Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The fourth Saturday of each month, Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”: Something Loved, Something Said, Something Learned, Something Read. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!
Oops I’m late on January and early on February…
1. Something Loved.
This may be repetitive but there will come a time when I don’t get to go here as often. So I feel fortunate that in January I went twice…
Once for work:
And once for a race:
I always make sure that I take advantage of the opportunity…whether it be a meet-up with friends, trying a new restaurant, seeing a show or just going for a walk or run.
What is your favorite city to visit?
2. Something Said.
I read this on the Gaboronerrunner’s IG post and it seemed so appropriate as it was said by Kobe Bryant:
I have self doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure… We all have self doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate it. You embrace it.
This so applies to running… especially when tackling running challenges.
I think I feel this way at EVERY race starting line….
3. Something Learned.
I have always said “Pain is temporary.”
But during my recent foot discomfort, I learned that maybe pain is not temporary…maybe it will persist. For days, weeks, months….
If running is important in your life, then you run with pain.
(Of course, not if the pain is something that will be made worse if you continue to run with it.)
Do you still run when you have pain?
4. Something Read.
I recently finished reading this book. In fact, I couldn’t put it down. I read the whole thing on the bus ride to and from NYC.
The story follows two timelines that slowly intertwine. The first timeline describes the life and adventures of a young girl named Kya as she grows up isolated in the marsh of North Carolina from 1952–1969. The second timeline follows a murder investigation of Chase Andrews, a local celebrity of Barkley Cove, a fictional coastal town of North Carolina.
I loved this book. It’s a story of survival, abuse, loneliness, love, prejudice, murder.
And yes, many have said that it didn’t seem realistic but if you can get beyond that, you will enjoy it.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think?
4. Something New.
Chair Yoga. Who knew that this would add a smile to my boring day at work.
So relaxing. No equipment needed nor any clothes to change into.
Anyone else try chair yoga? If so, did you like it?
It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.
Happy Running! What are your FOUR or Five somethings? Share at least ONE.
Since it is VALENTINE’S DAY, what or whom are you LOVING today?
I am loving the sun streaming in my window this morning, even though it is highlighting the fact that I haven’t dusted in a while, LOL.
As for running through pain, I think that’s something we runners are guilty of too often. I wonder, when I ever do get back to running, if I’ll listen to my body more…I don’t ever want to have another herniated disc again!
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Hope you never experience that again.
The chair yoga sounds like something I would love!
I am sorry you are still running through pain. Does the colder weather seem to bother it more?
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We’ll see tomorrow when I do a half in warmer weather.