Woke up to this yesterday.
You’re welcome. And if you’re on instagram you already saw that, so you’re welcome again. He he.
So, yep, I was a bit nervous about attempting 6 miles yesterday. I hadn’t run that far in for what seemed like forever.
I needed a little extra inspiration.
Some inspiration from Inspires. He he.
I have a pair of the blue/silver ones, which I obviously love, but at first glance with these bright pink beauties I really like that the area around the ankle is black.
That part always gets so dirty. If it’s already black, well, then, no one can tell. He he.
So, since I was attempting my longest run in over 3 months (and was doing it inside where I wouldn’t get new shoes dirty), I decided to break these babies in.
Judah had the brilliant idea for me to take a picture by the “pretty flowers” in my new “pretty shoes” on our way to the car. I listened of course.
It was weird how nervous I was. I had that nervous stomach before a race feeling. I was really just hoping it wouldn’t hurt too bad.
Oh, and heck yeah, I wore a matching bright pink tank. Ha ha.
The run felt pretty long. I was so concerned with my running form and how things felt the entire time, I couldn’t even appreciate a little Access Hollywood.
(Random confession for you Access Hollywood viewers out there. I was obsessed with Kit Hoover in college. I totally wanted to be here and be on MTV Road Rules like she was. I actually sent in a tape and got an audition, but then never heard back from the MTV folks. Oh well.)
Funny how awhile ago a six mile run was no big deal and I would just see how fast I could fit it in. Yesterday when I saw that 3 mile halfway mark it was such a great thing. Then when I got to 6 miles, well, that was monumental.
I used this pace calculator to figure out my pace was 8:36.
My hip was a little uncomfortable and felt like it was grinding a bit, but nothing too awkward or painful.
The test is to see how it feels when I start moving around a bit more in the morning.
Baby steps friends. Every little step counts. Every little bit of progress towards a goal counts. Don’t forget to give yourself credit for even the small accomplishments.
After a quick shoe change I taught a 45 minute BOSU class.
I thought about changing my sweaty shirt before class too, but then decided against it. Classy.
I had to sub a spin class last night too. It was a lot for one day. Time for a little rest.
Hey, I actually got a little resting time in earlier during the boys’ swim lessons.
I decided to play the proud supportive mama for a change rather than get as much done as possible during the 30 minutes of swim time.
In watching them though I realized we really need to work on following directions. Hmmmm….
No squash pictures from yesterday, but my lunch was a ginormous salad with grilled chicken, roasted jicama chips, roasted carrots, tomato, Serrano, red onion, Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning, Tapatio and some guacamole.
It will be the same thing today. I’m already planning on that.
Oh, and just because I feel like sharing, my favorite part of the day, every single day, is this.
Our nighttime routine.
Reading this toddler friendly devotional, something we like to call “God’s book”,
saying prayers, listing what we’re thankful for and snuggling to Kenny Loggins “Return to Pooh Corner” and Kermit the Frog “Rainbow Connection”.
Yep. Nothing beats it. Even if my little guys are being goofy.
Have a good one.
Anyone else taking baby steps towards something?
What’s your favorite part of the day?
Who do you like more, Kermit or Kenny Loggins? (For me it’s a toss up. Love them both.)