In no particular order, here are the things I’ve been loving this week:
Thing I’m Loving #1: People doing amazing things, challenging their bodies, trying new things.
Like Sarah who set a new 10k PR – Here’s her race recap.
Thing I’m Loving #2: Going Sugar-Free.
I’ve been drinking my coffee black, having fruit instead of a mid-morning muffin, and skipping the sweets after the kids go to bed. I find that skipping sugar in the morning helps to set the tone for the rest of the day, and it helps me to control my cravings. I’ve done this since the Ragnar relay race I ran in mid-April and have lost nearly 5lbs which will help me to reach my fall running goal of finally breaking 1:50 in the half marathon. (Although I fully admit to having a pop at the Family Fun Fair and then I spent the rest of the day hungry and constantly looking for things to nibble on – coincidence?)
Thing I’m Loving #3: Giving Back to my Community.
Thursday was the United Way Day of Caring in Peel Region, so I donated my time and spent the day cleaning up a few of the parks. I never realized what a big difference having clean parks can make to people who are having hard times. Being in a park in the fresh air can really pick up your mood, but if there aren’t any clean safe parks to go to then people can’t do that.
Thing I’m loving #4: The hard-working teachers and the Parent Council from my daughters’ school.
Through their hard work they put on an amazing Family Fun Fair and the girls had a blast! The bouncy castles kept the girls busy for 90 min, then we had a BBQ lunch, played games, got our faces painted, and tried to win stuff at the silent auction. (I wonder who out-bid me on the Reebok FirePower Cross-Fit gift certificate?).
Thing I’m loving #5: Being back on the run.
I am so so so so happy that I can run again! My ankle/heel injury seems to be fully healed and ready to take on my training plan for the Ontario Women’s Triathlon! I bet my family is really happy that I can run again too – Running makes me so happy!
(Do you see the happy face spray painted on the ground?)