Well so to speak. I am trying to make my fitness comeback after having a horrible summer with my asthma, and only being able to barely complete my races. But things have been going well. I found a new love of heavy bag boxing. I have the gloves, wraps and shoes now. Been able to take up newbie deals at gyms in the city so I can try new things while saving some money. Also started spinning and gotta say its up there on my new likes for workouts. Been back doing yoga again since I missed it so much. Sure helps keep my body moving better. Already seeing and feeling changes which is always a good thing. I think I will modify my webpage to add links to the gyms I love going to. I created one for upcoming races and one clothes I get to represent. I really need to get better at posting pics of the clothes and one line I am waiting for the stuff to show up. Whoops sorry I got side tracked there. Lol Sadly that happens in real life so why shouldn’t it happen in my blog too. 🙄
So these new classes I am going to have been amazing. Getting to meet new people and love learning/trying new things. Tried a bootcamp workout at Forma Fitness, Spin and Yin Class and Yin Class at Hop Shop, Boxing at Sweat Science, also went and tried another boxing class at Rumble, went to a spin class at Soul Spin Studio. They have been fun and getting me into trying new things. My coordination for spin class is interesting and I am slowly getting better compared to my first ever Class. With doing all these classes I am starting to get the mojo back to running and wanting to try running on a regular basis again. I do have lofty goals for 2018 in that aspect so now is the best time to get back into it.
I got my triathlon bike tuned up, setup on the indoor trainer, and got it working better. Also working on finding a good website I can go to that I can race other people on. Dug out my old stand-up fan so I can use it on the treadmill and the road bike. Started planning workouts in my gym and the bootcamp I went to got the juices flowing. Love weight lifting and will be getting into that again. It helps since we de-cluttered the basement so I don’t see that while working out. Slowly making changes to the house now that we have been here four years.
Along with the other decisions I have made I am getting back into meal prepping. Want to get into that more again since I felt better when I did. Feels great to find the missing mojo again. It was so lost the last year and a bit. Ever since March 2016 when I almost died the third time. It’s been a slow progress of ups and downs but have been learning so much about myself and asthma along this journey.
I have so many inspiring friends and seeing them tackle their goals has really motivated me more. I just wish I could get my lungs to agree that this is god for them and that they need to really stop fighting me so much. But I am being smart and taking my time working on them and building them up again. Letting them take the time to heal a bit more and slowly pushing them harder and harder. It’s so hard to not just be go go. I just want to do it all right now. I need to step back and just enjoy the journey and keep learning about myself. It’s gonna happen and it’s not going to be easy. But if it was easy would I really want to be doing it? Would I still have the determination and stubbornness about it? You know I probably wouldn’t. If I didn’t have the challenges that I have had would I still be the person I am today? You know I don’t think so. I was given this because I was strong enough to handle it and not let it stop me. Those that know me know I won’t go down without a fight.
Will be adding more running into things at the end of the month to see how my training this month either helps it or see if it doesn’t. Also hiking lots as well which is my happy place and can’t get enough of. I am always up for mountain adventures with my favourite people.
I am working on deciding my goals for next year and see what races are a must do. So far I am doing a few Half Marathons and working on improving my times for them. Plus will see what the cards hold for me as well.
Will keep you updated on my progress and let you know if this training thing makes running easier.
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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