Good Morning and Happy Sunday. For those that celebrate Easter, I hope your Easter Sunday is full of fun, faith, family and of course…yummy food. 🐇
Happy Easter Race Bunnies.
My posts have been pretty intermittent lately. It’s mostly because I kind of felt like the struggles I have been dealing with put a somewhat negative vibe on my blog, and that’s not really my goal. So I’ve been working to just feel better about a lot of things, and to really just try to get a better handle on my life.
In doing that, I still have had a lot of ups and downs. I’ve have a few things pop up that I really wasn’t expecting, and it was a little more than I wanted to deal with, but I’ve done my best to process it all and just stay on a “healthy road.”
Enough of that…my Vegas count down is still on with 38 days remaining.
The days are quickly flying by.
On Friday I met a couple that is coming with us, they are the ones that picked the hotel due to it having “the best pool.”
Both are extremely nice people, and Vegas will be fun with them.
Both are also extremely fit…
If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I have some insecurities, especially when it comes to showing my legs in public. (My goal is still to be able to wear shorts outside of my house.)
Seeing this couple kind of put those insecurities to the forefront pretty quickly. So now, I’m not only working on getting to the gym and eating better to help me feel healthier and happier by the time vacation comes, but I’m also working on confidence, which I know is also good for me.
So, on to how my efforts in getting healthy have gone:
I usually start my weeks on Sunday’s. Last Sunday, literally on a whim – I was standing at the start line of Brazen’s Hellyer race.
I registered the night before the race, with my friend. Why? Because there was a sneak peak of the medal, and both of us swooned over it.
Of course I knew I wouldn’t be running it, but I was happy to be able to once again just be out among my fellow runners…even if that meant watching them all zoom past me as I held up the back of the pack.
My friend and I did do a few one minute jogs along the course, but we mostly just took our time and enjoyed the scenery and had fun doing it!
I came in pretty much last. But it made me realize, that I’d rather be dead last – then not there at all. So my practically last place finish made me happy.
This medal also makes me happy.
After doing a 10k on Sunday, my foot was sore. On Monday I had to take my cat in for surgery. Between those two things, I never made it to the gym on Monday.
Tuesday rolled around, and I ended up doing overtime, and I missed the gym again.
Wednesday came…quickly. I really have no legit reason for missing Wednesday. I let some mental struggles get to me, and I just went to bed instead of the gym…does it count that I fell asleep in my gym clothes?
Thankfully on Thursday I had a session scheduled with my trainer/run coach. Our sessions are beneficial, methodical and slow. Slow is good though, especially for what we are trying to achieve. I’m basically learning to walk again, which can be an awkward feeling sometimes. It’s also humbling and reminds me that even though I’m dealing with this life changing injury – I am lucky to be able to work to recover from it.
On Friday, I literally did a 30 Nike+ workout during a Webex meeting I had at work… it was the only time I could fit something in and I felt determined that day.
Yesterday, I headed out with my friend for the group run. We did the shorter route of 3.6 miles and did 1 min jogs to 3 minute walks, we missed a lot of the jog intervals, but it was okay. The weather was perfect and it felt so great to be outside. Afterwards we found a new coffee shop, which I’m pretty excited about.
Today is Easter Sunday, and the gym closes early so I’m working myself up to get there.
I hope you all have a great day.