Hey! Guess where I’m at? If you guessed sitting on my couch you would be entirely correct. It might be the title that gives it away. On my walk this morning I was reflecting about being on the sidelines (again) and feeling a smidge sorry for myself. I am not a fan of exercise. I have never really liked working out. I don’t even really care for running all that much. And hot yoga? Honestly, is a little bit like torture. Good torture. I like how it makes me feel in the end, but still torture, torture. This is also why I sign up for so many races. If I have something to work towards, I enjoy waking up and going for a run. I am able to convince myself to go to hot yoga. And I have no problem getting on a treadmill.
I love races. I love the camaraderie with the many other strangers lined up at the start line. I love the palpable excitement on race morning. I love the butterflies right before the start. I love crossing the finish line. Back up, I love seeing the finish line in the distance and knowing I am this close to accomplishing something that I have put blood, sweat and tears into.
But as I was walking this morning, with the sun shining and a slight breeze in the air, I wanted to run so bad. My legs were itching to run. (Hence, feeling sorry for myself.) With this, my second stint on the sidelines, I realized that somewhere along the lines I have gotten used to running, to moving, to working towards a goal. Goes to show you that sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone.
I’m sure there will come a day when I take running for granted (again) but it was a nice reminder to appreciate your body (and health).
Well that is enough introspection for today. I’ve been trying to do one or two things each day. Today’s mission: to make Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies. Can I just say I love Amanda from Kevin & Amanda? I started drooling when I first spied these cookies on her blog. And I love biscoff (which I first discovered in Brussels as speculoos, which is basically gingerbread deliciousness). It has been a long time since I’ve attempted to make cookies. However, I learned from my last foray into the kitchen and checked that I had ALL ingredients before embarking on my baking journey. Point for me! So yes, cookies. For the most part the experiment was successful. I didn’t mix in the blueberries and white chocolate chips as well as I should have and the cookies didn’t quite turn out in any uniform shape but that did not detract at all from the taste. Yum!