Song of the day!

I love Sheryl Crow. Always have. Always will. Not only is she an amazing musician, but she’s also a brilliant lyricist. When you listen to her songs (and I mean really listen), everyone can identify with the lyrics. Especially applicable to myself at the moment is the following…..

“Everybody gets high, everybody gets low,
These are the days when anything goes

Everyday is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Everyday is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine”

Every Day is a Winding Road, Sheryl Crow

Those words are very meaningful to me, especially at this point in my life. People go through good times and bad times, good weeks and bad weeks even. At the moment, I’m going through a bad week. Not emotionally, but mentally and physically. As you’ve all read, I’m really struggling with shin splints at the moment, so I’ve had to take it easy on the exercising front. However, I’m really struggling with motivation to get my big behind back into the gym. I’m making up excuses left, right and centre. It’s actually becoming ridiculous! Any motivational tips/phrases??

Well, I know I’ll snap out of this soon and get back into the swing of things. Sometimes I just wish that it wouldn’t take me so long. I can and I will. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon….(cheesy metaphor, I know! Heheheeee)

Well, for your listening pleasure, here is the YouTube video of the Song of the Day….

I think what I’m trying to say is that as long as you keep your end goal in sight, know what you want or where you want to get to you’re doing fine. Every day is a step in the right direction. It might not always be a giant step, but it’ll get you there in the end.

Every day you get a little bit closer to feeling fine…..  🙂



So, I’m getting a tad nervous.

My first ever 10k is in 13 days and the nerves are starting to settle in. I’ve been training, but my month off work upset that training program a little. So ever since I got back, I’ve been getting back into running and have managed to do quite well. In fact, I’m actually not doing too badly.

When I first started this blog and I began my training, I found it so hard to run for even 3 minutes at a time. I can now run 8 minutes without slowing down and can complete a 5k pretty comfortably. Yesterday I ran 6.8km in 45 minutes. I was absolutely knackered afterwards, mainly because it was so hot, and also because I haven’t run that far in years. I was really proud of myself for that!

It shows me that I can do a 10k. Realistically, I’m not the world’s fittest person right now, but I know that I can manage it. I won’t be trying to break any records, but I’m aiming to complete it in 1hr 20mins. All I want to do is finish it really. I’m raising funds for Dogs Trust, so I really want to make everyone proud.

In the meantime, I’m going to keep training and just do my best on the day. The fact that I’m even doing this is an achievement for me and it’s more about personal growth and achieving my goals. So, ring it on!