…WOW, I never thought getting back to a normal schedule would feel so…normal (for lack of a better word). I’m ready to amp things back up! Congratulations to me!
Amp things back up? Yep, I’m ready to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. Although there is still tons of time left in summer (+ many more hot runs to be had), I’m ready to let go of the past and work towards the future (more posts, more running/swimming events, more writing new books, also lots more meditation).
Currently, I’m reading How to See YOURSELF As You Really Are by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and I have to say, it’s a great (although quite philosophical) book! I’m sucking down the words as if they were juicy oranges and I feel fabulous about what’s happening, meaning, I feel all tingly inside from the knowledge gained. After all, knowledge is power. This book is a true powerhouse: It’s jam- packed with unique meditative exercises and stuffed with step-by-step ways to live your life with more happiness.
I truly believe that happiness starts with me: What makes me happy? What makes me sad? Sometimes these seemingly simplistic questions are not answered with just one word or one phrase (running, swimming, writing, etc.), because sometimes it takes more than just a single word to get through the stresses of life. Through further meditation, I’ve realized that:
1} I worry about things that are out of my control.
2} I stress about situations that I can’t change.
3} I over analyze why people are mean to me (for example, strangers).
4) I get too bogged down by time. I don’t breathe enough when I’m stressed.
5} I get way too nervous before running/swimming events.
On a separate, completely random note, I’m in love with red and purple grapes!! They are SO delicious!!
Why am I just realizing this now? Haha! I used to think I didn’t like grapes, but about a month ago, I decided to try some and voila, am completely in love with them! What a discovery, right?!
Also, today, for the first time, I made my very own kale chips!! They are so delicious!! I found the recipe on pinterest! I also found this yumminess, so say hello to my new breakfast smoothie! Hello tasty goodness! Honestly, it really does give you energy!! I highly recommend it (especially after a great sweaty workout).
How are you? What’s new? Sending you lots of love and happiness!! XOXO!!