January was kind of a terrible month for me, but a bunch of amazing things have happened over the last two days and I have a super good feeling about February.
It’s been a week since my last run. I was traveling, and then I was really sick earlier this week (still kind of am), so I missed last week’s long run and a maintenance run on Tuesday. I’m trying to work up the motivation to go for thirty minutes today, and then on Sunday I’m facing seven miles. I’m not really sure how things are going to go, considering my body is currently a phlegm factory (phactory?), but I’m hoping for the best.
I’ve been making an effort to stay positive, so here are some good things that are happening:
I think running six miles was an important turning point in my development as a runner because I actually look forward to running and am bummed when I have to postpone a day due to work. Back in August when I started this journey, I had no idea just how much it would impact my life. I eat healthier, I feel healthier, and I am healthier. Although I haven’t lost any weight, I have redistributed and I like the new shape my body is making. I drove back to my parent’s house today for the holiday, and the first thing I did after saying my hellos was eat a salad and go for a run. I don’t know long this new attitude/feeling about running is going to last, but I certainly hope it stays for a long time.
Here are some other very good things:
I’m driving down to Orlando tomorrow and I am so excited for this next week!
and it feels so, so good. I have this whole week with absolutely nothing to do, and I’m in heaven. Every other break I’ve had to work, so this is much needed. Here are some good things that are going on in my life:
This week is basically going to consist of playing cards with my family, reading like a fiend, and not worrying about a single thing.
Because I feel crappy, and because I have horrible cramps, here’s a list of very good things from today: