I can’t believe it’s already Friday. I have my first 10k coming tomorrow! I’m a little nervous.
Breakfasts have been my new recipe of Yoplait Fruitful Blueberry Yogurt Muffins in a Mug.
It’s just oatmeal, egg, and yogurt. Microwave and done. Get a Coupon for Yoplait Fruitful Yogurt Here!
You can also use the pineapple fruitful to baste chicken breast while grilling. Yum.
My body really took a beating on my 17 miler last Saturday . Both my mind and body needed to recoup.
Monday- 45 minute run.
Thursday- 5 Miles.
Today- I really must run something.
Sunday- 18 miles?? Big question mark.
I know you’re not supposed to run the day before a race but the way I look at it, I’m not training for a 10k, I’m training for a marathon. I’m just running a 10k. Yesterday at the gym I was telling a friend (head running guy of the “fast running group.” I told him how the 17 miler made me nervous about the race. I couldn’t imagine going another 10 on top of that. He then wrote out how he trains and trains other people for marathons. This is what my schedule would look like.
Pretty intense right? I’m not sure if I’ll be able to follow this but I really feel like the long runs would do me good.
I have an metaphor for you. A really, really good one that I love.
Being a victim and living in your past can hold you back from your future. I played a victim for 10 years because of things that happened in my past and I’ve finally broken free.
Once you stop playing the victim, you can start being a victor.
Once you stop being a victim, you can start being a survivor.
Once you stop being a victim, you can start fulfilling the destiny you were meant to fulfill.
Now, the metaphor.
Think of your life as a recipe. The flour is the everyday stuff in your life. The sugar is the sweet times, the times of celebration. The oil and egg are what holds everything together, your job, your responsibilities. The chocolate chips are your friends and family. (I have a few nuts in my cookie.) The baking soda…. that’s the part of your past that wasn’t so good. That’s your struggles. The baking soda is what hurt you growing up. The baking soda does not taste good by itself. But without that baking soda your cookie would be flat. You need that little tiny gross tasting ingredient in your recipe. You need that baking soda to grow.
You need those struggles and hurts in your past to become the final great cookie you are.
Sweet isn’t it? (See what I did there?) In hard times, think of your life as a cookie recipe.
Be honest with me…. You Really Want a Cookie Now Don’t You!