Two things, Tuesday…or maybe more

After my recent MasterChef open call experience, I gave myself a few days to regroup. I pouted a bit having not made it past the first round, watching simple pasta dishes and chicken salad make it through, and then I realized, reality TV is just that…reality.  And possibly I was just a bit too boring for ratings. Ha, what little they know…but my story, and my dish wasn’t enough to get me through, so I now need to keep pushing myself forward.  Why?  Because my dreams are mine, and mine alone, and I am in control of my future. I took that step forward, and I keep telling myself THAT is what matters most.

So finally, after nearly three weeks of no running (and a looming half marathon in my future the second week of November) I decided to lace up and run last week.  I ran 2 miles on the tready in the beginning of the week, and took my kids to a fun S’Mores run with my run club.  I was on single Mom duty last week, but the girls and I had a blast.

My girls
My girls

My hubby came home early Saturday afternoon, so we were able to hit our run club dinner.

Dinner with running friends=Win!
Dinner with running friends=Win!

Sunday I knew I needed to at least attempt a pseudo long run…despite tummy issues I made it 4.5 miles, and simply enjoyed being outside in the beautiful fall weather before #Chiberia hits.

This is where I run....breathtaking.
This is where I run….breathtaking.

Tonight I made my yummy chicken soup for dinner…the recipe can be found here: https://movinitwithmichelle.com/2014/01/06/simply-chicken-soup/

At the end of the day, I know these things to be true:

1. I have dreams and goals of being more, and doing more for my family.  But these goals don’t always pan out…that won’t stop me though.

2. Today I realized that although I work hard, and get paid crap, I find myself smiling so much my face hurts by the end of the day.  That, my friends, is a priceless thing in life.

So with that, I encourage you all to keep moving forward…in life, in training, and in the goals you’ve set for yourself.


18 thoughts on “Two things, Tuesday…or maybe more”

  1. You’re an inspiration to me, and i thank you for that. You tried out for Master chef! Amazing! You provide so much not only to family but to old friends like me. Xoxo


  2. I’m glad you are taking the way things went in stride. It’s hard not to take it personally but who can know what they’re looking for? In a past life i worked for CBS and I also did casting for commercials. Truly there’s so much going on the people auditioning will never know. Now running, on the other hand, it’s you and a clock. No subjectivity there. One of the many things I love about it. Glad you’re out enjoying our lovely fall!

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  3. I kind of figured you were regrouping after the master Chef call. But as I mentioned, I have so much respect for you being brave and going after your dreams. Oh my… that place where you run is beautiful! I don’t blame you for wanting to go even with tummy issues.

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  4. I love your attitude to disappointment. You’re so right – you’ll never know what they’re looking for and maybe you were just too normal. And I love the picture of where you run. So pretty!!


  5. Absolutely love your positivity and perspective Michelle!!! Keep shining bright like a diamond and never lose the luster from the dreams you are destined to accomplish. That is some amazing running scenery chica!!! You keep on keeping on and inspiring and I’ll do the same 🙂

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