I could write a blog on a million things.....I considered writing one of those 2012 reflective posts or possibly a 2013 goals post today but then decided that I’ve thought enough about writing it to lose interest in ACTUALLY writing it-ha! Instead, a few random things that are on the tip of my tongue today...
Things I am LOVING today!
•The Vikings beat the Packers!!!! My 4 exclamation points may be a little much as I really have no idea what’s going on in the NFL this year... We got together with some of our good Wisconsin friends today to watch the game and my competitive spirit with ALL things has now caused me to claim this team and this win as a total personal success!! I am Helga herself and these are my little perfect Viking children. So proud. So so proud-ha! Woot woot!
•Brooks Pure Cadence. I’ve given these shoes a shot the last week and I love them so far. “So far” is based on my long run of 5 miles and my mileage of 14 miles last week-ha ha!!! I have been a pretty faithful “Launch” runner but always looking for something to change things up and just never felt right in the PureFlow. The Cadence feel good and I’m excited to give them a better test outside! Hot looking shoe too:)
•Being out of shape. Unlikely thing to LOVE perhaps but I’m embracing the excitement I feel to get back INTO shape right now and this only comes from being OUT of shape-ha!!! I’m not overweight…I’ve actually lost weight lately. I’m just out of shape…..Like soft…..and squishy in a few places....the kind of soft and squishy that makes me want to break my husbands fingers off when he pinches me…. ha! Anyway, made my first trip back to the gym in forever this morning and just felt PUMPED about working out with some of my gym buddies again. Inspired, motivated!
•Starting to train with a purpose again today! I’ve taken 1/4 of a YEAR off from training by choice!!! I haven’t run with my Garmin in over a month. I haven’t run more than 3 days in a row in forever. I haven’t done any speedwork! My long runs have turned into 5 milers. I’m incredibly thankful for the PEACE I found in taking this break. So happy for the nights I spent with my family after work! Everything about this was RIGHT for me and it may become a yearly thing! I’m also incredibly thankful for how I feel TODAY, this morning, right NOW about things! My husband has asked me to please start training again so he can at least listen to training talk instead of work talk-ha! I have no plans for a race before April but I am back on a self-written schedule of sorts which I thoroughly enjoyed working on. I’ve missed this. Exactly what I knew would happen if I cut myself some slack:)
•My children and laughing at them. I laughed my daughter right to the chiropractor yesterday after this little backwards tumble while we were sledding in the forest. No lie, there was not ONE single hole on the whole hill except the one she fell into. A magnet! This made me laugh SO hard after the fact. Even when she punched me and told me I was a cruel heartless mother, I still had to turn my head and laugh some more....what a glorious blessing my kids are to me!
•Laughing.....laughing is so incredibly powerful. I love to laugh and I almost feel like I’ve lost a little of that this year. I look back and see how much I used to love to write thoughtless nothing posts on this blog and just laugh to myself. My own little laughing party! Lots of laughs all around today!
•People so willing to help when asked! I realize that I hate to ask for help..for so many reasons...I also realize that I LOVE the feeling I get when I can help someone else....so perhaps I’m stealing that feeling from someone by not asking:) This is my new logic anyway-ha! I could not make it through this hockey winter without people there to help me and I’m so very grateful. Thankful for a good friend stepping up this morning to help me next weekend!
•Watching Ryan play this morning. I love watching all my kids but her level of play is just so fun. They call her “the freight train” which I’m not sure is the most flattering name for a female but it’s so true. The littlest person on the ice in stature but yet she will plow through you and you can’t take her out. Tough as nails and such a competitor.
•Positive encouraging people. Infectious!! Thankful for a couple of positive encouraging training references who have been oh so helpful this week:)
Things I LOVE…..NOT so much....today
•The pace on my easy run this morning. Ishh….My HRM must be broken…..:( I can only go up from here-ha!
•THIS which is now hanging on my wall…
This little beauty is the compromise for telling my husband our kids are too expensive now to pay $700 to hang a
•The thought of taking down my Christmas stuff…..Sweet mama robin’s have used my Christmas wreath on my front door to make nests in..... We live in Minnesota....hmmm...
•The fact that I paid $64 for Christmas cards that are still sitting on my counter not mailed....
More "LOVES" than "Love-not so much's" today! Good day:)