Sunday, June 1, 2014

Streaking Week 1

It's the end of week 1 in the Runner's World Run Streak. I'm proud of my husband who decided he would join me in the streak. It has been just what I needed to get my booty in gear and ready for Marathon Training. I'll be starting Jeff Galloway's training plan on July 1.

Side note - July 1 is also the day I go back to work. [insert mixed bag of emotions here]

I've stayed under a 12 minute mile each day, and I was feeling a little disappointed in myself. THEN Timehop happened. I see a lot of people posting stuff from the application TimeHop, and I was curious what I posted a year ago, etc... So, I downloaded the app. 2 years ago I was posting (with delight) that I had maintained a 16 minute mile.

Now that I've picked myself up off the floor, I realized how thankful I should be. Just 2 years ago I ran my very first 5K, a little over 1 year ago I ran my first half marathon. I am new to running, and running has given me so much. Before I get too discouraged about a 12 minute mile (just 4 months after childbirth) I should put my running career into perspective, and be thankful for the gift running has given.

Running has not only improved my health but it has given me a new outlook on life, and through my improved health, a beautiful little girl. A little girl who has my whole heart, and inspires me to be a better wife to my husband and mom to her every single day - and she doesn't even talk yet!

So, thank you TimeHop. Sometimes we need a slap in the face to put us back into reality.

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