This beautiful Friday morning has been a great one as I have re-learned a very valuable lesson. As the sweetest baby boy next door is sleep training with our bedroom wall sharing his, Zach + I have taken the opportunity to do something we've wanted to for a while. Have a SLEEPOVER! In my opinion, living room sleepovers are good for the soul. Yesterday, was rough for the both of us. It was the longest Thursday ever but we ended it in great spirits with a date night. Here is Zach being the gentleman that he is and ordering in the COLD (whatEVER Utah! It's springtime now!) as I sat in the warm car. Love that man. The Greek-n-Go truck has become a usual for us with amazing gyros, fresh french fries AND the most delicious fry sauce too.
So we went to bed early and I was so excited to sleep in! Finally my crazy week was slowing down. I woke up around 7:00 (whaaat the heck, right??) fully rested and my body would not let me sleep anymore. So, I woke up. As I am currently training for my 2nd half marathon it was the perfect opportunity to hop (Easter pun intended) out of bed and get going. I'm not gonna lie, I wanted to sleep more. I laid there for a while just debating inwardly whether or not I actually wanted to get up on my morning to sleep in and RUN. At last, I decided to get up and get out.
My run was only 3 miles. I am learning that this time around, training is not nearly as hard as it was last time. Which is good! But I am still at the very beginning of my training and it is still hard. Another thing I learned training the first time is that I CAN DO HARD THINGS! That lesson was reiterated to me today as I was tired and really cold (again, thanks bi-polar Utah) but kept moving my feet. There is a dreadful hill I have to run up at the end of all my runs to get home and sometimes, as I blare my One Direction or Taylor Swift, I will repeat to myself, "I can do hard things!". It really helps + you know what friends? We CAN do hard things! They may be difficult but they are not impossible. Remember why you're doing what you're doing + if your intentions are good + true, you will succeed.
Then after my run I got to go on a little breakfast date with one of my dear friends, Emily! I had to miss a little birthday outing she scheduled for last night with some other friends because Thursday is our date night + Zach had a good one planned. But also, I rarely miss date night! It's my favorite activity with my favorite person! So Emily + I went to Provo Bakery for some sugary treats to chat over.
Most of all, today I learned that no matter your struggles + how little you feel that Christ will always be there to show you that you are loved. I am grateful for this Easter season and for the meaning it brings. He is Risen!