Here I am: back again this week to brag about the PMBs. Thanks to Hollie, of course.
Might as well start the NEW MONTH off with some happy thoughts! Can you believe it’s November already? I have a month and a half left of grad school until I graduate! Ahhhh! Time to brag about myself! (Also, the pictures in this post don’t really correlate, but I have more NYC pictures to share )
Physical: I have been having a lot of leg trouble this year for those who don’t know. I started the year off training for a marathon, which ended in 3 months of physical therapy on my hip flexors (talk about major suck-fest). And then, things were looking up. I was running about 2-4 miles 3 times a week while working in swimming, tons of biking, lifting, etc. I was enjoying my workouts. And then, I went to Tennessee and I guess walked too much because now I have a minor ankle sprain. Like really?! I guess I’ll be walking my 5k in a few weeks and hopefully training for the half marathon I have in May! Not really a brag, right? But it is. My body is strong. It heals itself. It has gone through torn rotator cuffs, sprains, tendonitis. Yet it still pushes forward. My body has allowed me to swim 50 x 200s in less than 3 hours (for those of you unfamiliar with swimming, that’s 10,000 yards pretty much with no break). My body has completed triathlons. It has run a half marathon. It has biked 65 miles to support my favorite cause. My body is strong. Even the doctor told me my ankles were strong! I sometimes may think my body is letting me down. But in reality, it has been so good to me!
This random picture kind of correlates: I wore my fuzzy socks on the bus home from NYC and you can see my ankle tape! The ankle that WILL heal and be strong again and allow me to do so much more awesome stuff !
Mental: This week has been kind of simple due to 2 storm days, but yesterday I had a mental dilemma that kind of upset me. So you see, I set my alarm for the normal Wednesday time of 5:20. I got up, put on my swim suits, drove half way to swim practice, and then, while at a red light, went to check on my phone to make sure that there was still practice (you know, because the storm wasn’t that nice to everyone around me). Turns out, practice was cancelled. And I had no reason to be up at that hour. I was really mad at first. I haven’t been stressed lately, but that kind of put me in a funk. My gym isn’t even open at that hour, so I was honestly up for nothing. I took a tiny nap and reset. Instead of letting that keep me in the dumps for the whole day, I decided to drink lots of coffee during the day and then push myself at the gym in the afternoon. My mental attitude has become so much stronger as I have grown up. I can be pretty hard on myself, but I am starting to understand how to stop being that way. It’s really hard. I have a pretty bad self-attitude. But being able to recognize that I feel is a mental strength. Now all I can do is work toward changing how I sometimes feel about myself! (Ok, that was a huge ramble…and I don’t even know if it makes sense. Oh well.)
Brag: Wellll. This is the honest to goodness thing I am going to brag about. I only ate ONE piece of candy yesterday and it was HALLOWEEN. One measly Reese’s cup. Totally worth every calorie. And it was one of the happiest parts of my day (lifeguarding from 7-10 pm…not the happiest part haha.)
Ok, your turn. Brag about something! Honestly, put your humbleness aside and brag! I feel as though we are all happier in life if we are confident in ourselves, and that is what I am working toward. So brag! I want to hear about it!
Happy Thursday! I have a long day today…full day of teaching followed by night class in Harrisburg!