Thursday, May 26, 2011

Three Things Thursday

Good morning all!!! Spring/Summer has sprung finally here. We usually don't get Spring's more like rain until you feel like you are part of a rain forest then boom summer is here! So here are my three things.....I hope you take part in #2.....great cause!

1. Yesterday's temps and sunshine was a gift from God!!! Em and I couldn't get home fast enough! We changed and sprinted out the door for a run to the beach!! It was awesome!!! Em could have sat there for hours digging in the sand! Note to self though....careful of sand in the shoes when you have 3+ miles to run home...ouch!

sweaty....squinty.....loving it!!!

2. Alicia over at Alicia Runs is hosting a virtual 5k to help her raise money for Autism. You know how much I love me a virtual race and the prizes are amazing...but more than that it is to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. My sister used to work with early intervention with autistic children. One boy in particular became another member of our family. He came over to dinner and games at our house often and it really taught me so much about children with autism as well as the challenges parents face. I still get chocked up to see what amazing things this boy is now doing in his life! Head on over and join this great virtual race!!! Just click on the picture to go to her blog.

3. Dora the Explorer! I think that my usual route is starting to wear on me....I am finding a significant lack of motivation in my runs someone kill me if I have to run another step! I've been taking walking breaks which is unlike me and basically it is killing me!
Has anyone ever experienced this???? What do you do to break out of the funk????


  1. Can you find a new route?? That could make a big difference. Or run your usual one backwards. Something to shake it up!

  2. I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to routes - running a new route, or as Miss Z suggested running the same route backwards really helps when I start to feel my motivation slipping.

    Glad you got to the beach - sounds like fun!

  3. Thanks for the virtual race link.

    Have you run your routes backwards? When I do that, especially on the longer routes, I'm always amazed how different thing appear.

  4. I LOVE running/playing on the beach! There is nothing in the world like it. Glad you had a great time - enjoy the beautiful weather :)

  5. New route....I have a route that I was always running on my "off" days where it got to the point that the thought of it made me want to skip my run. I changed it up and now I feel good on my "off" days.

  6. Loved this. reminided me to enjoy the sun I have. I was wishing for clouds earlier. ;)

  7. So jealous that you can run to the beach! I would die to be at the beach right now.

    Loved reading about your personal connection to autism. That has probably been one of the most amazing things about working with T4A is just meeting people and realizing that SO MANY people have been affected by autism in one way or another. Thanks so much for posting about my race! You're the best!

  8. heading off to check out alicias 5k, thanks!