I haven’t really had much to say here lately. As the weather got nicer, I found myself wanting to spend less and less time in front of a screen and more and more time out doing things. It was actually very cathartic and made me realize how much time I was really spending invested in this little handheld screen. So, I backed off. I started doing workouts for me instead of focusing on what I could prove to people who didn’t really care. Truthfully, it helped me learn to love working out again.
These past couple of months/this whole past year has been one of the most stressful I have encountered. Between studying for and taking the GMAT, visiting and applying to business schools, studying for my NASM and spinning exams, teaching spin, coaching Girls on the Run, and actually holding strong on my regular job, it’s been a lot.
Because of all that I’ve been stressed out with, I have had to put marathon training on the backburner. I’ll do one eventually, but right now I don’t think it’s the best idea. I’m still running a whole heck of a lot and spinning even more, but the marathon isn’t in my sights right now. I’ve got a half coming up and may race a 10 miler in a couple of weeks, but I’m very much enjoying just running to run. I don’t post my paces, distances, or anything about my runs on my page and only share photos when I want to and it is centering me.
Speaking of centering, I have been trying to focus on getting more into yoga, barre, and meditating lately just to clear my mind. I’m not the best at it, but dang it if I’m not going to try. Luckily, I’ve got new digs to go along with my centered self. PrAna is a clothing company on a mission to inspire healthy, active, and free-spirited individuals and I am currently a huge fan of their clothing. They sent me two awesome pieces, a white mesh sweater that is very on trend and a grey skirt. The mesh sweater is so soft I could (and have) live in it daily. The skirt is the perfect blend of comfy and cute, practical enough for real life but comfortable enough to wear around the house. Just note that sizes do run a little big, so be sure to factor that in to your purchase. SPEAKING OF WHICH! Guess who’s got a discount code for you. Hi, friends. Use the code S4P17LAL for 15% of your order! Too good. Check out their website and let me know what you think.