It’s May NEXT WEEK. How does that even happen? I feel like I just wrote my goals for April post yesterday and here I am already thinking about my goals for next month.
Anyway, we spent the weekend in Niagara Falls and although it was nice and amazing and PRETTY, it was nothing like I remembered (I hadn’t been in maybe 10 years). There really isn’t much to do except go to the casino and eat. Neither of us are gamblers so I bet you can guess what we did. Eat. And run!
The views were obviously incredible so we did a lot of walking around too and took plenty of photos. My BF has never been so I thought it was necessary to take a little trip down since the weather was nice and we had no other plans!
We only tried two restaurants – Koutouki on Saturday night and then The Famous for a post-run brunch on Sunday. Koutouki was about a 15 minute walk from “the strip” and it was really good. It’s a Greek restaurant and everything we ordered had feta in it (lol) but my ultimate favourite was the phyllo wrapped feta with honey. I didn’t get any shots of dinner but here is the waffle, fruit bowl and bagel that we devoured after our run on Sunday:
The Famous is in the Fallsview hotel and it’s got your typical breakfast foods. Not too many healthy vegetarian options but I made do with what they had! All of the fruit was actually super sweet and delicious so I was pretty content with that.
Anyway, I briefly wanted to talk about COMPLIMENTS and why we need to give them more. There was one day last week where I just did not want to go to work. I wasn’t feeling well, a few things in the morning didn’t go as planned and I was just in a weird mood. Things turned around pretty quickly and all it took was good conversation with other teachers and some unexpected compliments from them. Saying something nice to a person is actually a pretty BIG DEAL and can really make an impact. I am never one to get ready in the morning and tell myself that “OMG I look so beautiful today”. I just have my routine and do my thing without really thinking twice about whether I look good or bad. So to have someone actually take a moment to compliment me really meant a lot.
The relationship that I’m in also helped me to realize this. I have never had someone tell me I’m amazing and beautiful every single day…until now. And you know what? It feels amazing. I don’t need the validation but I SO appreciate the sincerity and effort that go into making me feel confident and loved. It’s all so foreign to me and I’m noticing that makes a huge difference in a relationship. It works both ways so I make sure to do my part too!
Anyway, I don’t really know where I’m going with this. All I know is that I am making a conscious effort to say/do nice things for people more often. It can truly change the course of someone’s day. I know it did/does for me!
Since this is a running blog, let’s talk about running real quick 😉 –> I’ve been busy setting myself up for training that is going to start a bit sooner than expected. I can’t wait to share more with you guys next week. I know Chicago is still pretty far away but I’m planning on a slow build and am really excited about it!
I got myself a new Garmin on Monday (it was also Princeton’s birthday!) and tested it out on a 3-mile run last night. I love some of the features that my 220 didn’t have, especially the wrist-based heart rate. I am a bit of a numbers nerd so I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with this! 😉
Hope you are all having a great week! Chat soon!