It's with mixed emotions that I say that my double trifecta is done. I am happy to get the much needed recovery time but also I am sad I have no more until 2016. With that I have new goals for the winter months in prep for the upcoming race season, still planning out what races I want to do and strategies for certain races I attend. I want to become faster, leaner and stronger... so that's my winter goal (loosing my stress belly... was almost gone). Starting back up on the meal prepping and going to be trying to cut a lot of sugar out of my diet. That itself is going to be one of the hardest things I do ( I say that as I am eating some wine gums lol). I am such a sugar addict. I am trying to cut down a bunch of cortisol I have in my body and the stress that I have been under these last few months (over 2yrs) have finally stopped.
I am happy to report my divorce is just waiting to be signed off by a judge but the hassle and the fighting between us has stopped. That is a massive release in itself. Finally having that control gone and me getting my control back 100% is an amazing feeling. Still going thru some of the release and I find after each of these races I released more. I am sure once I get the certificate saying I am divorced I will go thru a little more. But knowing I am me again (more improved me I might add) and feeling that freedom again is so awesome. I am truly blessed and so extremely grateful for everyone in my life new or old. I will make it thru whatever life's challenges throw at me one way or the other. I won't go down without a fight. I am a survivor of many things and a strong person. I am reminded of that lately by the people in my circle. I am so grateful for those people that are in my life who I can talk to and I can be open and honest with. People that will call me out on things and knows I can't hide anything from them. My lunch workout was just that today. Lisa is an amazing person in not only her knowledge of fitness but also in Life as well. Who has known me for 4 yrs now and seen the struggles I have been thru. She said I am Unbroken and I am reminded of a previous post about that very subject. Do you remember that movie as well? Well it truly hit home to me and that could have been easily been written about my life in its own unique way. Lisa sent me this video and it's one of my most favorite ones to watch. I can't watch it without tearing up. So if you watch it have some tissue ready if your like me. haha
Check it out below...
Wow what's with me... These last few blog posts start out so serious lately. I will be making a mental note to change that up and start with something funnier. Will end it with the serious stuff maybe. Lol
My last Spartan Race was the Super in Seattle. I gotta say I LOVED the course, location and well I got to go to Seattle for the first time!! HELLO!! What's not to like about that. We lucked out with the weather for the whole trip. They were calling for an 80% chance of rain for the race. We got none! Was a beautiful day and an awesome fun course. We were making great time up until the longest barbwire crawl that had a slip wall in the middle of it. I overcame my height fear on the wall to Sparta. So proud of myself for that one. Couldn't get three obstacles so another goal for next year to get better at them. The typical monkey bars, rope climb and the spear throw that I can get some of the time, but not this last time. The carrying obstacles are getting easier except the bucket brigade. I need to figure out a better way to carry that up hill so I feel stronger and can push thru it better. All in all it was a pretty great race and a great one to end the Spartans on. My racing gals were always fun as usual and so thankful for them. I got the nickname Big Bird/Super Grover... Big bird cause I am so tall but I really liked the Super Grover one. I see a theme in my future races for that. I may need to make a running costume for Super Grover. Haha
I had no issues with the memory rest either. My technique works awesome for me. I still remember it today.... ECHO 515 2943. Took me a little while to finally forget my Montana Beast memory one. Lol I am excited to see how much faster and easier I can do them next year. My asthma isn't an excuse and I want to get faster and not let my asthma dictate things anymore. I can do it and I have done it in the past few races so I am going to dig deeper and keep that fire burning. Time to stop making excuses and get serious about this and my other goals. Start completing somethings that have been hanging out here. Time to start learning new things and following my passion. Enough is enough and the time is now. Wait wasn't that slogan in a commercial or maybe it was in a political one. Lol I don't care it works for me.
My trip to Seattle with my son and parents was an awesome one. Being able to spend that time together making new memories was so great. I had never been to Seattle and fell in love with the place. So many cool things to see and the downtown feel is like Vancouver but better. My son Ty kept us entertained in the car with his voice impressions. Not sure where he gets his humor from but man he had us tearing up from laughing so hard. I am going to try and record some of it. There is never a dull moment hanging out with that cool dude. I am so blessed to be his momma! It was great seeing places that I hadn't been to since I was a kid and was even cooler showing Ty some of my best memories. He fell in love with Coeur D'Alene and I remembered why I love that place so much. I see a future trip there for us for sure. Stopped in Spokane on the way back and it was great seeing things again but everything looks so different in the fall. I want to head down that way in the summer for sure next time.
So I am having a good time getting back to reality and getting back on track with eating healthier again. The cooler fall days are making my lungs not too happy but that's normal for me until they get used to it again. My weekend was filled with relaxing and finally cleaning up the clutter in my house. Have three garbage bags of those and a bag of shoes to donate somewhere. More room in my closets and pantry. I post more of my day to day stuff on my Instagram account so pop over there and give me a follow if you want. On that note I will leave you and will write more about my new healthy changes I am making and seeing what I can do with this sugar addiction. Wish me luck or I will gladly take suggestions too!
Until next time...
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