I was doing really well posting on a regular basis then I seemed to have fallen again and now May is here. Not sure where April went other then it was a extremely busy time in my life trying to juggle everything and everyone in it. March went by fast when you spend two weeks of it in beautiful Maui.
Not sure how to start this post and feel like I am rambling again. I haven't been feeling myself lately ever since I got back from Maui. I was so happy, so relaxed there and I was really sad to have had to leave. I would go and move there in a heart beat if I could. But if I did my friends and family would have to come to since I have some really awesome friends that I don't know what I would do without. Work has been stressful to say the least and I feel worn out. I am happy though that more races are happening again. I guess I feel lost and need to get back into a workout routine and that will then make me feel happier, healthier and stronger for my races too. I'm the type of person that likes routines and my routine keeps getting messed up and I can't stick to a plan for my workouts, work has been stressful so I come home exhausted and last thing I want to do is workout. Good news is the weather is getting better so I am going to force my butt out the door and run/walk at lunch. One that will get me away for an hour, two I will get the exercise I need, and three I will feel like I am accomplishing something to help combat the stress. Being a full time single mom is tiring from having to do it all. I also don't want my son to miss out on opportunities and sports just because I am too tired to get him there or work gets in the way. Super grateful for my parents and having them help me out with him and other things I need or rides or whatever it is that comes up. lol
But our trip to Maui was an amazing one, full of rest, adventures and trying new things. Got to spend some awesome time with my son and parents. Made so many new memories and some adventurous times. We went hiking, snorkeling, did the road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, covered lots of the island seeing what we could. Saw lots of different beaches including the black sand beach and spent time relaxing on the beach too. Did a little running too while there and completed the X Warrior Virtual St. Paddies Day 5k Race. Was the perfect location to do it too. We were so relaxed while there it was hard to come back to reality and busy everyday life.
Since I have been back I have kept at the racing with completing Eyeball the Wall 15 Km April 29th, then did the Wings for Life App Race and race with over 156,000 people across the world at the same time. Ended up finishing 5.8km before the catcher car caught up to me. Was a super cool thing to be apart of and helping raise money for spinal cord research. Running for those that can't... falls along the same lines as what I do with my asthma. I am running for those that can't and have it way worse then I do. Also I am running for my friend Pam who passed away from Breast Cancer in November 2016. Her and I started this journey together with running and I am going to keep going until my lungs and body tell me otherwise.
This past weekend my son and I went out to race in the X Warrior Challenge Titan heat. I have to say I survived it but sadly my son was only able to complete one lap. A soccer injury flared up halfway thru the first lap. Was super proud of him tackling the obstacles head on. I ended up completing the minimum 3 laps to get the Titan medal. It consisted of approx 21.2km covered and 78 obstacles. According to my Garmin I did 62 stairs and walked over 30,000 steps that day. We did it in under 5 hrs and had up to 6hrs from our start time to complete as many laps as we could or wanted. Surprised myself on things and over came more challenges I face with racing. My asthma however could have been better but despite having to use my inhaler as much as I had to I felt relatively OK and didn't let is slow me down to much. As always it's so awesome to see soooo many friends there and even the two guys that I met and stuck with me during my Seattle Spartan Beast last year came up to try it out. I can't help but spread the love I have for this race. Everyone needs to try it once!! They also released the 2018 Dates and May 12, 2018 is it!! Register today to save money on early bird prices!! I have a team setup that you can join and it doesn't matter what heat you want to do, Join the team! This year we got team perks and you never know what may happen next year. So let's do this together!! The team name is Stubborn Warriors and the link is HERE. I came up with that name since I seem to be stubborn but also we are all warriors in our own way. My main page has all the details on it here.
Everything else in life keeps ticking on and I keep plugging away at the usual challenges, soccer mom scheduling, work life, social life and that so called dating life if you want to call it that. haha Still have my moments of feeling of being overwhelmed trying to handle it being a full time single mom that works full time too. Lets just say life is never boring and I look forward to my down time a lot.
Also made some changes to this site by adding a Upcoming Races page with links and some discount codes as well. So check it out and let me know what you think!
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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