The one with how I am getting myself through tough runs + my masters degree

The number one way I am currently getting through all my tough runs/workouts/masters degree/really anything that makes me sweat = reminding myself that it may be uncomfortable but it will finish.

image(Picture representing me studying but really is me just wanting to sit at the kids’ feedback table at the Sydney Chinese Gardens because they had colouring pencils).

The more I study and work in this field (psychotherapy) and hear people’s stories, the more I realise that there is not one person who hasn’t been through difficult and uncomfortable shizzle in their life (and if you are a person who hasn’t then please contact me cos I would really like to do my research thesis on you 😉 ). What this says to me is not that life is horrible but that humans are flipping resilient.

image(From Mytherapistsays instagram).

And when I think about all the things we all go through in life my little run doesn’t seem so hard anymore.

Case in point- my computer died this week (I’ve had it for a million years and it was second hand in the first place and I was praying it would last till the end of my degree but she just didn’t make it) and it really felt like a big deal (about 80,000 words written for my degree in that bad boy) BUT then the universe was like get some perspective please when the next day I went to class and spent 8hrs listening to people’s life stories. My computer dying and my running home after class felt like no big deal in comparison to all the crazy things people deal with in their lives.

To sum this whole ramble up: life can be annoying and uncomfortable but it sure is beautiful and my run really makes it even better. So just reminding myself that the discomfort will soon be over no matter what is really the best running mantra ever.

imageNow let’s go smash our run!!!

What do you remind yourself of during tough runs? 

How long have you had your computer? What type is it? She was an old school white Mac and she aged gracefully until she just died out of the blue mid essay. My heart and brain hurt to think about it. RIP.

What type of computer should I get next??

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6 Responses to The one with how I am getting myself through tough runs + my masters degree

  1. Vanessa says:


    [I is emailing you (finally). Please forgive me.]

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  2. CeeJayKay says:

    What do i remind myself of when i am out running… ummm… when i am hobbling along and some young lithe beautiful person runs past me like the wind, i say over and over thyself “you’re nearly 52 CJ! first EVER run at 50…YOU GO GIRL!” and i smile and its like tonic… and i feel proud that i have it in me not to give up, to keep going, not to sit at home with feet up and let life pass me by. We should all be proud that we get out and do it for ourselves… its the BEST gift we can ever give to ourselves xxx

    Computer… i am a Mac girl, always have been, always will be… my only advice is if you buy a Mac, get the best you can afford and one that can be upgraded easily 🙂

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    • Wow wow wow you are AMAZING!!!! Soo much respect!!! What made you start at 50? LOVE your comment, what an inspiration!!! I 100% agree it is the best gift we could give ourselves too. That is great advice, thanks! I definitely want to keep myself in the Mac Apple family because it is just soo nice and simple haha it might be a while before I get one but I’ll get there! 🙂

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      • CeeJayKay says:

        *mwah* *mwah*

        What made me start running at 50? My GP said if i didn’t change my life he would not see me again… as in i wouldn’t make it to the next appointment. I got the fright of my life!
        I started walking and walking just became running… i know hey… it truly took me by surprise too because i NEVER thought i could run. I tried loads of times through the years but i just couldn’t it never felt right, it always felt totally unnatural… i think building the base by walking just enabled the ‘habit’ of going out… and yah, it just happened. 🙂


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