I haven’t written anything on this blog for a while. Plenty of interesting things happen, but I’ve felt “blah” lately. I think I’d rather have something to brag about than complain about. I don’t want to give a negative vibe. I certainly don’t want people to associate negativity with health and fitness. Parenting, maybe…but not being our best selves.
I’ve been running three or more miles 5 days a week. I enjoy competing against myself to go faster and further than my personal records. I signed up to run a 5k next weekend with my friend, Liz. That keeps me motivated. I realize that I want to do well and that I need practice. Also, Liz knows where I live and she’d probably pull the valve stems out of my tires if I don’t visit her that weekend. When you live 200 miles apart, you can’t stand each other up without trouble. Back to running: I’m pretty steady with my pace, but I’m trying to improve. Tomorrow, I’m going to run in the morning because I mostly run in the evening. I feel like my running in the evening puts pressure on my husband. While I’m gone, he bathes the younger kids and puts them to bed. I know they enjoy it, but I don’t want to overwhelm him. It also sometimes means that the kids take too long and he doesn’t have time to go for his run. I’m glad I have someone like him to have a hand in my success. He’s a real prize when he wants.
Do you have a specific goal in mind? Are the people around you supporting you or sabotaging you? Do you have a time of day you prefer to work out?