Happy Motivation Monday, everyone! Sadly, the weekend is over, but I'm starting it off by patting myself on the back. We did a 5k on Saturday, Race Away from Domestic Violence. T ran it pretty hard, training for his marathon and what not, and I had Miss Aubrey in her running stroller, which means I basically was pushing a 20 lb 5 oz baby plus the weight of the stroller with me. And, I was pretty excited, I actually ran some of it. I have to say...running outside in the elements and with a stroller? Definitely harder than on a treadmill. But I would pick a landmark and run towards it, walk, and then pick another landmark, run and then walk once I reached it. It felt like death at the beginning, but as I got farther along, I actually liked the running better. And little Aubrey was cheering me on the whole way. Well, no, actually she was just yapping away, and secretly I was hoping she'd fall asleep...but I pretended it was her cheering me along. My finish time was 42:15, with a 13:55 mile average. Of course, I beat myself up about it saying I could have done better but like T pointed out, running with one of those strollers is tough. So I totally have to pat myself on the back for that, right?
So I want to keep it up - I'm addicted now....must run more 5ks! Well, actually I can't just yet. In three weeks I have my mini-marathon. Granted, I'll be running very very little of that, if any at all, depending on how hot it is that day, but I'll be practicing next weekend. My goal is to walk 8 miles on Saturday. It'll take a couple of hours, but I'll be walking over three during the mini-marathon so I need to get that one last long walk in. I can do this!
Aside from that motivation, I have several big deadlines this week. So I'll be working hard towards those, keeping my focus as best I can. Both are as equally difficult, so both need just a little motivation.
So what's motivating you this week? Join in on the motivation fun by posting one of your own...write it up and leave a link to your post in a comment. Have a great Monday, everyone!