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This post is sponsored by The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World book by Allison Sher.

I was given a digital copy of this book. I thought that it would be good to read, even though I am a Gen X'er. There is just so much talk about the Millennial's right now that I thought that it would be good to get to know what is going on inside their head.


About the Book  The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World teaches young people everything they need to know to change the world, while building a happy, healthy adult life for themselves. It explains how our current social systems work, the challenges young people are inheriting and how millennials can step into our power to create a critical mass conversion to solve them. Everything from politics to spirituality to love relationships to education to sex to economics to mental health is covered. And it includes 50 or so juicy, true life stories from millennials across the country…

I've Lost My Running Mojo

In July, I ran a total of 2 races - the Firecraker 5K on July 3rd and the Fit For Life 10K July 11.

I don't think I have ran since the 11th of July.

I can tell you, there was not much running since the end of June, either.

I feel like I've lost the joy of running.

I worked out SO much the last 6 months, the thought of running is just painful and is anxiety causing.

I've gained 20+ pounds back from my all time low of 127 at the end of June.Which has caused me to start a running streak August 1st. Trying to get back into the habit of just running a mile everyday, is proving to be very difficult. I just don't wanna.

Mentally, I'm not in a funk-I'm not depressed. I was a lot more depressed May and June. It feels good to NOT have the stress of HAVING to workout everyday for hours at a time. You have no idea how much lighter I feel to not have the weight of the stress of the Weight Loss Challenge end in sight - and all the IF'S that came with it. If I Win, If I Lose. Since I've won - I have not done ANYTHING with my winnings yet, thanks for asking, but I feel so much more emotionally lighter and calm. It feels good to eat, browse the internet, work on my business, make or go out to a normal dinner - without scanning menus or calorie counting on my phone AND type up blog posts to YOU. To have the fairly leisurely lifestyle that I enjoy is very nice.

 
I had DNS a 12K trail race this past weekend. I have a half marathon in 2 weeks. (I should drop down to the 5K) And I was thinking of doing the Seattle Marathon this November. I've attempted one mile on my running streak and it was SO HARD. A part of me is ready to get back into the running game because its what I have done since 2011. And because I am gaining weight I worked really hard to get rid of. But I think I need more time to recover from all the stress I was under for 6 months straight because running just is not invoking the same amount of pleasure as it did before.

Walking is nice.


Stretching feels good as all get out.

I will have to renew my gym membership - Can you believe I did not get a free gym membership out of all of this?!? I added a bunch of great new music to my ipod. I may have to take advantage to the Noon-time yoga class when I renew my gym membership this week.

I think I may need a little bit more longer to get back to my love of running.

Any advice other then be patient with myself?

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