There was a time when…
Before Elijah came, I spent a lot of time blogging about my runs. I loved being able to share my struggles and accomplishments. I had good runs, bad runs, exciting races, and some not so exciting races. I also loved exploring new running exercises. I am not a sprinter, but it is very helpful for a distance runner to gain speed. I am also not a core workout girl. It is something that has always been a struggle. Blogging about these things helped me to keep going. I loved sharing this with the world. I even reminisced about the miles I had run every year with a fun end of the year post. I at least found it fun to look at what I had accomplished in just a year of running. I enjoyed seeing where my miles had taken me. It helped me to be motivated to keep on running. I have been desiring this again.
Figuring out how to keep encouraging myself to get out and run has been a need lately for me. There are days when I am running around with a toddler and I just don’t want to go on a run. I try to get out every morning during the weekdays, but who just doesn’t want to be lazy sometimes? Well I definitely like being lazy sometimes. Just go ask my husband. Also, when I am lazy. I am super lazy. I don’t do ANYTHING. I usually eat WAY TO MUCH during these times. Then the guilt sets in and I start going down the bad body image path. None of that is good. I am striving to not do this and to be strong, but we all have moments of weakness. Blogging again helps me stay away from this for a few reasons. I am not just sitting on a couch binge watching something on Netflix because I can’t focus on typing and listening to something else. Actually, I could do that, but I am not giving my posts the attention they need and they start to sound bad. Not that I am the best writer or anything either. Also, it takes my mind off of the snacks and sweets that I want. Let’s face it, I have a love hate relationship with sugar. I love the taste of most sweets. Rarely do I find something I don’t like. I really wish there was more out there I didn’t like. It would help. When I have these moments of weakness, I can feel the impact on my body and my runs. The short easy runs tend to be harder than they should be. I know what I need to do to make them better. Sometimes I have these moments too often. Other times I can go months and be fine. It is a real struggle my friends.
Bringing it Back
I am excited to hopefully start writing about my running more often. I don’t know how often, but hopefully it will become a regular hobby again. I hope you check back soon. In the meantime, you can sign up and subscribe, so you never miss a post. Just scroll to the bottom and type in your email.
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