Good Morning! It's Monday, it's rainy, it's cold... what will you do with today?
You may be able to guess where I'm going with this by now, but honestly everyday is what you make it. If you wake up thinking how cold and nasty it is outside, how tired you feel, and how badly you don't want to go to work.. you are setting yourself up for failure. If you think it's a crappy morning, it IS going to be crappy. But if you start your day thinking, it's cold and nasty outside, but I'm thankful for _______. Your day can start on a happier, more positive note. It's not hard to do, and if you can't find something to be thankful for then you need to seriously re-evaluate your life. However, I know ALL of you can find something to be thanful for. I joined a challenge recently that challenges you to put into writing something you are grateful for everyday for the month of March. I love it because it really makes me dig deep for things I am thankful for. This weekend I was thankful for my two little adorable nieces and having one more on the way. I am going home to Pennsylvania this weekend for Easter and my dad's birthday and I could not be more excited. My family is all getting together for a big Chinese dinner at our favorite restaurant on Friday. I am so happy to get to see everyone, and especially excited to see how my little peanuts have grown. It's tough being away from them, but luckily for Facetime and technology they still know who "Aunt Apple" is. They are ahhhh-dooor-ah-bull! haha
What did you find to keep you entertained this weekend? Did you stay active despite the cold and rain? Did you plop your butt in front of the TV for March Madness all weekend? Did you try any new recipes? Weekends are always good for creativity because we tend to have a little more time on our hands. Pick a new recipe to try next weekend, or maybe decide to try your first meal prep on Sunday. Find a yummy, healthy recipe and make a big batch of it to put in multiple tupperware containers for lunches/dinners for the week. It's much easier than you think! I need to do my meal prep today or tomorrow because I did not have the energy to go grocery shopping and meal prep yesterday after my half marathon. Luckily, I have about 5 extra meals to hold me over for lunches this week. Plan one thing you are going to do next weekend that will help you in your health/fitness goal(s) and STICK TO IT. You will feel better having done that thing you said you would.
My Weekend Summary:
I had a friend who I went to college with (GO SLIP ROCK) come down from PA to run the Spartan Race on Saturday and she was also tough enough to run the Charlotte Motor Speedway half marathon with me on Sunday. Crazy people tend to stick together, haha! So, the pup & I went out to support her and her friends running the Spartan Saturday morning. It was cold & wet but it was fun seeing everyone covered in mud crossing obstacles. Unfortunately, many of the obstacles were nearly impossible to complete due to the wet conditions, so that left them doing a LOT of Burpees. She did great, and we had a good time! I snapped some shots from the morning, see below.-Matty came to cheer me on through the rain. As a runner, it means so much to me to see a familiar face along the way. Poor boy kept missing me at spots, but he was there at the finish line with a smile. I could NOT ask for a better best friend to support me in everything I do.