You know that moment when you read something and suddenly an idea just clicks? That’s exactly what happened when I read this article in Zelle by Kristin Armstrong (you may know her as Lance’s ex) titled “Ok With Everything.” I immediately clicked on the title since I so desperately want to know how to be ok with everything. How exactly does one achieve that Ms. Armstrong?
This quote sums it up nicely:
So, this past week, I gave myself permission to be ok with everything. And it worked. Most of the time.
WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2015
RUNNING: I ran and ran and ran this week for my highest weekly mileage in I don’t know how long. I was able run outside four times, (which is a miracle) even if one of them was more like ice skating, I was just happy to be out there! And I was so ok with it, even if some of the drivers were not. #Toobadbitches
Total: 48 amazing miles
CYCLING: I loved my cycling workouts this week. They give my legs a break from all the pounding but push my endurance. Plus I sweat like a beast on the bike and that’s good for getting rid of all the residual toxins from Vegas right?
Total: 2 hours and around 55 miles
SWIMMING: I’m slowly becoming a real swimmer my friends and the workout I did this week proved it. I swam my way to completing 2800 yards (1.5 miles) in the pool, something I’ve never done before. I felt so accomplished after this swim…and then I wanted to cry on the treadmill but, oh the swim! I did an additional 2400 yards on Sunday just to cap off the week.
Total: 5200 yards
CROSS-TRAINING: I did two strength training workouts this week, and I’m starting to actually enjoy them. I know, I know. Don’t worry, I won’t be doing CrossFit anytime soon but when you see the benefits of strength training spill over into running, cycling and swimming, it’s hard not to be a fan.
FUEL: I found myself somewhere I haven’t been in a very long time…Whole Foods! Unfortunately for me and the produce section, I had the two monkeys with me. Let’s just say I was happy to get out of there in one piece (which is more then I can say for the fruit) and I grabbed what I thought would be delicious muffins:
I absolutely love muffins but I rarely eat them because they just make me feel bloated afterward and have almost zero nutritional value. Yes, even the “healthy” ones. However, when I saw these I was psyched, until I tried one. I even toasted it and put butter on it. The only time I would eat these ever again would be purely for fueling purposes. If I were starving and it was the apocalypse. Gross. #WholeFoodsFail
THINGS I LOVE: Having my tweet favorited by Shalane Flanigan. I seriously hope she kicks so much ass in Boston this year and finally brings home a female win! If anyone can do it, she can.
DON’T LOVE AS MUCH EVEN MORE: Ok so I’m cheating but it’s my blog and, if you haven’t noticed, it’s positivity week. I was finally able to get a new license picture! The last time I took my photo I was eight months pregnant with the twins. Eight months pregnant with twins! Really? I clearly remember waddling into the DMV and snapping this horrible photo. I look so bloated, uncomfortable and like I have cornrows. WTH?
For years I have been explaining to people, when they inevitably look up from my picture confused, that I was very pregnant at the time. Ok, sometimes I say I was 100 pounds heavier and on The Biggest Loser and don’t they remember me? but that usually doesn’t go over very well. #LightenUpPeople
READING: The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself and All the Women Around You by Elizabeth Gilbert. Do you suffer from feelings of inadequacy even though you have a career, are raising children and/or living and eating healthy? Yes, yes and hell yes. I love everything about this article because it’s a call to action for all women to take a step back and think about all you have already accomplished, instead of constantly searching and reaching for more, all the while putting yourself down for not being and doing enough. Enough already.
RANDOM EXCHANGE OF THE WEEK:
Miles (while watching TV): Mom, can we buy Trix?
Me: Ugh, no.
Miles: Why not? Trix are for kids!
You’re killing me General Mills!!
How was your week?
What do you think about the “everything is ok” quote?
How do you feel about your license picture?