I am currently on my way back from California where I spent the weekend catching up with old friends and running the Santa Barbara International Half-Marathon.
It's been so much fun.
I had set this goal for myself when I was pregnant and while the training wasn't easy, it feels so good to have accomplished what I set out to do.
There were a handful of times I wanted to throw in the towel, especially when long runs took a whole day of tag-teaming with my husband to keep the baby on schedule and happy. Or when runs kept getting cancelled due to the needs of someone other than myself. But I did it...5 months after giving birth. It certainly wasn't a PR or impressive performance but I didn't give up and I feel good...and that's all that matters to me.
Thanks to my supportive husband and the INCREDIBLE motivation from The Balanced Life Run Club I'm feeling accomplished and proud today :)
Since I'm traveling today I wanted to share a few links to interesting articles I've been reading lately:
What We Eat Affects Everything. A FANTASTIC article for so many reasons.
When I get home I am definitely making this Cinnamon Iced Coffee recipe from Could I Have That.
Also, this pumkin-spice almond milk from Yes I Want Cake looks yummy and perfect for little ones.
A great article on how pushing your flexibility beyond what is anatomically appropriate can be dangerous (a must-read if you're a yogi): Women's Flexibility Is A Liability
A good reminder to get off your phone. I needed this!
Have a great Monday,