Today is a great day. My adorable niece turns the big 3 today and I can’t believe how old she is getting so quickly! Where does time go? It feels like just yesterday she was still so young!
This morning I got woken up by the loudest coyote EVER! I haven’t heard a coyote in months and at 3am, there must have been one in our yard howling out Christmas songs! The thing would not stop. I actually found the humor in it and started laughing, annoying the husband ever more!
When the alarm went off at 5am, I had barely slept since the coyote. We headed into the gym, and I ran for about 50 minutes on the treadmill. A friend is letting me borrow her Jeff Galloway marathon training book, and last night before bed, I was flipping through it and started reading about the run-walk approach he suggests for marathon training. I am running the Sedona 1/2 in mid February, and am contemplating running the San Diego marathon in June. This morning I took his advice and ran for 5 minutes then took a minute walking break. Overall, this did not mess with my millage at all. I think I ran maybe .2 – .3 miles less than normal, but at the end of my workout, my legs and muscles were still feeling great (I was running slower than usually too because of my right hip and lower back). I can’t wait to play around with this concept more. I need to work with my foam roller immediately on my hip! I think I am going to do yoga again this evening, just to try and loosen it up and stretch out my lower left side of my back. Ahhh, so annoying! I hate having aches and pains…I thought I was too young to have these things happen to me!
Motivation for the Day: Be the best Aunt I can be to M! : )
Three Things I am Thankful for Today: 1- My new Crate and Barrel glasses that came in the mail yesterday, 2- My beautiful 3 year old niece who I love more than anything 3- Pandora for keeping the music coming morning after morning!
Goal for the Day: Make sure to do hot yoga this evening even if I am tired and don’t want to do it!
Motivational Quote of the Day: The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi
Question: What is your favorite part about having nieces or nephews? What is your goal for the day?