I realized that my post here is really two separate posts but being that it is Thursday, it is the perfect day to link up with Running With Spoons for some Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
Favorite Podcast Right Now
I stumbled across my latest obsession – The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast. Why didn’t I stumble across this podcast just a few weeks earlier so I could have enjoyed during training. It will be perfect to catch up during the tons of flights we have during our honeymoon but I have a feeling I will binge listen to them all before that. I like this podcast so much because it feels like I am just listening to friends talk and I LOVE the topics they hit so far. When I was listening to my first podcast, they were answering a question about what to do when you feel uncertain about your future after college. They advised that of course, it is natural to feel undefined about your future. I loved that Lauren mentioned creating a list of ideas that do define you.
What Defines You?
When thinking about what I would put on my list, 3 broad categories immediately come to mind. I’m sure you can guess the first two – fitness and traveling. Another one that naturally follows with the group fitness is teaching. If I was to list out all of the things I am it would cover many areas – runner, instructor, traveler, cyclist, accountant, etc. We all are a lot of things that define us and its important to focus on what we are, rather than what we are not. During my regular internet browsing a few months ago, I stumbled across a word that is interchangeable for me with wanderluster.
“A wayfarer is someone who travels, especially on foot. The term entered English in the mid-1400’s as a combination of way meaning “a path or course leading from one place to another,” and fare, a verb meaning “to go; travel.” (Source)
For me, travel defines me. Travel makes me happy. Travel gives me experience. Travel is why I write this blog. Travel is indescribable. So basically, this will be my favorite word for awhile.
OC Half Marathon
I can’t believe the half marathon is in 3 days! RICE has been crucial in helping my knee. While it doesn’t feel perfect, it feels better than it did last week. I also learned that Rest is the hardest part for me. I wanted to do intense workouts. I wanted to participate in all of the classes I taught. Rest however is what is helping and what the next 3 days are about. Race pick up on Saturday will be a nice day to enjoy at the beach after the expo, before hitting the hay early with a 4am wake up call. The resting will definitely continue to the honeymoon where I will have almost 3 weeks to give the knee rest from running and cycling.
Tell me: What would be on your list of things that define you?