Last evening wonderful hubbs took s'getti noodle to her soccer practice and little bug-man and I got to go straight home after work. I love those days! It had been sprinkling rain and chilly all day but I was determined to get out for an "extra" run.
When the start of the 3 Changes Challenge hosted by the lovely Amanda I knew I needed to create some quiet time to focus on my prayers (if you are more comfortable with the word mediation that's fine but for me I call it prayers.). So off we went merrily down the road for my typical evening work day run of 6.5 miles. Everything was going well until I was about three quarters of the way round the loop, that's when I decided that the sun had gone low enough that the wind was really getting cold on little bug-man. Mind you he was chatting merrily along. Once I got the weather shield on little bug-man started to yell and then scream at the top of his lungs. He threww his hat out, a fact I didn't become aware of until I had ran a quarter mile down the road. (I look where I want to go not at my feet) Little bug-man laughed, he actually laughed as I parked him at the rec field and sprinted back to get the hat. Once I returned with the hat, the screaming continued.
He was not happy.
After last evenings screaming run, I was unsure how LBM would handle getting into the jogger but even with all the fog that kept him from seeing all the animals he chatted merrily the whole way. At least until he fell back to sleep.
It was a great start to my day. I love running in the fog! And I already spent some time in prayer this morning so I can have a SUCCESS for #2 of the 3 Changes Challenge (3CC)!
Did you commit to making positive changes in your daily habits?
Amanda @ Run to the Finish is hosting another GREAT challenge and I am all about having something to work toward! So I have challenged myself for the next 30 days to:
1. Drink more water - aiming to hit at least 64oz. a day of non-caffeinated fluids
2. Use Daily prayer/meditation to reduce my stress
3. Cross train 2 days a week (even if I run those days!)
So at the end of my posts I will list my success or needs to improve for the 3 goals. You all will have to help me be accountable. Of course, I want to win this but most importantly I make to make some healthy changes to my deeply engrained daily habits.
3 Changes Challenge
1. h2o - 68oz - Success
2. Destress - Used my running time last evening to focus my mind on others (at least until Max melted down!) - Success
3. Xtrain - Did my sit ups and streching (which I rarely do) but I think this is still a needs improvement to be counted!
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