Hello fellow sparkers and welcome to Kellie's weekend in review.
In the spirit of joining the Flylady team, I took advantage of a slow Friday at work to clean and organize my desk. That mountain of papers builds quickly. Everything had a file or hit the recycling bin. I felt amazingly more at ease.
After work I took the dog for a 30-minute walk, did a load of laundry and read my book. I love Friday evenings with nothing to do but decompress from the week.
Saturday morning I took the dog for her one-mile walk, then I headed out for my four-mile run. It always amazes me what a mental game running is. Sure stamina is involved but I have found it is so much about mentally pushing yourself.
Instead of my usual play list order, I hit shuffle. It started out with All Fired Up by Pat Benetar instead of the usual slow, haunting building melody of Myth by Beach House. I had to force myself to take it slow.
I was amazed at how great I felt starting out. Sometimes I think to myself "this was a bad idea, I don't have it today" when I first start out. But forcing myself to take it easy during that song when it usually kicks me into third gear seamed to really do wonders for me.
When the Map-My-Run lady said I had reached two miles, I thought "this is good, I'm not so tired, I'm getting stronger". Then I thought "wait, I don't have the usual one mile left, it's still two miles away". I instantly got tired. See, it's all mental.
So to combat that thought, I imagined my SP runner friends with me. While Somebody's Out There by Triumph played, AMMORRIS87 came running up telling me "we can do it together, let's keep moving". BIGPAWSUP came running up to us with her fabulous pigtails and a big grin and the three of us kept a good pace.
SUGAR0814 came running up to join us followed by BROOKLYN BORN with her usual thumbs up to all of us. MJRIEMERS and her daughter caught up telling me "just don't stop". I slowed down to a trot for a minute to catch my breath and PUPPYWHISPERS joined in. Just then PMRUNNER ran ahead of us and said to follow him. Up ahead I noticed FUNLOVEN telling me to "come on, we are runners now".
No joke, this is what I do when I run, I give myself pep talks and picture positive images to keep me moving because I am a couch potato by nature! I felt SO good when I got home at what I accomplished.
Then it was time to shower, pack a bag and drop the dog at the dog sitter because I WON TICKETS TO SEE KENNY CHESNEY!!! Okay I was never much of a country music fan but DH is and it's been growing on me since we got married six years ago. He was singing along with Kenny in the car one day to Blue Rocking Chair and I fell in love with him and with Kenny.
We picked up the tickets at will call about 5:00, Eli Young band was already on stage. He was really good, then Eric Church came on, they ROCKED, then a short intermission and it was Kenny time! What a party that guy puts on. So it was about a six hour show and I was dancing and singing the whole time. My inner groupie woke up. She's been asleep for a while.
My voice is a little hoarse today because you know, the bands need to hear me sing from 40 rows back! I'm exhausted, everything hurts, my knees, my ankles, my back from all the dancing in heels for six hours. In my defense, I had no idea this was going to be six hours or that I would dance so much. It was worth it because the shoes made the SIZE EIGHT JEANS I finally fit into look good!!!! I haven't been in a size 8 in 15 years!
I had such a good time! It was probably a four or five block walk from where we sat in the park out to the car. Every step felt like I was walking on razor blades but it was such a great day and evening, I didn't care!
Tomorrow I hit the reset button. It was an active weekend but nutritionally it was an epic fail. Hey, everything in moderation. Tomorrow is another day.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Let's rock Monday baby!