Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sometimes

Sometimes things happen in life that you don't quite understand.

Sometimes things happen in life that won't ever make sense.

Sometimes things happen in life that make you wonder "Why?"

Sometimes things happen in life that make you question if you could have changed the outcome.

Sometimes things happen in life that motivate you to try harder, to do better.

Sometimes things happen in life that cause you to breakdown and want to give up.

Sometimes things happen in life that just make you want to cry.

Sometimes things happen in life that make you want to shout with joy!

Sometimes things happen in life so you'll know better next time.

Sometimes things happen in life so that someone else will learn and grow.

Sometimes things happen in life to motivate someone else to change.

Sometimes things happen in life that make you want to change.

Sometimes things happen in life that make you want to scream.

Sometimes things happen in life that make you want to die.

Sometimes things happen in life that make you want to live 1,000 years.

Sometimes things happen in life that so you can be a better person.

Sometimes things happen in life to make you see the bigger picture.

Sometimes things happen in life to show you a better way.

Sometimes things happen in life that make it all come together.

Sometimes things happen in life...

There are lots of things that happen in our lives. LOTS. The good thing is... they only happen SOMETIMES! Yet, EVERYTHING that happens in life has a purpose. Maybe it's for your good or for someone else's. Thank God for the sometimes...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pacers and Racers

I finally made it to Pacers and Racers to get fitted for running shoes. The other ones I have I purchased online because they were on sale. When I started running longer distances I got really bad blisters and ended up losing a toenail. I thought maybe getting better shoes would help keep these things from happening in the future. 

Pacers and Racers is a local store. They measure your feet, watch how you walk and recommend shoes for you. I tried on 3 pairs of shoes and ultimately decided on this pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 17's. 


They seemed really comfortable when I jogged down the sidewalk and hopefully they will be better than the other shoes I was wearing.

They also recommended a pair of socks that should also help with the blister situation. They even gave them to me at no charge for being a first time customer.


My plan is to run in the morning so we will see what if any kind of difference these shoes/socks make. Since I signed up for the Fall races, I found a Runkeeper training program. It doesn't officially start until July because of when the race is so I am just going to run between 1-3 miles at a time this month and then really jump in to the training in July. I'm feeling pretty good about this...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Motivation Needed

Lately I have been very unmotivated. VERY unmotivated. I didn't have any races coming up and so I had no reason to run. I haven't been following Weight Watchers as well as I should be, but somehow I am still managing to lose weight. I'm not complaining, but I wonder how much more weight I could be losing if I tried harder. I'm not complaining that I've lost weight, I just know I could be doing better.


So what better to get my motivation back than to sign up for some races?!?!?!


Louisville has a Fall Runathon. It is a series of 3 races: a 5K, 10K and half marathon. Since I am in need of some serious motivation, why not sign up? Now I just need to find the best training plan to get me ready for the big day....