Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Point 6K Walk/10K Run

Quick question - who is going to do the Wasatch Woman Love Your Body 6K Walk/10K Run? I gotta admit, since school was back in session, my training went downhill because of the baby's sleep schedule and losing my teenage babysitters. Time slipped past me and at this point, I think the most I could do is the 6K Walk. It's kind of disappointing. I don't know, maybe I just feel pretty humdrum tonight. Three weeks ago I lost my MP3 player, and I can't spare the dough to replace it yet, then I lost a few important things at the crop last Saturday (my keys, a computer cord, and my password sheet (yes, I'm having a panic attack, please pray for me!)), and I'm down in the dumps tonight. Frankly, I need some kind of group hug, or something. I will hate myself later for writing this. Sheesh. I hate whining.

So, who's still going?


  1. I am going Becky, but it's going to be a fast walk and leave for me. I just found out my neice is getting baptized at 11 so I need to try and be back for that.

  2. I'm reaching out through these keys and bits of computer language to give you a big hug! When I lose things, I, too, feel like the rug's been pulled out from under my feet. Just remember to check your calendar to see what your hormones are doing too.

    Also know that you've got many, many balls in the air at once and you've been juggling so smoothly for so long. If and when you drop one, it's OK. There's a lesson to be learned in that and soon, before you know it, you'll have that ball back up in the air.

    We're here to encourage and support you! Hug, hug, hug!

  3. Becky- Melissa is absolutely right! You have been running smoothly for so long, and there are always going to be frustrations along the way. I started getting serious about loosing weight in January. Four months into it, I hit a huge slump. Even though I had lost 50 pounds, I was frustrated. I felt like giving up. It felt like I had so much more weight to loose and I was tired of it consuming my life. I was tired of constantly thinking about it. Constantly counting calories, and getting on the computer and tracking everything. It was taking so much time and I was feeling frustrated that I couldn't juggle it all, my family, and everything else that was placed before me. But it was all an excuse in my head. My old emotional habits getting in the way. If you need to take a breather, then do it so you can regroup your thoughts. Not meaning go hogwire and eat everything in site. But eat to maintain, and then next week, start counting again. If you're still enjoying what your doing, than keep going with it. You are doing awesome, and are seeing good results. Just keep moving forward, and the next day you will be so proud of yourself that you did it. I am so excited for you, and I think it's time to change your profile picture so we can see how amazing you look!

  4. BTW, please whine. This blog is not about hiding our emotions and painting a perfect picture. It's about being honest with each other, so we can support each other and get through the slumps we face. We all have them. I love when people post the challenges they are facing because it makes me realize, finally, I am not alone.

  5. Becky, do the walk/run, it will be another feather in your cap. If I was there I would walk it with you because I can't run. Sorry you've misplaced so many things, maybe it's because you're trying to juggle too many things. Eat breakfast, take in enough protein and get more sleep. Those three things will help to keep your mind sharp. Prioritize, you can do hard things and do them well!

  6. Becky,

    I am doing the 10K, but like Alicia, I will be running (at least I hope that is what I'll be doing) and then leaving right after the race in order to get home and showered before my daughter's dance competition.

    I can understand how you are feeling. I haven't gotten the workouts and miles in I was hoping to in order to feel really prepared for this race but I am going to go out there and give it all I've got and see what happens.

    I have decided life is never going to be perfect, and circumstances are never going to be ideal but I can still show up and give it my best. It is because we have to do these things amidst all the chaos of life that makes them worthwhile. We can and will do hard things.