So yea, blogs are a great source of motivation and information and sometimes they can also make you want to beat yourself up when you start comparing yourself to others. I read so many blogs about amazing people who eat clean, work hard and are constantly doing great things. Then I come back to my life and I feel like I am constantly starting over. For a while last year, I was moving. I started weight lifting in the spring and then straight to marathon training in the summer. Then Sandy happened and STOP! Weeks later I started again... slowly. Aside from all the times life, work, motherhood, other responsibilities got in the way, I started to build some consistency... then flu and STOP! It was so frustrating to be heading to the gym this morning to do a slow steady run with the goal of just getting back in there. Last Wednesday I was doing speed work with the Lululemon team. Saturday I should have been running 10 miles, but I was lying in bed doing nothing and yet feeling like I just ran 20.
It gets frustrating, but I know that the truth is that everyday is a fresh start. These challenges are there to make me get up and start again. Whether or not I will be half marathon ready in 10 days remains to be seen, but I will start now and see how far I get. I can only be the best version of me. This will be my mantra for the week.
What's your mantra this week?