Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It went well.

This gal started half marathon training Monday...and this gal is tired.
I forced myself to hit the gym last night and run 3 miles straight (thanks a lot, Hal Higdon). Then, this morning, I went before work and ran a couple more (who am I turning into!?). As excited as I am that I ran those distances, I'm wondering how in the world people can actually run marathons!? I've only signed up for 13.1 and last night I was jumping for joy when I reached the halfway point of my 5K distance.

I know, I know...mind over matter... but its tough!
Those 3 miles last night were really hard. I wanted to give up a lot. Trying to finish in under 29 minutes was difficult, but boy I did it...and I'm pretty proud.

Lately I've been feeling more like myself. I know its because I'm hitting the gym a lot more like I was before Christmas, I'm also making healthier choices...and it feels weirdly good to not be spending any money. It's like a game...how long can I go without breaking this $20 bill?!


I'm spending more time with people that I love, having real conversations with my husband, digging deeper into my Bible, volunteering my time more, learning new things, accepting compliments, even asking the receptionist at work how she is and truly caring...and its all working together to make me into a happier person. 

Generally, I'd say I'm already a joyful person...but there is something about this new year that has me excited.

2014, you better watch it. You're mine.

16 comments:

  1. So glad you're having a great time :)

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  2. I love your positive attitude! :)

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  3. I listen to a radio show every morning and they always say, "Choose Joy" and that reminds me of you after reading this!! I love that! You are a good inspiration to see the bright things in life!

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  4. Love this! I've been having "fun" this month not spending any money, too! I'm usually pretty burnt out from all the spending that comes with the holidays and have no desire to shop or anything really for a while. My bank account thanks me!

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  5. Reading about you being happy makes me happy! You're doing a great job keeping that positive attitude! :) I can't wait to do some random acts of kindness together!!!

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  6. 2014 really is shaping up to be great so far :)

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  7. I'm so proud of you! I love how you said actually caring. I need to practice this more consciously!

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  8. Your hair looks so cute like that- we just need to hire Nanny to come help us out every morning ;)

    108 days babayy!!!!!!!!!1

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  9. yay for starting half marathon training, officially! running a half marathon is such a mental game. you're body will be fine thanks to the training, it's just convincing your mind that you're not dying ;) you're going to do great though!

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  10. Hal Higdon method is the best for half marathon training (in my opinion)! That's so exciting!! It really is such a mental game...but AWESOME job for you, and yay for you getting back to feeling like yourself!

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  11. So glad to see that little changes and truly living in the moment are making you even happier! Good luck with the half - you'll totally rock it ;)

    Tiffany
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  12. This makes me happy. Keep it up, girl! Also, I'd be BEYOND proud about running 3 miles. Are you kidding me?!

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  13. Congrats on starting your training...getting started is the hardest part! Sticking to your training and seeing your mileage increase will make you feel so accomplished!

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  14. Yay for half marathon training, I just started training for my tri this week too! I have a question though... what keeps you from getting bored on the treadmill during long runs? I usually prefer to run outside but since it's so cold, I'm staying inside for now, but I get sooo bored after only a mile or two!

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