My daughter does

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I channeled my inner Barefoot Ted this week and did my home workout without shoes.  I love the idea of building the muscles in our feet and making them stronger, but also afraid of running on a burning surface with rocks and glass and who knows what else.  I chose to work on it this week in the safety of my home, where the only danger I face is a stray Lego.

I did my usual TRX workout but added this cardio from Pinterest:

9 Quick Total-Body Workouts, No Equipment Needed:

This week I also rang in the big 34.  My sweet mother-in-law spoiled me rotten and sent me a box of new running gear.  It was a good reminder that new running stuff is always a great motivator to run more!  I was excited to try it out!  Even at the gym, I get SO hot.  I'm not sure they understand the concept of the air conditioner and fans.  My current beast is not fatigue, it's heat.  I'm not much of a sweater, but am learning how to love sweat pouring down my face that's on fire.

I took this towel one day and was able to tame the beast a little.

I'm sure I was a site, but not any more than the man walking backwards.

My mom called on my birthday and told me that she was reminded of my birth after hearing a family share a similar birth story and it made her so thankful for the life I've led.  I was born 6 weeks early, which now days may not be a very big deal, but in the early 80's it was.  I was in the NICU for a month and had some touch and go moments.  They told my parents that I would likely have life long health problems as a result of my early birth and being on assisted oxygen for so long.  But I haven't.  And over the years, my mom has heard lots of families that have gone through just what she did and have lost their child.  Even after 34 years, it's still amazing to see God's mercy to me and I can still see it today.  I am so thankful for the health that He's given me and so thankful that I can run.

Ben and the kids also did a good job of spoiling me too.  Eli got me yellow flowers and Colin got me peanut butter M&M's because they know those are my favorite.
(P.S. whatever you do, do not try the new coffee nut M&M's!  They are gross!!!)

Ben has a secret talent of being able to find the perfect clothes for me (and that includes running shoes) and brought home several great things from California.  He also got me a set of weights so I can workout even more at home!  Is it weird that we're excited about a set of weights?'s sad...because we used to have a set and I got rid of them and then we had to buy them again, which is a crazy phenomenon that happens in our life.
My sweet daughter found this necklace and scooped the puppy's poop to earn enough money to buy it for me.

Ben said later, "You may not always think of yourself as a runner, but your daughter does."
Sweetest gift ever.

I have 2 fitness goals for my 34th year of life.
#1: To stand up straight.  I have always had poor posture and I would really like to conquer that.  I started looking at stretches and strength training to do to help and have tried a couple of measures to make myself think of it throughout the day...hopefully a combination of these things will help.
#2: Run my 3rd half marathon, hopefully in San Diego.

1 comment

  1. I am late commenting on this post but wanted to say that Ben's words are so true. You (and he) set such good examples for her and for your sons.


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