Happy Friday to ya! It's been a week! Lots swirling in my head this week, weighing me down like I've been carrying the Acme Anvil all week (Bugs Bunny reference).
It got to the point where my mind raced to places it absolutely did not need to go and I felt the churning in my stomach. I had to put a stop to that. Good thing it was a sunny morning that day. I hit the walking path at work and then found a quiet place to do a little quick meditation... breath in slowly for four counts, hold it for two, breathe out for four counts. Learning to meditate is one of my September goals. it's going slowly. I'm kind of wired for sound!
Every workout I did this week was a struggle to get started but the important thing is I got through it and the endorphin release impoved my mood each time. Yesterday I planned to run and I felt good, I set my HIIT time for some intervals and off I went.
It was pretty warm and I quickly realized I didn't have the energy I thought I had but the music on my playlist helped. Music has always played a huge part in my life. I have to have music playing all the time. Lyrics and rhythms move or soothe me depending on my mood.
Toward the end of my run yesterday, Magic Power came on by Triumph, one of my favorite bands in high school! I got the burst of motivation I needed to finish.
The weekend goals are to...
continue getting my five freggies in (always a challenge on the weekend)
get a run in on Saturday in addition to the two-a-day dog walks
continue working on the 11-min plank routine I learned from spark member CGG111
I leave you with a little magic power...
Somethin's at the edge of your mind
You don't know what it is
Somethin you were hopin to find
Your not sure what it is
Then you hear the music
And it all comes crystal clear
The music does the talkin
Says the things you want to hear
I'm young, I'm wild
And I'm free
I got the magic power
Of the music in me...
PS. Below is the blog where I learned the 11-min plank routine. It's hard and I can't do it very well and I love it!