Sorry I haven't written a bunch lately but I've been enjoying a much needed break from racing. I've been busy with working out and spending amazing weekends in the mountains of BC with people I care about, having fun adventures.
I can't believe August is almost done... It's been a busy month and my racing started up again on August 9th with Mud Hero 6km race. I ended up beating my time from the previous year which was awesome. Had a blast with friends as well and before hand considered not doing it again but I may change my mind again. Lol
This past weekend completed my 3rd Spartan Race this year and 1st Canadian one. Did the Spartan Sprint in Calgary on the Sunday with my friend Connie and it just so happened Colin was racing that day and was able to race with us. We had a blast and the three of us made a great team. Finished in over an hour and I ranked 92 in my age category too. My son Ty completed his 2nd Jr Spartan and was happy his had mud in it. He lost his runners in the mud and ran to the finish in his socks. Lol he had a blast.
For both those races I only used the inhaler once, but that was due to shallow hyperventilation breathing I recently started again. I am under a lot of stress right now with work and personal life so I am thinking that could be causing it. It's been a rough couple of weeks but today I am trying to start over and jump back on the positive train again. Things will work out eventually. Just keep the faith and keep trusting the process. Why waste your day stressing over things you can't change.
Sometimes I want to give up and stop fighting for what I deserve. But I can't do that and it's not like me to just roll over and quit anymore. I am a fighter and it will take time but I will come thru the other side for the best. I have to admit I am scared at times and wonder how I will make it all work. I also feel alone too but I know I'm not in this alone.
This video a friend posted on her Facebook wall really hit home and the message came at the right time for me. I was also able to show my son Ty the same video so he to could understand it's meaning and know he to is not alone in his feeling of pain. This is the link to it and I strongly suggest you watch it. It is instructions on how to have a bad day and the messages inside are very powerful. I keep watching it over and over and still tear up when I watch it.... http://youtu.be/V7OGY1Jxp3o
I am looking forward to the weekend where I will race my 10th race of the year with Ty and friends at Run or Dye. It's a nice easy 5k that I am sure will be a blast. I am starting to get nervous about my triathlon that's comping up on Sept. 6th. Just got the email on what needs to be done and where I need to be to get things setup before the race. This race and my Spartan Beast are my last major races where I want to be able to give it my all. I want to finish strong and push myself as well.
Well that is all I have to say this time... just lots on my mind and I m busy trying to complete in my life. Things will get there I just need to trust it. But watch that video it's a great one! :)
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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