Grateful Sunday|What Lies Beyond Fear

Just a positive message for your day, from a blog I really like. Don’t let fear of failure keep you from chasing your dreams.

If you let go of your fear long enough to get started, you can start a positive feedback loop of achievement and confidence!

The Richness of a Simple Life

This week I’m grateful for the right words at the right time. I recently read a comment on a YouTube video that wasn’t intended for me but empowered me just the same. The commenter said that if someonehas a positive and important message to spread, it doesn’t matter if they received a degree for it or not.

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My new personal record

Ugh, it’s been a busy week, but somehow it seems to be taking an eternity to pass! I wanted to update you guys on my recent runs, including the one last Wednesday where I made my own personal record!

I jogged 2.01 miles in 32.38 minutes, which is way faster than anything I’ve done before!

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PhD Interviews (aka my short break from running)

Well, the day finally arrived. Friday was my interview for a PhD program that would allow me to become a fully licensed psychologist. Needless to say, last week was both stressful and exciting.

With my nerves at an all time high and the temperature dropping lower and lower, I didn’t get much running in.

Instead, I decided to change it up and hop on my trusty exercise bike, and man was I surprised!

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The Pros and Cons of Running Alone

Yesterday was a pretty nice day out – sunny, no clouds or wind, and it was actually above 40 degrees! It was great weather for a run, and I asked my fiance to come with me.

We ran into a little friend on the way!

I love running with my fiance. He’s extremely encouraging, funny, and patient. He’s the best cheerleader anyone could ask for. Running with him is a lot different than running by myself, which is what I do 90% of the time. If some of you are wondering whether it would be good to get a running buddy, or better to pound the pavement on your own, here are some quick pros and cons.

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Reblog – 7 Quick Ways to Take Control of Your Life Today (1 min read)

An awesome and quick read. Number 3 was an especially good reminder, since I often hope that everyone will like me and I can get sad when that doesn’t happen. A while ago I started to realize – there’s billions of people on this planet! Not all of them have to like me for me to be happy with myself. 🙂

1. Stay optimistic and exude positive energy despite the surrounding negativity. 2. Work on being happy and become known for it. 3. Remember that there will be those who like you and those who won’t. Don’t waste your time running after the latter. Build yourself to become strong, and they’re bound to come to you.

via 7 Quick Ways to Take Control of Your Life Today (1 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

Red faced, fast pace

Woohoo! Today the average pace of my whole session was about a minute less than normal!

I went 2.84 miles in 47:40 minutes, for an average pace of 16’45”. 

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Adjusting expectations (Yesterday’s run)

Yesterday’s run was a little disheartening. It was the second time I was shooting to run 2 minute intervals, and I thought it would happen this time because the gale force winds in my town have finally subsided. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t in the cards.

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