Wednesday, August 7, 2019

RUN(derful) & RI(derful) Wednesday

HAPPY HUMP DAY GUYS!!!! Woohoo! We made it! It's all downhill from here (and that's GREAT news when it comes to running and biking as well). 😄

With all the new and at times hectic experiences going on currently, it's been awhile since I've taken time to focus on the small things, and the things that make me smile. No matter what goes on in our lives, it's important to live in the moment and to focus on what's important to us. Today I want to share one of my all-time favorite inspirational quotes with you. It's something that helps me not only understand, but put in perspective why I do what I do, and it might help you as well. 

This week's thoughts include:

Stay Strong

I love working out, training, and my (very new) goal of eating healthy every day. Most days, there's nothing that can eclipse the satisfied feeling of doing something good for yourself, especially when there are so many external things in our lives requiring our attention elsewhere. Training can take a significant amount of time though, and there are days when happy hours and group hangs must be turned down in favor of 15 mile runs, track practices and gym time- not to mention turning down the social aspect of lunch or dinner at the local fried wing joint or Chinese buffet in favor of a roasted tofu-vegetable bake at home (healthy AND saves money). As much fun as I have in my health and athletic endeavors, there are moments when I wonder if the sacrifices I place on my time are worth it (not very often, if I'm honest, since I'm an introvert, but we'll get into that on a later post 😋).

Awhile back, I heard this quote somewhere. I forget where I heard it but it made an impact. "I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what others can't (~Jerry Rice)." This simple line inspires me to get out there and try my best at each workout with no regrets. Even if no one wants to go on that long run or I need to join a group to do it, never giving up and always showing up (thanks for that one, Desi!) will mean that I am that much closer to accomplishing the goals I set for myself. That marathon isn't going to run itself, and if I want to get better on my bike in turns I need to put in the time. Remember, even if no one wants to practice those hills, YOU do!

Even if nobody wants to do what you're doing, keep doing it anyway. 👍😎

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