{ positivity. } running & cookies.

posted on: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I miss running.

A lot.

I’m going to run tomorrow. Don’t try and stop me.

Okay, not that you would. At all. I’ve been sick and off my feet for a couple weeks. I’m still congested but I think it’s just the aftermath of winter coldmageddon 2011 and hopefully it’s through.

I’ve also been dealing with more anxiety than I’ve felt in a while involving many different aspects of my life. Most(if not all) of which I cannot control, even though I want to try. I really just need to let go, because it’s not good for me to be this anxious all the time. Luckily, I can control it and focus on the positive but there are those moments where the anxious thoughts creep in and it’s all I can think about. Do you ever have times like that? I must remember, this too shall pass.

I’m normally very good at staying positive. I’ve realized it’s never easy, it’s like exercising your mind. You must push the negative thoughts out and positive thoughts in and it will get easier over time. Trust me.

Anyway, while there is so much out of my control, I can control the little things around me. Things like praying, spending some quiet time reading my bible, cleaning our place, buying my favorite coffee house drink, writing in this blog and working out.

I think I need me some endorphins. Just look how happy I look here:


I mean here..


Yes, I think moving and taking care of myself would do me some good..


..and maybe eating a cookie or two.


Yep, I’m going for a run (and baking) tomorrow.*


*I would run today but we’re cooking dinner for friends who just had another baby. Pizza, great friends and newborns to play with? Yes, I think that’ll also do me some good.

  • Have a good run- hope it helps with your anxiety and it puts a smile on your face:)

  • get it girll! You also need a massage! Get the husband on that!

  • Running, cookies, and a baby to snuggle with is an equation for happiness, that’s for sure. I hope you are able to let go of some of your anxiety. I’m a naturally anxious person, so I can definitely relate. Running always helps me!

  • You have your whole life to run. Remember that! :) Don’t let these moments pass you by for a run. If there is one thing I’ve learned, cookies are always more enjoyable than a run. ;)

  • Thanks, I’ll report back tomorrow! ;)

  • Ha, he already gave me a neck rub yesterday since it was SO tense at work that my neck was really hurting me. But I may need to ask for another one!

  • I’m naturally anxious, too. With certain situations, it’s just amplified. I’m sure you totally understand! I can’t wait to get a run in tomorrow and take a day for me time. That should help a lot.

  • Oh, yes! I actually can’t wait to run. ;) I just need to sweat all the stress out, you know? I’ll take the cookies and a quick run!

  • A run + baking sounds like an absolutely fabulous day. So fabulous that I wish there weren’t 15 inches of snow on the ground so I could do it too! Hope the run goes great!

  • Hi Katy!
    I haven’t read your blog in a while, but I have the feeling that you are in the same boat I am in. Just try to take it day by day and think positive. And when that doesnt work, go for a run. Or just go for a run anyway ;)

  • So, did you do it? :)

    I’m training for a 1/2 marathon now and signing up for the race was the ONLY thing that compelled me to get back on the running horse. Every time I lace up to go out, I moan and whine and think about quitting. But every time I finish the run, I feel lighter…

    Let me know if you want to run together — anytime! Especially if there are cookies to follow.