Ran on TM: .5% incline 4.00 miles/34 min
-36 push ups
-3 rounds of:
- 15x burpees
- 15 squats
My run today was one of the better runs in the past 7 days in terms of the way my body felt. I had a lot of energy and my legs felt fresh. I wore my Brooks running shoes for this run because I want to start breaking them in for the longer runs. I didn’t have any problems with them and it actually felt better than the shoes i’ve been wearing. I am thinking about making the switch completely!
Being in a relationship with someone who lives in a different state is tough. I have been doing long distance with Brian for two years now and we are still learning how to get it right. Brian and I decided that we would choose to embrace this long distance with joy instead of sorrow. I’ll admit, there have been so many times where I feel sorry for myself and compare myself to all of my friends that have their husbands or boyfriends with them all of the time. Honestly though, this has been such an amazing experience. I have come to know Brian in so many unique ways! We have both grown so much closer to Christ and each other throughout this season of distance.
A few tips for those of you in a long distance relationship:
1.)Embrace it! Don’t let the distance defeat you but instead find new ways to love each other. The Lord is using this time to mold each of you and to prepare you for when you are together!
2.)Communication is huge! You really have to be intentional with the way you speak to each other. Text messaging can be misinterpreted so be careful with this! Also, it is important that you both know that if you need to talk the other will be willing and open to do so. If you are not the talker in the relationship, make a sacrifice and share your thoughts and feelings more often.
3.)Write letters. This is my FAVORITE! Brian and I have been writing letters for about 5 years now. It is the best feeling to go to the mail box and have a love letter waiting for you! Writing to each other is a unique, fun way to show the other your love for them. I still go back and read letters from forever ago- it is so cool to see what we used to talk about. This has not gotten old, we still write each other letters a lot!
4.)Surprise one another. Put a little more effort in and send a random care package or some flowers. Better yet, do a surprise visit! Brian has tried the surprise visit a few times but I always find out somehow….
5.) When you are together, just be together. For us, we usually have such a long to-do list for that short weekend we spend together that we feel so overwhelmed. it is hard to balance everything you need to get done together and get quality time in. Holidays are the hardest for us because our families live in the same town so when we are home they both want our attention and we just can’t make everyone happy. So my advice is to just relax and be together a- without worrying.
6.)Work on yourself. While your spouse is away, use this time to really work on you. I have been using this season of distance to really grow in my relationship with Jesus. I am constantly finding areas that I am selfish in that I need to give to the Lord before Brian and I are together.
These are just a few things that have worked for us. Embrace this point of your relationship. It makes you unique!
I am super excited right now because as I type this Brian is driving down to visit me! We get to spend 10 days together. T-E-N! I am so excited. I already have the LONGEST wedding to do list written out (because we are getting married in less than 3 months) but I am going to try to just RELAX and enjoy everything this visit brings with it!
Random pics from my day include:
I made breakfast ( eggs with spinach and tomatoes, turkey bacon, banana with almond butter) and I ate it in my bed.
Post workout coffee… thats good for you right…
Okay …this isn’t from today- but I just can’t wait to see him!!!
What did you have for breakfast?
Any of you in a long-distance relationship?!