What is is

Lately I've been getting down about things that I don't like .. about myself, about others. I can be too judgemental and too tough on people. My new attitude (we'll see how long it will last) is WHAT IS.. that is, whatever it is, if I can't change it, then it IS what it IS and I should be happy with what it is. So a friend who takes 2 weeks to respond to my email... oh well, don't get mad about it, that is how she is, she's my friend, let her be. Focus on the friends who write me back and are interested. My siblings are both younger and always out having a good time. Sometimes I feel like the old married lady and kind of out of the loop, but at the same time, I have a great husband that I get to spend my time with, so enjoy that! Got some flab that I don't like. Oh well, I'll try to lose that, but not dwell on it. It is WHAT IS! New goal to be sidetracked by for now.

I ran 10 miles on the treadmill on Friday before we went to celebrate our anniversary at a cute B & B (pretty pic attached) for the weekend. The 10 miles were kind of crappy, I was getting sidetracked and stopping for water breaks that were unnecessary, but it was completed, oh well, bad run. Took off Sat and ran today, slow and easy, still inside, and it was kind of boring. I decided I ran too many days last week, kind of left me unmotivated, and didn't get enough rest days in between, so I'm going to try to follow a schedule for next week, maybe even just start following a training plan for the 1/2 that I'm doing in September. Has anyone used Smart coach? I like it, but I'd rather be able to choose how many days a week I want to run, and my level of experience. Do you know any other sites out there that create a plan for you?

Focusing on WHAT IS...


  1. 10 miles on the treadmill!?!? I am not sure if I would have made it. Good job. The B & B looks beautiful. I am sure you must have a wonderful time.

    Sometimes I get in to a mood too. But, at the end of the day I think about how lucky I am. I have a great family, my health (stomach issues not tomato related!), a job, a house, etc. Oh and we all got a little flab so don't worry about it.

  2. I've been doing that A LOT lately ("it is what it is" and then dropping it) and I've gotta say it's been like a huge weight has been lifted, not carrying around all that burden of "things". It's not always easy but it feels better :-)

    I've never used any sites for training, sorry chica! But GO YOU for doing 10 miles on the TM!

  3. Im so with you on the focusing on what is.

    being present.

    knowing that so much of the cr** has NOTHING to do with me and trying to move beyond it.


  4. WOW 10 miles on the treadmill?!?! good job!

    looks like a great weekend, that place is so cute!!

  5. You had me at 10 miles on the TM! Great job. Not to familiar with online coaching, sorry.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and great job with the 10 mile run on the mill. The B&B looks beautiful. To address your comment you posted on my blog, I run in my first race (a 5k)on July 28th. Just running for the experience, but I am excited. I look forward to reading your blog.

  7. I like "what is." I had to really go through that with my best friend once she got married. I had to realize that I need to accept our "new" type of friendship or move on. It became easier then.