Thank you all for bearing through my last whiny post. I had a lot of things swimming around my head and didn’t even properly sort them out, yet writing a sporadic post helped some. So as always, thank you.
It’s been a few days since I posted mostly because I’ve just been so tired at the end of the night. I really only get the chance to write when my daughter falls asleep and lately, I’ve just felt wiped afterward. (Here’s a few photos to recap my last few days.)
It’s February 1st! I can finally say that my third ever half marathon is THIS month. I’m running 13.1 amazing miles in what’s said to be the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World! We’re going up the Wednesday before the princess half race and leaving the Wednesday after. We’re taking our baby to discovery cove (our third time, her first). Best of all, my daughter will get to meet the who Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang. This girl is WILD about them. I hope we’re always able to make these sort of memories. Referencing Inside Out, I want my daughter’s core memories to be strong and full of love, especially goofball island!
I was happy to get in a decent strength workout during nap time until I dropped my kettle bell partially on my foot and woke baby up… Ugh just my luck haha. This year, I really want to build muscle. It’s crazy because I never would have said that in the past. I always thought one must just strive to be thin. I never followed a healthy diet and exercise regimen as a kid. I ate poorly, but balanced it out some with basketball. I have learned so much on this journey about creating a healthy lifestyle that you WANT to live. Waking up excited about the food you GET to eat, the workout you GET to do… I want this for my daughter. I want this to be second nature for my family, not a major overhaul in years to come.
When my husband got home, I snuck in a quick 10k outside before the blizzard hits tomorrow. They’re forecasting 7-12 inches, gross. I was born in the WRONG state. I ran intervals, starting with a fast sprint. I then took it easier for 3-4 minutes and sped back up to the next mile marker. I was excited to view my heart rate chart in garmin connect, but my HR chest strap failed again! Ugh… I will be calling garmin finally as this is nuts. My husband did order me a mio link wrist HR monitor that I’m THRILLED to try. Anyone have any luck with it?
I’m also anxiously awaiting my new nike compression shorts in the mail. I know I’ve ordered them late in the game, but need to get in a good run to ensure they’re race worthy. They’re polka dot. Hello Minnie Mouse!
To wrap up, I got an exciting email today. My application to become a fitfluential ambassador was approved. I am very excited about this opportunity and the possibilities it could mean for my future. Well, that’s it for now folks. Thank you for reading!