So I found this great idea on Pinterest to do a Printable Budget Binder, I know how to use Excel but for some reason having something printed out that I can write on helps my brain comprehend and follow through with things better. These sheets are copyrighted by Thirty handmade days and she has a website you can go to to print off all these helpful sheets for budgeting and organizing. I fell in love instantly! It really is a great website.
I am also using PicMonkey to re-vamp a lot of my old blog post pictures, I am excited! It’s really fun to play around with.
This is my lunch from yesterday, I have been buying rotisserie chicken from Smith’s and then I cut it up and ad cucumbers, bell peppers, and red onion’s to spinach and then dash some salt and pepper on top for a quick filling salad.
I wanted to share with you some tips I use to be able to finish my long runs:
- Establish a support system: I think this is what get’s me through my long runs, having Austin there to drop me off and make sure that if there is anything I need or feel like I am overdoing it and may get injured I can call him. Also we map out the route to my run and where I will be able to make stops to use the bathroom or refill my water. It helps me mentally to know that he is there for me.
- Wear your favorite things: I have a lot of workout clothes but only a few items that are my absolute favorite. During the warmer months I love my Livestrong shorts with built in spanx, mine are red. Then I have a Nike tank top with a built in sports bra that has a key hole in the bra which is really nice when I am trail running, my Brooks Ghost 9’s, my Garmin Forerunner 15, a good running hat and depending on how far my Camelbak or Nathan Hydration system.
- Find a new route: This can be hard because we all have our favorite places to run, but sometimes new scenery or a different difficulty level makes the world of difference.
- Remember that it is for fun: I am terrible at getting caught up in the numbers and goal setting aspect of running, almost so much so that it begins to feel like a chore. When I get to this point I have to take a step back and slow it down a bit. Running has been a huge stress relieving tool in my life, it helps me stay calm, focused and feeling happy and confident in myself and I would hate to have to loose that by loosing sight of why I actually run.