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Thinking Out Loud Thursday! {#3}

Thursday’s are for thinking out loud!

Here are some thoughts that are on my mind this week!

The Boston Marathon is on Monday… holy S%$#!

After lots of ups and downs with training this winter, I am ready to go for Monday and I am feeling good! I always knew I would run this year, I just hoped that when it came to April 21st that my body would be ready. I am happy to say that it feels like it is ready and hopefully has what it takes to overcome 26.2 miles.

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Sometimes I think I don’t get enough sleep.  Actually a lot of times.  

I have always been one of those people that doesn’t require a lot of sleep. I can stay up late and wake up early, no problem. I typically get on average 6-6.5 hours of sleep during the work week, and I tend to function well with this amount of sleep. Often I wake at 5:00 AM to get my morning training session done, and I’m going to be at 10:30/11:00 PM every night. I know getting more sleep would most likely benefit me and my performance, but it’s so hard to fit everything in! If anyone has ideas on how to get more sleep as a triathlete, please share!

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I gave up Facebook for Lent.

And it’s not the first time I’ve done this. I am not super religious, but I was raised Catholic and I always like to give something up for Lent. Giving up Facebook these last few years has really benefited my soul. I found that whenever I was on Facebook, I started to get feelings of jealousy, felt sorry for myself, compared myself to others, and worried about people whom I don’t even associate with anymore. I plan to go back to Facebook after Easter, but hopefully in ‘small doses’ Giving it up was really hard at first (for like a week) but now I don’t even miss it!

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I need new spring clothes.

Well to be honest, I probably don’t need new clothes, I just really want them! I have always been a girl who loves to shop! I really want to go through my closet and do a wardrobe overhaul. Now I just need the money to go on a shopping spree… 🙂

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I am loving this quote:

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kristen @ Glitter and Dust April 17, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Good luck in Boston – you are going to do great! Be sure to rest up and get some sleep (even in the form of naps) before the big day. Glad to hear you are feeling good about it.

    I think by the time Spring roles around, we all are in “need” of spring clothes in prep for warmer weather. I always look forward to adding to my closet this time of year. There is just so much a girl can do with a good spring wardrobe. 🙂

    • Reply Kristin April 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      thanks so much Kristen!! I love your advice about the naps, what a great idea. I’m usually not a ‘napper’ but I think I might have to try it this weekend. I always look forward to buying new spring shoes and dresses!

  • Reply Abby April 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I’m excited I have Monday off work so I can watch the live feed at home instead of sneakily watching it from my work computer while trying to get stuff done 🙂
    When the seasons change I always get the itch for new clothes. Luckily (ha) it’s still snowing here, so I don’t feel like buying new stuff quite yet!

    • Reply Kristin April 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      That’s great you have Monday off! If you wish to track me, my # is 11648! I can’t believe it’s still snowing where you are…. although we did get a little snow here this week!

  • Reply Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I definitely feel you on the sleeping bit! I average about 5-6 hours a night, and it’s not even that I don’t have the time to get more, but my body just doesn’t want it. I wake up around 4:30 or 5 every morning without an alarm clock and have a hard time sleeping in longer. My one saving grace is naps — you’d be amazed what even 15 or 20 minutes can do.

    • Reply Kristin April 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Too funny, I’m the same way… my body just never wants to sleep in!

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