High Five Friday is here again!
What a wild week. I think the week after having a few days off is especially exhausting. Trying to get back into the swing of things, not to mention Avery starting soccer this week and Lukas having baseball practice and two games, has made things busy. But the greatest news of all is that summer has arrived. Yes, summer. I guess spring decided to take a year off. Hello, 90 degree days. Wowza. When you go from 40 degrees to 90 in the span of two days, you kind of get your butt kicked.
But…I refuse to complain. Remember the endless winter and the non existent spring? Yup. No complaining, people!
Here’s what I’ve been reading and listening to this week:
After all of my running injuries, one word I try not to use is the word comeback. It puts way too much pressure on making things bigger and better post injury. Why do I have to go over the top? Like I said on my post from Wednesday, I’m still dealing with the fear of registering for any races and really testing myself. And then I read this article and it’s reassuring to know that I’m not alone. “What I am working toward is not something I lost or am trying to obtain again. What I’m working toward is new and undiscovered. I’m not even sure I’ll recognize it when I get there, which makes it even more exciting.”
You gotta feel sorry for the guys. They definitely don’t have it easy with running clothes. Girls can pull off the short shorts but it’s a little harder for the guys when you aren’t actually running.
It’s really just like child birth. You only remember the happy moments. You don’t remember the moments when everything hurt and you swore you’d never run again. You only remember the pleasant emotions because the bad moments become a blur in the highlight reel.
I didn’t run during my pregnancy. I had zero desire to even attempt to do it from the beginning. Maybe because I had taken a break from running in an effort to get pregnant? Anyway, I’m always amazed at anyone who wants to run while pregnant. I felt so uncoordinated and uncomfortable with any jumping type movements that I stuck to cardio machines, the pool, weights and yoga. But every woman is different so don’t feel the need to keep up with the Jones’ by running if it doesn’t work for you while pregnant.
I think we are all obsessed with Des these days, right? I went back and listened to this Ali on the Run Show podcast with Des this week after a friend recommended it. This was recorded before Boston but her attitude is everything. “We fail all the time, and we learn from it and we get better. I think that’s amazing. You fail your way to success. That’s how it happens, and I’m super comfortable with that. I have no problem pointing out a bunch of failures in my career. But I don’t define myself or my career as a failure.” A must listen for sure!
Oh! And May the 4th be with you! 😉
What would you like to High 5 today?