Today’s Training: Rest Day
After running my long run (10 miles) yesterday, today was a rest day for this lady. It was a good thing, too, because I was pretty darn tired and to get my butt out of bed and go to work, unlike most of the world. Only to have the man who plows outside our building come in and yell at me, as well as a sales client. It was quite the climactic day, and I decided that the reason why so many people were hostile was because they had to work, too.
Anyways, I do call myself a lucky woman, because when I got home from work, my hubby was busy making me this:
Mmm, lasagna! This stuff really is the world’s best lasagna. Literally, that’s the name of the recipe. If you have a Big Oven app, you can find it on there. It took hubby 3 hours to cook, though, so this is a meal to make on the weekend, unless you happen to have a lot of time on your hands. Just so you know, JP had to work today, too, but he knew that I was pretty tired after a long, stressful day, and wanted to make me my favorite meal. Yeah, I have the best husband ever. 🙂
Anyways, this got me to thinking about how lucky I am to have a wonderful husband, about how he has changed me (always for the better), and where I was 10 years ago, compared to who I am now. Consider this an early Valentine’s Day post. ❤
10 Years Ago
• Ten years ago, I was a junior in college. I had some great friends, but I was battling depression and an eating disorder.
• Ten years ago, I hadn’t met the man of my dreams, who would save me from my depression, and give me a reason to live.
• Ten years ago, I had major issues with my body, and hadn’t realized that you need to learn to love yourself before you earn love from somebody else.
• Ten years ago, I hadn’t discovered running, or the true happiness it could bring me.
• Ten years ago, my friend and I used to joke about the possibility of running half and full-marathons, like it was a very small possibility in the very distant future.
• Ten years ago, I was a lot more shallow than I am today. I hadn’t yet realized that there is so much more to life than clothes, money, and following celebrities on reality tv. You get the drift…
I still have some issues with my body, but I have gotten a lot better at turning those negative thoughts into positive thoughts. I’ve been able to make many of these changes, thanks to my husband, who tells me I’m beautiful every day. There are plenty of days when I’m feeling insecure about myself, but then I literally hear my husband telling me he loves me and that I’m beautiful, and I can’t help but believe him. I truly do feel like the luckiest woman in the world.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, “Where I am Today.”
Had you already discovered running 10 years ago? Or were you a fair-weathered runner, like I was?
How do you think you’re different from the person you were 10 years ago?