Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Race Report That I Cannot Write

I know that everyone is expecting a race report from the 5K that I had previously said that I was going to swallow my pride and run. (When Pride Rears Its Ugly Head) But that's a race report that I cannot write, because I didn't run.

Let me rewind ...

Friday, April 24, 2015

#FitFridayConfessions - Breaking Up With The Scale

I When I was restricting calories, the scale became my unit of measure to determine 'progress'. And it became a thorn in my side. 

I would do everything 'right' when it came to working  out and eating my calorie allotment - to step on the scale and I would have gained a pound. After hard workouts or long runs the weight would always be up, and it could take a couple of days before I would see it drop. It was constant fluctuation. And that fluctuation made me obsessed with the number on the scale. 

It was time to break up. And that's exactly what I have done. 

Truthfully, each day is a challenge with becoming a healthier person. Some days I feel good about my progress; others I feel that I bombed. But the reality is that 'this' isn't a quick fix. I don't want the pills, potions or fads. I want to live a healthier life and it's one small step at a time. 


Thursday, April 23, 2015

When Calls The Heart Series DVD Giveaway

Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

When I was younger, I hated to read. Seriously, if you asked me about reading I would say no way - not happening. But then I got the book When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke. I was hooked from the first page and couldn't put it down. This book was the entire reason that I fell in love with Christian Fiction, and what started my love for reading. Seriously!

Did you know that the Hallmark channel has an original series called When Calls The Heart? It's inspired by the books by Janette Oke. It tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (played by Erin Krakow) who gets her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town. If she wishes to survive and thrive on her own, she has to learn the ways of the frontier.


And this Saturday, April 25, season 2 airs on the Hallmark Channel! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#WillRun4IceCream Wordless Wednesday





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#TuesdayTidbit - Run Naked

This week's #TuesdayTidbit is Run Naked - and I'm not talking about running without clothing. :) Although there are some organized races here that are clothing optional.

But I'm referring to ditching the watch, running without being a slave to time, distance, and pace.


On more than one occasion, I've hit a running rut - and usually that happens when I'm allowing myself to be consumed by the watch. Instead of feeling great that I went and ran 3 miles, I felt defeated because they were so 'slow'.

This hamstring injury hasn't been a short lived injury - instead it's lasted longer than any injury that I've ever had. And, I'm still not 100% well. But as I'm able to run more, lately I've felt discouraged at my lack of speed and overall running ability. And comparing myself to my former non-injured self has been detrimental.

And because of this I've decided that it's time that I started running naked for awhile. I want to get back to basics - running for the joy of running. Running without focusing on pace or distance is a great way to get out (and stay out) of a running rut.

Although I am trying to keep track of my mileage this year. (I like to look back at the end of the year and see how many miles I've run.) So I will either track my distance with either an app on my phone, or maybe by putting my running watch in my running belt, or wearing my watch backward.

Regardless of which method I choose that day, I plan to run without being a slave to pace, my overall time, or a certain distance. I plan to run free and naked.


It's quite liberating - maybe you should try it sometime.

Do you ever run 'naked'?


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