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Thursday, August 25, 2016

I love you Running

There is something so amazing between running and myself. I feel like it is becoming this beautiful love affair. It is the one true extra activity I will not let go off because I can't.  I dream about it  I practise as much as I can just like a musician practises his instrument because I need too. As a stay at home mom it is really the only me time I get and I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be every time I get outside. I am a runner that finishes near the back of the pack all the time and it is crazy how every time I finish I feel like I won in the big race of life. I love being near the middle or back of the pack if your talking anything over 50 miles. I bond with other runners I love the stories the amazing personalities and what I love is the how lucky I feel to be around so many amazing strong , focused humans. I love surrounding myself with running books and listening to ultra running podcast. I feel like I am so lucky to have found something that fills my heart with such joy. I hope this feeling never goes away. I hope I can continue to have this great love affair for a very long time. This inspiration came from knowing I get to have my long run start at 6:30 am tomorrow and now I am so excited. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time

I am starting to understand that it is time outside and movement that works best for me. The mountains are the ideal place to spend time outside well, that is what I keep telling myself but the more time I spend outside the more I really understand it is being outside that counts. You can go anywhere you want to in your head as you walk or run but what counts is spending time on your feet breathing fresh air.  Everyone seems happier and with more energy after a long walk or run. My body and spirit Thank me. My body and mind say Thank You in so many ways after I ate well and moved around outside. There are things that help us stay happy they take effort but nothing worth having ever came easy if you ask me. You can start small baby steps lead to bigger steps but you have to start. Love yourself enough to start.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday Thoughts

The weekend flew by so fast it is already Tuesday !!
Mission accomplished I went outside as much as possible. I started a new ritual that is making my day just happier. I wake up and brush my teeth and put on my shorts and I leave my shoes out side the door and then I get my butt outside within 10 minutes of walking up. This has helped me get some miles in while Mike is still home or just get a 30 minute walk outside. I focus for the day and pray or I listen to audible and get some me time before everyone wakes up.
 The best thing is by the time I get home I don't want sugar in my coffee. I figure I already got some exercise in so why not try and keep the ball rolling . Learning to eat better and giving up sugar and anything else that hurts my tummy is hard so by the time I get back for some reason its easier to make good choices. I think if you put in the work first its harder to mess it up later. I always heard if you do something for 21 days it becomes a habit so thats what I am doing Making Habits ...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Slurpee Run

Todays run was a hot one. I ended my no sugar situation :(  I kinda sucked but my friend helped me keep excited and keep moving. It was 14 miles  that felt like  20. I am sure it was not that bad but when your tired and your cooked well it seems like such a long way to go. The best thing about runs like this one is you appreciate the good ones. You appreciate good weather and you work harder for the miles. Its all about showing up and putting in the work.. As for my no sugar in my diet plan well as soon as I finished that slurp in went right back into affect. 

Friday thoughts

I heard the something the other day that really caught my attention.  Something I had heard before but had forgotten that has really helped me this week.
Do that one thing you have been putting off first thing in the morning. The one thing you really don't want to do but need to get done. It's so simple and true. Then its done and you can move on with your day and feel good about it !!
If this means go get your run done of file those papers you have been putting of filling what ever it is just do it and be done then enjoy your day.
Happy Trails and may you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The big blue sea

There is something so easy about the Ocean. My feet hit the ground and as I sink into the sand  my troubles seem to fade away. Time does not seem to exist. I hear kids laughing and waves crashing. The water is a little cold but not cold enough to keep us out.
There is something truly magical about the big blue sea. It is a true blessing to spend the entire day with her. 

Food and choices

My food Life : I have been really working on my relationship with food. If you fallow me here you know or have read I love all food and have been lucky for  most of my life because I can easily maintain a my weight between 120 to 130. The one thing that I have always struggled with is my tummy always hurts.  I know that it is my food choices. I was able to give up sugar . I know its only been about 10 days but no sugar for me so far. I know that I really need to make better choices specially because I feed 5 people everyday. 

I love cooking for my family I really do . I have always loved coming home with a box of donuts and baking for them it is how I show my love. One of my favorite sayings is ,"is your tummy happy."  I love making dinner and sitting at the table with my kids. I just know I could do a better job with the choices of food I feed them.
Maybe it is maturity of the fact that I have been in so much tummy pain it could also be the fact that I have more healthy friends and I listen to what they say more. I am not sure what it is but I have come to the conclusion that I really need to educate myself on food. I need to figure out what is really healthy and what is not. I want to feed my family with food I know is good for them not just filling them up.
I also think ultimately this will help my running life. I will get healthier and be able to run longer. Hopefully forever RIGHT ??
My plan is to educate myself and start to cut out the things I know hurt my tummy. I am starting with reading It starts with food first and I am sure many other books will fallow. If you have any recommendations please leave me a comment. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday Happenings

Hi and hello - Around here we have been playing and exploring fun easy places to spend good quality time with your kid. Finding places to hike  is easy but finding places that are fun and not to hard for an almost 3 year old is a bit more challenging. Last week we found a really great trail that we have since revisited. This picture was taken by my little man. He knows how to use my camera now. 

He loves to pretend we are running a race. Ready set go Momma!


We hiked for a couple hours . The best part is trying to find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet. This was the letter P for pokey. I had to give it to him.

He actually read the sign . Its crazy how fast children learn when you just take the time to teach them and play learning games with them. I feel I am a way more into teaching Jack than I was with my other kids. I think it must be that I am so much older this time I see life different. Quality time take priority right now. 
Decide  what you want to be, do, and have, think the thoughts of it, emit the frequency, and your vision will become your life.