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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Just a quick post before I head out for a run.

I'm really trying hard to maintain my running mojo, since I've finished my half-marathon August 18th. I guess, overall, I've just been I'm trying to maintain my healthy mojo! My eating has begun to backslide, I'm not getting the sleep that I need, and I'm not pushing my self when I run. It has become to easy for me to walk a little bit when I'm running. Not that there is anything wrong with that but, I'm doing it for the wrong reasons. I'm not winded, I'm not gasping for breath, my legs are hurting; it's simply that little voice saying, "Go ahead and walk, no one has
to know"

So, even though a week of September has already gone by, I'm giving myself some goals for the month.

1) Find another run to do this fall. It doesn't have to be a half-marathon. Maybe a 5K and I can work on improving my speed and set a PR for the run.

2) Cut back on the sugar intake. The last couple of months, I know that my sugar intake has increased which is a contributing factor to my mood. Too much sugar is not good for me.

3) Increase my sleep time. I'm a person that needs at least 7 hours of sleep to feel good. I can manage on less but, if I listen to my body, it's not running at its optimal best. I need to walk away from the computer, TV, dishes, etc. and get back into reading a book for the last hour of my evening.

4) Get back in touch with my spiritual side. I've lost my way from God. He's there waiting for me. I just need to reach out to him more.





  
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PDQ1203 9/8/2012 6:23AM

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DDHEART 9/7/2012 11:02AM

    Oh so many of us have felt that post race loss of mojo...and I think you plan to get beyond this is just the thing. We need to have a goal to direct our runs and you're right, that doesn't have to be another half or the next big one...working on those smaller distances and improving our speed or form are good ways to balance things out. Part of the post race slump is that we work and work and once we cross the finish we start to sing "Is That All There Is?" By choosing another fitness/running goal, and reconnecting with God, Nature, or our Inner selves, we find the answer to that song.

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AMARILYNH 9/7/2012 7:33AM

    Maybe we need to partner up!! I began running again in January after 12+ years of not being able to run due to knee issues. I trained carefully and completed a half marathon on April 29. A week later my DH and I left for a 3 week hiking trip in the national parks out west and when we returned (we live in LaGrange, GA about 60 miles southwest of Atlanta) summer had set in with a vengeance with all its heat and humidity.

Long story short my running has totally gone to pot over the summer - I feel as if I'm starting over!! I am running the Atlanta half marathon on Thanksgiving day and the St Jude half on Dec 1 so its time to get serious again!! Want to be accountability partners for long runs? Because in my experience if you get control of long runs the rest falls into place!!

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WONDERWOMAN 9/6/2012 6:50PM

    I think there's actually some kind of term for it; some kind of post-race let-down. I know exactly how you feel. We work so hard toward that race goal, then it's kind of a "why bother trying so hard" mentality. I think working toward a 5K PR may be just what's in order. Love all your September goals.
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Everyday Blessings

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Everyday offers a new chance to look around and see the beauty and blessings that God has given us. I'm learning to focus on those blessings and the positives in my life and not the negatives.

  
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DDHEART 7/31/2012 9:35AM

    One of the benefits of my runs....I find myself seeing things I normally wouldn't and lot's of time to think about it!

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ELRIDDICK 7/31/2012 7:58AM

  Thanks for sharing

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AZMOMXTWO 7/31/2012 7:58AM

  thank you for the reminder to do my best to stay positive

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Today

Monday, July 30, 2012

I will not look back
I will live in the present
With God by my side

  
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JANET552 7/31/2012 5:45AM

    Good advice!

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DDHEART 7/30/2012 9:08AM

    Yes you will!

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KSCRAP363 7/30/2012 8:28AM

    Beautiful! I'm going to make this my mantra for August!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Here I am!

Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm struggling. I've lost a significant amount of weight. I've figured out the eating part to lose weight, I've discovered running so I have the exercise part down. Where I'm struggling is the emotional aspect of weight loss. I still see my self as overweight. I still hear those small voices saying sabotaging my efforts. I need to take to heart the lyrics from Pink "..Change the voices in your head Make them like you instead" If I can't think positive about myself, why would I expect the world too. I'm perfect just the way I am.

  


It is, what it is...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Today has been a very trying day, from a supervisor that "knows" everything to a cranky customer that is cursing to my face. Than I get home and I'm dealing with the worse customer of the day....ME!!!!. Here's what happened. I'm went out for a 4.5 mile run. Instead of just "being" and relishing the fact that I'm able to run at all, about 1 mile into the run I start looking at the time and trying to calculate my pace. Now, keep in mind that after that first mile I was running with no effort. When I realized that I wasn't running as fast as I thought have should have been, the doubt comes in and the next 4 miles were tough. "What the heck do you think you're doing?" "Do you honestly think that you're capable of running a 10:00 min pace?" "You might as well just walk because there is know way that you're going to get the time that you "think" you should have" I can't get the negative talk to stop. Finally, with less than 1/2 mile to go, I just accepted the fact "It is, is what it is" Why did it take me so long to finally get that thought into my head. Ackkk!

  
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SICIANASARI 10/5/2011 10:43AM

    Well, no doubt your day rubbed off on you a bit, that's all... it's hard to be positive with yourself, when everyone around you is negative. At least you can step back and analyze and get yourself moving forward on the right foot again!
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