6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This Time Last Year

This time Last Year I was featured in a Wellness Article at Work. Which meant I got some AMAZING Professional photos taken.. I played Model for a day...that morning I realized that my gear was too reflective so I called Muscle Man and her brought me an outfit.. This worked out well because we got some pretty great family shots too... I know most of you have seen these but for the newer readers.....

Yes the path is really that green, it is covered in a think layer of slippery moss.. I will be returning to my old office and running this trail again soon..

  • Why am I posting these again??
I think it is fun to look back and remember those days that make me SMILE.. I may be struggling with training and motivation this year but I know a lot of it is mental, and I have CONTROL over that.

There are good days and bad days.
At the end of the day how you feel has a lot to do with how you chose to react to things. Today set out to be positive, to create your own happiness, to not let little things bother you... Take a picture of something that makes you feel wonderful today, so you have something to look back on a year from now and SMILE. Here are a few quotes to get you in the proper state of mind, I am sure I have posted a couple of these before... Guess this is a repeat kind of day ;)

It's so hard when I have to, and
so easy when I want to.
~Annie Gottlier

Every day may not be good, but
there's something good in every day.
~Author Unknown

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
~Francesca Reigler

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
~Mary Engelbreit

  • 6 Mile tempo run today, wish me LUCK :)

  • Last night was one of those amazing nights.... This was the 10th Valentine's for Muscle Man and I.... we have a "Surprise" tradition where he and the Little Studs get dressed up, he makes an amazing Lobster and seafood candlelit dinner, he sets the table with roses and a card, he has everything ready when I walk through the door :) AMAZING!! Who needs to go out when you can celebrate your love at home.. I know it is a lot of work and I feel BLESSED and SPOILED every year. Thank you Sweetheart!!!


gba_gf said...

Yesterday at nursing school we had a 2 hour lecture based on the following. Of course, I thought of you, who else?

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
-- Robert Schuller

Emily said...

you can post these pics as many times as you want, I love them!

lobster and candlelight? muscle man's a keeper. (but you already knew that.)

Marlene said...

Excellent feel-good post! I love these photos.

Have a great run!

Run with Jess said...

First of all, those pictures are amazing!! I thought the trail was carpet or something - wow! You are so lucky to run that on a regular basis.

I love your Valentine tradition/surprise!! I'm a big sucker for the unwrapped presents that require more effort over money.

And then thanks for the inspiration... got intervals lying in front of me today, and for some reason draggin' booty to get at 'em!

Anonymous said...

I love those pictures!! Did you get any of your Valentine Dinner?

Zoe totally made me smile and laugh this morning with the video she made of us. What a sweetheart!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Good luck on your tempo run! Enjoy! Great pictures...gorgeous family. They make me happy too. ;)

Anonymous said...

Love it all!!! What a wonderful day and reflection.

Enjoy your tempo run! And you can! You have the power to find enjoyment in it!

Redhead Running said...

Love those pics! Especially the fam one! <3

What a fantabulous V-Day tradition!!! When I got home from work last night Spike was *attempting* to make me dinner. It was too cute. (P.S. He's not allowed to make dinner ever again.) :)

A Prelude To... said...

Beautiful path! I love the mossiness :-)

"At the end of the day how you feel has a lot to do with how you chose to react to things."


I have so many opportunities throughout the day to want to scream at one silly thing or another between the husband, the kids and the dog - but if I take a moment to "choose" my reaction, it makes a WORLD of difference!

Great post today!!
Have a wonderful run!

fancy nancy said...

I love that this looks like you are running the yellow brick road! Thank you for this post! It was a disappointing day yesterday for me and I needed a kick in the butt to tell me to look at the things that bring me happiness!!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Has it been a year? That's a lot of Tall Mom reading....... HA

Tricia said...

great pics! enjoy your run!

LB said...

wow, i cant believe that has been a whole year ago!!! good luck with your run tonight!

Meredith said...

Love it! Thanks for the smile and motivation today!

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

Focus on the POSITIVE! You go girl!! I try to also instill this in my children (at least the 9 year old....the 17 mo old doesn't care much). Every day when we are going to school, I make her tell me one "happy" thing about today. She always grumps about it or says, "I was hoping you would forget!" but still comes up with one thing. I want her to know that no matter what, there is usually 1 thing that you can focus on that is positive.

Hugs to ALL of you!

Kerrie said...

Whenever I pass that trail, I think of you and these gorgeous pics!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

These are fabulous pictures of YOU and that gorgeous family of yours!! You are so very healthy INSIDE and OUT!!

Ah, the tempo--I am only NOW beginning to understand this beast! Go get it!!!

Party of Eleven said...

LOVE the pictures of you and your family! Your little guys are adorable :) Your dinner sounds amazing!! I am a lucky girl, too, because my husband likes to cook and makes most of our dinners :)

Kayla said...

Those are awesome pics. The dinner sounds like a GREAT tradition and a great way to spend V-day!

Erika said...

i really, really love those pictures!!
dinner sounds like an amazing tradition!

Cynthia said...

Love the pics!
Awesome quotes! So very true! This one is my fav..
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
~Francesca Reigler

That is such a cute tradition! Hope you had a great tempo run!

Denise said...

sounds like such a nice valentines day tradition!!!

Beth said...

Beautiful pictures! hope your 6 mile tempo went well!

Jen Allen said...

Those photos are incredible! Beautiful family. You're right. It's so good to go back and remember the good stuff. I need to find my photographer...