Yes that's right... One week until my Spartan race weekend. I am always looking forward to getting away and taking time off of work but also excited to race again in my 2nd homes backyard. My favourite place to visit and go several times a year!
So it's been one week since I registered and made the decision to change directions and find a new date to accomplish my other dream. I gotta say I am back on the right track. With that busy weekend last weekend I came down with a head cold. So workouts had suffered bad as I couldn't take time off work to get healthier fast with so many projects on the go. Was a super busy and stressful week and on top of had to go to a funeral to say goodbye to a great lady that will be missed very much.
I was really tempted to cancel my workout with my trainer with feeling crappy Friday night but I went and boy was I glad to go. Towards the end of it I felt things in my head turn around and find my new focus for working out. Things were getting better and I felt great for going as I always do. It's also always great to talk about what's going on and it gets my head back into the game. I am enjoying the new month of workouts so far... Well I only got one day in. We both agree that to accomplish that other dream of mine we want to go about it smart and not deprive my body of what it needs or do anything drastic to reach my goal. I don't want to have issues after it either. We are still modifying and tweeking my diet and haven't found the right pieces of the puzzle yet that work for me. So between the diet part and my head both are not in sync to complete the puzzle and see more changes. It will happen and I can wait and keep trying to get there. I know a major component is stress. I need to aliviate a good protion of it. It's getting there but taking a bit longer. I'm not in a rush so it's ok too. I am learning to be ok with it.
While I was sick I decided to go with a friend at lunch to try the new tanning/spa place out that just opened Monday. We went Thursday at lunch and they have this hydration system you go in. It heats you up to 48 degrees and vibrates. It's a 20 min session and wow I felt so relaxed and amazing afterwards. I will be adding that into the "take care of me" plan. I still see my Chiro once a month, get my massages once a month and then will be adding this into it too. They also have a sauna and a hydro massager too. So lots to do to take care of me. While in the hydration I am going to use that to learn to meditate and start to turn off the nonsense that runs thru my brain. I need to be able to turn it off so I can sleep better and de-stress faster. It's all about the physical, mental and spiritual well being for myself plus adding in the stuff I love to do like live life and race. I love variety and I need my down time but I also enjoy getting out there trying new things and enjoying the great outdoors too, the world has so much to offer. I also want to spend more time with those I care about too!
My Sunday was amazing... I finally am feeling much better and my cold has finally left. I have energy and my mind is in a good place. My son and I ran into the city after his friend went home from sleeping over. We went and ran the stairs like we did last time and as always had a lot of fun. Went to Fitness Depot to buy more things for my home gym. I am getting a few more Spartan training items and really want to buy a rope to learn to climb for my races but I have no place to install it. I bought some sand disks, kettle bells and a TRX system. Then we went to my other favourite store the Running Room. I needed to get some gels, bars and other stuff for my back to back Spartan races. I rather bring too much then not have enough like I have had happen before.
Will be a busy short week with two soccer practices and a couple of nights of packing and laundry stuff. Looking forward to leaving Friday morning and having three days off of work but can't forget the races that NBC will be at filming the elite racers so you never know my son and I could be on TV. Lol
So on that note I leave you and will possibly post an update on the weekend. But if you follow me on Instagram I will try to post updates there.
Until next time... AROO!
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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