Don’t let life pass you by

Crazy things are going on in my head.  Five straight days of headaches, periods of low energy and dizziness… I hate when that happens. I used to get chronic migraines but managed to make them go away with diet changes. Naturally, this is not something I want to start up again.  It’s probably stress. When I get like this, I get VERY cranky and the smallest things irritate me.  So, when I woke up with a headache yesterday, I was bummed but refused to let it ruin my day off. I just bought new sneakers on Sunday.  I would be so disappointed in myself for not taking them for a spin around the park.  Then the negative voices in my head would start and it would be a vicious cycle to pull out of. So, I pulled up my big girl panties, popped some aspirin and took off for the park. 


I am so glad I pushed myself out the door.  My headache went away and I felt great! 


I love my new Saucony Ride7’s! First off, being in new sneakers made me feel SO tall with all that new cushioning. They are very comfortable.  I had no issues except my toes going numb but that happens to me in new shoes regardless. Another run or two and that will go away. It was like I was bouncing down the trail. I look forward to many more runs in them. 

I also wore my Marine Corp Red Swirlgear tank.  This is a great tank!  It’s long, does not ride up and has a handy dandy zipper pocket on the side for my key or if I forget to take my rings off.  It keeps you dry when you work up a sweat too.  I get plenty of compliments from friends on how cute this top is.  Do you want to get your hands on some Swirlgear? You can use code BEYOU between now and 8/31 to receive 10% off your first order and free shipping! 

Now if I can find running shorts that I love as much as my Addidas shorts and my running tops.  I bet regulars at the park wonder if I own anything else.  In fact I do but none of them are as comfortable. They need to be quiet ( no swishing) and be long enough that I don’t feel like I am exposing anything when I stretch. Suggested brands are welcome.

After my run, I met up with my sister, niece and their children at the playground for a picnic and play time.

Someone was tired but loved the merry-go-round!

Someone was tired but loved the merry-go-round!

They wanted to be pushed "super fast".

They wanted to be pushed “super fast”.

My shoulders and other muscles are getting sore now from pushing but it was SO much fun! I have not played like that in YEARS!  

I tried to get a selfie with all of us in it but I couldn’t do it. My arms just aren’t long enough.  But I managed to get everyone else.  


Afterwards, my big sis (left in the picture) treated us all to Dairy Queen! LOL

In all it was a great day.  It’s too bad I can’t do this every week! I would have missed out on all the fun if I wussed out. And with all the pushing and climbing, it was a fun workout too.  

How do you get yourself moving if you don’t really feel like it?


12 thoughts on “Don’t let life pass you by

  1. eatsandexercisebyamber says:

    Mary,KUDOS TO YOU SISTER 🙂 That is EXACTLY how I get myself moving when I don’t feel like it, I “put my big girl panties on” and tell myself to suck it up, push forward, and move on, cause wallowing in symptoms won’t do me any good! ❤

  2. Great job on your run!! I too have those days where I just DO NOT want to get out of bed, but I force myself to go for a run, bike, swim (or whatever training day it is) and always feel so much better!!! When I have days of fatigue and dizziness I found out that I’m just the slightest bit anemic, so by taking a women’s multivitamin with iron, I feel the difference (in a good way!).

  3. Taking that first step out of the door to exercise is so incredibly difficult some days! I’m so glad that you did and that it made you feel so much better.
    Looks like it was such a pretty day spent in great company 🙂

    • It was a great day! I don’t get to see my great-nieces/nephews as much as my sisters do. We were not close to my aunts growing up so spending this time with them is extra special ☺️

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