Here’s a little update about where I’ve been lately….
1. It’s been a tough couple of weeks when it comes to me and exercise. Long story short, I’ve had some health problems and thus have been seeing a nutritionist lately. She advised me about two weeks ago to stop exercising, told me not to do any cardio! As a runner you can probably imagine my initial thought, “ummmm… yea… NOT going to happen!” But than the light bulb went off in my head that said I should probably listen to what the professional has to say.
Luckily, when I talked to her yesterday she gave me some hopeful news! Told her I am signed up for the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon in June and am missing a lot of training by not running right now. Well she said as long as I stay on the track that I’m on, I can get my ‘exercise privileges’ back sooner! Thank Goodness!
2. Though my nutritionist said I can’t run or do any heavy cardio she said I CAN go on walks so I’ve been aiming to go on some sort of walk everyday. My brother was in town last weekend where we walked downtown around the farmers market for a good while!
We also bought fresh parmasian & herb bread that was pretty yummy!
Than Monday came with chilly weather but that didn’t stop me from going on my evening walk!
3. June is coming closer and closer and I still don’t have plane tickets for my half marathon! Talk about slacking on my to-do list! My cousin and I should both be flying in Friday night, from two different locations, so my parents said they can pick both of us up from the airport and get us to the hotel. At least I have that part taken care of! Now just to get to Chicago…
After Monday’s events in Boston I found that Moms Run This Town had paired with the company called Recover to design and sell shirts in honor Boston’s bombing. Originally the facebook status said that the site would be up for a few weeks to order shirts, but with the incredible amount of orders they had to close the site just a few days after opening. Pam, one of the organizers of the shirts, posted on their facebook that a new company has agreed to print the same design on unisex t-shirts for those who missed out on the last batch.
Here’s the new site where you can order your Run for Boston t-shirt, http://www.stirlingpromotions.com/mrtt—never-forget-boston.html These ARE unisex shirts, but they should still fit appropriately. What’s great about this site is that they are selling Boston bracelets AND car magnets as well! I was waiting for these magnets to come out and I’m very excited to see them here!
A few days ago she still wasn’t sure where the money was going, she wanted to make sure it was going to a really good cause for Boston. It was announced yesterday where the money will be going. She found the Aid for Boston Foundation in which she got in contact with Executive Director and they agreed to work with them in funding for Boston. Read her entry HERE to learn a little more about the foundation!
A good friend of mine sent this too me and I just had to share!
1. To be good at anything, you have to put in the time and effort no matter how talented you are.
2. Your abilities and someone else’s abilities are not the same. Do the best that YOU can do.
3. If winning is your objective, realize that you have to work 10 times harder than the next best person.
4. No matter how hard you work and how prepared you are, disappointments will happen.
5. The most gratifying experiences usually come as a result of enduring the most painful trials.
6. To be great at anything, you have to risk failing terribly at it.
7. A lot of people endure the same pains that you do.
8. If you focus on putting one foot in front of the other, you will eventually reach the finish line.
9. You cannot reach the finish line unless you start.
10. The mind is a very powerful thing. If you can train your mind to keep going even when your body wants to quit, you can achieve some incredible things.
11. Learning the difference between physically being unable to continue and giving up.
12. Accepting that every day is different — some days 5 miles is really easy, other days it feels like a cruel punishment.
13. Pace yourself.
14. You cannot give 100%, 100% of the time.
15. Sometimes you need a day off, a day off from everything.
16. The worst time, the slowest pace, the last person to finish the race is still better off than the person who refused to try.
17. Even if you fall, even if you cannot finish today, you can and should pick yourself up and try again tomorrow.