Well yes I am back at working out and boy does it feel great. So happy my toe healed and it's looking great, guess all that pain and agony paid off but man at the time I thought I wanted to chop the toe off the pain was so bad. When I first saw it and had to clean it the pain was so bad I almost passed out. But I made it and kept up the crap to get it healed. It had to one way or the other cause I needed to get back to training. Have a game plan and created a bunch of workouts for myself that will help me achieve my new goals. I've started a new goal with getting my body stronger for my Spartan races and started yesterday Operation Body Strong. I found last year the triathlon training I did was so much cardio based training my body didn't react well. It needs and loves the weight lifting. So that's what I am doing... Want to get my upper body strong so I can haul my body over those fences and climb those ropes at the Spartans. Also going to be getting my endurance up for those pesky hills that I need to change my mindset with and learn to love. Think that alone will help me a lot too.
I got my son snowshoes so we can get out lots and climb lots of mountain trails and also get a great workout in to while enjoying the views like we do in the summer. We are the dream team you know so gotta keep up our adventures and experiencing what's out there.
I started to plan races for 2015 and so far up to only 10 races that I want to do. Want to focus more on Spartans and getting my triathlons better with more training before I attempt another Olympic triathlon. It's on my radar so who knows how training will go. I have a few lofty goals for 2015 but not sure I want to say yet what I want to attempt. But don't worry you will know when it's time. So anyone want to join me next year on my races are more then welcome and drop me a line!
First off gotta keep this studying crap up so I can become a personal trainer finally. I can do this and I will get this done. I am finally ready to make it happen. Exam is next month and have 4 weeks to study. Yikes!!
With my toe healing and everything I fell back into a bit of depression but came out of it faster on my own. You know what... lots of people all have their struggles and my problems right now are pretty minor compared to them. I see their determination and still being positive and it shows me that I can do this and get thru my struggles. These struggles won't last forever and once I get thru them I will be that much more stronger. I'm already a strong chick and have come thru some amazing challenges and what's a few more. Life will always throw stuff your way and for the most part it's how you react to it and you learn each time and they do... yes they really do get easier. It's all about the journey and if it went smooth how boring would it be.?? ok some boring parts would be nice here and there. Lol Well some challenges my friends have and are going thru isn't fair and I wish they didn't have to go thru it. I always want to make things better and easier but I know some things you just can't and gotta let it take its course. That's what makes life unfair.
I am learning that I can't please everyone and have everyone like me. You know what I'm ok with it all. I am me and will always be me and won't change for anyone as well I don't want to change anyone either. I've done lots of growing up with everything I've gone thru and I am no longer a push over and will stand up for myself and my son no matter the costs. We both are important and that's all that matters. I am learning what I like and don't like and also my tastes are changing. I love red wine now lol. Mike started me drinking white wine around this time last year and now the last few months now I'm up to red thanks for Colin introducing it to me. I am however a red wine snob now and can't drink the cheap crap. It's all good! haha
I miss spending time with my old friends and think of them often but got tired of trying to plan things and no one wanting to get together. Would love another girls weekend but decided not to plan one as it seems I am the only one that will do that. Hard being the only single chick in the group. I am enjoying my new friends and my friend Paul from England has a goal to get me to try Indian food. Should be interesting and he will have a fun time with that and doesn't know what he got himself into. Haha My friend Lesley for always giving me a hard dose of a reality check when I need it... lord knows I have been needing that a lot lately. I know she isn't going to just say what I want to hear but she will tell me how she see's things. I like that. I like seeing the other side of the coin... I try to on my own but she helps puts things into perspective. Ok enough of that feely deep down depressing emotional stuff. Basically I am happy with my game plan, got things put into place to make them happen and now I just gotta keep at it and make my dreams a reality. I am gonna do it!!! First I need to stop the distractions of electronic devices and house stuff. Oh and if someone is bored and wants something to do I could really use my house cleaned. hahaha I'm joking but no it really does. So if you can't handle a messy house you might want to avoid it for a little while. :)
So on that note I will leave you. Wish me luck with studying, kickboxing class and my last 5km race December 6th.
Until next time...
It's sad when that happens. But if you are the one to keep trying to keep them in your life, they don't meet you half way, you get tired of always trying. You get to the point you stop and the distance grows and before you know it they will be strangers. Always make time for those you care about especially friends.
Yup it's true and sad too. Everything is on hold. October 28th I had to go into day surgery to get my big toe fixed finally. I injured it early on in race season and I think it was even injured during race #1. Well somewhere between race 9 and 16 it was getting progressively worse with pain, or so I thought it was bad pain.
Anyways the procedure went well to fix it but more work then anticipated was needed so the toe nail would grow back in properly. It make a long and gross story short I am in worse pain then I ever thought I would be in. Almost thinking I wish I didn't have it done due to being in so much pain. Ended up missing 2 days of work because of it. All I want to do is lay in bed and rest. I am going thru a bit of a cranky spell too cause well I can't run or do all that I was starting to do again with my newly found mojo. I was on a roll and kicking butt at it. Felt so great to get back into the swing of things. But with all this laying around I have way to much time to think and wallow away in self pity at times. I know this will eventually get better but it's times like this I miss a man in my life to be there when I am feeling like a baby and need help changing the bandage (that was the most pain I have been in btw... Almost passed out from the look and the pain), to hold my hand, rub my back and say everything is going to be alright. Like I said way too much time to think and miss things in my life. Not a good space for me to be in. Oh and wearing sandals is normally a great thing for me but in this chillier snowy wet weather not so much. Cold feet suck and a cold sore super sensitive toe even worse.
So with all that and being busy at work we are now starting my sons indoor competitive soccer season this week too. Has practices 2 nights a week and games every Saturday. Today's first pre-season game was intense as a parent watching it. Those boys played so well despite loosing 7-3. Ty is playing in a higher tier as well this season and has been stepping up to the plate and showing these coaches what can do. I can't wait to see how his indoor season goes and where his skills are at the end. So far 3 days a week we will be traveling for soccer which could be worse and I could be throwing in more training too but will be doing my training now at home or close by. I took my first ever spin class and I gotta say I kind of liked it. Plus I didn't die doing it and it showed me that I guess I am in pretty good shape. Having 16 races completed and countless hours of triathlon training really paid off. All I need for my at home training is an indoor trainer for my road bike and aero bars for the bike and it will be complete.
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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