Yesterday’s run was an adventure. It was windy, my calves were burning and my playlist felt stale. Just one of those days!
To keep myself moving forward I reminded myself that races are hard and crappy runs like this will prepare me to push through the final miles of a race. I also pulled out an old trick where I close my eyes and picture my goal time in giant letters in front of me, and then I let that time pull me forward.
When I was training to run the Miami Half in 2015 I would always visualize my goal time of 2:59 and I would repeat it over and over again in my head. It was my mantra.
After all of that, isn’t it funny then that I never ran 2:59 and ran 2:57 instead! 🙂
So, last week Megan wrote a survey post and I thought I’d copy a few of her questions here today!
Get to Know Me Survey
Tattoos: 0. I would totally get a small tattoo if I wasn’t such a wimp when it comes to pain. I can barely handle getting blood drawn at the doctor and that takes just a couple of minutes!
What would I get? Probably something from this list of 1,000 small cat tattoo ideas.
I was still dealing with depression and bulimia when we first adopted Cecil. Having him helped me a lot, which is why a cat tattoo would be particularly meaningful to me.
I’m not crazy enough to get his face tattoo’d on the back of my leg or anything! Or maybe I’m just not brave enough!
Marriages: 0. Later this month Adam and I will celebrate 12 years together. We know that a lot of people think it’s strange that we’re not married and we’re okay with that! We are strange! 🙂
Divorces: 0. See, the non-marriage thing is working out in our favor!
Pregnancies: 0. Unless you count the days I was waiting for Cecil to be old enough to come home. Actually, no I don’t think that counts :).
Surgeries: 0. Thank God. I’m so terrified of getting put under!
Been to Jail: Nope, but one time when I was about four years old I stole some Mickey Mouse postcards from the grocery store. To be fair, I honestly thought they were free.
Shot a Gun: Nope.
Skipped School: All the time. I was a straight A honor student, so my parents would let me skip occasionally if there was something I wanted to do. I also skipped a bunch during my senior year of high school just because.
Rode a Horse: Yes! When I was younger I loved to go riding! The summer my parents sent me to equestrian camp was the best summer ever!
Camped in a Tent: Yes! Adam and I went to Burning Man in 2012 and 2013. We setup our own little tented area and lived off of canned food for a week each time. I’ll never forget the first year after leaving we drove straight to Wendy’s and almost cried tears of happiness when hot food touched my lips for the first time in a week!
I DID cry tears of happiness when we got to the hotel and I was able to take a warm shower for the first time in a week.
I like camping but only for a couple of days at a time :).
Do you have any tattoos? If not, what kind of tattoo would you want?
Do you like to go camping?