Are you surprised that I’m back? Yea, me either.
I had a long talk with myself over my 9 miler yesterday – yes, I literally talked to myself. Out loud. Living on an island makes you do crazy things, get off me.
Anyways, as I was running, I decided that the reason why I “quit” blogging
for five seconds was because I spazzed out at my upcoming plate of responsibilities. I’m not as strong or ambitious as some people when faced with a full load.
And even though I know I’ll be able to sort through and prioritize my time appropriately as challenges arise, I just punked out a bit. After not blogging, I realized how much I truly enjoyed it and it doesn’t have to be something that consumes me more than than I am capable of handling. I was viewing my outlet as another stressor, and that’s when I knew I needed to change my perspective.
A Lesson in Life
This is a technique that my gorgeous and talented sister, Jamie, taught me last year when I started feeling overwhelmed. A change of attitude and word choice.
Replace, “Ugh. I have to _(insert non-desirable task)_. Oh whoa is me!” with:
“I choose to _(insert non-desirable task)_ because it will help me __________.”
- I choose to blog with my free time because it allows me to use my creativity in a positive way instead of worrying Dear Hubby about what facial hair idea I have for him.
- I choose to run in a windowless basement for 9+ miles for the next month instead of sleeping in on Sundays because I love how my butt looks in my spandex after I’m done.
- I choose to listen to my co-workers make fun of my eating habits because it will lull them into a false sense of comfort for when I sabotage their Diet Mountain Dew stash (I don’t know WHO I could be talking about here)
And today, I announce to you my choice to only commit to blogging once a week. If I can do it more often, I will. Double bonus.
So what’s been keeping me busy? Reading and BBQs.
First, I finished the Hunger Games trilogy as of this morning at 12:23 am.
I started them on Wednesday, but that’s beside the point. This series was amazing and I’m so glad that I finally took the time to read it. It’s meant for young adults, and maybe because my brain is set on “juvenile” but I thought the author, Suzanne Collins, did a marvelous job appealing to all age groups. I hear that there’s a movie trailer available…I’ll be Googling that ASAP.
Next, there was a Labor Day BBQ on the island yesterday. The weather fluctuated between semi-sunny and drizzle, but the food and company were wonderful.
Dear Hubby and I, along with the new teachers and a splattering of students, hiked up the nearest
mountain hill, called Polovina. We punked out at the halfway point, but we were proud of ourselves.
This week’s Half-Marathon training schedule calls for:
Monday – 1 mile warm up + weights (DONE)
Tuesday – 4.5 miles EZ + abs
Wednesday – 40 min tempo + arms
Thursday 4.5 miles EZ + lower body
Friday – Rest day
Saturday 4 miles EZ + Jackie Warner DVD
Sunday – 9 miles EZ
It feels good to be back…same feeling as the return to bed on the couch after having to get up and pee. So good. So good.