Marathon training is something that not everybody is able to do, because it requires a lot of determination, dedication, courage and persistance. But I decided for it and even though it seems impossible, I know it is possible and I will make it. 8 weeks of my prep are done and I can not be more excited for next weeks of running. It’s crazy how much I’ve actually progressed and even though 15k before seemed like a running hell, today it’s a distance that I could’ve run every day. So, what happened in last 4 weeks of my prep?
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” We all fear change. Change is something unknown, something that puts us out of our comfort zone and even though it is difficult and scary at first, it turns out to be the best decision that you could’ve made. At least for me. But I wasn’t always as opened to changes as I am now. Why?
May is my favourite month of the year, not because it’s my birthday on 24th, but because the weather gets nicer and everything around us slowly wakes up. But this week, in particular, was one of my favourite weeks this year. There are two reasons why. First one is my birthday and people who made it unforgettable and the second one is my running progress. And I’ll talk about both of them in todays post. Hope you enjoy it!
Yesterday, when I was scrolling through Youtube for music, I came across one video that literally made my evening, even though it was 1 am. It was a music video of Backstreet boys, singing at their concert about 2 months ago. Yes, they are back and they are even filming a new album. If you know me, you know that I was crazy about them more than 10 years ago. I probably know all of their songs by heart and my heart was literally melting when I heard those songs. It’s not about having a crush on them, but their music was and still is really good. And while being nostalgic as hell yesterday, I also started thinking what music do I even listen to. And that’s something I want to share with you today.
As you probably realized, I didn’t publish a new post on Wednesday and I won’t be publishing on Wednesdays for about 2 months. I’ve decided that I’m going to publish new post on every Saturday from now on, because I have to focus more on my studying and even though I’m sad that I have to minimize my writing here on my blog, I have to do it in order to finish my school year successfully. I’ve been thinking a lot about it and I think that publishing once a week is still the best idea. I will try to do my best and write the best possible posts on Saturdays and I hope those posts will be even better. That was my news for today, so let’s hop into todays post.
It’s been a week since I’ve written my last blog post, but it feels like an eternity! I guess, writing truly became a part of my life and if I don’t write a blog, one part of my brain says that something is missing. I actually wrote a blog post, but as a guest blogger on another blog. Fliss gave me an amazing opportunity to share my story with her readers and I’m beyond happy and grateful for it. So, I actually wrote a post, but I didn’t post it here.
“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.” This quote is one of those that are stuck in my head, whenever I want to find an excuse why not to do something. A lot of times happens that people don’t do something, because they want everything to be perfect, when in reality they are either too scared to do it or they don’t want it badly enough. It’s all part of a perspective and how you actually see it. In this post, I will mainly focus on running and workout, but this can be applied to every part of your life. Hope you enjoy it!
“I love my life. I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free. I love my life. I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me. I love my life.” I guess you all know from which song is this verse. It’s from Robbie Williams’s song Love my life and when I first heard it, I had to sit down, because it was so good. It talks about something we all lack and that’s definitely self-love and self-acceptance. And I don’t mean just loving yourself, but also loving your job, your relationships, your current situation – basically, loving your life. It’s hard sometimes and I’ve been there, but if you put a little bit of your time to self-improvement, you’ll get to your ‘happy place’.
Nowadays we hear a lot about eating healthy and exercising and wherever you look at, you can find a new diet, from Mediterranean diet to Atkins diet. And if you believe me or not, many people still go after so many different diets and they sooner or later get disappointed. Why? All of these different types of diets are based on either eliminating different food groups or restricting their daily intake and yes, you may lose ‘weight’ (which is mostly water weight), but after you start eating ‘normally’ again, you gain weight back.
As you probably know, I ran my first half-marathon about 4 months ago (on January 1st, if I’m exact). That was one of the biggest achievements in my life and one step closer to my lifetime goal – running a marathon. I don’t even know, how this goal occured in my mind, because I was never a runner. I ran what I had to – those 60m, 600m and 2k runs in school, but I was always in the background. I never loved running, because it was hard and because I was never good at it. But when I came in high school, I started running more and I found out that maybe I have a potential with it. I started running a few runs per week and I was able to run 10k after a few weeks. And that was mostly it. I don’t remember that I would ever run more than that back then.
A few days ago I was talking to my cousin Natalija and she said to me: “Have you ever thought that you would be working on yourself so much?” And my answer was “No.” But why? Because I was never taught that I should work on myself or better myself in any meaning of the word. It’s crazy that life can turn around in such a different way and me, working on myself, is one of the best things that could’ve happened to me.
Since my blog is all about health, physical and mental, I’ve decided that I’ll share my vegetarian journey with you – how and why did I become a vegetarian. A lot of times, when people hear that I am a vegetarian, their first question is why and how was I able to eliminate meat. It seems impossible to make that transition, but it was quite easy for me. Yes, I was a little bit lost at the beginning, especially because nobody around me was a vegetarian and I couldn’t have used any information from them, but I educated myself a lot and that made my transition even easier.