The New Year is well under way and we have been MIA for some time now. Much has happened in our absence.
I ran CIM and missed my qualifying time as well as a new PR. It was disappointing to say the least, but I have had weeks to process the race results. For that day I did my best and I finished, even if it was disappointing. Every marathon that you finish is a victory in my opinion because 26.2 miles is a long voyage.
For anyone curious, CIM is a great course and I think one you should consider. My training wasn’t great, but I logged a lot of high mileage weeks and did some great workouts. I also was dealing with some health issues and trying to manage two 20 hours a week jobs, with coaching high school and privately, as well as another small part time job. My nights were late and my days were exhausting.
75 mile weeks with 50+ hours a week working and homeschooling left me exhausted and my physical health weakened. My life is busy and I need to cut myself some slack. Running already stresses the body and adding work and children, and my life is crazy at all times.
For 2020 I have asked to reduce my responsibilities at one of my jobs and I am making it a goal to be more present with my family and to give myself more rest. I need it and I deserve it. I have decided that I can’t do it all, and I shouldn’t want to.
That’s where Instagram can be the worst. Comparing everyone doing everything and being everywhere. It can leave you feeling like you aren’t enough. Doing enough, going enough and being enough. So you tackle more, take on more, say YES to more.
I have decided to let go of anxiety and stress. Let go of work. Let go of disappointments. Let go of what’s holding you back. Let go of fear and “stuff.” Most of life’s things are only distractions and material things that gives no meaning. So much in our life today is only taking our time. Comparing take our time and JOY. Work adds stress and can rob us of our time with our family. Instagram can rob our time and JOY as well.
So let go of what is holding you back and stealing your time. It can be comparison, work, disappointments, social media, fear and stress. It can be unhealthy relationships, emails and late night scrolling. I guarantee there is something that has kept you from taking that big leap, reaching your goals and setting new PR’s.
So LET GO…….
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit