First of all, wow!! 96 followers?! You guys ROCK!! Hello and thank you to all of my new followers! I love making new friends! :D
I had 131 entries into my giveaway!! I plugged the numbers into random.org and this is what it came up with:
Congratulations Alanna!! Please shoot me an email with your address sometime this weekend! I hope to get your handheld and GU to you sometime in the next week Lord willing! :D firstname.lastname@example.org
Now onto the “Thursday Thoughts” portion of this post! I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately and don’t really have time to write about all my thoughts. Of course, a majority of my thoughts are about running and blogging and everything else life has been throwing at me!
1. I have been working extra hours the past couple weeks… 15/week to be exact and it leaves me with no time to do anything unless I stay up late. Which I did on Monday. 4am late to be exact and mostly because I was too lazy to get up out of the recliner from watching tv with my dad to walk back to my bedroom to go to bed. I can’t be the only one that does this right?!
2. I’ve been feeling crappy lately. I do believe it has to do with a lot more than just the late bedtimes. It took me a week to get back to running after my half marathon… A WEEK!! And still… I can probably count on one hand how many times I’ve been running since then! It’s pathetic really. It’s not that I don’t want to. I really don’t like getting up early.. I’ve never made it a habit to because I didn’t have to. My work schedule allowed me to run in the afternoons or evenings most of the time and now since I’m working more, the only times I have to run are early morning or late night… ugh! So, that has a lot to do with why I’ve been feeling crappy PLUS I’ve been eating crappy too! You are what you eat right?! Ok, so I did have an excuse for last weekend because of the fair… but seriously… I haven’t been eating any veggies or fruits and I’ve been eating on the go … ie: fast food! GASP!!! so… lack of sleep, lack of running/exercise, more hours of work, and a crappy diet have all come colliding down on me this week and I’ve felt like a bad human being lol…
3. It’s not like I don’t have any motivation… ok, I don’t have any lol. I do have a race on OCT 30th and my goal time for 5k is sub 25 right now and I really want it in my head lol… but I still don’t have any motivation… and its probably because of #2! So I have decided to stop wallowing in my self proclaimed laziness and business and make some changes!
4. Not only am I making healthy living changes, but I have thought a lot about changing around my blog. First of all I don’t believe in LUCK… I never have. I believe that everything happens for a reason because God has a plan. So… I have no idea why my blog is named “Runner’s Luck” other than it sounded cool and I had ZERO creative juices flowing the day I created my blog. Also… I ran my half marathon on September 25th! I think my blog needs a new tagline! I also want to give my blog a little makeover starting with a cool picture header… except I have no idea how to do that … help?! And maybe a new background?! What do you all think?! I would appreciate any opinions you guys have about changing anything on my blog or any help you can give me on creating a photo header!
So those are just A FEW thoughts I’ve had… I’ll save some of the others maybe for greater in-depth posts… As always I love advice/opinions/comments from you all! :D I know a lot of you feel somewhat like I have after running a big race… I think making healthier choices will make a HUGE difference in the way I’m feeling though! So starting tonight… I’m going to bed before midnight!! :D