Just Grab a Cookie Already!

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I guess by now that it is no secret, guys. I REALLY enjoy decadent food. I mean I do it within reason (see past posts with healthy recipes :-P), but sometimes in life, you just need a deliciously decadent chocolate chip cookie.

There was a time in the not so distant past, where I would worry about everything that I ate. Now- the phrase “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips” makes me want to stab my ears out. Because it’s not necessarily true, right? Sure, if I was eating heavy meals three times a day followed by dessert and snacks in between I would have a problem. But when you are an active, healthy person who regularly eats light, healthy, yummy meals- have a cookie when you want a cookie.

I vaguely circled around this idea in my last post but I think it bears repeatedly loudly and clearly: I think when it comes to diet and fitness you need to live freely to live happily.

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See Steph Run… seriously!

There is no way around it- injuries stink. As I’ve mentioned here, I’ve been slowly but surely self-rehabbing my leg from some knee/IBT strain. It’s been frustrating, limiting, and painful. I know, I know, I am far past the point where I should have seen a doctor. I actually made appointments twice and had to reschedule due to work. However, I’ve been stretching more, running less and foam rolling often. Someone recently asked me why I bother running if it puts such a strain on my body. It’s a fair point- running does put a lot of strain on your joints and muscles. So why do it?

I run for a lot of reasons. I run for the love of the sweat, I run because I love to feel my heart pounding. I run because I love to be outside.

I run because I can. For so long, I thought I couldn’t- it really is a bit of mind over matter. After years of thinking “I have asthma, I can’t ever be a runner”, I’ve learned to control my breathing. And I love it.

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