Happy Motivation Monday, everyone! It was a nice Easter weekend, but I could still use a few days. I think even if I got everything possible that I needed to get done over the course of a weekend, I'd still want more time. We had Friday off, so that was nice, and Miss Aubrey and I got to go on a play date with friends of ours. I love watching Aubrey make new friends and explore. It gets me all excited for this summer when we get to go to the zoo, the children's museum, etc. But anyway....
I need motivation. In lots of things. So rather than just focus on one thing, I'm doing the random thing but motivation random. Here goes...
I need motivation to keep up my training because I have another training run this weekend. This one is 15k (9.3 miles). It's the last really long run for me before the mini-marathon on May 4th. We did an Easter Bunny Rock run this last weekend, and I finished the 5k in 34:28 (11:07 per mile). That's my fastest pace yet. The last race I did, I think I was somewhere around 11:22 per mile. But of course, the 15k will be a lot slower, and all I'm focused on is running as much of it as I can and finishing. Then I'll be happy. So keeping up the running this week and training, that's one motivation.
Getting things done. Home girl needs to get a list of things to do at work and actually focus. I've definitely got a lot to do, but for the life of me, I can't just sit down and do it all at once. I can't stop the things running around in my head. So Nain needs to focus. Stat.
Patience. It's been trying lately, but with a toddler, being patient isn't something that's my strong suit. So I need to remind myself of that every now and then, and I hope the patience fairy comes and blesses me with maybe just a teensy bit of patience this week with the lil' one.
Focusing on what's important. Despite all of the above, everything I need to do at home and at work, I need to focus on what's important. Prayer, T and our Aubrey. Last week, all of the prayer and positive focus that I made helped more than I ever thought it would. It's hard to describe, but I did start to look around and see the things in my life that are blessings that much more. And asking for help with the things I can't control. So it doesn't matter how stressed I am at work, whether I miss a run or have a bad workout, whether I grit my teeth and try my best not to lose my patience with T or Aubrey, all of it is a blessing. And no matter what, I will strive this week to focus on what is important.
So those are my motivations for this week. What are yours? Here's to a great week and a quick one at that!