Monday- 3 miles with Brittany + Paula Radcliffe NTC workout from this girl=)(<—–love it!)
Brittany and I got up nice and early and got a few miles in. I have forced her to run with me, I’m slowly making all my friends run so I can have a running buddy every day of the week. I’m not sure how they’re liking it, but I’m loving it.
Yesterday we got to meet up with friends and family and head to the water park. I love days out in the Sun with friends and letting J be wild and do what he wants.
Being a mom, some days can be really hard. This last weekend was one of the hardest for me. J is usually very happy and kind but Sunday he was out for me. I felt bad that he was so sad, but I was also exhausted. Other days it’s hard because all he wants to do is mess up the room I just cleaned or draw all over the walls and then pull all the toilet paper out and shove it in the toilet. So, yesterday was great and I felt so spoiled that I get to have days like that. I’m a lucky momma=)
Taking it Easy
I have a very obsessive personality. If you can’t tell, when I find something I like I usually do that thing over and over because it’s comfortable and I like my schedule.
Running has been my ‘thing’ for awhile now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love what running has done for me. I use it as an outlet and a way to chat and catch up with friends, and as a way to set goals and push myself.
I have also become quite obsessive about the numbers. I love pushing myself to go faster, farther or whatever it may be. Those are all great, but sometimes you just gotta take it easy. I mentioned in my goals this week I didn’t want to worry about my mileage, but I’ve also put timing on the back burner too. This week I’m running for fun and for fun only. I want to listen to music, run with friends, or just listen to my feet hit the pavement.
As important as pushing myself is, I think giving myself a break is important too.
Why do you run?
Why do you push yourself, or not?