I am finally halfway thru my race season. I completed Color me RAD June 28th with my son and fellow run sister Connie. Was a great time as usual and perfect weather. July 1st completed race 7 of the 14 by running the High River Half Marathon. I am so proud of myself for setting a personal best time too. My first half I did in 2:55:50 in Oct. 2013 and this year I did it in 2:25:08....yup I rocked it even with an ankle injury, knee pain during it, hardly any sleep the night before and no half training. I don't recommend doing that but this year I Iucked out. I am also happy to report that my asthma was awesome. I never needed my inhaler once and it was hot. It was fantastic and others around me doubted I wouldn't have been that fast due to my injuries and to be honest I was hopeful for a better time.
My triathlon training is now done with my group but far from over with me. I still have many races to complete starting back in August. Two Spartans, Mud Hero, some fun 5k's and my Olympic Triathlon. I want to thank my coaches and my group for the amazing support throughout the whole training. I wolnd't have done what I have without them along side of me!
My Olympic Triathlon I was feeling nervous but decided to go out and do my best. See what happens and to trust the process. I have a feeling I may surprise myself. My half marathon kinda started that for me. I think I found the fire I once had. I used to have that fire before but lost it a bit by being happy and not so worried about everything. I am finding it again and it feels great.
I was able to get away for 10 wonderful days to the states on a much needed and well deserved vacation with my son and parents. I've needed this break at the halfway point in my training. My body is able to heal more, relax and rejuvenate. I was able to get a couple things checked off my bucket list by going Zip Lining in Whitefish MT (if you've never gone I recommend it highly... best time, great tour guides and so much fun!!). The other one was a fun motorbike ride from Columbia Falls MT to the ski hill in Whitefish... fun and scary at times but was feeling confident in Colin that was driving the bike... was more nervous of everyone else on the road. lol Oh and yes Colin is that new special someone in my life that I love spending time with. He came down to the states to visit... one was a day trip and the other was a few days and even got to meet friends of his in Big Fork MT. It feels like we've known each other a long time and is a romantic like myself! :) Just sucks he lives 2 hrs away at the moment but lucky for me he works out of Calgary a few days a week.
Now that I'm back home will get back into the swing of things as I have figured out a new training schedule to get me ready for the Triathlon and the Spartan Beast. Those two races are my main focus and consider the other ones as added training to get me ready for those September races. I want to finish race season strong and able to attempt my better race times. I have had so much support from my Triathlon group and friends so I know I can finish this strong! Then once I recover will have to sit down and decide what races I want to do next year. I just know it won't be so many and more focused. I do love the triathlons and Spartans so those will have to stay but which ones will decide. I also decided I would like to add some trail running in there this time and less road running. Running trails I am finding I love to do. So I guess hill training will be stuck in my training yet again. Lol who knows what I will decide but I am enjoying my journey and can't wait to see what I get to experience in another year.
Relationships really get me these days... do guys and now I am just generalizing as I know there are guys out there that don't do this and others that are in denial that they do. But do guys think women are dumb?? I mean if you are in a relationship and you meet another person and start communicating in ways and hiding it that to me is still cheating. Cheating to me is either an emotional (verbal) or physical. Why would someone do that before they break up with the current person they are with? I have to say there are women out there too that are just as bad as some guys and worse so I know it works both ways. I guess what I am getting at the most is why can't people be honest with each other?? I rather be hurt with the truth then to find information out after the fact thru other sources. It hurts so much worse and the trust is completely broken and can't be gotten back. Take my ex husband... I heard from others after we separated that he was having affairs while we were married. Bad enough he was trying to cover it up at the time and I had the same gut feelings that I always get when someone isn't being truthful to me. But why hide the truth? We are all human and we make mistakes but wouldn't it be better living a life of honesty and integrity then sneaking around hiding the truth and using coverups to make yourself feel better and justify what your doing? Sorry just a little rant there as I've had things on my chest for a long long time that I needed to get out and these opinions are of my own and not to cause debate or drama just as a means to get out. I am not bitter or anything as I hope my ex does end up finding someone he loves and can be honest with. I am glad things happened as I wouldn't be as strong as I am now and have learned from the past as to not fall or try to make the same mistakes again. Life is a journey and a lesson and you just gotta keep moving forward and great things will come your way if you believe! TRUST THE PROCESS! :)
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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