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!


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

  2. 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

    1. HI Deborah,
      Thank you so much!

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