I could be sad that today is my last day at home. Heck I am sad that I can’t spend the week down the Cape with my mom and sister. That I felt like this little trip was seriously the fastest and least relaxing thing ever. That I didn’t get to completely let go. That my stomach was a mess everyday making eating food impossible and barely there. That I got zero beach time. BUT I’m not because its life and you roll with the punches. Oh, and its a Marvelous Monday, that’s why!
Marvelous… I ran yesterday’s 7 mile race (which is not an easy course or race by any means) in 52 minutes. A PR baby! I had a bad number, it was pouring up until the race, the humidity was killer, the race started late because of flooding, my stomach let loose in the am before the race, I have been sick for a few days, I was approaching it with no expectations …. BUT I killed it. I mean come on? This shows me that all my training is paying off and makes me want to continue to work hard. I am letting my self doubt (I bet people could run that a lot faster, I wasn’t that fast, etc, etc) just disappear. People were cheering for CJ (what my number said my name was) yet I was beaming from ear to ear. Kicked butt and took names. I will have a full recap of my weekend on Wednesday because there is a lot I need to say, A LOT. (with pictures!)
Marvelous… I had a 2 pound steamed lobster as my only meal Saturday even though it probably wasn’t good for my stomach. I have been struggling all weekend to get food in me due to sickness but how the freak could I turn down boiled lobster. IN MY BELLY, and no regrets. (the porter potties at the beginning and end of the race probably thought otherwise… TMI?)
Marvelous… the amazing, no more than amazing, support I received through email, text and comments about my self reflection. While I do not binge anymore, it is still something hard to admit. Especially because I feel so ashamed by having that in my past. What I want to work on is being able to keep all kinds of food in the apartment. I admit, there are foods I do not keep in there because of this and also foods I still eat the whole bag of no matter how hard I try to avoid it. I hate that because to me it still sounds like restriction. Thanks to some amazing tips, I will be trying them all as the weeks carry on. The support was more than appreciated, I actually teared up over reading some of them.
Marvelous… I have no time to settle back in when I return. I hit the ground running and you now what? I feel no regret. I don’t want to take back these past few days with family despite wanting to pull my hair out a few times. Ya, this week is going to kill me in all ways but it happens. Always next weekend to play catch up.
Marvelous… that my dad got me the cutest little sectional couch that was 50% at Boston Interiors that he and my mom will drive up in a month or so. My dad did not come from money. He worked hard for where he is today – he worked four jobs to put himself through law school. Even now, he owns his own lawyer business and doesn’t make a lot. I didn’t want him to buy the furniture for my apartment but he said he wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t have things to make it my home. I just can’t express how lucky I feel to have him as my father.
Marvelous… both my mom and I had tears in our eyes as we departed yet again.
Marvelous… I wrote an email last night to a fellow blogger and through the process realized how stressed I actually am over a few things in my life currently. Cue another wait till it all pours out Wednesday post. With my job, I will be without internet both Wednesday and Thursday so I hope to have posts ready for those days. I can’t promise anything but that is my goal. I can’t express how much of next weekend will be catch up for me. So much to do it is insane. As you can tell, the whole relax, unplug and decompress this weekend backfired like whoa.
Marvelous… that I appreciate my body today. Yes, I may not love it but I love what it does and all it lets me do. I love my eyes that sparkle and have the ability to tear up. I love my legs that run and feel the burn. I love my heart that allows me to open up to all sorts of vulnerability.
Monday will blow by and before I know it I will be hitting the ground in DC ready to somehow get through this week. Save me?
Questions: What is marvelous about your Monday? What do you LOVE about yourself today?