Monday Matters: Letting Go of Last Week (week 6 training)

Last week was one of the worst weeks I have had in a long time mentally. 

I felt like my life was out of my control and negative situations were taking over. I let myself choose negativity day in and day out with only minor sparks of positivity and motivation. 

This whole home buying situation is all so exciting .. And then you wait … And then you fill out paperwork .. And more paperwork .. And then there is a glitch … And then you panic .. And then you are left hanging, not knowing what is going on behind the scenes (this is where we are at now). The I let aelf doubt settle in, and I let outside influences and awful people control my thoughts and fuel my anger. 

I am thankful for this Monday and it matters as it is a new beginning. Back on track with a positive mind❤️

Positive affirmations to leave the week behind:

  • I am in control of my life, how I react to situations I cannot control is my choice alone
  • I am a positive person
  • Other people’s negativity has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with their own internal termoil 
  • Excuses are not an option I’m my positive life

 WEEK 6 Marathon Training

Monday: Non-Running Day

Insanity Max 30 Tabata – woooooieee! What a sweat. I think that adding one of these DVDs to my training 2 times a week is going to help strengthen my supporting muscles. I also am looking to add in a few 10 minute ab workouts at least 2-3 times per week. I know a strong core is essential to a strong run so I really want to build on this. 

And after the slight struggle I went through only a few minuets into this workout, I know my body needs it! 

pre-workout today: Advocare Slim


: 4.5 miles 

Wow – what a miserable run and that is purely my fault. I have let stress get the best of me the past two days and have not eaten well at all. I have had more bread in the past two days than I have in the past month. What a great reminder to fuel my body properly. 10 Day cleanse here I come!! (I am starting September 13th JOIN ME!)

I was sluggish, slower than usual, negative, and uncomfortably bloated! 

you know it was bad when there was no selfie




: 8 Miles – a failed attempt at 14. 

 It is amazing how your body reacts after standing around outside at a country concert the whole day before. I even pushed this run back to later in the day and hydrated and fueled before. 

I had a feeling it wasn’t going to go well and probably should have tried to make it work before the concert.  I’m so mad about this .. And embarrassed…  

dada picking me up in the Jeep for the win
Coming up this week .. A discussion on fueling for marathon training .. Beyond during long runs. 

Run strong, live happy,


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