OK, I admit it, I was a TOTAL slacker this morning!!!! There was no hitting the snooze button 3-4 times before getting out of bed..... NOPE! I simply reset my alarm clock for 1 1/2 hours later!!!! And, I slept in!!!! Sooooooooo, what did that mean?!? I paid for it later because I had to get my run in after getting home from work! UGH!!! I am so NOT an EVENING runner!!! No sir!!!! The day itself drains my energy........ life note: I am still a morning runner only!!!! Do NOT rest alarm on scheduled run days!!!!! Lesson learned!
Ok, below is a picture mid run, and funny how you don't pay attention to your running form until a picture is taken, and you can actually see yourself running....... I don't know why I am swinging my arm across the front of my body.... pretty sure less energy is used if I pump my arms only to my sides.... will work on that!!!!
So, when you have a tough run, or you get to an end of a run where you need to push yourself.... do you tend to have a particular mantra that you say over and over? I do.... I usually say, "You got this!!!"
Out of curiosity, I turned to social media once again, and asked in a running group, what mantra do they use to give themselves the push necessary to get through a run........ and the responses were as follows:
1- "You signed up for this!"
2- "What would Meb do?!?"
3- "You are a well oiled machine!!"
4-"It's just one more mile!" (This is good, that is, if you truly only have one more mile left, but what if there are 3-4 miles?hmmmm)
5- "This is your chance!"
6- person stated that they simply pray......
7- "Let's go, let's get this!" (I could never use this one... it would drive me crazy because it is too close to a cheer from my high school days-- Let's GO! Let's GO! L-E-T-S-G-O, Let's GO!)
8- "You are not hurt, you're tired, keep running!"
9- "Just do it! No excuses! Just Do IT!!!!" (kinda an expansion of the Nike moto)
10- "I can and I will!" (I tend to like this one A LOT!)
11- "Where the mind goes, the body follows!"
12- "Just keep running! Just keep running!" (I think this person must have been a fan of 'Finding Nemo' )
I had to laugh during my cool down, when my son decided to FaceTime me from his iPad ..... LOL!!! I am so regretting teaching him how to face time..... he doesn't get that you don't face time when you are in the same room, or simply in another room in the house! My phone is constantly going off saying my son is wanting to FaceTime! LOL! :D
Below is something definitely on my "to try" list!!!! If you don't follow @runningonveggies on Instagram or follow her blog, you should!!! She comes up with AWESOME recipes!!!!! Like this one.... YUM!
The below pic I saw on Facebook and had to include in my blog posting today! This is so true!!!! Here in the south we whine about wanting cooler weather, but our definition of cooler weather is much different when compared to people from the North....... It reaches 60 and we are like brrrrrrrr!!!! LOL!
I have been trying to help my son with his reading fluency by reading each night.... it really amazes me how well he can read at age 6! First grade is so different from when I was in first grade!!!!
Well, gonna try to finish up the evening routinely..... this running in the evening has gotten me all out of sorts!!! Thank goodness tomorrow is a scheduled REST day!!! A very much welcomed REST day for sure!!!!!