Sorry but I don't get why people fall for it. Yes it may be a new year but the trouble with doing those resolutions is that most don't keep them going. For me I kick start my training and trying to get my life somewhat figured out before. I am done that years races and then think about next years goals. I'm not saying my way is perfect at all and if you are one of the ones that can keep it up then that's awesome... good for you! I started in November... it's a hard month for me. Lots happen and lots of emotions which includes depression. My life is great but still battle my inner demons and stress really doesn't help matters. I took a break in December from writing... had so much on the go and work was very stressful. I tried writing but never got very far or put the words I wanted to say out correctly. In October I started working out with Boxing, Spin and Yoga again and man it has helped me. All those workouts helped improve my lungs. I didn't run until mid to late December for the first time. I was in shock... I ran more then I have at a time for taking running back up. I ran 5km and didn't feel like I was going to die... I know what is up with that. Slowing down and taking care of my lungs were exactly what I needed. I got out and hiked (not anywhere near as much as I want), rested lots and tried to get back to enjoying life again..... and I say trying very loosely lol.
Now that I’m back to making my races and running better I am also working on a plan to bring back weight lifting into my life. This year is about getting better and stronger. I just feel that this year is all about change in my life. You ever have a feeling like something is going to happen but you don’t know what is. Like a door is going to open up to something you never thought or considered? I have been and this time I hope it’s on the good spectrum rather then the bad. But as I found out in the past even if it’s bad I always have a way of turning it around and ending on a better note. I’m pretty adaptable and often think of myself as a chameleon since I do change to what’s around me without loosing myself in the process. I still maintain my true self. I am proud of who I have become and what I have survived thru to get here. I know whatever comes my way I will figure a way around it. I am proud of my son, knowing I had a major hand at how he has turned out. I love seeing him grow and change. How he came thru the divorce really well. How smart, compassionate, helpful teenager he is. He has his brain dead moments but those are rare at the moment. So many things I’m proud of that I have done including raising him. Truly grateful for those who are in my life that I share life’s moments making memories with. Love my family and friends!
I have some of my races planned out and registered for. My awesome boyfriend gave me a race registration for the Calgary Scotiabank Marathon doing the half marathon distance. I am going after the X Warrior Axe. You have to complete an X Run, Stadium, black ops 12hr and a wilderness run. I was already registered for two and decided to try the 12hr night one and go back and do the wilderness one again. They are truly an amazing race series. Where they are for every type of fitness level and ability. Where the volunteers are super supportive and encouraging as well as other racers on the course. They will help you out along the way if you ask. So if you haven’t tried one you really should. Just email me and I would love to help answer your questions and point you to the right place to register. I also have teams at the races and your always welcome to join it and meet new people! If we have enough you get team perks as well. Come join me and try something new. A race for everyone in the family! I was going to do my 25k trail race but it fell the same weekend as one that was already booked. But might add one in later in the year. We will see.
This month I tackled running 5km a day for 10 days apart of the OCR Guy Challenge 10 Day 50k Ultra. I took two days off and two days I ran/walked 10km so I could finish. Ended up finishing with 52km in 10 days. I had some good runs, some bad ones and one really amazing one. So happy with the results and learning experience. I will post a pic of the stats that Glen did for everyone that took part in it. The stats were so awesome and was pretty cool to be apart of it!
Well with that I leave you guys. Happy new year and wishing you all great successes and health in 2018!
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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