Sunday Runday!

Today wasn’t a 5k but, because I want to run at least once a week, I went out for a two mile jaunt.

I also shocked myself by apparently crushing incline?! Haha, running never ceases to make me shock myself!

It’s important to note that years past I would have insisted that my Map My Run app was broken and I didn’t REALLY run a 6.5 minute mile… but I’m tired of always taking away from my own achievements. I’m always encouraging others to own their badassery, time to walk that walk!

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Real Talk – Diabetes Sucks

Okay, you want some real talk? Let’s do real talk! 😊

Diabetes fuckin’ sucks. I won’t even sugar coat it (because sugar is the devil, duhhhh), but it sucks. The second you think you got ish figured out, NOPE, you don’t; back to the guessing games you go!

And I KNOW, before anyone starts coming after me with pitchforks and “it could be so much worse…” stories, I know it could be worse. But any way you slice it, Diabetes still sucks.

It sucks to wake up to low blood sugars and feel out of sorts.
It sucks to continually have to stab your own fingers to draw blood to test.
It sucks to do your best and make no progress.

I could go on. Diabetes just sucks.

I will continue fighting, as I have been, but Diabetes sucks, and having been in the trenches for 8+ years now, I’m allowed to feel that way, and I’m allowed to feel frustrated, and I’m allowed to dislike feeling helpless. I’m NOT helpless, but sometimes it definitely feels that way, and I do a lot of things well, but helpless ain’t one of em.

And I realize this post is far from cheerful and upbeat, but life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, and I am big on keeping it real.

Diabetes is TOUGH… but I’m tougher, watch

Flex Friday!

It’s Friday, so we flex… taking 3 weeks off of lifting while on the Reset made me nervous I would lose the gains I worked SO damn hard for, and I honestly almost went into a panic… but what eased my fears is knowing MUSCLES have MEMORY, so instead of focusing on what I might lose temporarily, I stayed focused on THAT – and it helped!

Back to lifting I am – back to building, growing, and challenging myself. Life is too short not to push!

Happy Friday!

Wordplay Wednesday – Hakuna Masquata

What’s that? It’s wordplay Wednesday?! Well then, this shirt fits the bill, amiright?!

My philosophy is whatever lights you up, whatever MOTIVATES you to do what it is you gotta do, whatever FUELS you, INSPIRES you and propels you into ACTION… DO THAT.

For me it’s wordplay – wordplay is my jam and LIGHTS me up, it inspires me and ENERGIZES both my heart and my soul, which energizes the rest of me. I can’t explain it, it just does.

And that may not be everyone’s jam, which is fine. The point is, YOU have to find what lights YOU up and spurs YOU into action (because we all know thinking is one thing, action is another!)

For me, a fun shirt motivates me to do the dang things even when I may not want to (I am human; those moments absolutely happen), and sometimes it just IS that simple.

Find what fuels you and run with it – DON’T worry about what others think (I stopped worrying about people judging me for just how long some wordplay can make me laaaaaugh and reminded myself that LAUGHTER is a good thing!) and don’t feel the need to explain yourself – you owe no one an explanation, but you do owe it to your HEART and SOUL to do what makes them happy, healthy and vibrant.

What quirky thing energizes YOU?

Try It Tuesday – Egglettes

Anyone else ever tried these? My mom got them for me and I was skeptical, and heard mixed reviews. Some people said the eggs were perfect and came out easily, other people said these gadgets held their eggs hostage.

But I decided to try them, and I sprayed them beforehand. And they actually did work perfectly! Much easier than fighting to peel a shell (sometimes my method for easy peeling works and other times it doesn’t, and inconsistency is one of my pet peeve’s, so it’s nice to have a working option to save my sanity and my eggs!)

(Yes, they end up flat on one side but that actually makes storage easier!)

Thanks mama!

Move It Monday – Post Run Muscle Soreness

Raise your hand if your hamstrings were so sore you went to sleep on an ice pack last night?

Totally normal – a reentry into the running world, (especially at that pace 😉) after an almost 6 month hiatus… of course you’re gonna be feeling that!

Here’s where I know I’ve evolved; been empowered and enlightened. The OLD way of thinking would be “I’m sore, that’s a good reason to skip my workout” whereas now I know that MOVING my sore muscles will help get the blood flowing and ease the soreness, so it’s in fact a good reason NOT to skip a workout.

Plus I mean it’s Monday, so I had twice the incentive to move it!

Who else got Monday’s workout in?