Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Runner's Reflections

Good morning! 

Last week was a slow week in terms of running not so much in other aspects of our life.  I know it is hard to believe runners have other things going on outside of running.  Sometimes I forget that too, guilty!  Some weeks are really awesome for running.  I got out 5 times (not 6) and feel really good about my mileage for this particular week.   

Then I have a week like this where I get out twice and I am lucky I even ran that much.  

I want to say this summer has been busy but honestly this entire year thus far has been stuffed.  I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel and am grateful we just have one more big trip on the horizon.  This week is quiet and we don't have much going on besides normal day to day things like dance classes and play dates.  I am really glad I wasn't trying to train for a marathon during everything, this summer would not have been marathon training friendly.  I am thinking about doing a spring marathon but I am not entirely sold on it yet, we'll see.  Honestly I would like to slow things down for a while and I think signing up for a marathon would be counterproductive to that.  I really didn't enjoy the training last year for the Portland Marathon and it makes me hesitant to sign up for another one.  

There are a lot of different mothers out there and my personal style is I like to be home as much as possible.  I enjoy being available for their activities and not feeling stressed about one more thing on my calendar.  I am extremely fortunate that I get to be home with my girls everyday and I know this time is fleeting.  Sometimes I feel obligated to sign up for things and say yes when I know I am taking on too much.  These are things I am consciously working on right now, I am learning that I don't have to be the one to do everything.  I don't have to be the one who is responsible to plan our family visits, the road goes both ways.  I need to remind myself that it isn't being selfish but it is putting our families needs in front of others.  Once I find myself becoming resentful I know it is time to take a step back and look at everything going on in my life.  Nobody but me is responsible for my feelings and therefore nobody but me can make the changes necessary.  That may mean I don't sign up for the full marathon but only the half, but that also means I'll be at the finish to cheer on my friends as they cross the finish line and that would make me happy. :)               

This picture also makes me really happy!  Katie and I took the the girls on a mini girls getaway last week and it was so much fun.  We made a stop at the Enchanted Forest on the way to the beach and took a ride on the Log Ride.  As you can see Katie and Sarah really enjoyed the ride!  Katherine is there too but she is hiding behind Katie, it was hilarious!  I am so glad she is my girl's God Mother and I they love her as much as they do, we are lucky.  

Happy Running!    

I am still waiting to hear from Kari about the Color Run, I'll give it a couple more days before I pick a new winner.  Shoot me an email and I'll get you the code Kari!


  1. don't worry I've had weeks like that too.
    I was looking at stats yesterday. And April and March I did the most runs at like 25 runs. I haven't broken the 20's since then.
    Oh well quality not quantity.

    1. I completely agree, I would rather have quality runs over a bunch of mediocre runs.


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