Saturday, January 17, 2015


You know, I spend a lot of time analyzing the things I can't do. I can't run a marathon without stopping to walk. I can't fit into a size 2. I can't run a 9 minute mile. Blah Blah. I annoy myself with my own thoughts, it's ridiculous.

With the coming of the new year, I've seen a shift in my thinking that I'm really quite proud of. I've been doing my best to focus on the things my body can do instead of what it can't.

I can move my legs 26.2 miles. I can squat over 200lbs. I can swim a lot better than I could before with 0 endurance. I can do a 3 minute plank.

It's refreshing to look at things from the flip side. My body may not be perfect - it doesn't look like it belongs on the front of a magazine and it doesn't squeeze into J Crew sizes... but it's strong and it's healthy.

It's amazing how different I feel when I acknowlede all that I can do and all the hard work I've put in to that. I'm stronger than I've ever been. I'm getting faster. I may be sidelined from long distances for a while as I recover from some minor injuries but that doesn't stop me from hitting the pavement and weights hard. I cross train in the form of pilates, yoga, spin and barre.

Today I am going to celebrate everything I'm able to do and GET to do. There will be a day when I cannot do it. Today isn't that day. Hopefully, tomorrow wont be either. May as well enjoy it and be happy about it while I have the ability to be!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015

So, here we are - 2015! I don't have an entire post planned but I wanted to jump on here and announce to the entire internet world that I am incredibly proud of myself.

This morning I completed the Atlanta Track Club's Resolution Run. It was a 4 mile run on a pretty crisp morning. I got to suit up in my snazzy compression rights and bright-light-esque pink long sleeve shirt and pin on my number. There's no feeling like race day no matter the distance. I get the same nerves and excitement.

Anyway, long story short, this course was way hillier than I anticipated. Anyone from Atlanta will tell you that Atlanta is known for the famous "Heat Hills and Humidity" so clearly I expected some hills but it felt like as soon as we hit the top of one, another would start. It was kinda like food poisoning - just when you think you're done puking - lol nope, no you're not.

Here comes the exciting part: WE HANDLED THEM. We didn't wimp out, we didn't walk them - we sucked it up and made it happen. Our pace was solid and it was a great way to start the year. I can tell that I'm getting so much stronger and my lifting routine is certainly helping. I was so excited to sprint to the finish line.

Here's an annoying race recap list instead of a long diary entry:

  • The race was in a new location that was picked last minute due to some property sales issues. So, it was super crowded for the first mile or so. 
  • Super hilly. 
  • The Kids Shirts were way cuter than the adult's. My tiny person ran his FIRST RACE and got a little foam medal (kid safe, y'all) and a t-shirt. So pumped.
  • The finishing snack boxes didn't have a single thing that was "nut free" so my tiny person couldn't eat any of it. #nutallergyproblems
  • I finished the race feeling so confident and good about myself and looking forward to all the things I am going to accomplish in 2015 with my health and running.