I have always known that I get stressed very easily, and this past year, that fact has become more evident. If there is something that is out of my control, if there is something that I need to get done but haven’t yet, money, tests, scheduling my days, or as Cody likes to say “things that you know, and things that you don’t know stress you out.” So pretty much everything. But something really important that I have learned about myself is that if I just take one day at a time, and not look too far ahead, then my levels of stress drastically decrease.
Often times I find myself becoming stressed about the unknown, or my ability to handle future situations that aren’t even in my line of sight.
This really relates to my running because sometimes during longer runs (or just when I am on the treadmill 🙂 I can only think about how much further I have to go and it makes me anxious. But if I just focus on completing each quarter mile and my times for each, then my run is more relaxing and enjoyable. When I am running in the present mile, I am running in the moment. And this is the same in life! When I live in the moment and don’t focus on everything that could stress me out, I enjoy my days just a little more!
(photo by my cute friend http://www.xothelittleladybug.com/index.html)
And on a different note, whoohoo! I sure do love the weekend “a latte” (see what I did there?;)
Yesterday I went running with a friend and she took me to this really awesome trail. It kind of kicked my butt because there were so many hills over a short distance…my legs were on fire!
And Cody and I painted our pumpkins this weekend! His is still in progress, but mine is complete! I painted some bears because they are my favourite. And then we hit up Trader Joe’s and I went pumpkin crazy. You could say it was a pumpkin filled weekend!
And right now the Codester and I are watching the Seahawks game and then we are heading out to go play a little football ourselves with a HIIT workout added in there!
Also I posted my workout from this morning below! I did shoulders and glutes because they are my favourite 🙂
4×15 weighted cable kickbacks
4×10 barbell thrusts
4×10 db side raise above head
3×10 side lateral raises
3×10 barbell shoulder press
3×20 weighed step ups
Have a great day everybody!