Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bigger than triathlon...

This is something I've had to keep on reminding myself of the past month during this injury that has caused me to be unable to run. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I keep reminding myself that there is more to me than triathlon.

I used to think the only thing that make me happy was running, biking, swimming. Here are some of the things that make me happy:

Sleeping in and cuddling

Taking long walks/hikes with my dog Hannah

Bikram Yoga

Dinner at a GOOD restaurant

A really funny movie or comedy show

Spending time and laughing with the most important people in my life

Talking on the phone with old/best friends and family, or even better seeing them

My new house

My wedding dress

Planning my wedding

Learning about the latest and greatest in health and wellness

Using my knowledge to help people and see it impact lives

A good martini once in a while

Dressing up (again, only once in a while, i prefer sweats)

Watching snow fall in the Rocky Mountains

Like I said, everything happens for a reason, and I think this injury is happening so I learn to respect and cherish the things in my life that make me happy, other then triathon. Sometimes we get so caught up in the training and ourselves, that we push other things away resulting in an imbalanced life.

For now, balance is the goal. I have faith that restoring the balance in my life will heal my injury and I'll be running long again in no time. I am lucky to have wonderful people in my life to keep me going.

Thank all of you, and God above.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Good Running Gone Bad

I regret to inform EVERYONE that the injury I thought I had shaken has yet returned. I guess that because there are so many good things going on in my life (getting married in April, buying a house, having a great job, dog, fiance and family) that one thing had to go wrong. Of course it has to be the one thing I want to do most. It's pretty safe to say that if I was told I had an hour to live, and could pick one thing to do in that hour, I would run. I've heard most people would pick sex, but not me. I would pick running.

Well, I was planning on doing the Rock N Roll Arizona marathon this January, but it looks like my knee can't handle more then 20 minutes of running right now, so it's pretty much out of the question. As of now I am trying to be the most positive I can be. I got all my tears out, and now I am sucking it up, acting positive and appreciating all the wonderful things I DO have in my life. I am blessed and thankful for so many things, it's crazy for me to go lock myself and shut down in depression because I can't run again. I WILL get better with smart, careful recovery training and the plan is to run the Ragnar relay in the end of February.

Brian will do the marathon and I will be there at the finish to cheer him on. He's going for a PR of 2:50 this year! What an amazing runner he is, duck running form and all :)~