Throwback Thursday! {Link up}

I’ve been getting to know quite a few bloggers and love some of their link ups they’ve got going on. Last week I hooked up with the DC Trifecta girls and today I’m linking with Sue at This Mama Runs for Cupcakes (who I absolutely love–go check her out!) and three of her friends, Lynda, Sarah, and Sara.

The theme: Throwback Thursday

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I’m a relatively new blogger so my oldie but goodie is 7 months old. I wrote it at a time when I was struggling and I thought about this post today because well, I haven’t ran in a while and I want to make sure my motivation is still there. That’s what this post is about–what motivates me. Enjoy, and I’d love to know what motivates you when you’re struggling 🙂

Struggling, November 7th, 2013

Unexpected Rest Days

I had mentioned I was feeling under the weather and I truly felt that I was on the mend but….

I’m not. I still feel icky 😦

Today is day 5 of no running and I can’t remember taking this long of break.

And I’m getting a little antsy.

But I know that rest is necessary for recovery, not just from running injuries but from other illnesses too. My head hurts, my eyes burn, my nose is stuffed and runny, my throat aches, my body aches….it’s just not a good situation. And I have two kids I run around after all day lol.

I have my 27k trail race on Saturday and the likeliness of me running before then isn’t good. My husband often travels for work and when he does–like this week–I take my kids to the gym daycare where I usually cross train. If I have to, I will get on the ‘mill but most times I’m on the elliptical or bike. I think this is what I might do the next few days.

— How do you handle unexpected rest days? Days when you had running on the schedule and life threw you a curve ball?

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And We Have a Bondi Band Winner….Two Of Em!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Today is the day TWO lucky readers will receive a FREE Bondi Band–what a great weekend surprise 🙂

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