Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday night goodness

Today we had an 18 mile run and it got hot really fast. I mean 85 degree hot. Yes this is November in San Diego. I ran with my friend Becca and we talked the whole time and pushed through the crappy parts of the run and talked on the good ones. We made progress but it was not perfect. Progress not perfection peeps. You just have to show up and understand that it is OK to be a beginner and that anything worth having takes hard work. Then just keep showing up. Happy Trails friends. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Progress yes please

If you are anything like me then you are always looking for ahha moments. I totally heard something today that just grabbed me. It made sense to me in so many ways.  PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION. This is going to be my new mantra. Its about consistently moving forward. You know if you just keep moving forward sometimes taking baby steps and sometimes leaping its progress. I just love that. Yes, I love that it works for running and when your running for a really long time you just have to keep moving forward I can see how these word will come in handy. So there you go I am totally inspired by these 3 words they give me hope. We all need hope. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A mini day trip ADVENTURE

Hi Peeps.. How is your week going ? I have had an easy week over here.  Driving my kids to school and doing laundry but I have been able to get my runs in even if they are short and a couple workouts in. Yesterday I took as mini road trip with my dad and Jack to Palomar Mountain. It is about and hour and half from my house so not to far but it is a slow 1:30 because it is a very windy road.( I don't like those roads ) Jack was practicing his patience and he did well. When we finally arrived it cost 7$ to go into the Park for the day and guess what we where the only people there. There was no one else in sight and ours was the only car. It was beautiful . The leaves are all changing color and it felt like a really good fall weather. When you live in San Diego you have to enjoy it when you can capture this feeling. Jack was so excited to get out of the car and run around. Let's go run mama.. 

The elevation was 5500 feet and it was 65 degrees. We saw deer and ducks. We threw stick in the pond and collected acorns. We crossed a bridge and smelled a pine tree and the best part was when my dad Jack and I where all sitting on a huge log and Jack held us both really tight and looked up at my dad and said oh grampa .. It was special for sure. This kid brings out the best in me. 

When your little a pond is awesome. He yelled at the ducks and he would look at the water and say two trees mama. I think he saw the reflection and was showing me the two trees. We hiked for about 3 hours. I definitely got my work out in because half of that hike I carried Jack. He can get heavy. 

My favorite picture from yesterday. My little boy exploring. I really can't complain about anything. I feel so full of hope and joy and when I see this it helps me look at our future in a soft light. I love how much Joy a couple hours outside brings us. I love that I get to show my kids the parts of life I feel are so important and in doing so they to will see the soft light that can surround our life. Yesterday was a really good day. One I won't forget anytime soon. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

3 things I am LOVING right now

I thought it would be fun to start of the week with all the stuff I am obsessing over right now.  I had a great run yesterday. 16 miles on the trails with my awesome friends and it was just so good. Yes, they had to wait for me because there all faster than me but I did not take away from how good I felt. The cold made it feel more adventurous than it really was but it was so fun. So holding on to that spirit I though I would share some other things I have come across lately that have made me feel this happy.
1. I found this great website ..Simple Green Smoothies 
I signed up for the 30 day challenge and I am really excited about fallowing along and making some healthier eating habits a part of my life. I even bought a new Blender.. (thank you ladies at simple green smoothies )
I went to Sedona a couple years ago to spend time with some beautiful woman. What we had in common is we all loved to create. It's was there that I met Rachel Awes. She was light and had a lovely colorful nurturing soul. Her art is truly magical .
2. She just wrote a book. The Great Okayness and you can her and her book here. Rachel Awes  . You know how in life sometimes you come across someone and they leave an imprint in your heart forever . She does that in life and you feel her in her books. I can't say enough good things about her so I hope you take the time to check her out and pick up a copy of her book.
3. I have been trying to not sign up for any races for next year because I have been trying to give my body rest time but that is not really working out for me. So I have been looking daily at ultra sign ups. I just want to look and see what if anything moves me and yesterday something did. It moved me to sign up. The Moab Red hot 55k   I found this video on you tube and I do not know the runner but it is a really good preview of the race course. It looks like so much fun. and I feel really excited about having a race to look forward to in a brand new place I have never run before.. I love adventures in new places. So there it is 3 things I am all excited about !!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Acts

Today after I decided to go through my day making happy choices. I thought it would be interesting to choose to make all my choices from a happy place. I wrote choose happy on my hand and then did things that I thought would make other people happy. I usually just go through my day and even though I would like to think I am not selfish my day is mostly about my family and myself. Today was about my dad and some other seniors we met at the zoo. I know not a big deal right ?  but it was a big deal. He was happier they where happier and It made today extra special. Sometimes the simple actions get over looked but its crazy how easy it spread Joy.