Do One Thing That Scares You

Miss me? Sorry for the absence kids, but I took a mini vacation, and it was glorious! I’m rested, tan and can say that I had one of the most active vacays ever?

Since I’m a bit rounder in the middle laying out it in the sun lasts for a few minutes before I am absolutely restless. The hus can’t sit still so this situation works out in favor. We did loads of walking, swimming and sea kayaking. Yep, I even went in a kayak solo. The hus does a great job of pushing this prego lady in a healthy way. Many times you want to use the pregnancy card to take the easy way out, but I realized I don’t give my body enough credit and it is willing to do some pretty cool things.

Our 10 mile excursion didn’t leave me exhausted at all, it was a great change of pace considering I normally rely on beach running to stay active. I am now excited to incorporate more swimming into my regular fitness routine. Never thought I’d say that!

For your Monday motivation, I encourage you to do one thing this week that scares you. I know you’ve heard this technique before but it could be as simple as running a brand new route. Promise me you’ll at least entertain this idea.

What’s something you could do differently this week?

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24 responses to “Do One Thing That Scares You

  1. Ohhhhhhhh.,,…….that looks amazing!!!! You are so cute with tour tiny little belly. I already feel like a beached whale. I managed to run 20 mikes last week while barfing on the trail. Seriously I have the worst Morning sickness. I’m so glad you got a great little vaca!!!!

  2. You are so adorable. That vacation looked (photographically) amazing, and I’m now even further convinced that I must take a trip with you two to enjoy the European coast! 😉

    This get-out-of-your-comfort-zone reminder never hurts! Preach on, lady. xo

    • I hate water and when I ended up doing 10 miles I was super surprised. I’d love to know what you’d do!!

      And you know you are MORE than welcome. Tour de France turns 100!!

  3. I love the photo! Where were you guys- it looks incredible?!
    After my IM (less than a week- yikes) I plan on branching out and trying different things. Hopefully I actually do test the strange waters!

  4. awww LOVE beach running!! I will definitely be fitting some in this week!
    you look fabulous! I cannot sit still and tan for too long either, I have to distract myself with reading if I want to lay out, usually I just run in my “sporty” bikini on the beach.
    I really like this ‘challenge’ from you…I’m not sure what scares me yet, but I will find something!
    I hope your week is off to a great start! xoxo!

  5. Wow, you guys sure are motivated. 😉 I LOVE kayaking on beach vacations- it’s fun to see the coast from a different vantage point and it doesn’t feel like a workout (well, sometimes it does toward the end). Looking good, lady!

  6. you look so cute! your time sounds glorious!! And for me, it was running 9 miles today. I haven’t run farther than 8 (and that was just last week, before that, hovering in 5-7 miles max) but did today, ‘virtually’ running part of my sister’s marathon training run of 20 miles. Felt scary but exhilarating 🙂

  7. I’ve said it before and you can’t stop me from saying it again – you are absolutely the cutest pregnant lady ever. EVER. I’m glad you guys had some time to relax and soak up some sun. And kudos for pushing yourself – I need to do more of that in every area of my life!

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