Think In The Moment

Happy Friday everyone!

It’s been a pretty good week of running here and I feel like it’s been a while since I could say that. I’ve managed 22k so far and hoping to get two more runs in (9k and 11 – 12k) in the next two days…we’ll see.

I’ve been digging. Digging to find wear running sits in my life. Digging because I know running something that I love to do but still have struggled to do so….to follow my training plan…to even put on my running clothing.

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Nobody said training for a race would be easy.

Nobody said working, having children and life in general would be easy.

Someone did say to me last fall “slow down, live in the moment”, “lower {change} your expectations” and “you can’t do it all”. I listened to my friend when she said that to me last fall but have recently thought about it again.

So, I’ve slowed down my training, I’ve been living in the moment with my family and I’ve changed my expectations on what I can and can’t accomplish.

I emptied my dishwasher this morning but not the dish rack. And Yes, I have dirty dishes awaiting my arrival later today. My laundry is never caught up but I’m really hoping I have a least 1 sports bra clean so I can run in a clean bra tonight. I don’t know what we are having for dinner tonight and I’m okay with that, I still got a few hours to think that one out 😉

I saw this photo and thought it was just how I was feeling. Since I am getting ready to run another 10k race  (June 28th) I am thinking about what I need to do to just get to the event. It helps that I won another $25 gift card to the Running Room – frigging lucky, I know!

The journey to this race is completely different then to my last race at the Bluenose Marathon. And, I know it will be different when I soon start to train for my 2nd 1/2 Marathon {eeek!} but the good thing is that I know I will get there in the end. Rocky roads, bumps, turns and good luck all await us.

“Think in the moment”

Enjoy your weekend and your journey.

Do you think in the moment or in the future?

Anyone have two birthday parties in one day {for 4 year olds} ? 

Anyone racing, running, cycling????

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24 thoughts on “Think In The Moment

  1. I try to stay in the moment cause sometimes when I think about all that I have to DO it a bit overhwelming… so I prioritize and organize! Have a great weekend.

  2. I used to always be anywhere but where I was. Always waiting to get out school, to get to the weekend, to get to college, to get married, to get a job. Finally I think I really got to a place of acceptance for where I was/am during this winter, and now I am firmly rooted in the moment, especially with my new job. I am so happy right now, right where I am, and I am trying to savor this feeling as long as I possibly can.

  3. I wish I was more in the moment, but I am a future minded person in every way: career, life, hobbies; you name it, I am all about what is next. It is one of the things that I HATE about myself, but am learning to work through.

  4. Great post! Sometimes it can be hard to live in the moment, especially when I am running. I have learned to stop focusing so much on my speed and just enjoy it! I am running a 5k obstacle race tmrw, so excited!! Have a great weekend!

  5. Great post! I think we are far too hard on ourselves and that makes us feel like we are never measuring up. It’s a crappy way to go through life. I read an article in the Fredericton newspaper today about a 34-year-old woman dying of lung cancer who wants people to learn to live in the moment and it really put things in perspective. Every day is a gift.

    • Thanks Molly. I think we are too hard on ourselves too and that can take a toll on someone. Every day is a gift – you are so right!
      PS – I tried to search for that article but couldn’t find it.

  6. Great job with your running! I usually stay in the moment…I get too easily overwhelmed taking on too many things at once. With running I focus on enjoying every individual run, and don’t plan anything past my next race. Hope you have a great weekend and finish off your mileage goal!

  7. I’m definitely a think about the future girl. I wish I could be in the moment more often (I’m workin’ on it!)! Actually, blogging helps me be more present and reflect on what is good right NOW. 🙂

  8. As someone with OCD…thinking in the moment is hard for me….I want everything planned out; what time to get up, what time to run, what time to start supper…you get the idea. I love this post as I think it speaks to a lot of us who struggle to fit it all in. Any training plan takes commitment but 1/2 and full marathon plans take a lot of time away from family, household duties, and friends….I think you’ve found a great balanced approach.

    See you next weekend at Epic!!!

    • I find with two little kids I need to have everything planned out, however on those days when I don’t have everything planned out it’s almost more enjoyable!
      It’s hard to fit it all in…I almost feel like I go in burst of fitting it all in, struggling, then accepting that I can’t fit it all in……..and then REPEAT it again 🙂

      Hope to see you this coming weekend…and Good luck!

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