Wednesday, January 27, 2010

feeling grateful

I am feeling very grateful for my body today. Most days all I can think about are the things I would like to change about how I look. Today, I am feeling blessed to have the health and strength to run the way I do, and to add all the extra workouts I enjoy on top of that.

My dad will be 70 this year and on Monday he had his left hip replaced. He has been in pain for many years but the last 6 months or so the hip has gotten more painful. He and my mom were serving a mission for our church and so he waited for it to be over to have the surgery. The mission ended in Dec, so they set the surgery up for this past Monday. He lives in Utah and it just kills me that I can't be there to visit him, to hug and kiss him, to support my mom. I have a huge family (6 sisters 2 brothers) so it's not like my parents are alone on the journey to physical free-ness (is that a word?) I love you dad..... heal up quickly so you can get back in that pool to swim laps and back on the streets taking those walks you enjoy so much.

While I was on the treadmill this morning at the Y, a man came in. He is in a wheelchair and he has had both legs amputated. I don't know him, I have never talked to him. I was making up all kinds of stories in my head about why he had to lose his legs. But then I started thinking about what an example he is to all of us. He is bound to a wheel chair day in and day out, yet here he is at the Y, hopping on and off his chair to different weight machines. I noticed that I was feeling a bit lighter and happier with each step I took. I am grateful for my body and I am even more grateful I enjoy staying active. I hope my love for physical fitness will rub off on my daughters.

I also have a few friends who are going through medical ups and downs right now. One friend, after 7 1/2 years, is being weened off her heart medicines. She is such a trooper and has come a long way. I am so proud of her and she inspires me daily. I have another friend who seems to never catch a break when it comes to medical issues for her and her family. She was given some crappy news last week about her 7 year old and also about her own health. I love these girls more then words can express, so I wont try. But they both inspire me to be a better mom, wife, and friend. Thanks for being such amazing women in my life and for being my friends. (you know who you are)

I am also very grateful for my husband. He works so hard for this family. He is always looking ahead and trying to make sure we are happy and healthy. I couldn't ask for a better husband. I am not the easiest women to live with and he sure puts up with a lot of crap. Thanks for loving me.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm not worthy

I have been the worst blogger lately. I rarely come by my blog, when I do, it's just to update my mileage tracker. I have been a slacker in reading other blogs as well. It's not that I don;t have the time, or that I don't want to read them... I love reading all of your blogs very much. I have just become a very lazy blogger. I try to post at least once a week on my family blog, so our families in Utah can view recent photos of my kids.... but I have been terrible on the ole running blog. I am struggling with finding anything worth the effort to blog about. My life is very... plain. I love my life, it is just very uneventful since moving to Ky. So I apologize. I wanted to thank you all for coming by and visiting and leaving me such sweet comments. I 'puffy heart' comments. So I have to say... I am NOT worthy of having 100 followers. WOW. Thanks. I will be catching up soon.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

what would you have done?

So Tuesday's are boot camp day. I went and had a great/hard workout. When I leave the Y on Tue I always sign up for Spin class the following morning. (Wed) I think there are only about 10 bikes and so I like to be sure I get one. Normally, the class is NOT full, but I sign up anyways. Well this morning I head out the door, and off to the Y, Drop off the 4 yr old at child watch and in and down stairs for Spin. I walk in and all bikes are taken but one... the broken one. WHAT THE HELL. The one day I don't get there early enough.... So I jokingly say, out loud, "OK, I signed up, who didn't" and then I laugh and walk out, up stairs to the dreadmill. I was planning on running after spin anyways, but I was looking forward to a beating on the bike as well. So annoyed and frustrated, I start the treadmill... Two ladies did come up stairs and offer me their bikes, but I was NOT about to take them. They told me they hadn't signed up and that I really should have the spot. I just couldn't get myself to be the Bitch who took over their bike. So I didn't get to spin today, and instead I ran 6 miles on the dreadmill. My chest was hurting and it kind of scared me, other wise I would have gone a little longer. Oh well....

So... what would you have done? Taken the bike? Gone to the administration? yelled? laughed it off? I really am over it... but I haven't blogged in 13 days and felt I needed to get something out there. I don't know how all you amazing bloggers come up with something to blog about day after day. My life is just way to boring.

Friday, January 1, 2010

10 miles for 2010

I ran my 10 miles for 2010 this morning.
When I left the house my little temp thingy said it was about 30 degrees.... this was with the sun beaming right on it. I checked the weather online and it was more like 20 degrees, and 57% humidity and a wind chill of... I am not sure, but OMGosh, it was cold.

I bundled up and headed out the door. I run alone, and today felt VERY lonely. The cold, and wind just really pissed me off today. I don't usually mind to much about running alone, but it seems on the first day of the year, while running 10 to celebrate 2010...... it was lonely. Oh well. I got it done and I was very happy about it. I didn't feel all that great. Heavy, sluggish and slow... not a great combo, especially when you are already miserable in the cold. I finished my run in 1:26 min.. not to bad, but I can usually finish a tad faster. Again... oh well. I jumped in the shower and it was such a strange feeling. I hadn't let my body temp rise to room temp, and so when the hot water hit my freezing cold skin, it just felt... not sure how to explain it.... weird. Then the skin started to itch.
Enough whining... I ran my 10 and I am very happy I did.
Happy New Year to you all and may 2010 bring love and happiness.