Welcome new friends.
It's been a good day. A good day that has ended well too.
I ran for my life tonight. I did a bit more walking than I would have liked to - but in the end we were out for about 6.5 K which is a good haul.
I am sure that you are all tired of hearing about my challenges - my battle with myself - my fight with my speed - and my overall struggles. I know that I am not alone - and I know that I am being too hard on myself. I know that I could be sitting on my Royal Canadian eating bonbons - and instead I am out giving what I can give. I do think that I am giving 85% - and I think that the other 15% is the part that is telling me that I am not good enough, strong enough or fast enough.
If it weren't from the leaders of my running group, and my good friend Maegan and the other ladies in the group - I probably wouldn't make it.
I think that we all have 'demons' - and I think that we can overcome anything that we want to. I think that we need to figure out what those demons are - and when they strap themselves onto our backs as we are pushing our way up a hill - and squish them. If it's too hard to physically crush them with your hands b/c you are pumping your arms to give you momentum - then visualize them falling off and you squishing them with your 'oh so' powerful running shoes.
When Chris got home tonight, he asked me how the run was. I told him that it was ok - pretty much the usual: I am slow; I feel so bad that my group has to loop back for me; I just am struggling. And then I said that I have such a hard time with people giving me words of encouragement and helping me get through - and he said the best thing. He said - you need those words - we all do - and because you are who you are - you know that you can pass those words on to others. That's why I'm marrying him :)
Ok friends - don't forget the C. Mitchell Presents - GIVEAWAY!! It's a good'n. Jenny has left the first comment - and it means a lot to me. She is special and so is her inspiration.
Now - I know that this is supposed to be a cooking blog - but I just have been out of the kitchen. Our Comfort Food lasted for a couple of days - which is a huge treat.
Alright friends - I hope that your day was full of inspiration.