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Even though...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I felt like I wanted to just scream, I didn't. I coped as best I could with crazy situations that were beyond my control. I can't do anything about something that is not within my power to change. It's called acceptance.

That is not an easy thing to practice when you really really want to just roll up the sleeves and step into the fray and make it all work out ok. Nope, there are matters, people, principles, situations etc, that I can't do a thing aout.

Then what is it I can do...I can work on me. Take a nap. Close my eyes and just regulate my breathing. Doodle. Watch the little wild birds scurry around under the trees while it's raining....and on and on. All of these I did while coping with the stuation beyond my control.

Also, to get that fresh air I so needed...the pups got a great long walk. We did get wet a bit, but hey, made the air even sweeter. I was relaxed, renewed and refreshed. Just what I needed.

  
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ANNE7777 7/3/2007 8:53PM

    Mary--Love reading your words. You are always so interesting and inspiring. You mean a lot to me. I will be toasting you on our Fourth over here! Cheers!! Anne

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Steping Beyond

Saturday, June 30, 2007

It can be easy to just stay with things that are familiar, be it routine, people, or clothes, food, and on and on. It takes a willingness to step out and see what lies beyond. Today was like that.

I went to the ladies' day at the local running store/gym and found myself early and not knowing anyone else there at the moment. I could have put my things at a table where the only other women there at the time had placed theirs, but instead, I put them on one of the empty tables and then went around to sign up for the different activites. When I returned there was someone I didn't know at the table. We started talking and it was great. By the end of the conversation there were three other women there, one I had met before.

A group of 5 women that I knew from my running group came in later and all sat together. We waved across the room and it was nice to see and later talk with them. However, I had reached out of me to four other women and had connected. I felt really good about that, of not staying with the comfort of being with others I already knew, but turning these strangers into friends. I am the better for it and I hope they are as well.

  
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BABISAS 7/1/2007 12:24AM

    I like to meet new people too! I think I am the type taht talks to everyone though! I need to come with a warning - Beware...talks to anyone!
Great to see you made some new friends!

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Being Flexible

Friday, June 29, 2007

Today was one of those days that flexibility was a key. Had it all planned to go for a nice easy 5 miles. Then I thought better about it when this stubborn cold told another nose hold of me.

I have the Ladies Day tomorrow and want to enjoy myself at the gym and the run, so decided to pass on the run but had a nice village walk instead. Took time to visit a good friend and drop off sponsorship forms to some local places. So glad I did as received very favourable responses. And as a thank you for something I recently did for one of the business I received a voucher for TWO stone body massages!!! HOW COOL!! I will certainly make excellent use of those while marathon training!!

  


running because

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I enjoy getting out and doing the daily runs. The hills do get to me but on a tempo run like today where I am pushing myself even though I just want to stop I am glad I can do what I do, just because. The 8.5 miles happened, the speed tempo bits happened, and I can see improvements

  


Mindless Munching

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ok....there it is again, popping the food into my mouth while a) cooking, b) stressed c) finding something in the cupboard and tossing it to the mouth and pass received d) fill the blank......

Yep it does happen....the food at times gravitates to my mouth, I oblige and devour it. Hardly thinking until it’s been swallowed and my stomach has gone "ahhhhhh"… and my mind has gone” AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! What the £)(%&”£) have you done! There you swallowed it, stomach is happy but what about ME!?? HUH!!! Did you THINK! Nooooo eyes saw it, stomach said 'yeahh baby 'and hand grabbed and mouth devoured!!! But did you ASK ME???? YOUR MIND?? NOOOooooo! THINK next time babe!!!”

Wow, that’s the kind of dialogue that goes on without me even realizing it. That’s the problem with mindless munching, I don’t think. I just DO. My biggest downfall is the munching while making a meal, especially dinner! It can be something simple like, the veggies, or maybe one too many’ let’s see how this tastes’ sample. So for today, nope stomach…you have got to wait until food is on the plate and I’m sitting down at the table. This time the MIND is going to win.

  


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