I've been busy working out 5 to 6 days a week with my triathlon training. Have to admit this is one of the hardest things I've had to do with that to date. Not only physically but mentally too. Trying to plan life, work, being a single mom, seeing my friends, family and boyfriend is a constant struggle.
For the physical aspect of it all I feel like a zombie and my body has been struggling with pain and learning to recover faster. Thankfully the weight training was helping it but still my body isn't used to the intensity of the training of cycling on a tri bike for 2 hrs (let alone my butt is still learning to adapt to that) to running and then in the pool swimming up to 42 laps in an hour.
I've had to ease up the intensity for a few weeks to help my body adjust and to help ease the frustrations of my body being tired plus when I was pushing thru it my technique started to suffer which isn't good at all which then makes me frustrated. I know a vicious circle that I am trying hard to avoid. I am also getting better at not being so hard on myself and taking each day, each new training workout as it is and for what it is and seeing what I can do different or improve. As my gal Lisa say's "trust the process"... It seems to be my new life motto. Some days I believe it more then others but regardless it's always in the back of my mind in any life situation.
My asthma... Well for the most part is doing great and hanging in there. Now that I am suffering a head cold this week it's doing not so great and makes my workouts extremely challenging especially when I tried to swim. It so didn't work out in my favour and my lungs/cold won. Body won though as I sat in the hot tub after trying and rested it which I can tell it was very thankful for.
Things I have learned along this journey so far is that I am more in tune with my body more then ever and I know I really need to see a chiropractor as my body feels so off and not in line with anything. So that's my next step is to get that looked at.
My diet has become a huge thing with all this training and learning how to keep it fuelled with the right foods and enough of the right foods is still a challenge. I have better days then others but the bad days are getting fewer and fewer. So there is still hep for me yet. I have 1 month till my first race and I can still get there and fine tune things as I go.
Trying to make a schedule so I can make sure my workouts, spending time with my son/boyfriend, seeing my friends and family and working a full time job is a juggling act but things are working out. I was scared of trying to make it all work but I was before the seperation and nothing is different now other then the stess and not having that other negative person to impact your life. They were there but majority of the time I did things on my own and had more animals on top of it to worry about. Only difference I had a great job with part time hours. I am strong and I've gotten thru so much in my past that anything else that gets tossed my way I will over come those challenges. Don't get me wrong I do have my moments of sadness and frustration and the "why me" questions but I am learning to deal with them and move on from the past. I have great days and I have not so great days. We are all human and have our own way of dealing with things and some things take time but eventually it will all be worth the pain in the end because you can say you did it and survived! Life isn't easy or ever will be easy you just eventually learn to roll with some things and other things you stand up and say "no way" and make a change. Change is scary but change can be such a wonderful freeing experience too. I can honestly say I've never been stuck in a rut in my life other then my workouts for a few months. Lol
So on that note I will leave you with those thoughts.
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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