Day 1 of Half Marathon training... it almost didn’t happen. But hey, when your tutoring gig bails and you have an awesome bestie who says, “Eh, yeah, I could use a run...” BAM. 💥 Training has begun. I have ran 5 half marathons but I have completed ZERO half marathon training plans. I always quit. I don’t even know if I’ve even done enough to qualify as an actual start. But I’m gonna try. I don’t know if I’ll finish it or not, but I figure who else to keep me accountable than practically everyone I’ve ever met via social media. Feel free to badger, ridicule, or even motivate me throughout this journey. It’s all for your entertainment, and the detriment of my knees and joints. 🤷🏼♀️😊 #halfmarathontraining#idontwantto#stfu#justdoit 🏃🏼♀️💕
This is 43! ⠀⠀
Stronger than ever but some days I still struggle with feeling like I am not enough. ⠀⠀
Some days I don’t want to share, some days I just want my own stuff, my own space, my own time and feel guilty about it. ⠀⠀
Some days I feel pulled in so many different directions I feel like I’m failing no matter which path I take. ⠀⠀
Some days I am cold, unloving and down right mean to the people I love the most. ⠀⠀
Some days I don’t even want to get out of my bed because it’s easier to just stay there. ⠀⠀
But most days...
I know I am enough
I create my own time
I pick a choose a path and do my best
I choose love
I am thankful for each and everyday. ⠀⠀
So mama if this is one of those “some days” for you. I feel you, you are not alone. ⠀⠀
BUT KNOW THIS.....YOU ARE ENOUGH!
That heart that is beating inside you is proof of that. It was given to you as a gift, someone or thing deemed that you were worthy of this gift, this life, so stop wondering if you are enough or if you are doing it right. ⠀⠀
You are, even if some days don’t feel like it, you are and remember, it’s ok to put yourself first! ⠀⠀
Meet Lulu, the black Labrador retriever and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the CIA’s explosive detection “puppy class.”
On Thursday, the CIA (barely) relaxed its typically tight-lipped stance to relay a few words about its infamous dropout. “A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odours,” read a statement on the CIA website. “It is normal that the puppy trainees can become disinterested but usually the disinterest only lasts for a day, maybe two.”
Lulu, the agency wrote, was a year and a half old, was the smallest of six dogs in her class and was being trained for the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia.
Although a life of intrigue was not in Lulu’s professional future, she was still afforded the sort of professional courtesy that most two-legged members of society can only dream about. A “doggy psychologist” was brought in to assess the situation. Extra breaks, treats and rest were provided. “There are a million reasons why a dog has a bad day,” the CIA wrote on Twitter. But in the end, Lulu “was clearly no longer enjoying herself.”
This was not the life plan she had envisioned for herself, and this is fine.
In any case, Lulu soon had a new home: She was adopted by her handler and now spends her unemployment “sniffing out rabbits” and hanging out with another dog named Harry. (No word on his professional background.)
Officials at the CIA wished this very good dog all the best in the future. 🐶 Caption by #thestarvancouver -
We’re having a rough time with Sparrow lately. She does not take no for an answer. She is super sensitive and cries all day about everything. She refuses to comply with simple requests and her new favorite phrase is “I don’t know how to.” I know she’s 3, and these are normal behaviors, but that don’t make it easy.
Tony and I are doing the best we can to be patient and help her put words to how she’s feeling, but it’s causing some major strain at home.
I could use some encouraging words right now, friends. Seriously in tears myself, and trying to be grateful for the positive moments, but I’m kinda cracking.
ZERO motivation today and the cup explains the mood. People are just being fickle lately and all it takes is that one cancellation to make you go on a rant in your head. SO I am going to make today a paint day even though I would rather watch Netflix. #idontwantto#zeromotivation