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back to normalcy.

10.17.10

After a week of house/dog sitting, I’m back in my own home.  After a weekend chilling with my niece, I’m back to being just me.  This afternoon is a much welcomed return to normalcy.

I’ve been busy most of the day:  church this morning and then I took my niece out for breakfast before bringing her home.  I stopped by the grocery store for some fresh fruits and veggies for the week (I brought brussel sprouts for the first time ever…now to figure out what to do with them!).  I got a load of laundry going and hit the road for a run.  It’s the first time I’ve gotten out since boot camp ended last Friday.  I did 3.1 miles in about 35 minutes. I think running is such a serious mind game, and I lost miserably.  I let the you can’t do this, just quit now voice get to me a couple times, but ultimately I finished the distance I set out for, even if it didn’t go as well as I’d hoped.

How do you overcome mind games and keep yourself moving forward (not just in regards to running)?

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  1. 10.17.10 4:28 pm

    My favorite way of doing brussel sprouts is quartering them, sprinkle with olive oil (or olive oil spray), S&P and any other seasonings. Roast them in the oven until crispy and amazing. I never liked them before but now I can eat a whole sheet of them!!

  2. 10.17.10 4:56 pm

    FYI: Roasted brussel sprouts are like candy to me. I can eat a whole batch in no time. I have a very intense love/hate relationship with running. I have a hard time making sure those negative voices stay out of my mind!!!

  3. 10.17.10 11:27 pm

    This is why I am allergic to running, I can’t succeed at the mind games. My boyfriend can push and push himself to his breaking point. I just have no drive to keep running. This weekend I failed at my own mental mind game of being motivated to work on my research. Each time I sat down to work on it I almost cried, so I decided not to work on it. Maybe that is a sign that I should just stop? I love brussel sprouts, by the way! Today I bought asparagus…it was on sale!

    • 10.18.10 9:09 pm

      I think it’s good you took a break from your research, mental breaks, sometimes even up to a week, were definitely what got me through grad school! I definitely encourage you to keep it up (the research, that is)! You’ve come so far and you’re so smart! You’ve got this!

  4. 10.18.10 10:22 am

    My suggestion for the brussel sprouts? Roast them! I just cut them in half, remove the outer leaves, toss them in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and roast at 350. Keep an eye on them and toss them around so they cook evenly! They are awesome!

  5. 10.18.10 1:47 pm

    You should be proud of yourself for just getting out there. You did good kid!

    I think the best advice that my mom gave me goes for every single thing I do in life…”Fake It Till You Make It”. I just repeat positive thoughts and hope for the best!

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