I woke up this morning in SUCH a good place. I don’t know if it was the girls day I had with Marisa on Saturday or if it was the all day texting I had with Heather on Sunday or the massive cleaning Dreamboat and I did on Sunday before I did my homework, but I woke up this morning feeling focused and ready to really get shit done. Given how I’ve felt the past few weeks, it’s nice to wake up feeling motivated and focused and ready to really get down to business.
Now if these blisters on the bottom of my feet didn’t hurt so much, things would be fantastic. 😀
I’ve been doing a great job at keeping my eating healthy. I made basil chicken with veggies for lunches to bring to work all last week and it was delicious. The one day I did go out, it was for a work lunch to Mellow Mushroom and I ordered a salad with Balsamic Vinegar. Do you know how hard that was? It was hard. Mellow is a weakness for me, but for me to get the GF crust, I’d have had to order a FULL pizza and realistically that wasn’t doable. I’m down from 209 to 207 because of it.
I only got one gym workout in last week thanks to an INSANE work week (I legit didn’t get home before 7 at all any day last week,) but I walked so much on Friday night and Saturday in DeLand with Marisa. We literally walked like 7 miles Friday night, and then another 5 on Saturday all while having fun hanging out and catching up. My right ankle is swollen again (stupid tendons) so I’m wearing my compression ankle thingy and I threw on some of my super comfy sneakers since they hurt less to walk in and it’s leaving my blisters alone. Kinda.
Marisa and I spent Saturday shopping and I got a new planner while I was out. I’m stupid excited about it because it’s August 2017 – December 2018. It’s brown leather and has gold lettering on the front, with arrows and the words “Follow Your Own Path.” Very Boho. I can’t wait to start using it. I’ve been looking for a new planner for a while now and am glad to have finally found one. I need to track things, and the Bullet Journal was an epic failure as was the other planner I tried. This one is more my style, a lot like the typical ones I’ve had in the past. It has a weekly section, which my last one did as well, but I’m going to try and use it differently this time around. Do you have a planner? What do you track in yours?
This week’s goal is to make it to each workout. No more excuses. Full training is just around the corner, and my planned races are not going anywhere. It’s bad enough I already dropped a couple of them since I haven’t been running. Gotta get my fat ass in gear.
Monday: Weights (lunch time work out!)
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 2 miles (or rest)
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 3 miles
Sunday: Rest and Stretch
One more thing – Those who know me personally know that music is a big deal to me. I was raised to appreciate all different styles of music and still do today. I’ve also made it no secret that I suffer from severe depression. On Thursday, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead at his home of an apparent suicide. He was 41 years old. Linkin Park has been my favorite band since their first album was released in 2000. Their music is therapy for me, and the loss of the lead singer by his own hand is devastating. I want to take a moment and tell you that if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide that hope is real. Help is real. I’m walking, talking, living proof of that. Please consider reaching out before acting on anything. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 or if you would rather chat with someone online or via text you can go to https://www.imalive.org/
Please know that you matter to someone, even when you think you don’t. Someone cares about you, even when you think you are alone. All it takes is one moment of hesitation to remind yourself of that. Instead of thinking about hurting yourself that way, find a pair of sneakers and lace up, throw some headphones on, blast Linkin Park so loud you’re going to injure your hearing, and go for a walk. Then go for a run.
I promise you this: if I can make it, then you can too.