Yes I know, it’s Tuesday not Monday. I understand that now. I don’t know about y’all but Daylight Savings Time is taking me on this crazy roller coaster over the last three days. Sunday I was exhausted. Monday I watched the sunrise (featured in the cover photo) then fell asleep during the third period of the Knights game. I didn’t even realize it was Tuesday until about 20 minutes ago. It’s cool though because not only have I had a realization…I’ve had a revelation.
Recently I was listening to a podcast all about manifesting and energy and the universe. (Yes I’m whoo-whoo, you should know this by now.) The host was talking about the need to concentrate on our thoughts not our feelings. It really struck me because, lately, that’s what I’ve been doing. I just needed someone else to articulate it for me.
Whether it was sleeping in, changing my work outfit at lunch (me today) or speed walking, if it’s felt good, I’ve been doing it. And hearing this validation through the Superficial Magic podcast was what I needed, especially when it comes to running.
Our weather lately has not been great and I haven’t run outside since November. I also haven’t really felt like running on a treadmill either. Lately, I’ve been very into speed walking at a high incline. So I’m still breaking a sweat and getting resistance training completed. On top of that, I’ve been getting back into kettlebells which I find to be more fun that lifting weights.
I’m switching it up while still being healthy and productive and I’m finally letting go of my personal judgements. That’s a difficult thing for me. I’m the kind of person who always feels like they need to be doing something super productive and when I don’t, I beat myself up for it. The saying goes that we are our biggest critic and the same is definitely true over here.
I’m learning that we don’t always have to be on. We don’t always have to be climbing Mt. Everest or curing a disease. We can go with the flow. I’m finding this crucial now because I’ve been working a lot more, socializing more and I haven’t always had the time for a 5 mile run in the morning. And like I’ve said in the past, life happens.
So will I participate in the Summerlin Half Marathon? I’m not really sure. I’m going to give it a little bit more time to see how I’m feeling. This isn’t the time of year I want to push myself, that will come later this summer when I start preparing for the Rock N Roll Marathon. Since that is my ultimate goal for the year, I don’t find it absolutely necessary to run this half marathon in a few weeks. But we will see, it’s all about going with the flow.
And sometimes that means Marathon Monday on a Tuesday. Just out here goin’ and flowin’. Wow, that could sound really terrible. Whatever, blame it on the Daylight “Savings”!