So many people start the new year with all these resolutions and the new year new me crap. So many people fail and end up feeling resentment. Why don't more people start a new goal and keep improving on it. It doesn't matter the time of year to start something... pick a day and go for it. I also find taking baby steps to achieving your goals. If you go big at the start your also chancing the failure of your goal. Everyone is different though so you basically need to find a path that works for you. For me I am keeping on my journey... making small changes to get to my goals that I have had the last two years. I keep finding ways to help me get to my goal. One way wasn't working so I changed directions in hopes that the new way will work. It's all about finding balance and learning to listen to your body. That's been a huge thing for me this past year. Also realizing how stress negatively effects my body. I am amazed at how bad my body reacts to it and how I keep trying to make changes and it rebels. Changes won't work if I am extremely stressed. I finally understand that... slowly and surely I finally get it. lol
I am excited for the new year and what may lie ahead for me and my family. I feel like I am at the brink of something new and amazing. I am starting a new Job and am extremely excited for what doors it may open for me and what new things I will get to learn. Also looking forward to my racing goals, getting stronger and faster. Trying new races, repeating old ones and having fun with friends along the way. For once I am starting the year knowing I can go do a race with or without someone joining. I want to crush my previous Spartan Race times and I want to conquer more obstacles on my own. I want to lift heavier and finally start to kick my sugar addiction to the curb. I have lots of wants that are goals and I have put together the pieces to start to accomplish it. I also plan on including restorative or therapeutic yoga into my routine to increase flexibility and learning to relax more. So this isn't a "new me/resolution" it's just a revamp of my goals that I have been doing the last few years. New game plan. I think the new job will help me as well in this process.
So my first big goal was to accomplish on January 9th. I sat on my road bike and trainer for 5 hrs for a Ultra Spin raising money for MitoCanada. I am loving my bike again after taking a year off from doing triathlons and figure with a friend we will go for it! Which we did and we stayed the whole time. Pretty proud of ourselves for doing that. Makes other training on the bike seem easy. On April 30th with my son Ty and friends will run 15 km in prep of our Half Marathon Training. Mothers Day weekend I am heading back to Montana to tackle the Beast and Sprint again... can't wait to do way faster times there. Then we complete our Half Marathon on May 29th at the Calgary Scotiabank Marathon. So thinks it's covering around 65.56 km between April 30th and May 29th. Crazy but can't wait. I feel more ready to handle it all and I learnt so much from doing it last year that I know what to do differently. Plus I am finding my recovery is getting better and if I can keep my stress down and keep on these new stress relieving techniques I can see my racing getting better. I am looking forward to seeing how things will all work together. 2014 was just a start, 2015 was practice and 2016 is game time and kicking ass!
In looking back from my years races I like to do up stats on distance covered like I did last year. I did less races... only 15 but I covered a total of 218.58 kms or 135.81 miles. Last year was 17 races and 275.46 kms or 171.16 miles distance covered in those races. Of course all these stats don't include the distance I covered in my training around the races. I almost caught up to that distance in less races. It's pretty cool to see me doing this after everything I have been thru and so glad I am able to keep at it. Asthma you may like to test me along the way but asthma doesn't define who I am anymore. Asthma can't stop me from accomplishing my goals and dreams. Nothing will as I always overcome them no matter what. I am so strong and independent and love this life I am living and making for me and my son!! I truly am Unbroken and Strong!! Watch out world this Strong Momma is just getting warmed up!! AROO!!!!
This new year has me doing so many new things already. Did a 12km snowshoe in Banff AB with my son and friend Kathleen. Was a fun day and a great adventure. Lots of stories and we goofed off to out there.
Well think that is all and I am finally getting the first blog post of the year done. Once I get my routine down better with this new drive things will hopefully settle a bit down. Plus needing to add morning workouts in as I feel icky for not doing it a week. Time to jump back on... Half marathon training won't happen on its own. Lol
Wish me luck!!
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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