Tunesday: Confident

Tunesday: it’s baaa-aaack.

The reasons? A little because I missed it. And a little more because I’m running a race.

That’s right, sports fans. Last week, I signed up for the North Shore Classic Half Marathon. It’s June 5, so it will be my first race in over a year!

My last one? Was the 2015 Chicago Quarter Marathon.
And before that? The 2014 Chicago Marathon.

During marathon training, I would post a song from my running playlist every Tuesday. This was a great way to not only build a repertoire of awesome running songs, but also to really own and reflect on my training, my attitude, and decide what worked, what didn’t, and how to move forward.

That playlist bit the dust somewhere between an iTunes update and a new iPhone, but I have a brand new playlist thanks to my recent and upcoming Bachelorette parties and let me tell you… they are all girl-power and just as motivating as the last one you already know and love.

It’s probably not a surprise when I say that this past year, the lost year of this blog, was a struggle. I left in the whirlwind of a new full-time job, moving from the city to the suburbs, and getting engaged all in a month. I was certain that things would settle down for the better and I’d be back to running (and blogging) in no time.

But no. I didn’t run. I didn’t blog. I didn’t do much of anything but work, and I wasn’t exactly happy or confident about posting much of anything. Thankfully, I have a let’s fix this mentality, a git-er-done attitude, and an extremely supportive soon-to-be-husband and was able to relieve myself from my less-than-ideal predicament.

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having a little fun posing confidently in front of Buckingham Fountain during a 14 miler

Long story short, I’m at a new (part-time) job. And I’m working out and running again, basically starting from scratch. All logic tells me I should be disappointed in not being able to handle the full-time position I had, and scared of the prospect of going from couch to 13.1 again, and tentative about opening up the internet wormhole to expose my not-so-distant unhappiness…

But I’m surprisingly confident.

And what, I wonder, is wrong with that?

Nothing, if you ask me (or Demi Lovato).

So you say I’m complicated
That I must be outta my mind
But you’ve had me underrated
What’s wrong with being confident?

I hope this song inspires you to be confident going forward in running, in love, in life… especially today, of all days: International Women’s Day.

So get up, get going, and do what you gotta do with grace, style, and full of confidence.

There ain’t no better way. I’m confident of that.

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2 thoughts on “Tunesday: Confident

  1. Love it, I want to steal this idea for my own blog! (As soon as my knee’s better for my own workout routine to return…). Thanks for the confidence boost girl!

    • You’re welcome! You know better than anything, music can completely change the day/workout you’re having, and I try to face my runs armed and dangerous ;0)
      Steal away! Another blog idea for you: RECIPES. I am SO excited to try those almond butter blondies and I want to learn all your other clean eating how-tos!

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