Friday, March 4, 2011

Winter Blahs...

I have had a big case of the winter blahs! I have been feeling unmotivated to do much of anything. This week after a not so great run on the treadmill I left the gym feeling discouraged. Discouraged that a simple 3-4 mile run felt difficult and yucky! Seriously, after all the work I had done this last year why was such a short run so HARD? I felt like I was back to square one! I was seriously down on myself. Then I got to thinking about this past year and how far I had come and all the "firsts" that I had accomplished. My first half marathon, 2 10K's, and my first Olympic length triathlon. I decided to give myself a little bit of a break and am determined to get back into it.

BolderBoulder 10K with Paula. May 2010

(picture taken from Carrie's blog)

Chris and Steph ran this race with us too. It was an amazing feeling of accomplishment for me. It was such a blast to do it with some of my most favorite people in the world!

Provo Freedom Run...July 4th 2010
The kids ran the 5K and Jodi, Bart, and I ran the 10K

Splash Mash Dash Olympic Triathlon...1100m swim, 20mile bike, 10K

These are the only two pics Kent got of me at the Tri. I was hurting after this one. I think it was as hard or harder for me than my half marathon. I was definitely not in the picture kind of mood but was so glad that I did it!


Shauna_Rae said...

Oh Jen, I think you are awesome! You have accomplished sooo many races. My favorite though is having you at basketball AND ultimate conditioning with me!

Adam and Liz said...

Jen, I am so impressed!! I didn't realize you had done all this! Way to go!

Robin said...

You are amazing. Really. You are an inspiration and I am glad you posted this blog. Awesome!