Hey There! How’s it going? I apologize for not posting a: My Road to RunDisney post last week. I’m currently in the process of moving so instead of being able to train, my days have been filled with boxes, tape, deliveries and pickups. And let me tell you, lately Tiger Balm has been my best friend. I don’t know if you’ve ever moved before, but it can get pretty crazy. At times, even overwhelming. Sometimes, I felt like we were drowning in boxes. There came a point where it felt like we were running around in circles, so we took a much needed break. All of us found a box, sat down and pulled out our electronics. I put my headphones in and listened to my happy song (aka the small world area loop). I couldn’t hear very much of her conversation, but I could see mom was on the phone with one of her girlfriends. The loop happened to end at the time she said “ We just gotta keep movin’ and groovin’”. This hit me for two reasons 1) we actually were moving and I thought that was pretty funny. 2) the more we kept moving forward, the more things seemed to work out . Help seemed to come from all over. Friends we hadn’t seen in months came over to help us load boxes. My Mom’s friend she was on the phone with, came over to help us pack. Even the kindness of strangers helped us through. People who we didn’t even know helped us out tremendously (whether they knew it or not).
What helps you to keep movin’ and groovin’? A person a song? Let me know in the comments below.Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂
Hey there! How’s it going? I had a hard time writing this week’s Road to RunDisney post. To be honest, I had contemplated not even posting one at all. But, when you share your journey with someone, you gotta share the good, along with the not so good right?
The beginning of this past week was such a weird for me. I felt like I was in an Eeyore sate of mind all the time and it was terrible. I don’t know why? Maybe it was the anxiety of me not wanting to let you guys down, not being where I want to be in my training schedule, or just my life out there in the “ Real World”. During my workouts, things that I could normally do with no problem were hard for me. I was getting really irritated with myself. Then on Thursday there was a situation between a young women when I was out with my mom. Long story short there was a situation that got me so mad I started to shaking uncontrollably. I had to excuse my self and go to the restroom.
Once I gathered myself I went back to my mom. By that time ,the situation had defused. When I was talking the day over with my mom I told her how I was feeling down. She stopped and looked me in the eye and said, “Don’t let anything break your stride.” I thought about it and she was right. Weather it’s a not so great work out or a not so great person; don’t let that distract you from your goal. Just take a minute, take a breath, and keep moving forward.
How do you shake off a bad day? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂
Time to get moving
Hey There! If you follow me on twitter you might have noticed that I’ve become interested (more like obsessed) with RunDisney lately. My introduction to RunDisney was through Adam Rucker’s vlogs of his RunDisney experiences. I saw how much fun the races looked and made up my mind to run in a RunDisney marathon. Thinking about the training aspect, I figured strength training wouldn’t be too bad because I do yoga and Pilates on a (pretty) regular basis. Plus, I’m not going into running completely cold turkey. I was on basketball and soccer teams growing up, and I used to jog for 30 minutes on the treadmill at the gym so I know I can do it. But the words “running” and “marathon” freaked me out
All of March, I continued to do my yoga like always but then the first of April rolled around. I decided it was time to get moving, I was going to go out for a run…But then I chickened out. I was going to start beating myself up about it, but then I realized, I don’t have to run to get moving. So I grabbed my iPod and did jumping jacks for 5 minutes. I wasn’t as easy as I thought. I had to really focus on my breathing. I’m used to moving at a slower pace, so taking long deep breaths at this new pace was a bit of a challenge. Adjusting my breathing to a new pace took a little time, but once I got into a breathing rhythm it really wasn’t that bad. When the song ended (and I realized I didn’t die) I felt really proud of myself. I took a stretch day, then I wanted to kick things up a notch. I dusted off my family’s Hip Hop Abs DVD’s. Hip Hop Abs is a series of Hip-Hop dance inspired cardio workouts, led by Shawn T, that help target your core
I picked the “Hip Buns and Thighs” workout because I figured I can get my 30 minuets of cardio in and work areas that needed to be strengthened. I pressed play and did the warm up and I was feeling pretty good. I danced my way through the first section of the DVD, no problem. Then we got to the middle. Oh Boy! Shawn T literally makes you hold a squat for 7 minutes!! I had to pause the DVD and catch my breath a couple times. We only had 5 more minutes left in the DVD and Shawn T said to grab your mat “Stretch time” I thought. Nope. Went into a deeper glute work out. All I can say was Oh my goodness! That work out was so intense (and doing this DVD 20 minutes after dinner probably wasn’t the best idea either). As I was feeling like I wanted to stop, I decided it might help to distract myself with visions of the RunDisney race. I thought about going to the parks with a medal on, what Disney Character I would dress up as, what it would be like to run through the castle. Funny enough, I was able to keep going. Just as I was envisioning myself running across the finish line I heard something along the lines of “Okay you’re done, time to stretch” I’ve never been so happy for a stretch in my entire life! As I went to get some water, I realized two things. 1: I probably looked like a dork trying to dance, and 2: I’m stronger than I think. Sure, I had to stop and take a breather a couple times, but I finished. Heck, I made the decision to put in the DVD instead of leaving it on the shelf. I took the first step, even if it was a baby step, in the direction of my goalNow any fear I’ve had of the words “running” and “marathon” are starting to fade away. I figured out my road to RunDisney is all about the baby steps. Taking a small step toward my goals each day, till one day I look up and I’m there. It’s time for me to drop my inhibitions, and get moving.
Have you ran in a RunDisney event? Have any pointers? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂