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Motivational Monday!

24 Mar

I feel like I have said this a million times, but how is it possible that it was 60 yesterday and this week we may get snow…??!? Come on spring….

Anyway, I was looking through Tumblr for a good quote for today. If you ever want some inspiration, look up “inspirational quotes” or something related and you’ll find a lot of great stuff. I love Tumblr in general for discovering funny things, news, GIFs, etc. Here’s the quote I found:

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I read it and it immediately got me thinking. I mean, I think no matter what…even if you followed all of your dreams and gut instincts, you’d always regret something or wish you had done something else, BUT I like the message here. Pursue your goals and see what happens. You might regret it, or it may not work out, but it’s better to try. I think it would be scary to see “the person you could have become.”

Even now I think back to when I was a teenage and how I thought my life would be by now…and it’s totally not! Sometimes it is disappointing to think about but it also makes me want to work harder to get to where I want to be, so that when I’m 45 I’m not looking back to now and remembering how I wanted to accomplish X,Y,Z. Did that make sense? I feel like I just started rambling… 😛

What do you think about this quote?

What did you think you would accomplish by now when you were a teen? It’s not necessarily a bad thing if you haven’t done those things! Some of those desires were totally unrealistic 🙂

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Motivational Monday!

10 Mar

Yay Monday! Another week! Part of me isn’t a huge fan of Mondays, but part of me likes the thought of a whole new week to get s*%t done 😉

I’ve been thinking about how I need to get back to running. I went for a run with my dad on Saturday (only 1.5 miles) and felt great. He said he’d like to train for a 5K with me, so we will be starting now that it’s getting warmer and lighter out in the evenings.

My running goals are to PR in the 5K and half marathon this year. I wanted to run a half marathon on April 27, but that’s not happening. I have barely been running and it’s not realistic. It kind of made me feel down about my running, and how I lost basically everything I worked up to for the NYC Marathon, which is why I liked this quote I found:

motivational quote

Despite being out of shape with running, I really want to gain my fitness back. Yes, it sucks that 3 miles is tough but I will do what I can. I want to start building a base, and then do a solid 5K training plan. Plus, I’m planning on running a half-marathon this July in Paraguay! I also think all of the strength training I’ve been doing will help with speed – I just hit my squat PR on Saturday!!

So we’ll see how it goes…I know I’ve written about wanting to get back to running, but it really has been difficult with the weather. Now that it’s warm, I can’t wait to get back out there. I just didn’t feel the need to force myself to run outside when I didn’t have a concrete goal in mind.

What are your spring goals?

Do you run 5K races?

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Motivational Monday!

3 Mar

Finally, it’s March! I wonder if spring will come anytime soon…

I hope you all had a great weekend! I was down in Atlantic City for my best friend’s birthday and it was so much fun.

We went to Dusk, a club in Caesar’s Palace, and danced the night away with our BFs 🙂

Anyway, here is a quote I found for today’s motivational Monday:

How true is that? I catch myself complaining sometimes and then tell myself that if there is nothing I can do to change a situation, then I need to just move on. Tomorrow is a new day, and a new day to make things happen. Forget about yesterday.

What are your thoughts on this quote?

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

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Motivational Monday!

24 Feb

Wow, the last week of February! Is it spring yet? Slowly getting closer and closer…

Here’s a quote I found on Tumblr over the weekend and love:

Sometimes, we let the negatives affect us and get us down. We focus on them. Dwell on them. Stress out. I have definitely been guilty of this. But recently I’ve been feeling more like, “Whatever happens happens. It’s for the best.” I know things will work out the way they are supposed to. Plus, like the quote says, what would life be without a few negatives?? You will look back on most things and laugh, or view them as a learning experience.

Is there an experience that you can look back upon and realize you shouldn’t have stressed out so much about it?

Do you believe everything happens as it should? Or that we make our own destiny? I think I believe a little bit of both 🙂

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Motivational Monday!

17 Feb

Another Monday…another week. I’m super excited for this week because it’s NYC Social Media Week! I’ll be going to 2 events on Thursday and possibly one on Tuesday. I’ll be writing more about this in a post later today.

Here’s today’s inspiration:

Have you ever been afraid to try something? Because you were afraid you wouldn’t be able to do it? That’s how I felt back in 2010 when I started thinking about trying a half-marathon. My mom and I were so scared, and did not think we’d be able to do it. Then we did…and then we committed to a full marathon-and were petrified! But now, 2 marathons later, we know it’s something we can conquer, and every year we work to improve our times and continue to run 🙂

Had we not decided to try a half-marathon, we would never know what we were capable of. Sometimes you may think, “I could never do that.” Stop and think, is that true? Or do you just think you couldn’t? I say, I could never do a triathlon, but now I’m considering trying a mini one and seeing where that goes.

Going along with this, I was watching the Olympics and heard the story of an athlete who wanted to go to the Olympics, so she started skiing 4 years ago. Never skied before! And is now in the Olympics. You really never know what you can accomplish.

Is there something you have said you would never do, but then ended up doing?

Is there something you think you can’t accomplish ever? Why?

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Motivational Monday!

10 Feb

Hi all! Hope your weekend was great! I had a fun weekend that included throwing a surprise party/outing for Dan’s birthday…he was totally surprised and it was a blast.

So today’s quote reflects a topic of conversation I was having with friends over the weekend:

Money isn’t everything. It’s easy to get into a cycle of feeling like you need more money, or need to buy certain things…and some days I certainly feel that way. I feel like I should be making more or down on myself that I don’t, but I love this quote.

Right now, I have everything I could want in my life. Money isn’t the only thing that matters, and whenever I feel a bit down about it, I reflect on the things I am thankful for:

  • A roof over my head
  • My family
  • Plentiful food
  • …and much more

Do you ever get into moods where you wish you made more money?

What are you thankful for that money can’t buy?

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Motivational Monday!

3 Feb

Happy Monday! The college I work at is closed today due to snow, so I’ll be relaxing by the fire all day.

Today’s quote is from Kim Kaupe, who is the founder of Zinepak. ZinePak creates custom interactive publications for targeted superfans of music, movies, sports, events, and brands. I had the pleasure of meeting with her a month or so ago, and she and her co-founder really motivated me to keep working at my dream of creating my own business 🙂

Anyway, she always posts great quotes on Twitter! Here’s one that was at the top of my feed today when I signed in:

I plan on making this a good, and productive, day by getting as much work as I can done. Sadly, I doubt I will make it to the gym because of the snow. This is my street right now:

How do you plan on making this the best day ever? What about the best week ever? It’s a new month! Clean slate… 🙂

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Motivational Monday!

9 Dec

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone who experienced the snow storm moving across the country is staying safe…and for those of your in warmer states…I hate you 😉

Here’s today’s quote:

I saw this quote on a friend’s Facebook originally and loved it. So often we worry about what has happened in the past, or what we need to get done tomorrow or in the coming weeks. We stress out about it, perhaps take that stress out on loved ones, when there is no need to.

We can’t change the past or predict the future. I’ve been telling myself this often recently. I worry about the future, but believe everything will work out the best it can. I try not to stress, and am thankful for the support of my family and friends. That’s what really matters.

Today is a new day, and a new week…take it one day at a time. Just as marathoners tell each other before a race to “take it 1 mile at a time” – we should have the same view in life 🙂

Do you stress or worry a lot? How do you de-stress? 

What’s something you’re looking forward to in the near future?

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Motivational Monday!

25 Nov

So yesterday it was around 25 degrees here, but felt like even less with windchill. I’ve ran in the cold before, begrudgingly, and after a snow storm, but it ended up not being bad at all!

I saw a lot of runners who posted about getting out there despite the conditions…that’s awesome! If I were running regularly, perhaps I would have gone out, but running really isn’t in my training plan right now 😉

Here’s a little motivation as we head into the winter:

I know you all will get after it no matter what, but in case you need some extra inspiration, this is a great quote! No matter if it’s summer or winter, you will never have perfect conditions. Just gear up and do it! The key to winter running is the right layers and gear, once you have that, I promise you won’t even feel the cold!

Do you prefer winter running or summer running? I prefer the cold…I sweat way too much in the summer!

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Motivational Monday!

11 Nov

I’m back on track today…with blogging, eating, exercising, etc. I apologize for the lack of posts last week, but I was enjoying having some free time with no marathon training 😉

After the marathon, I thought about what do I want to do next…it can be easy to get the “post-marathon blues” since you no longer have a training schedule to follow. But I’m really excited to make a new training schedule revolving around lifting. I can’t wait to get back into the gym.

In the past, after big races, I have taken at least a month off and done nothing. Then, I’d have to build back up from zero and that was frustrating…and my own fault! Now, 1 week after my key race of the year, I’m ready to continue building upon my foundation.

I will be getting back into lifting, while continuing to cross-train to maintain my cardio fitness. As the quote says, you need to put in effort day in and day out to achieve your goals. And I already have a few goals laid out for 2014!

Do you know what you want to accomplish before 2013 is over? Or in 2014?

How do you go about laying out goals and the steps you will take to get there?

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