Tuesday, July 24, 2012

what's new...

What's new here? Not much right now.

I've decided that having fun, when you have three young-ish kids, is pretty exhausting. Worth it, but exhausting.  I've been running a few times a week and doing a few DVD workouts. Nothing huge to write home about.  Half marathon training starts in a few weeks, so I'm not pushing myself to stick to a plan.

Since I'm not working this summer and the kids aren't in school, I find myself staying up later which translates to sleeping in more and not getting up early to run. Most days I can get a DVD in later in the morning, but it doesn't always work out. Although this summer is amazing, getting back to a routine in the fall will be good for my running.

Yesterday I read a tweet from a busy mom not feeling motivated to get out and run. I replied to her that when I feel that way, I usually don't push myself to run because I live to run not run to live. If I really don't feel like running, then what's an unplanned day off? Truly it's nothing. And when you love running like many of us do, and you don't want to run, then taking a day off is a good thing. When I take a day (or days) off, that next run back is always so amazing and rekindles my love of running.

One new and somewhat interesting (at least to me) thing in my life is that I've recently gone gluten-free. I wrote a long post on my "family" blog and I'd love if you checked it out over there. I'm not a bandwagoner, but not eating gluten has had some unexpected positive effects on my body. Enough so that I want to continue eating this way. Satisfying the "runger" may be a little tricky though, as I experienced a few days ago. I will need to find the foods that truly satisfy me and keep me feeling good.

The next 10 days are going to be pretty full, including 2 days at Disneyland with our family!

You can always follow me on Twitter and see my workouts on Daily Mile and sometimes I post photos on Instagram that I don't share to Facebook or Twitter. Like a special treat for my Instagram friends.  I am in love with the simplicity of Instagram. I hope it never changes.  I can't figure out how to link to my Instagram account, but you can search for me-- I'm beana619.

Happy running!