Kelly the Culinarian: Take Time Tuesday

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Take Time Tuesday

Live Half Full
And boy, could I really use some time! Ever feel like adulthood is just plain exhausting?

I tried to nap Sunday to shake this fatigue, but my brain wouldn't shut off. And every morning, that 5 a.m. alarm seems to startle me a bit more. It's hard for me to imagine at this point in time what training for a full Ironman will look like. I should invest in my own coffee factory now.

Between the Run for Boston 5K, working and training for Racine, I'm feeling a little worn out. But, I am thankful nonetheless for my health, my ability to run, my supportive family and the wonderful sponsors who will make our race possible.

This Take Time Tuesday, I'm grateful for my siblings. Mandy scored us tickets to Big Fish and it was a fantastic sisterly outing.

I'm also thankful that both my sisters are older than 21 now (remember the epic Harry Potter party for Katie's birthday?), so we can go to Wine Riot next weekend! I'm ridiculously excited about this event, especially since both of my sisters and are coming. Girls weekend!
It will be like this, except with wine instead of butter beer
I'm thankful that CrossFit Rise let my Ragnar Relay team sell snacks at its event Saturday. We didn't raise as much as we had hoped, but Kelly and I had a great time watching kids half our size clean and split jerk ridiculous amounts of weight.
And I'm thankful that I can afford the luxury of a pet. Napoleon might be an unnecessary expense, but he's priceless in our household. I think he need to at least empty the dishwasher, though.
What are you thankful for this week?


Losing Lindy said...

I am so thankful that no one was seriously injured in the flooding. If someone was, I completely missed it.

Also, I have some questions for you. The place I work, a local hospital is working on doing a 5k. I think it will just be in a park, but they are looking for sponsors, any suggestions?

Beth @ Running with the Sunrise said...

I hear ya on the pets--I think that every penny I spend on my dogs is worth it. Don't know what I'd do without them. I hate it when you want to sleep but your brain won't cooperate. There are a few TV shows that I've trained myself to fall asleep watching--my brain can focus on something besides my own thoughts but I've seen the show a billion times so it lulls my brain to sleep. Works well for me, anyway. Hope you can get some good rest soon! :)

Unknown said...

I love this idea of stopping and giving thanks for what you have for more than a few moments. Just getting it down helps you focus.

Unknown said...

What a week! In addition to being a lifesaver planning this race!!! You enjoy the girls' weekend to the fullest. :)