Even if it's from the tap, the water is exponentially better and more sophisticated when it's in a red wine vessel. I often find myself rinsing out a glass from the night before and drinking a glass or two of H20 from it as I cook breakfast.
... you just have to know when to cut a workout short.
I had a 6-mile run with 4 miles at tempo, and I knew from the moment I stepped onto the treadmill that it wasn't my day. The YMCA was stifling - humid and hot - my favorite treadmill was taken and time was short. I got through the warm-up and 2.15 miles at tempo when I decided I was done. It was the first workout I've crapped out on in 9 weeks. and considering I've exceeded my goals on most other runs, I'm not fretting.
... you just have to eat cake.
I know I gave up sweets for Lent but it's been a rough couple days - again. It's as if once I get myself to a good mental place, there's a push back down the dark hole. Anyway ... when my co-worker was inspired, by me, to make a cake and was then kind enough to bring me a slice, I couldn't say no. I savored every bite, slowly, and it might have been the best cake I ever had.
... you have to know when to ask for help.
I've been struggling, this much I've shared. I've done my best to run through it, cry it out and vent to friends. It's helped but it has yet to bring me lasting peace or give me the tools to cope on my own. So, on Tuesday, I found myself making an appointment with a therapist. Thirty-six hours later, I feel a bit silly and I am struggling as to whether to keep it but it's still a step in the right direction.
... you just have to share the excitement.
In the midst of all my troubles, I got an exciting email. I had won the giveaway from Run With Jess for the racecation to run ZOOMA Napa Valley. Holy. Shit. Balls. I was stunned. I've been pining to run a ZOOMA race, and I have never been to that area of California. Not to mention, my "celeb" crushes, mother runners Dimity and Sarah, will be there as will a couple of my Hood to Coast teammates.
I am beyond grateful to Run With Jess, ZOOMA and the sponsors of the giveaway for the chance to go.
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