“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

I recently decided to take the 100 happy days challenge and started documenting what makes me happy each day through pictures.  Looking back over the last month to see what I deem to be “happy” caused me to notice some themes…

  1. Exercise…no surprise there   IMG_3320
  2. Puppy Love…our girls know how to put a smile on my face   IMG_3321
  3. Food…goes hand-in-hand with exercise in my book   IMG_3323
  4. Nature…getting outside after a rather brutal winter has been wonderful                         IMG_3322
  5. The Iron Hippie…yes he does know how to put a smile on my face from time to time 🙂  Most of our time together is spent working out during IRONMAN training…we often times refer to these workouts as dates 😉IMG_3326

What makes you happy?  Are you taking the 100 happy days challenge?  If so, what themes have you noticed?

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Week 17: 14 hours & 34 minutes

Swim:  4800 yards

Bike:  35.7 miles

Run:  18.3 miles

Brick:  50.6 miles

Strength Training:  2 hours & 15 minutes

Hot Yoga: 2 hours & 30 minutes

I missed my first scheduled workout (a run) since December 30, 2013 this week.  I figure if I only miss one scheduled workout every 4 months, that is a pretty good streak 😉

Control What You Can Control

This is my mantra for life…

I remind myself or the Iron Hippie (my husband) of this daily, but the Indianapolis Marathon on Saturday was a true test of this mantra.  Nervous people and a cool, rainy race morning made the for perfect storm…irritable athletes.  “Control what you can control and the rest will take care of itself”…I not only reminded myself of this on race morning, but also those around me.

Things that are in my control:

  1. My attitude
  2. How I respond to any situation
  3. My nutrition
  4. My apparel (on a cold, wet morning, this is something I want to be sure to control)
  5. My pacing
  6. My smile

Things that are out of my control:

  1. The weather
  2. Other people
  3. The course

Control what you can