Friday, January 14, 2011

daily affirmation

I'm not always the most positive person about myself.

I think I'm going to try to change that this year.

I'm a child of God - He is my Creator.

He made me.

That's pretty cool, if you ask me.

I saw this video on another blog, and I love it. I think I'll start doing this in the mornings before I leave for work.

Yep - I'll dance around on my sink and everything. Check it out!!

What do you think?

Okay. Maybe I won't dance around on my sink like she did. Maybe I won't say these things out loud and get as excited about it as she did.

But I think I will try to make a point of being more positive about myself and who I am in Christ.

My daily affirmation is found in the Word. I'll start there.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow day

Well, we've had our second "big" snow of our winter season already, and it's only the second week of January? Good gravy! So, because of our 7+ inches of snow, we had no work (school) today, and we'll be out tomorrow as well.

Having gone for a run on Saturday and not feeling any pain whatsoever, I was pretty excited about getting back into a training regime for my running. But, today's snow has put a road block up. Arg. I decided that I'd pull out my WiiFit game for some exercise this evening. I must say that I forgot how difficult those things can be! Woo!

So, seeing as how I'm one that needs to have a plan, I think I've come up with a semi-plan for now. I'm going to do the Cooper River Bridge Run (10k in Charleston, SC) in April. I'm hoping to train enough to get my time under an hour for the run. That gives me 3 months to train for it. I know I could run 10k right now, but I really want to improve my time and make sure it's a good race for me. I'm also planning to run an 8k in May (I think it's May...), with some 5k runs scattered here and there throughout.

As much as I hated canceling my Disney Marathon run, I also know that it was for the best because my knees really would not have been able to handle the 26 miles I would have run. So, I'm going to make the best of my pain-free knees and go from there. I'm hoping to train over this whole year towards the Disney Marathon for next year. That's my New Year's Resolution! :)

Happy running, friends!


a new year, and some new knees!

I've been terrible with keeping up with this blog! My apologies. :)

I went running yesterday. Ran 5k. And I had no knee pain at all. None! Zip! Nada!! That's the first run since September that I didn't have knee pain afterward. I think I'm back in the game, folks! It's so much easier to go for a run when you're not afraid of killing your knees again.

So, I have a goal for myself. I was supposed to run the Disney Marathon today, but I didn't because of my knee. My goal is now to train over this year so that I can run the Disney Marathon next year. I know I can do it - I have no doubt about that. I just have to set my mind to it and just do it. I think training for a year will help me to do it slowly so that I don't have another injury.

Considering that a year ago, I was still only running about 8 minutes at a time (using the C25K plan), I think I'm doing pretty good...even if I didn't run a full marathon today. :)