Friday, October 21, 2016

Checking out OKC and IFly

Its a shame I don't get around more in my city.  OKC has a lot to offer by way of entertainment.  Thanks to Oklahoma City Kids Guide I'm going to take Neely and check out IFly.  Neely and I have this deal that we are going to sky dive as soon as she is old enough.  Turns out we don't have to wait until she's old enough to see what it's like!

They describe it like this:
When you come to iFLY get ready to be blown away - literally. It's thrilling. It's amazing. Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There's no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It's just you FLYING in the air. Super fun, super safe and super cool
I'm an adventure junkie and I birthed one too.  Neely and I will check back in with you here and let you know how we fared!

Till then...

Monday, October 3, 2016

It's true. You can fall out of love.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news.  But it's true.  You can fall out of love.  And I did.  With running.

Most of you have heard about my marathon experience.  While it was one of the top 3 hardest things I've done in my life, it was also the most rewarding.  But I'm mad at it right now!  Because I'm afraid it took away my love of running.  I took a break this summer.  I had pushed myself, hard, and I needed to enjoy some lazy days of summer.  And I did!  But once school started, I decided I missed my outlet.  And I realized I can't eat like I'm training for a marathon when I'm not. So I started back.

I'm a couple weeks in to my running reset.  And I'm ticked.  Because I don't love it anymore.  I dread doing it, my legs feel like they weigh an extra 20 pounds each, and I have to talk myself out of quitting at 2 miles every, single, time.  Just 5 months ago, I could run for miles.  What is happening???

So here's the questions I'm left with.  What do I do?  Well, self, I'm glad you asked.  Because like any relationship, you can feel like you fell out of love.  And maybe you have.  I definitely have.  But do you quit?  Maybe, some do.  Am I going to quit?  No.  Because like those relationships, sometimes you have to stick it out, and keep putting one foot in front of the other, even though you don't like the run (or the person).  And then one day, you realize, what a fool you would have been to leave it all behind.  Because you just had an amazing run, (or an amazing person).  And then you're stronger than you were before.  (I hope your getting the relationship analogy, as well as the running analogy. Use it however you need to.)

So...I will beat the pavement with those 40 pound legs, and that border collie that pulls me like a sled dog and never tires.  In hopes of plowing through the bad, in order to find the amazing again.  I've seen it happen. I've lived it.  The formula works.  Time to Just Finish Strong.