Who is excited that it's Friday? *raises hand and jumps up and down*
Not that school is terrible...I just stress myself out over little things (getting up at 5:30am is no fun either). Especially finding all my classes and making friends the first couple of weeks. And establishing a good eating/fitness routine...which will get better once I am officially moved to the city I attend classes! Oh and finding time to do homework and study.
Moving day is tomorrow! I've already moved quite a few boxes on my own (that counts as working out..right?), so it's mostly my bedroom furniture, clothes and things I use frequently...since I've been holding off on packing all that jazz. Hopefully I will have time tonight in between my 2.5 mile scheduled run and a chili cook-off! (Nope, I am not participating as all my cooking things are packed up...but if I did, I would use this recipe.)
Anywhoo...enjoy this motivational post from a fellow Blend! Have I ever told you I'm so happy I attended Blend Retreat this past May? I've connected with so many cool people whom I now call friends!! Ones who will write me a guest post when I need to focus on things other than my blog (which it's hard to do!).
Races. Just Sign Up. Now.
You know how you read about an upcoming 5K or 10K and you say to yourself, I will totally sign up for that and start 'training'?
Um, guess what. If you are running, doing cardio or better, intervals like HITT at least three times a week here is a newsflash:
YOU ALREADY ARE.
Why do I know? This year I tested myself more than ever before. I went from no races to a goal of one a quarter and came off besting my times each time.
I know. You guys are like, yeah, yeah. You're way into it, I'm just not that intense. I get that a lot. BUT, think about the last time you tested your abilities in anything.
How did you feel? Anxiety, worry, concern prior-to of course are all part of what you sign up for. But more importantly, how did you feel afterward? Um, that would be ALIVE!
|This could be you.|
What I've observed over the last few years is that somewhere in your 30's, yes, I'm going there. Somewhere in your 30's there is a rule that you give up these kinds of tests to those that are younger.
You know. 'I'm so old!' or 'I'm too old for THAT kind of workout.'
REALLY? Have you seen everyone doing P90X? Look around.
See that? It's your life passing you by.
OK, here is the challenge: Between now and January 31, sign up for something. A race, Zumbathon, anything you are remotely interested in and tell me (and Amanda) how you feel afterward.
I can't wait to hear how you do. All I know is that you will likely be surprised and I bet that you go further than expected.
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Is there something that you've been holding off doing because you're afraid? I signed up for my first half-marathon (after 3 failed training atempts) and I'm so excited for the challenge!
Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut