It is so hard to believe that just a week ago, this is what my Monday looked like:

Mountain views in Colorado


Last week was SUCH a long week, that this seems like forever ago! I think part of the reason why it was rough is because I was so sleep deprived… man, I miss those days when I could run on 4 or 5 hours of sleep and still function that a normal human. 

To make up for it, I swear I got 10 hours of sleep on Friday night and also took a solid one hour nap. My body was so happy. Until I destroyed it yesterday in my half marathon (that turned into a 16-miler)…

Lost Pines Half Marathon | Finisher


More on that tomorrow. 🙂

One of the things that I was thinking about this weekend (spurred by the three-mile detour a group of us took during the half marathon), is the whole idea of making mistakes.

I feel like we are brought up and live in this world where mistakes are viewed as a terrible thing to do. Making a mistake means that you failed, and to fail means that you are not doing well at whatever you attempting. 

But really, shouldn’t we view mistakes as a success? Isn’t this what mistakes really mean? We only live this life once and I think that when you make a mistake, it’s a good thing. 

It shows that you are living. You are trying new things. You are putting yourself out there.

You may not always be successful, but you at least tried. And I think that counts way more than just playing it safe and never going out of your comfort zone. 

Your best teacher is your last mistake | Ralph Nader


So the next time you make a mistake? Give yourself a pat on the back. Celebrate all that you learned… and take it in stride as you continue to live this day, this week, this year, this life. 


Last week’s workouts were not as strong as I hoped, but since I start marathon training this week (eek!), it’s okay to have more of a chill week to get my legs rested up before the craziness hits. 



Rest day, I mean, it was my birthday! 🙂




Hiking in Colorado


Beautiful hike in Colorado! I’m not quite sure how far we went, but it was about 1-1/2 hours of hiking? 




OTF! I was going to attempt a run in the AM… and no, it didn’t happen. My flight landed super late Monday night (or early Tuesday AM?) so I only got a few hours of sleep. 




It was another late night, so little sleep again. I opted for a rest day and sleeping in. 




Brooks Running St. Patrick's Day socks

St. Patrick’s Day! Had to rock my super sweet socks from Brooks Running for a quick three mile run. 




I would love you if you were pizza


OTF! I had to switch classes because, St. Patrick’s Day, and I’m glad I did. It was a really fun workout and a great way to start off the weekend!




Rest day!


Oh my goodness, do I need to add up the mileage? A whopping three miles. Yeahhh. 🙂 This week will be much better! 


What was your favorite part of your weekend? Do you catch up on sleep over the weekend? 

Mistakes: good or bad? What do you think? 

How were your workouts last week? 

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