup above.)  But I'm not done with Fall yet.  So...yeah.

7.  Until then, I'll just keep taking pretty pictures of Fall.

8.  This.

9.  Every year around Halloween, I think of THIS POEM:  My most favorite work of nonsense literature.  Read it out loud; it's such a hoot how whimsical and melodic it is.

10.  If I don't see you tomorrow...!

Have a wonderful day, y'all!



  2. Well that was awkward idk if my comment went thru haha but long story short you deserve to eat whatever you crave and I really want to come to your school's fun fair lol :)

  3. I love snow. I didn't used to, and then once I realized that the alternative is boiling hot horrible summer stuff, I was hooked. Running outside every day during the polar vortex last year was strangely exhilarating.

    I think I was 8 or 9 when it snowed here for Halloween... there was a good inch on the ground when my dad took us trick-or-treating, and my mom made me wear a winter coat over my costume. I was so mad at her, lol.

  4. It's always a fantastic idea to let go of training or as Elsa says "LET IT GOOOOOO!" We need that reset button to refresh our bodies and minds. I took off for a week after my half. This week, I started doing easier workouts. I chose the workouts I wanted and skipped the ones that didn't appeal to me. I have more time scheduled off through December. Two more weeks total. I can tell you. I already feel better mentally and physically.

  5. There were SO MANY Elsa's trick or treating! A lot of Olaf's, too. I think it's great to take a break from serious training every now and again so you can remember why you love running in the first place. It's good for the soul. :)


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