running

Run Forest, Run

I live in an area where I can see a lot of people running by our house. The women wear their shorty shorts and the men in their shorty shorts too 😳. Someday I’ll join them in the shorty short trend, but not quite yet! However, last night I decided to go run because I didn’t get the chance to get to the gym.

It’s been a long time since I have ran or jogged, about two years. But I thought, oh no big deal, I’ll be fine. I turned on my music that gets me real pumped and away I went! I got to the stop sign down our street (like two blocks), and I already was thinking F***!!! (Fudge, you dirty minds)- I didn’t stop there, though!! I made my way to the park and then stopped, haha. I kept walking and running, switching back and forth every so often until I finally got home.

While running, I could I feel every part of my legs jiggle. I couldn’t help but giggle at this…then the giggle turned serious when I felt “the itch” coming on. This itch is both good and bad. Good, because you know this is your body’s way of screaming off fat. Bad, because you want nothing more than to flop on the ground in a scratching frenzy-well at least I wanted to do that. I also felt accomplishment that I was finally doing this again, and it felt good.  

For some, running comes easy. They have been doing it their entire lives and it has become a way life. For others, it’s difficult to get down the road without falling over. This plays into life as well. Some people fly through life so smoothly and effortlessly, seemingly knowing what they are meant to be in this world. While others seem to stumble along the way. For those who stumble, it’s important to keep stumbling forward because soon those stumbles turn into strides and before you know it, you’re a champion.

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This week I changed up my breakfast routine a bit! I saw “overnight oats” on Pinterest and decided to give it a shot! I looked through some recipes and thought some were a little too much for me, so I made up my own. Using a small mason jar, I put in a half cup of original oats, half cup of light almond milk, a few banana slices, and a tsp of vanilla extract. I shook it up real good and let it sit in the fridge over night. Turned out AWESOME! I made two of those. I also made two with cake batter protein instead of banana and no vanilla. I’ll let you know how that turned out!

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