I love motivation posters. I mean…I love them.
I could post ten of them a day.
They make me happy.You know what I’m talking about.
The quotes that hit you deep in your soul to that part of you that says yes. this is truly why I run. this is it. This person spoke the words I have tried to come up with. I feel them every time I put my shoes on and head out the door. With every step on the road. With every beat of the song. With every hope in my heart. This is what I’m trying to say. Thank God someone was able to come up with the words.
These are the kinds of motivational posters that do that for me:
I’ve been running since I was about ten years old. That’s like…35+ years, People. That’s a long time.
I’m not motivated by competition. I’m not motivated by pain. I’m not motivated by shaming.
This doesn’t do it for me.
If I’m puking…I’m not running anymore. The joy is not in it.
I don’t know how fierce I am. I just love to run.
I am not your average runner.
I think the runners right now are fed on competition, strength, positive motivation and team building.
~All great things!~
They just don’t do it for me. I have to sink into my own own head. Probably why I’m not that fast! ha.
I’m not sure where I was going with this except…I really thought it was interesting the different posters and my endless search for the perfect motivation poster I want to grab each day.
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and I decided to spend the day thinking about how I wanted to spend Lent.
Did I want to give something up?
Did I want to take something on?
Did I want to volunteer?
Or work on acts of kindness?
When I got home from work I had to hurry to get a run in before I met my darling friend Andrea, who I never see but should really just live next door to.
We do this every time. EVERY TIME>
We meet at TJMaxx at like…6 or so..
Walk around for about an hour….go to PFChangs about 7 or 7:30…thank you gluten free
Sit there far too long and close the place… (um…around 9:30 or 10 we’re really sorry!)
then she takes me back to my car and we sit in the parking lot and talk until ~no I’m not kidding 1:30 AM)
We have GOT to spend more time together.
What is the point of this?
I made sure to get my workout in.
This may seem like an obvious point, as this is a running blog. But in fact, it’s really really really important to me because
A: I’m getting older
B: I have an autoimmune disease
C: I feel as a mom I am setting an example to my kids
D: I do have a running blog
E: the best reason is that God blessed me with one body and I’m going to do my best to take care of it.
So every day I’m going to do some form of exercise. It may only be five minutes. It may be yoga, foam rolling, running, it doesn’t matter. But I’m going to make it a point to do something healthy for it every day.
I eat really healthy already and I don’t feel like giving something up. I just want to take this on. In migraine land I don’t necessarily want to do a running streak. I always jinx myself. But I think I can safely do some form of exercise every day. Something that says I care about myself enough to do this.
Yesterday after work I ran 4.5 miles and this morning I did 30 minutes of yoga. I ran out of time to get a run in but hopefully after work.
Run on…or yoga on…