THE TRACK, ARMS, ABS AND WORRYING

ut. He had me running 1 mile repeats a little faster than my half marathon pace just to get me used to running it. I always get a little bit nervous about doing workouts with my coach- it is probably because he pushes me harder than I push myself which is exactly what I need! After the track workout I added arm and a  core workout. Ever since I stopped playing softball, weights have just not been appealing to me. My fiancé has been good in giving me workouts that won’t make me bulky but instead help to tone me and make me stronger as well. He is the greatest! I’ve posted this ab workout before… I guess that means I need to get creative with my ab workouts. Any ideas?

After ten miles on Saturday, it is obvious that I need to work on pacing. He didn’t seem to happy with me for doing the exact opposite of what I was supposed to do. As a result, I will be doing my 13-mile tempo run with him on Sunday! I AM SO NERVOUS! I am also really excited because I know he will push me to do my best! So many mixed emotions!

My goals are going pretty well ( even though it’s only been two days). Yesterday’s 4-mile run seemed extremely hard. I ran in the Pure Cadence to try to break them in a little bit more- my calves were killing me! Not to mention the wind was knocking me over, literally. It was kind of embarrassing. I hope no one saw it. In the end, I did 5 x 15-18 sec hill sprints and called it a day. It definitely felt good to go out strong even if it seemed super hard.

I started the day off with a relatively healthy breakfast. I have been trying to learn how to make a better omelet- I never knew they were so hard to make ( at least for me). My journey into eating more meat is going well also. I ate bacon for breakfast! It was quite tasty.

For the past few days I have strayed away from my french press and headed straight to Starbucks. That was probably not the best thing to do considering how much more expensive it is. I was smart this morning and made coffee at home instead. I absolutely love my french press! It makes the coffee taste so much better- it just calls for a little bit more work. ( sorry about the mess in the background of this pic)!

Here is a little something that was encouraging to me today in my morning reading:

Matthew 6:25- 27: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

I found this to be extremely encouraging and comforting because I would consider myself a worrier. Last night I was having a conversation with Brian about the future and his upcoming career in the army and the things that “worried” me about everything that was coming up. He was extremely loving and truthful as he pretty much said everything that Matthew 6 says about not worrying. This morning I just happened to flip to Matthew 6 and I saw the title Do Not Worry- Oh how the Lord knows exactly what I need.  I worry about the smallest things as if my worrying will change something or even better add hours to my life. I am definitely working on trusting the Lord rather than myself in all of this!

Do you find your self worrying about the small stuff?

Anybody have any great ab workouts? If so, please share! 

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