Sunday, July 26, 2015

Noble Canyon training run

 Yesterdays training run was at Noble Canyon. That's about an hour and a half from my house. The lovely part was that we started at 8am. That's almost like cheating. It did get hot really fast and I was not feeling great but I showed up and did what I could. That was a run walk for 14 miles. I hope I get my mojo back I do miss happy running. The canyon is beautiful and it had a great stream. I love running with water around. 
 First you go down the canyon then you go up...

You have to love finding shade. Everything is cooler and somehow the shade seems so good. Happy trails friends. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A couple ways to beat the I feel like crap after running that long way.

I got up super early this morning only to find myself slowly emerging from a low place. It can't always be wonderful everybody knows that right ? but when your in the low place it feels like your the only one. When your in it it totally sucks. I usually experience what I call the marathon blues. I would train for a marathon and then after the event I would feel sad for a while. It did not always happen but it happened. I spent  so many months training for my first 100 mile run and its over and it was crazy amazing and super hard for me. I loved and hated it. I actually thought about this before the race. Will I get sad after this race ?  I really hoped I wouldn't. I did. I am kinda. I have been feeling a tired sad , but this morning I started felling better. 
So I wanted to share a couple of things that I did to help me out of the dark cloud. The first thing is I had to stop lying to myself and say ," Its OK to be sad G" ,  fallowed by," G your sad". OK so accept what your feeling and you have to feel it. 
Second you have to make yourself practice some discipline. This happens when your tired of being sad or when your ready to start trying something. You shower first in the morning make your bed and put on your makeup and dress up. You can't forget the mascara there is something about wearing mascara that pulls it all together. If your a man shower shave and put on something nice. All this before you leave your room. It really helps. 
Third. I am a stay at home mom so for me It means get out of the house G.  I go to out with my kids and we do stuff. Even if that's only for 3 hours. Get out of your house . Do something out of the norm. Go have coffee at a coffee shop. Go window shopping or even better go hang out with a friend. Get out of your bubble looking cute. 
Fourth. OK I have not really wanted to run to much but EXERCISE is key. Just go outside walk, run, jog, ride your bike . The movement helps you feel better so much faster. 
Fifth. Plan another race hurry up. Plan an outing with your friends . Give yourself something to look forward too. It funny how I feel I can share the glitter in my life. Life is not like that so here you go. I hope this helps a little.
 Oh I almost forgot do something nice for someone. Send happy mail or pay it forward at Starbucks or TacoBell. That always makes me feel better and this post was about how to feel better after running a long long way. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Not so fun Saturday

This weekend did not go as planned. I had so much to do and I ended up getting a migraine . It was so bad I just cried. There was no way I could run today and I hope tomorrow if my head feels better I can go for a short run.  I also think I have been fighting something because this last week really kicked my butt. My fatigue level has been crazy. I have taken a long nap every day, everyday . Maybe thats why I got this crazy headache. All I can do is hope it goes away now. Then life will go back to normal. Me chasing this little guy around. Cooking for my older kids and me hitting the street with my Hokas. I hope your having a great weekend. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Letting go

It is that half way through the week kind of day. Jack has been trying to paint with me. I figure since the poor kid sat in the stroller for a good while this morning I would somehow just control what I could and find a way to let him paint. This was a good lesson in letting go and letting my 20 month old just go. I put paper down and gave him a couple paint brushes and he insisted on what colors he wanted and I just went with it. I did take lots of deep breathes and I did have to clean paint of the table and desk but we made it. After about 20 minutes he was done and I like his work of art. It was worth it. I just let him paint mess and all.

 I have been feeling really tired and so I am still running but the last two days I am just letting go and walking when I am to tired to run. I am fighting a cold so that  could be it. 
This week is going to be my its ok to relax and let go kinda of week with no guilt attached for walking. We can't control everything right ?   Deep breath  G and just let it go.

“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”– Deepak Chopra