Thursday, June 2, 2011

Three Things Thursday

Well I am hoping and praying that my little love bug decides to nap today because the weather is so beautiful that it would be a crime not to get a good run in this afternoon! This is shell collecting weather!!!

1. Where's the Zyrtec Fairy when you need her? I am not a fan of taking medicine. I try as hard as I can to let my body deal with it on its own. Part of it is me being stubborn and part of it is....well I guess I'm just stubborn! However, this week I thought I came down with the mother of all colds which I am thinking more and more its allergies. Picture the hubs doing his best "I told you so" face. He has struggled with allergies a lot but I have NEVER had them before. How do you people do this? This blowing nose and sneezing 10 times in a row thing sucks!!! I am praying for a good hard rain to wash all this pollen away but until then I look like the before picture of a Zyrtec ad!

2. My own worst critic...Part of my New Year's Resolution was to give myself grace but I must have forgotten it lately. Before I found out I was pregnant I was about 2lbs away from being where I wanted to be...flat belly, toned, the works. Well even now 1 1/2 months after my miscarriage I still feel bloated and yucky. Top that off with a motivation in the tank and my inability to JUST SAY NO to bad food and you have my current weight and look. Yesterday unfortunately my hubby caught the brunt of this! I have been MUCH better this week and cut out sugar and bad foods and I know that I need to just be patient but then I saw a pic of me the other day that just reminded me I was headed in the wrong direction! I go back and forth so much! After my bitch session with the hubs I was brought back to reality seeing pictures of the tornadoes in western Massachusetts and know that what I was complaining about was really petty. Ugh! I did however see Jess' review on a detox diet that she did for 2 weeks at Blonde Ponytail. I think that will start me for next year. I am just still feeling like my system is off. Any suggestions??

3. No more teachers no more books....This week is my seniors' last week of school and it is really bringing me back to my high school days....yeah that's way back! This is my first year working at this grade level but I really love it. I feel like I have been able to have conversations with them about life and where it is taking them. There is so much from running that I have learned about life but the biggest one I have passed on to them is "Don't be afraid of failure." I was so afraid for so long to push my pace and do speed work because I was afraid of failing. These students have endured so much as immigrants and I want them to realize the strength that they already have. They need to shoot for their goals and not be afraid!

I hope you all are enjoying your Thursday....Don't you just love short weeks!!!


  1. I am not a fan of taking medicine either and am pretty sure the "cold" I get every fall is allergies too but I like you hate to take anything so I just slog, sneeze and blow my nose through it and hope it gets over fast. Sorry so wise words of advice.

  2. Yes this short week has me all mixed up as to what day it is but I do love it!
    Great, great senior advice! I so wish I'd have taken more risks when I was younger.

  3. No more teachers, no more books! That's just what I said!!! WOOHOOOOO! :) :) Being your own worst critic is a battle, right? Everyone keeps telling me I look great, but I feel disappointed that I haven't been able to lose a few more pounds before the wedding despite my hard work and dedication. Ayiiyi. Oh well. :) Thanks for sharing. Super cute blog.

  4. I just noticed your running tally. You should use You'd love it, and the stats are superfun. They have blog widgets and whatnot too.

  5. Best advice for your Seniors! I like your new blog header :)

  6. I remember how awful I felt about my body after giving birth. Nothing seemed to make the pounds go down fast enough and I felt like I would never get back to how I wanted to look. I would focus on how badly I was doing and that made me want to eat even more.

    I have never had a miscarriage but I know that pregnancy does weird things to our bodies. Give yourself permission to roll with it. You are active and you are trying. Sometimes hormones keep the pounds on a little longer and you/your body just went through something traumatic.

    I know it is scary to give ourselves grace sometimes but grace is what empowers us to be free to be the best that we can. Give your self at least 3 months to recover...thats what I say! :)

    Praying for you!

  7. Hey Nancy! I went through the same thing after having the miscarriage. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the weight off. It was like my body was confused and I felt like I was gaining weight even though my body suffered the loss. Shortly after that I got pregnant anyway, I hope that happens to you. You are so active and I think you look great, so go with what makes you happy in this in between time.