I keep travelling all over completing a bunch more races. In fact this past weekend I covered 746.9km in two days doing just that. This past weekend I raced at the 5k Foam Fest with my son Ty and as always we had a great time despite the rainy weather. Did good after having my physiotherapist appointment a few days before. We then drove the 2hrs back home from Red Deer so I could head to a friends place in Cochrane that night to save some driving time Sunday morning. Sunday morning we went to Canmore and ran the Rundle's Revenge 12.5km trail race at the Canmore Nordic Center. Amazing time and we did awesome despite starting out with calf cramps in my right leg right after we started. I pushed thru and realized I LOVE LOVE running the trails thru the trees. Trail running made me fall in love with running again. After doing the half marathon I realized I hate pavement running. It's hard and it sucks. Lol Running thru the trees and flying over stumps and rocks is such a blast. Going up sucks but the coming down I was getting faster and faster. I can't wait to run that race again next year. My asthma this past weekend was amazing and I can feel my lungs getting stronger. It was awesome but we also had a bit cooler weather and that usually helps me.
Next year I am slowing down and doing only a few races. Want to do more trail races and might not even do a spartan race..... I know your like...WHAT!?!? Yes I AM feeling ok. I was supposed to take this year to rest and I haven't and in fact I keep adding to my already long list. I want to volunteer at Spartans in the US so I can still be apart of it but also help give back at my favourite places to race that brought so much to my life.
Racing and getting into this healthy lifestyle has helped me so much thru my divorce and helping me find myself. Brought so many new and amazing people into my life. Got to take me places I haven't been and shown me I have what it takes to accomplish my goals. Made me mentally, physically strong and learning more about my body and what makes it work more efficient. I don't know where I would be in life if I didn't find it. I went into my separation a mess, lost, scared and angry. I had to find myself again and learn that just because I probably won't know the "whys" that I learnt to let it go and forgive. I don't like what happened during the time being married but forgiving him gave me my power back and once I did that I made massive and faster changes.
Even shitty marriages you need to grieve the loss and go thru all the emotions. It was a huge part of your past, things were done and said and you need to deal with it, learn from it so you don't bring that into new relationships and move on. You can't change the past you can only learn from it. If you were hurt and lied too you can't think everyone is that way and as hard as it is you have to learn to trust again. Sure your going to get hurt but you could also miss an awesome opportunity/person if you don't. Life isn't perfect and timing isn't either. Being scared is normal but sometimes you just have to do it and hope that things work out. It takes two compete people to make a relationship work. No lies and no trying to change them, just help them see their true potential and help them grow as a person. Working together as a team will only make your relationship stronger.
As as you can see I have gone thru a ton of changes. But I am me... I'm not trying to be something I'm not. Just me being 100% real, open and honest.
I leave you with a few of my fav pics from the races competed. They were a lot of fun!
Until next time..
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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