This past week was just one big frustrated ball for me. Ever have those moments? Everything just kept getting on my nerves. My workouts were not as great as I wanted them to be. I think I’m a bit burned out. I want to take a week-long break from exercising before I hate it but I have the half marathon coming up next month. So I think I will just power through and then take as much time as I need after that.
I have not been sleeping too well and I know that is making everything else fall apart. I love my sleep and need it. Saturday night I kept on having a dream that I was attacked on my run, then run over. Horrible. So that led to me waking up late for my actual run. Things just felt eerie the whole time to me. It was unusually warm (still). My speed was good for the first five miles. I stopped and tried out some new honey stingers and they did not agree with my stomach at all. 3 miles later I had to cut my run short and hurry home. How annoying. I know not every run is going to be perfect and I’m okay with that.
That’s a part of fitness. It is a journey of evolving strength and speed to make you a more fit person with each day and each workout. That’s also the great thing about a new week. You have the chance to make it great even if you’ve had one or more bad ones. That is what I am going to focus on this week; making each day better than the last. Living each day with a purpose to make dreams come true. Even if I don’t know what my dreams are yet.
I know I work hard but when reading other fitness blogs, it’s so hard to not compare myself to them. I know I’m not the only one. It seems as though everyone else has a better life and like working out, keeping the house clean, blogging, creating healthy recipes, etc. just comes natural. There is one important thing to remember: bloggers do not share every single moment of their lives. There are moments when life is not fun. Sometimes I don’t have the energy to have an amazing workout everyday. That’s why I think it is important to share unhappy thoughts and then move on. Going through those tough times makes us stronger in our mind and body. It also prepares us for the next time we encounter turbulence in life. We live, then learn.
Teaching is the next step. When sharing tough times, someone might encounter the same situation and take into consideration what you did. That’s the great thing about blogging and the FitFluential family. They are so supportive and never hesitate to try to answer any question you might have. Who knows, maybe we can change all of the bullying and negativity that is all over the internet.
I realize all of this was pretty random and all over the place, but it felt really good to get that out. Thanks for reading.