Finally taking the time to sit down and get back in to blogging. And it feels damn good.
Yesterday was tough. I have been training for the Minnetonka Half, which is this Sunday 5/4 and I really wanted to stay diligent with my running plan. I was supposed to run 12 miles on Sunday but if you are reading this from tropical MN you know that would have been pretty tough. We have been experiencing cold, rainy, windy weather and all you really want to do is cuddle up on the couch and watch movies all day!
I decided to not let the physical conditions win yesterday and I went for it. It was honestly the toughest run I have ever completed, the nastiest weather conditions AND my phone/music died at mile 9 (right when I want to fall over of course). But I am very proud of myself for going and mainly for sticking with it when I wanted to give up so many times.
|12 Done. BOOM!|
When I first starting thinking about what I wanted this blog post to focus on I was leaning toward overcoming treacherous weather conditions. We cannot predict or change the weather, we just have to deal with it and not let it impact our plans (or mood for that matter). I completely understand that rainy, snowy, cold, dark days are exhausting. But too many people let this affect how they live their lives. DO something about it. Go on a rainy run, jump your way to hilarity at Sky Zone, see a play, climb at Vertical Endeavors, go tanning or maybe get away on a REAL vacation to see some sun (I’m headed to Austin, TX to visit my good friend FINALLY). But please quit with the complaining!
But to be honest, the past few weeks have been tough. I was let go from my job and lost my benefits the very same day. I was feeling lost in the world and needed to make some big decisions — when all I really wanted to do was curl up in bed. On top of my job, three of my best friends moved across country and the world. Who do I talk to about my frustrations?? Seemed like I’d lost control of my life and my surroundings.
Snap out of it Fontana and quit with the pity party. Everything happens for a reason. “Grain of sand on the beach of life” is what I keep saying!
|This experience was a grain of sand…|
|…on the beach of life!|
I know this is the very best thing that could have happened to me and I will turn out a much happier, healthier person because of it. Plus I have some awesome people to visit in amazing places — and I am so very happy for their new adventures:
I’m going to be a busy lil travel bee!!