Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sharing again…..


Here’s something I just read from Jillian Michaels on my Facebook page.  I had to share it here.


Jillian Michaels

Unlimited Tip: Many of us are taught to settle & made to feel guilty if we are single-minded about going after something we want. We go on to believe that our desires are selfish, our self-love is arrogant & pompous. Society tells us it is okay to want things, but only within reason & at a price. We're allowed to want comfort, but in due time & within limits. Ask yourself this: how much deprivation, how much self-effacement must you suffer through before you act on your desire for meaning & fulfillment? Before it’s your turn to thrive in your life, instead of barely surviving it? Some people live their dreams. WHY NOT YOU?


Yes, why not you?  Why are you still wanting whatever your dream may be?  Why have you given your dreams up so that someone else can do what they want?  Comfort?  Okay, I’m sure she’s not talking about sitting on the couch and being comfortable.  My comfort is my running.  I am comforted by the fact that my health has improved, that my weight has improved, and that my stress levels have improved.  My comfort is the way I eat.  I have drastically cut down my risk of getting many types of cancers.  My cholesterol level is down, my fat intake is down, my vitamin, mineral, and other awesome good for you things  - that has gone wayyyy up.   I didn’t wait for this to happen.  If I did, it would never happen. 

So get up, realize that it is never too late for your dreams, and go get them.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Just read…..


What a story.   Sure, the food looks great (and that is exactly how I make my banana ice cream) but read the story following the food.  Smile  Totally made me tear up and makes me wish that more people would realize how important the right foods are.  What you eat can determine how long you live.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Post-race pics.


Just snagged this off of the Run Disney site.  Smile

princess half medal

And this:

princess half shoe

and this:

princess half finishI am not very photogenic after 13 miles!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

One week.


It’s been a week since the half marathon.  I so wish I would have been able to enjoy the ‘post marathon glow’ but I was saddled with a freakin’ migraine for nearly the whole week.  It came, it went, it came back, it lingered.  Damn migraine.  I’m sad I missed that celebratory time.

I didn’t realize how long my legs would be ticked off at me!  I did 6 miles on Saturday and I thought after the first 2 miles that I was going to stop!  Very interesting.  I’m scheduling my workouts again, because if I don’t, I know I will make too many excuses to sleep in and then get off track again. 

I really want to do the Disney half marathon in January.  I need to start a “mama’s half marathon fund” jar; these things are not cheap!