Runners of The Fall

Good morning! 

Aahh – I LOVE having a week day off! Working on the occasional Saturday is a bummer sometimes, but it’s not that bad. I don’t know, there’s something about having a break in the week that is thrilling and relaxing at the same time. 

The title of this post comes from a hash tag I thought of while commenting on a friend’s Instagram post. Yesterday morning, I set out for a power-walk, when after walking a few blocks, I started jogging! And it felt good!! I think I ran 1.5 miles, which is a great start, since I don’t think I’ve run since June, or maybe a flukishly mild day in July? The point is, I’ve figured out that I am a seasonal jogger/runner and I am OK with that.

For me, jogging is such a mind game. I think I actually get runner’s anxiety! The weather conditions have to be right, and I have to have at least eight hours of sleep. So running during Virginia’s hot and humid Summers does not work for me. Plus, in the Summer, I am running my A/C unit almost all the time, which shares energy with my C-PAP. What is a C-PAP you ask?? It’s a device that shoots out positive air flow via distilled water, into my airways. I was diagnosed with chronic sleep apnea at age 14, so ever since then, the C-PAP has been at my bedside. 

So, maybe I’ll luck out again this morning and have a successful jog, or maybe it will be horrible since I woke up at 5:42 this morning ON MY OWN ON MY DAY OFF!!!

There may or may not be a surprise post later today with long-awaited content 🙂 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

XOXO,

Ellen

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Clean Sweep

I love Sundays. Not only is it the Lord’s Day, but it’s a great time to reflect on the past week and set yourself up for the week ahead by planning and getting organized.

Yesterday, I planned for this week by writing down my workouts for the week and making sure I knew of all my appointments or to-dos.

I also cleaned! There is nothing more gratifying than cleaning your living space. Not only does cleaning promote a healthier environment, but it forces you to acknowledge what you own and be proud of it.

I like to end my Sundays by attending Mass. Mass at my church on Sunday evenings is more alternative than traditional, but the music performed by the church band is so uplifting!! Another great time to give thanks and for reflection.

That’s all I have this morning, but please keep reading. I have a fun week ahead, and I know I haven’t posted any Beach 2014 pics, but I PROMISE I will soon!! I’ve had issues lately with my laptop, and well, that shouldn’t be my only excuse, now that I see how easy if is to use the WordPress app on your phone! (I’m on it now!).

Have a great day!

XOXO,
Ellen