I’ve been slacking off on some much needed brag time lately so today’s post is going to be mostly about me. It is my blog, after all, so I can do what I want.
Because it’s a new year, I’m working on finding that healthy balance. We’ll see how long it lasts, I’m not the greatest at keeping my resolutions which is why I don’t generally make them. The one thing I do want to do, though, is enjoy life. I’ve said it a few times in the last couple days and I really mean it. So far so good.
SO here’s my brags for the week, thanks to Hollie for coming up with such a great idea. It’s something we all need to do once and awhile for ourselves. It’s not meant to be rude at all, which makes it such a great linkup. It’s a way for us to share our own personal accomplishments with our friends (…blends) and own them.
Physically… I’ve been able to steadily maintain my base of running and I’m currently on my 40 mile week. I’m loving every second of it, too. Not to mention I went straight from a 5k to zumba on New Years Day. That was the best New Years I’ve ever had. Even though my time wasn’t stellar (I wasn’t trying to PR or even come close… I ran it at a training pace) for me at a 23:38, I pushed it the last mile and majorly negative split at a 6 minute pace. That’s pretty awesome and I’ll proudly brag about that.
Mentally… Along those same lines, I was able to get out of the mindset that I HAD to race the 5k. I have never been so torn before over what to do. First, it was deciding between the 5k and 10k. I wanted to get the miles in but I wanted to go to zumba at the same time. Ultimately, I’m glad I decided on the shorter race. But then I was torn between wanting to race it and try to win like last year and running with my friend for fun. I’m so glad I decided to do it for fun because I would have been beating myself up over not running a crazy time even though some wise blends advised me that I’m not supposed to be running best times during base building. I know I made the right decision for me and even though it was really hard, I broke through that barrier and allowed myself to #enjoylife
Brag… The sweetest Abby nominated me for the Sweetest Blogger Award. I would do a recap of that but I’ve already been nominated a couple of times before and I’m pretty sure my answers haven’t changed so I’m just going to say thank you and brag that I was nominated Oh, and I was just accepted as a Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador so that’s something pretty cool!
So those are my brags this week. As for what I’m thankful for… I could say a lot about this. Jessie makes it way too hard not to participate in this linkup
I’m thankful that I’m still home with my family.
Continuing with the theme of change and enjoying my life, this will be the first year I’ve been home for longer than 2 weeks since I graduated from high school almost 3 years ago. The first two years of college were spent training hard for swimming, and that included a 10 day trip to Puerto Rico. While it was a blast, I’m so thankful to still be at home enjoying time with friends I haven’t seen in years, family who is starting to forget what I look like, and a dog who barely remembers me. I have 3 full weeks left before I have to be back for track and that alone is amazing. I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by those who have known me in recent years. While quitting was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, it’s also the best.
can you see the hair on my legs? Yep, 5 months without shaving, people. Gross.