@scattered_goals P

Favorites: food, yoga, running, yellow bicycles, family and health. And I love my puppy 🐶.

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Yesterday

The last time I cried this much, I had ended a relationship with the love of my life. It broke me. It broke my spirit. I cried so long. I prayed so hard. It was the most painful experience of my life. My heart has broken again this week. The grief I’m feeling for the recent deaths of my black brothers and sister #ahmaudarbery #brionnataylor and now #georgefloyd . I watching the city of Minneapolis turn into what appears a 3rd world country. Looting, riots, buildings with smashed out windows and doors, smoldering fires burning everywhere, graffiti marking everything between squad cars to churches. My friends are blocks away from the destruction, the devastation, and the murder of George. I mourn for her losses. I mourn from the injustices. My heart is heavy and I just can’t stop the tears. What I’m experiencing is a true heartbreak. I know this pain. I pray for God to hear our prayers. I pray for God to not forget us. May justice prevail. #blacklivesmatter #godhelpus #pleasehealtheworld #ineedyoujesus

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3 days ago

I couldn’t help it. I know there’s a virus going around. I know it’s safer for me to stay at home. But the thing is, there’s another virus. The other virus, is the racist police officers. And the complacent police officers. It’s the system that protects the corruption and refuses basic human rights to black people. Like the right to breath. For the crime of writing a bad check. That’s a death sentence? I wrote a bad check once. Did I deserve to die, too? Words matter. Yes they still do. But I feel like mine matter less and less in regards to black lives, because I keep saying the same thing, in new ways, about new black deaths. And it feels like my words are ringing hollow. Words matter, but they aren’t enough. So I put words into action. I drove 3.5 hours to my dear friend’s neighborhood. And we walked about 5 blocks from her house to where #GeorgeFloyd was murdered. I marched with her, because I don’t want her black husband to be next to die. Or her brown sons. Or her brown daughter. Or a random homeless minority, who I don’t know, but still has a right to live his life. #nojusticenopeace #stopprotectingkillercops #ifyouseesomethingsaysomething #icantbreathe #sayhisname #killercopsoffourstreets #demandjustice

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1 weeks ago

To market to market, to buy a fat pig... Not really, off to get bread instead 🍞 #farmersmarketmarch #freshisbest #walk #enjoythejourney #coffee #saturdaymorning #slowyourroll #saturdaysareforfarmersmarkets #stroll #tattoo #tattooedmomma

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2 weeks ago

I had such a crazy busy day at work today, I surprised myself with tonight’s run. Four miles later, and I’m glad made it. Running in a tank top is so much better than in layers!! #run #runner #MarioPabLowe #runningwithpookie #motherrunner #hitthestreets #poundingpavement #irunthiscity #runningbetterthanthegovernment #bethepersonyourdogthinksyouare #moveyourbody #dontstopgetitgetit

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2 weeks ago

Had some fun in the basement today after work. I did some handstands, but I got tired quickly, and decided I need to work on #corestrengthening . Taking a look at these pictures I feel like I can have two reactions. 1. Eww, look at the fat jiggle. Or 2. Whoa! Mamma’s got muscles 💪 So obviously I chose to focus on what I’m proud of. I took several pictures, as you can see. It’s pretty cool going through the frames, and watching as the muscles flex and shift. The body is a pretty incredible thing. Every body is. The way we all move, it’s so unique. So take a look at yourself. Marvel over your complexity. Appreciate all it does for you. If you’re not satisfied with the flaws, start to focus on what you admire. I promise, there’s so many beautiful parts to you. ❤️ #basementgym #workthemmuscles #getfit #strongmom #homegym #fitness #selflove #bodypositivity #feelgoodfit #liftheavy #onemorerep #pushyourself #goodhabits #movementismedicine

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2 weeks ago

Working on these handstands again! Had to take a short break after tweaking a muscle in my back. I’m so proud of today’s progress. I held the handstand!! I’m getting better!! My goal is to hold it for 30 seconds. That’s a long hold!! Today was a great start getting me there!! Can’t wait to see myself progress to long holds! #getupandmove #upsidedown #changeyourperspective #handstand #handstandpractice #progress #keepgrowing #strongarms #sundayfunday #basementworkout #yoga #yogamom #progressnotperfection

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2 weeks ago

For the past week, I’ve been working on making nourishing food choices. I’ve gained weight over the past several months, and I’ve begun feeling pretty uncomfortable in my body. I consider myself pretty body positive. I love myself, regardless of size. Weight and food talk can be a tricky topic, especially when I’m trying to create an environment of inclusion and judgement free. And I will do my best to keep it as such, because I strive to use this space to inspire and celebrate. I realize I hadn’t been eating to nourish myself for quite sometime. And my clothes have been getting pretty tight, and i just haven’t been liking how that feels. I’ve also not been very active. Part of this is because of the COVID, I’m sure, but this was true well before I had been social distancing and had any real knowledge of it. So I’ve been well overdue to return to good habits, both exercise and dietary, not because I hate my body, but because I love it, and want to do it better. My pace for the 5 miles I ran in the woods today was an average of 17:31 (I think I walked the whole last mile ). Before, this would have made me embarrassed or ashamed. But today I recognize that was the pace I could manage because my body was still getting used to a lower calorie intake, and I was still a bit depleted from yesterday’s run. I didn’t push myself, I just allowed the run to be what it ended up being. I’m just sharing this with you, because I have spent way too long getting down on myself about pace, ability, weight and whatever else in the past. And I want to encourage you all to be as kind to yourselves as you are to others in their struggles. I feel tired now, but I’m very satisfied. Happy Saturday everyone!! #run #runhappy #getoutside #moveyourbody #trailrunner #motherrunner #keepgoing #feelgood #dontstop #strongwomen #forestrun #runderful #goodhabits #fivemiles #keepgoing #sweatitout

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3 weeks ago

New shoes, old trails. First time running in a hundred years, and it shows. Started tired and dehydrated, and strangely, that didn’t help aid my speed 🤷🏻‍♀️😂. Either way, give miles on a beautiful evening in Wisconsin woods, and it was time well spent. #run #motherrunner #trailrunner #newshoes #getoutside #fridaymotivation #getsweaty #beautifulday #runningthroughthewoods #wisco #upnorth

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3 weeks ago

After a successful foraging of fiddleheads, I found a fun way to cook ‘em up for dinner. Mushrooms, onion, garlic, shrimp, lemon juice, red pepper, splash of white wine vinegar, couple shakes of @penzey_spices and s+p. If I knew where morels were, oh gosh would that make this amazing!! As it was, not bad at all!! #fiddleheads #foraging #freshfood #homecooking #eatingwell #makeitup #norecipe #sustenance #madewithlove #gettingcreative

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3 weeks ago

First time I made a recipe from #hungryformore , @chrissyteigen ’s cook book. I do a lousy job of following the recipe, and tonight was no different. But in the end, it’s still edible if you throw in all the ingredients to the sauce at once, instead of one by one. 😬🤦‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ #sogood #winnerwinnerchickendinner #kidapproved #goodfood #eatlocal #localfarmshop #healthy #ish #yum

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3 weeks ago

Perfect day for a ride. So beautiful out, I didn’t even mind too bad I took my first digger of the season. #specializedbikes #getyourrideon #moutainbiking #specializedjett #rideonrideonrighton #bikeitout #dontbeafraidtofall #justgetbackup #rideordie #pedalpower #bikeon #getoutside #eatalittledirt

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3 weeks ago

A chilly day, but that just means you have to pedal harder to stay warm. Please come, summer. #MarioPabLowe #ninemile #getbiking #pedalfaster #hurryupsummer #cold #wisco #wiscospring #getoutside

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3 weeks ago

Happy Mother’s Day momma ❤️ #happymothersday

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4 weeks ago

Well, there’s not really anything about Ahmaud to say that hasn’t been said. There’s no new thoughts of rage that others haven’t been stewing in. It’s a broken record of hate, white supremacy and racism spinning round and round and round again. I’m feeling so depleted hearing black man after black man after black woman after black kid murdered. For the sole crime of being black. I’m so tired of this, and who am I even? Just some white woman, guilty of being an accessory to this system of injustice. I’m reading up, watching documentaries, and doing my best to educate myself and spread awareness, and it’s not enough. It’s all so heavy. But as I was reminded, filling our social media pages with the support and love and insistence for justice, it’s not time to resign and give in. So I will continue to stand up against racial injustice and racism, until my black brothers and sisters feel as safe existing in this world as this middle aged white woman. #nojusticenopeace #irunwithmaud #blacklivesmatter #2point23 #irunwithmaud

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4 weeks ago

Blackberry lemon muffins. Because you sometimes you gotta make sweet moments to enjoy them. #baking #lemonblackberry #theyreinthere #sweetandtart #busybaker #momscooking #sweet #tart #yum

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4 weeks ago

Got a little nervous about my bike ride, since it’s been a minute since I hit the trails. I began feeling self conscious, I didn’t know what I was doing, I’m slow, and it’s all so awkward. Then I reminded myself, yes, I’ve had some advice and suggestions here or there, but I’ve gotten this far just by trial and error, teaching myself along the way. And for being mostly self taught, I’m doing darn good. And if I’m not as comfortable as I wish I were, I just have to get out there more. So I felt a bit better about my situation. And I chose to have fun. And enjoy the ups and downs, literally. It was good, and I look forward to my next ride. #ride #lifebehindbars #ventureoutdoors #wisco #upnort #hitthetrail #beautifulday #getsweaty #specializedbikes #girlbiker #enjoytheride

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4 weeks ago

Guess it’s an arm day. Sunshine and feelin fine. #row #canoe #getoutside #lifeonthewater #saturdaymood #freshair #watersports

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last month

Oooh. It’s getting good. I don’t know if there’s any way out of this calamity... #deliciousfoods #deliciousreads #cityofgirls #lunchbreak #onehourisntenough

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last month

I’ve always prided myself in having clear skin. An occasional zit here or there, but almost never anything more than that. Until COVID. The government still can’t get its act together after months of this virus being here, to make work essential face masks available. I’m stuck wearing the same reinforced tissue (aka procedure mask ) for 36 hours. It’s not intended to be used for over a couple hours max, much less days in a row. I know I’m more fortunate than many. I’m living in an insulated city, where the virus has barely reached (so far, anyways ). Plenty of hospital staff all over are fighting to save their lives, and would be grateful for pimply/rashy breakouts to be their pressing health concern. But I’m tired of the lack of supplies. I’m tired of the lack of available essential PPE. I’m tired of the overall apathy and disregard for those who are truly in the front lines fighting. It’s maddening to think our President’s answer to this deadly virus is that “one day it’ll all be gone. It’ll be like a miracle.” If that’s his game plan, guys. We need better players. This ain’t working. #nurse #nurseproblems #covid #coronavirus #votehimout #protectus #healthcareworkers

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last month

I know enough about myself I don’t like to be bad at things. It sucks looking and feeling like I’m really bad and I’m gonna hurt myself. 🤣. I’m shaky and unstable, crooked and unbalanced. I’m tall (5’8 ) and the ground feels so far away. Actually, it IS far away. But I’ve been really wanting to hold handstands for a long time. Years, really. But I rarely work on it. What the point of having a goal I don’t work towards? So today I played around. I worked at it, and I got to hang for a brief moment! I’m being reminded it feels good to do the work, and that progress is exciting. It puts the fun in it, and it’s easier to accept not being good because I’m working at it. #progressoverperfection #littlevictories #keepworking #balance #getupsidedown #changeyourperspective #workinprogress #muscleup #noexcuses #homegyms #play #trainyourbody

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last month

Feels like I’m spinnin my wheels. Thirty + minutes on the bike, and I went 0.0 miles. 🥵 #sweat #stayhome #workhard #cycle #goingnowhere #humansaltlick #justdoit #moveyourbody #exercise #getswesty #boobsweat #dontjustsitthere #pedal

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last month

Today’s workout from @sbactive ‘s page. I’ve had this gym for about 2 years. I never use it. I was afraid- to work hard, I guess. I told myself I didn’t like it in my dingy basement. But it’s not a bad space. It’s pretty sweet, actually. A little musty. A little damp. It’s pretty sweet. Since I’m stuck at home, I have to find something to do. And I made this nice space to use, it feels good to use. It feels good in my body. Do something good for yourself today, too. Also, I realize I’m a horrible camera person. 😂. I’ve got some learning and some growing to do. I post here for myself. If you get something out of it, great. If not, Godspeed. I want to watch myself grow, and evolve. There’s so much potential. ❤️ #workhard #basementgym #makingmuscles #pumpiron #sohardthings #useyourspace #strongertoday #strongasamother #moveit

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