Pictures are weird. They can be helpful, but I’m conflicted. I want to compare strength from today to a month from now (or whenever), but I don’t want to perpetuate the idea that you have things on your body to fix. I want to see how much stronger I get from doing my workouts, but I want to make sure it’s just out of curiosity and not that I will be disappointed or checking my abs when I wake up in the morning.
It can be good to compare your strength, your progress, as they say, but really, if you are at a healthy weight, who cares?
Your shorts, your pose, your tan, the lighting, it all makes you look different. Don’t compare, just be proud for doing the things you know will make you stronger and healthier 💪🏻
One week to go and so many thoughts...
I'm nervous and excited.
I'm feeling unprepared, but know I'll make it. (I'm accepting the fact that I have once again been terrible at training.)
I'm panicking at the amount of fundraising I still have to do. (Feel free to support Mass Eye and Ear!)
I'm nervous that my old injuries will act up.
I'm nervous that I will fail.
BUT, I'm super excited to experience the Boston course and the excitement of the crowds.
While also nervous about the crowds at the same time.
But still excited. It's very confusing!
The months are going by faster than I could have imagined and I'm alternating between panic and excitement. Some days I think about running through the crowds of cheering people in Boston and get the nervous, excited butterflies. Some days I have pain in my foot or knee or any other imaginable part of my body and doubt if I'll even be able to do this.
But that's half the fun. Not knowing, but going for it. Pushing limits. Sticking to things you committed to, even when they seem crazy, in both running and fundraising.
A few weeks ago I got myself a nice Christmas present: a boot. What a shitty Christmas present!
After getting into the Boston Marathon, I decided I better see a doctor about my mystery injury so I could be sure I'd be able to run the marathon without needing an amputation after.
Turns out I have a coalition -- aka a couple bones in my foot are fused together. Fun! Not what I expected at all, but sometimes that happens. Gotta roll with it I guess.
The end of this year really did still really throw a wrench in my plans, but life goes on...so...Happy New Year! Let's set some goals :)
I might be slightly dramatic saying this is a crisis, but this is my current struggle! I am struggling to organize (aka REIGN IN) my fitness and training plans. There are just SO MANY ACTIVITIES that seems fun and like I NEED to do them!
First and foremost (and I need to remind myself often that this is first and foremost!) is marathon training. I have changed my mind multiple times but I am OFFICIALLY REGISTERED for a fall marathon so there is no turning back now! Kiss the $80 goodbye and get to running, girl! Manchester City Marathon here I come!
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance