It’s race week, of course. In addition to that? Multiple deadlines. Multiple meetings. New assignments. Kids’ appointments. Achy knees and a cranky foot. (Maybe it’s just mental?) Oh, and I’m doing my best to fend off some sort of sickness.
Earlier this week, my coach asked me if I would like a race day strategy or if I already had one. My answer? “My strategy right now is run until I cross the finish line and don’t freak out in Central Park.”
Solid strategy, yes?
Honestly, that’s really my plan. I want to run and I want to cross the finish line healthy. Enjoy it and not stress. Any and all good thoughts are welcome
I have to admit, I’ve been way behind in my blog reading. I’m trying not to feel guilty about it all but it’s hard when I’d much rather spend time reading blogs and catching up with friends. I’m trying to do what I can, when I can (#wycwyc). It’s all we can really do, right?
Here are some of my favorite posts that I’ve read recently.
You and Your PR
As I head into race weekend, I’m keeping Heather’s post in mind. While I don’t have an official goal time in mind, I won’t deny that there is a time in the back of my mind that I would love to achieve. But why does that time matter? Is it something that I want to achieve or because I see everyone else doing it? I need to remember my story, where I started and how far I’ve come this time around, and my goal – to run healthy.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about my running and fitness evolution and path and how it’s been changing. There’s a recognition that I’m not as young as I think I am. Maybe I’m moving towards the next stage, a 2.0 as Amanda’s post suggests.
Which of these friends do you have?
All I can say is thank goodness for friends, especially during weeks (and months) like this. I wouldn’t be able to make it through without them. I think that I have each of the friend types that Carla mentions. You?
When does play become exercise?
I’ve been thinking about this lately too. I often mention to my kids that I’m going to exercise or run or practice yoga because I want them to see their mother doing something healthy and that exercise is part of my daily life. When I workout at home, they are often quick to jump in with me. It’s interesting to see how they view what I do as exercise but not necessarily what they do – the running, jumping, skipping.
There’s been so much said in the media and in books about how to compliment a child in a way that constructive – be concrete and specific with your compliment and be measured. We are no long supposed to give compliments with wild abandon. But are we missing out on something by not being so free with our compliments? I love everything that Galit writes, especially this.
I’m pretty stoked about this article I wrote for Daily Burn –> Are you foam rolling all wrong? Come find out!
Any last words of wisdom for me before the race? Quick tips to kick this kind-of-sort-of-not-100%-feeling to the curb?
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