When Life Gets in the Way

So this week has been a bit off and has got me down. As you know, Kayla and I had the 10 Nautical Miler race on Sunday. On Tuesday I ran 3 miles and that’s it. That’s all I’ve done all week long! I also haven’t worked out in the gym in several weeks.  See life kinda got in the way. I’ve actually tried to go running on both Thursday and Friday but I got caught up with other errands. This happens a lot to everyone. Our world is so crazy, hectic, and most of all busy!

so many things to do

I’ve also been trying to get back to my super healthy eating. I do not eat very badly now but I want to get back to how I use to eat. I’m focusing on a no gluten, no diary, healthy eating lifestyle. And man is it tough.  So maybe it’s a combination of the bumps along the way to a healthy eating lifestyle and mishaps in marathon training that got me a little down on myself.

I am my hardest critic. I am the one that pushes myself the most. I’m a little down on myself right now because I know I don’t and won’t take excuses for myself to not run or eat healthy. I know what it takes to get to where I want to be. I know because I have been running and eating healthy for 3 years. Now don’t get me wrong, I am no expert. I have just learned from my experiences and what I’ve been through. Now even though I know this, I also know that life happens. Things come up. Things get in the way and most of the time they are things totally out of our control.  So I know I can take a deep breath and let up on myself.

cant fail

I know where I want to be and I know what it takes to get there. It takes hard work, persistence, faith, and dedication. It’s ok that I’m feeling a little down today because that means I’m still pushing, still fighting. That means I still want better for myself. I also know that I am human and I am not perfect. This journey I am on will not be easy. In fact, I rather it not be easy. You don’t learn from easy. You learn from mistakes, mishaps, and misfortune.  You learn from the grind, the push, and the setbacks. You learn when you get back up and have to keep pushing forward. Do not let a bad week, month, or even year stop you from what you know you can become. You know what you need to do. Keep going. And if you feel like you are going in circles, or have tried everything and can’t succeed, then ask for help, try new things, do things differently. Whatever you do, don’t give up! I promise you it is worth it!

-Sarah-

distance runner

One comment

  1. Debbie Burns · June 10, 2017

    Fantstic!

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