Falling apart yet falling together….

falling apartOver the past couple of months I have felt like this quote but I have been unable to notice things actually falling together.  This is very hard to admit because I like to think I am a very optimistic person who can find the positive and just persevere.

Yes this is why I have just kept things to positive, motivational quotes and Juneathon,  oh and I began marathon training AGAIN!  (I’m starting to think I am insane)

Well recently I have noticed things beginning to actually fall together.

Whew…. glad to have that happening.

I recently (Monday) accepted a position closer to home with the same company and more responsibility (more pay too)  but a next step in my career which is scary and exciting all at the same time.  Our house is finally getting back together after the remodel that started in April (hoping to be done by the end of August at this point).  My other half’s job has extended him until the end of August too which helps my crazy stability need.  So I would say things are falling together.

Sometimes I sit with my clients and work on trying to help them piece their lives together while mine feels like it is falling apart.  It is much easier to help others than keep the focus on ourselves.  Then I would find myself coming home and feeling extremely anxious and practicing coping skills to deal with this anxiety which you guessed it, includes lots of running!

I do feel like each time I go through one of those overwhelming challenging times I try to at least learn something and try to improve myself.  So far I have learned that I need to relax and realize that things happen for a reason and eventually things fall back together.  Sounds easier said then done, but I’m working on it!

Any challenges for you recently?

I’ll update on the marathon training:

week #4 – working hard, hot, humid and hopeful that this is all beneficial in the colder temps of October in Chicago!

 

 

 

Last Day, Last Day 30/30

This is it. I’m all done!  Completed Juneathon 2015.

Many miles, gym workouts, as well as just making up workouts.  But today was real.  Today was track work out.  Glad to finish the month with this craziness:

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Turns out I am as bad at pacing on the track as I am on my long runs.  The good news is that I beat my time I was supposed to run.

4 X 800 sprints – supposed to be 3:47 pace

actual 3:24, 3:22, 3:27, and 3:30

1 mile cool down, 1 mile warm up and walking a lap in between.

Glad to be done and thankful for the cloud cover that came in as I was starting the sprints.

Thankful for another good training day.  On to Chicago Marathon 2015!

Cold, rainy Juneathon day!

 

When it is cold and rainy outside I become a big wimp.  Today it was that way so I headed to the gym but at least I got some exercising done.

12.2 mile bike ride – interval cycling at a level 5 (can you say torture in the legs, I should have run outside!)

Lots of core and arm work at home and more helping put the house back together.  So glad everything is starting to get back to normal at home since this project started in April.

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Happy 28th day of Juneathon!