May 30, 2014

in life lately


I’ll be honest – last week was wearisome.  I ended the week feeling more exhausted than I’ve felt in a very, very long time.

Discouraged by my physical and emotional exhaustion (mixed with my lack of a social life,)  I found myself slipping into the comparison trap [the rational side of me is reading this now and whispering ‘the grass is always greener, my friend.’]  I started to doubt my ability to persevere through the current/future challenges related to a complete career switch.  I was frustrated, negative and spiraling into a stress case.

And then the weekend came, I had time to sleep, study and I had time to prepare for this week.  When I woke up Monday morning, I read the above quote in my instagram feed.  The timing was perfect.

I may not be completely happy with where I am in my life, but I am encouraged that at least I am doing something about it.  Every day, I get a little bit closer to my end-goal – a goal that I know will take a lot of time, energy and work to achieve.  I just need to be a little more patient, less hard on myself and I need to remember that although sacrifices are involved, (missed social gathers, limited sleep, no weekend trips, etc.) it’s what I will eventually gain that truly matters.

As this week continues, I hope this quote will encourage you as much as it did me.  It’s relevant in multiple aspects of our lives – why do we eat healthy?  Why do we exercise? We give up the sugar, the energy, the sweat in order to gain something even better. We work now, for a better tomorrow.


And speaking of tomorrow….it’s National Running Day tomorrow and Rock n’ Roll is offering awesome discounts on their race series.  I ran the 1/2 marathon this year in DC and loved the course.  I’m even considering registering for my second full marathon next March since it’s only $75 (price good on 6/4 only), which is basically unheard of!  Who wants to join me?!


  • Joanna

    You are wonderful. Just thought you should know.

    • lalexrice

      You are sweet, thank you! #doyouknowhowbeautifulyouare

  • Katie

    Hooray for better tomorrows! I found your blog through your comment on Fighting for Wellness, I can’t wait to meet you at Healthy Living Summit!

    • lalexrice

      Hi Katie!

      Thanks for stopping by – I am looking forward to meeting you too!

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