Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I want to introduce you to my Cousin WILL. Some of you have met him, some haven't, some want him around, others not so much.
I've been thinking a lot about Cousin WILL. I used to enjoy his company every day, but lately it seems like he's been a little more absent than present. How can I mend this semi-broken relationship?
"Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body" - Lynn Jennings
1. You need skills to control your thoughts, improve your concentration, and to become the boss of your mind. The stronger these skills are, the more inner strength you possess.
2. Being the master of your mind you enjoy inner peace and happiness. External events do not sway you, and circumstances have no power over your peace of mind. This might sound too unreal for you, but experience will prove to you that all the above is true.
3. These skills are vital for achieving success. They give you more control over your life, help you change and improve habits, and are essential for self improvement, spiritual growth and meditation.
[Just couldn't resist this one]
Have you seen WILL???? Do you have the POWER??? Let's pump up the will power SPARKERS, we can do it.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
We are so often judged by our size and our looks, so I thought this was appropriate to share here on SPARK. So inspirational and motivational, well worth watching. Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to watch this and marvel. You will get goosebumps, take out the hankies.
Hope you enjoyed it. Never let your size hold you back.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Do you feel the pain every time you gas up your car? Gas prices are still high, not as high as they have been, but we all still feel a little pain in the wallet every time we fill the tank. Tired of putting money into the gas tank. A simple solution.....RUN.
I run to work once a week, and I'm hoping to be able to make it two or three days once the weather permanently cools down. Today was my run day. Super run, even had my running buddy with me this morning. Feels good knowing I can run to work and not have to use gas or hit any red lights, lol. In fact it felt so good to run to work, I'm considering running home too, provided the weather holds out. Severe t-storms predicted for this afternoon so it may be hubby to the rescue.
I got to work this morning and checked my email. The first email I opened was from SAMI. She knew I was running to work today and had sent me these really cute running pics, made me laugh and totally made my day. Thanks lady.
Still working on getting to the 26.2
I am hoping to meet another one of my SP buddies this weekend, she's in town with her DH and wants to meet up, hope we get a chance to get together. I am so blessed to have so many SP buddies. I am hoping to meet several more in the future, so if you are ever in my neck of the woods, please give me a shout.
Happy Friday everyone and enjoy your weekend. Love to all.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
It's gone from one extreme to the other lately, oppressive heat to torrential downpours, sheesh. I'm definitely not complaining about the much needed rain that we've been getting and it's really helped cool things off.
I've been up at 0430 every day this week - 3 whole days in a row - WOW, and for those that know me this is quite a feat....a huge accomplishment getting out of bed. I'm proud that I have at least gotten up and I've even had my running gear ready only to wake up to horrible weather, ugghh.
Monday morning run: Rain. Made up for it with a steamy afternoon run - felt like a sauna.
Tuesday morning run: As NASA would say..."Scrubbed it". No rain but didn't think I needed to be out in the middle of a thunderstorm and there was some pretty heavy duty lightning going on too, darn it. At this point I was a little miffed after waking up two days in a row and no run, bummer.
I decided to pack my running bag to take to work just in case I could work in a lunchtime run. It rained most of the morning and I was hoping for a break so I could get out there. I managed to do a 3.25 mile run, but guess what????? It started to rain as soon as I got about a block from the office, and instead of heading back I decided to just do it. How refreshing.... wish i would have had on a hat to keep the water out of eyes, but I really hadn't planned on running in the rain. I didn't see the usual lunchtime runners out, guess some people are more afraid of a little rain, than the heat. I was out there and doing it. I ran across this pic this morning, it truly described how I felt. Yep I was out there all right, looking like a fool running in the rain.
Got up this morning again for a run, and it was raining cats and dogs. I was prepared to go if it was just a gentle rain, but we are talking torrential downpouring and street flooding - monsoon like rain, so I scrubbed the run AGAIN. I had planned on taking a rest day on Thursday so I might as well just take it today instead.
Rain is a good thing.....Hey, there's a song about that....
Thank you crazy weather.... you're making me a well rounded runner. I'm ready...Bring on the rain, sun, snow [ok maybe not snow, I'm getting a little carried away, lol] .
Are you channeling your inner champion?
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