With things being totally hectic over the past couple of months…
I’ve found it hard to focus. Especially with not being able to run That was a form of meditation for me.
I have found other ways to get my fitness fix, with some prompting from the man in my life (we’ll call him Mr. Y) and I am grateful for that. He is very patient with me as he is still getting to know my moods and my mental illness.
I have been doing meditation and yoga at home, as I have posted in the past. But I have to say. It has really made me pause the past couple of days and I am now trying to be more aware. Of how I love the smell of my coffee in the morning. How great smoothies taste. How I have way too much “stuff”. How I love my sneakers. How comfortable I am in my running gear. How much I love food – fruit, greek yoghurt, dried cranberries. How grateful I am for my support system. How much time I DON’T spend enjoying the silence around me…and I thought, “I’ve gotten caught up in stuff”. Time to get grounded!
A yoga blog I love is Yoga Girl. She shares a lot and I love it. Her good times, bad times, her emotions. It’s all laid bare. She is non-apologetic about sharing her feelings and I think it ROCKS. I mean, we’re not happy ALL the time…and I think that’s okay.
I’ve also been reading other fitness blogs (i.e. Fit Grampa – a new blogger) and yoga blogs. The blogging runners (some listed here on my page) I follow keep me excited about the prospect of running again, AND I am getting to learn of some really cool races outside of Nova Scotia. Really looking forward to doing some of these!! I also have a great twitter feed FULL of awesome supportive runners/bloggers (Bagtownblogtrotter, Michelle The Runner, Janet of jan.etc, and so many others! To list them all….that’s another blog post…lol). This is something I am really thankful for 🙂
My mission for the rest of the summer is to not move so fast that I miss the things that make me HAPPY. To enjoy what I can do now, knowing that eventually I will be able to lace up and run. Because there are some that don’t have that luxury.
****As I finished editing this post ….I am happy to say that I have an MRI appointment! I call tomorrow for details 😀