Monday, February 3, 2014

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”

Good Monday Morning!
I wanted to start with a quote today and the quote I found kind of put things into perspective for me.
You see, things haven't gone the way I planned and many of them have been out of my control and I can't do anything to change that. That is something that is pretty hard to deal with when you are someone that may possibly be a bit of major control freak.
But since I can not change the direction of the wind, I am choosing to adjust my sails.
If you have been following my blog you probably realized that I chat a lot and although I do talk about myself, I don't necessarily share a lot of personal things.
For every blogger there is a comfort zone and there is a bit of a purpose in what we write.
For some, they only write for themselves. Others write to motivate others.
Me, I have a little bit of everything in mine.
But in case you haven't noticed, this is a running blog that doesn't seem to say much about running.
Here's the deal, I had a really tough running year in 2013. It was my first full year of running and instead of getting easier for me I really struggled with every run and every race.
I did have some health issues that I was dealing with but I think the mental aspect was a major butt kicker for me.
I have been looking forward to the new year and I have some goals set for myself this year as far as running goes. Well, when I fell on Christmas eve I didn't really anticipate having so many problems with my knees. The fall was harder than it seemed. It is well over a month later and my right knee is still sore to the touch and they both give me grief when I do too much activity. 
Between an unwelcomed snow storm and my bum knees, I had to bail on a race yesterday.
You know what?
I am not ok with that.
I am mad about it. I am frustrated about it.
But it's over.
There are 89 days until my first Half and I will not let last year or this knee thing determine the direction of my boat!
Time to adjust my sails.
It is Monday. It is a new week. It is a new month.
 A little gluten free hot cereal with some unsweetened coconut milk and unsweetened coconut flakes warmed me up after a great workout this morning.
A little Shaun T sweat time.

I am also doing a yoga challenge on Instagram. It is #BalanceTheMind and I am looking forward to it and to see where I am after a month of daily yoga poses. I am playing catch up as today is day 3, but here is day 1:
Anjaneyasana/Low Lunge

Day 2 pose was a hot mess thanks to my 10 second camera timer.
Haha...quite get there in time and I made about 6 attempts. This was the best pic!
Side plank variation

Today is officially day 3 and I liked this one even though I am not very bendy.
Trikonasana/Triangle Pose

So there you have it, the big yoga Monday.
For some reason, I am already wanting a nap and it isn't even noon.
What the heck?
Lazy Lima Bean <---Me!

Or maybe it's just a Monday thing.
Cause you already know that because I am procrastinator extraordinaire I was doing homework all late last night. Why oh why do I do that?
A habit a must break.
Ooops...laundry is done, time to fold and fluff!

I want to introduce you to some amazing bloggers and an awesome link-up that is new for me.
RunToTheFinish via BlogLovin; Sweet Like Ericka via BlogLovin; Darwinian Fail via BlogLovin
 I look forward to being a part of #BestFoot each Monday!

Have an amazing day and don't forget to enter the giveaways I have going!


Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

I love that quote and what a great attitude about the race. It was just another lesson on your journey to this first half!!

physical therapy said...

Indeed, very motivated words! I adored how you do the yoga as a balance the mind. I learned also a new trick from you, and it has fascinating to learn a simple yet effective yoga. Looking forward to read more!

Deborah Koval

Michelle M said...

Thank you, Amanda!

Michelle M said...

HI Deborah,
Thank you so much!

Krysten said...

Way to refocus girlie. Some times the hardest thing to do is to persevere. Sounds like you on the right track!

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