Tuesday-5 miles + Strength training
Yesterday was one of those days. One of those days where I have a lot of aha moments. Sometimes all I can think about is the next thing. I’ve mentioned I have my ‘to do’ list and I often get caught up in it. I’ll get caught up thinking about my next run or race, what’s next for our family, waiting for summer, and the list can go on and on. I don’t let myself enjoy the now.
During my workouts, sometimes I feel like I have to run my very best run every single time. If I do anything less, then I’ve ruined all my better or faster runs. Just like in life, I feel like if I’m not doing something great everyday, then I’m not doing my best as a wife and mother.
Yesterday, as I followed J around cleaning up after him instead of just sitting and playing with him I caught him in our bathroom wearing a laundry hamper declaring, ” hat!” “hat!” Yes, he had found himself a new ‘hat.’ It made me laugh so hard. It made me stop and spend the rest of the day just playing even if that meant not getting other things done.
Not everyday will be perfect. Not everyday will be the best run. I’m so glad I get little moments of clarity to remind me what is important. I’m running my own race literally and figuratively. I’m working on living in the now and I love that my family helps me do that=)