1. I finally wrote another memoir piece. And I’m really happy with it.
This piece has sort of been a long time in the making, the different parts floating around in a non-cohesive jumble for quite some time before I was ready to tackle them head-on and harness them into something worth sharing with the world. I so desperately want to write things that I believe in whole-heartedly; that speak to the essence of who I am; that I can stand behind 100% as defining pieces of my story that I desire to get out just so. I want to believe in what I write, and let others see pieces of me as I’m ready to release them. I want my memoirs to be written from the soul.
I’m happy to be able to say that I believe this one is a part of that unfolding.
How I captioned this on IG:
Thanks in advance if you read me, friends. Means more than you can know. ❤
2. I had a stellar, glorious weekend of running! It was GORGEOUS here finally, and I felt so so good, so I just listened to my body and let it keep going as long as it desired…which turned into a total of 20 wonderful miles along the West Side/Hudson River. I ran 12 on Saturday and felt so good on Sunday that I thought, “a 20 mile weekend sounds lovely,” and 8 miles later, I’d hit my goal.
Dontcha just love when that happens? And what was so nice about these back-t0-back long runs was that they didn’t feel hard. I felt great and happy and enjoyed every single moment of them (and even ran again this morning without any pain or soreness, woot!). God knew I needed a weekend like that.
& then I got a little bit reflective after those runs were done and started thinking about how fortunate I am to be able to set goals like that and meet them, and how good it feels when you just feel good. I know you know what I mean! As runners, we experience the ups and downs and joys and trials and euphoric runs and miserable runs and everything in-between. I don’t know about you, but I’m a firm believer in riding out those highs while they’re here and reflecting on how thankful I am for all that I’ve been given.
So today, I am happy. & that feels like enough.
Hope you had wonderful weekends, friends!
Tell me a weekend highlight!
Anyone have a glorious run/race/workout?
14 thoughts on “Two Things Tuesday”
I’m so glad you had such a great weekend!
thank you! ❤
I had a great 10k this weekend, that was totally necessary. I LOVED your writing piece, I always love them. ❤
yay for a great weekend run for you, too! and THANK YOU, my love. you’re always so sweet about my writing. ❤
That’s amazing! 20 miles! There’s indeed a lot to be thankful for. And when you think about it, it’s great to realize that most of those things aren’t even materialistic. Xoxo
thanks! i really felt super grateful after this weekend, and you’re right — those are the best moments, when you realize what you value most are things that speak about your character and sense of gratitude, not possessions. such a good point.
Woohoo for such a great running weekend. I love it when that happens. Beautiful weather makes it all the better. 🙂
it really does make SO MUCH difference!
20 miles – Wow! Don’t you love this weather. I ran 11 and I was only planning on 10. Next weekend is 13.1 hilly ones.
11 miles is great! NY really feels like a different place in the warm sunshine, doesn’t it?? good luck with the 13.1 this coming weekend!
I feel like this weather is just what the doctor ordered, for all of us. I just hope it stays around a bit longer! Slash never leaves. Looking forward to your piece 😀
thanks, girl! hope you enjoyed it. 🙂
Love this and love that you had a great running weekend. Wasn’t it amazing? I started Friday morning off with 22 miles in Central Park. The weather made it so much better! Hooray for spring!
thank you! and yes it was soooo amazing. glad you had some great running as well — 22 miles in CP is hardcore! you’re killing it.