Upgrading My Toolbox (Because Suffering is NOT an Option For Me)

Today I was able to see my doctor. I am very lucky, because I called this morning and got in this afternoon. I know I've been off kilter for quite some time now (months really) and I've been at the edge of the rabbit hole for about the same amount of time. I had been …

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Races, Brain Melts, and the Return of the FitBit

  Okay, So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year.  Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health.  I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon.  I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire …

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Cupping, Christmas, and Weights

Yes, let's talk about my back shall we? When I arrived at the Saint Mary's University Lifemark location, my RMT asked me the usual questions:  How are things?  What have you been up to? What are we working on today?  Welllllll... December is a hard month.  More so for those of us who suffer from …

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The Things I Struggle With During Injury Recovery

I've Been Absent Photo courtesy of Bitmoji 🙂 I have found it hard to express everything I have been doing/feeling lately. It dawned on me that this is what I should right about. I haven't been unable to run for a bit.  I injured my left calf when I attempted to bolt out of the …

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Why I Will Sometimes Run Tech Free

I Get Caught Up.In looking at my Garmin.Checking my pace.How much time has passed.How far I've gone (and sometimes I have not even hit 1km before I am looking down).When the anxiety kicks in I get caught up in things that are out of my control:  the weather, my body, etc.FitSnap works for my tech …

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When Anxiety Comes Knocking….

You Put On Your Best FaceOkay, maybe not THIS face, lol.Because we, the mentally ill, it's what we do.  Until we can't.Last week was bad for me.My anxiety was bad.  It started on Monday.I woke up with it, like the bottom fell out of my stomach.  There was no reason for it.  It's just how …

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Weight of the World….

And Why It Reminds Me to RefocusI carry a lot on my shoulders.  Some of it is placed there by me.I over think everything, obsessively.Not being able to control my environment throws me into a tailspin sometimes.So, until I am cleared to run (my ultimate stress reliever), I've been walking and packing my gym bag …

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