Friday, July 26, 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 
Inspired by Soule Mama

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My best friend today

My foam roller is my best friend today. Too much running makes for a sore leg. It is a good sore, but still, I busted out my foam roller this morning after my run. I love this thing! I am trying to get back into some sort of routine. My older children stayed with the cousins for a week and a half and I did not run the entire time they were gone. Baby girl needs her big sister if mama is going to run. They have been back for a couple of weeks and I just started running again this week. I am feeling great! A little sore, but great.

It's pretty pathetic that running two days in a row is too much running at this point. I suppose that is what I get for being lazy the last month. While I am tempted to take tomorrow off, I am going to push through and walk a couple of miles. The walking will be good for my sore muscles, and it will also be good for the exercise habit I am determined to form. It is so easy for me to make excuses for not exercising. I was up all night with a teething baby. I'm too tired. My body is sore. I have dishes to do. I have homework to do. I just don't want to. I could make excuses all day, but the reality is, I feel so much better after I run. Running is both physically and emotionally vital to my health. I am a fairly new runner. I started a couple of years ago, got injured, started running again, got pregnant, started running again, got injured, started running again, got lazy, and here I am- starting running again.

I will write another post another day about how running changed my life that first year. I lost 60 pounds and began to believe I could do anything I set my mind to. Now, after having a baby and the subsequent weight gain from nursing said baby, I am up 30 pounds from that 60 pound weight loss. I have another 60 pounds or so to go until I am at my goal weight. I know I can do it by making healthy choices. No dieting. Just exercise, and good food choices (most of the time). I still love my pasta, bread, and chocolate! The important thing is I want to feel healthy. I am doing this because I love myself and because I deserve to feel well and whole, both physically and emotionally.

Running is good for my soul, as well as my body.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It is mine

I am starting this blank new blog in the hopes I will find inspiration and creativity. I feel excited, knowing it is new and I can create whatever I want here. This place is just waiting for my words and my photographs. It is mine, and the sky is the limit.