I totally forgot about writing since I went back to work full time in July…. sort of. I think about it all the time but just never find the time to do it. It’s a terrible thing because writing has always been one of my favorite activities – ever since I was about 8 years old and my second grade teacher started us on journal writing. But somehow through the years I’ve gotten busy and lost it. I used to draw too. I stopped when I was 16. I don’t want that to happen with writing. But I digress…
Recently (last week), I decided to train for a half marathon. Because why the fk not. I had a baby almost 2 years ago and turned 40 a couple months ago so I really feel like I need to stay on top of things fitness wise. I feel great when I work out. I feel like shit when I don’t. It’s pretty much a no-brainer, right? You’d think so. Yet I haven’t worked out regularly since I started working full time in July. Everything has fallen to the wayside except for my employment and child. Once I get going on this half marathon thing, I’m thinking about triathalon training and mud runs.
I’ve gained about 10 lbs and 35 points on my total cholesterol since I started this job – my first sedentary position ever in my life. It’s not healthy. And while I’m not technically overweight on a standard American weight chart, I’m pushing it… and I’m overweight FOR ME. I do not feel light on my feet and energetic like I used to. My clothes don’t fit. I was sinking into depression, and for me, that means anger and bitchiness which leads me into a whole host of other issues which I will leave for another post.
So yes, I am training for a fking half marathon now and I’m loving it. My current goal is to get to 3 miles in 30 minutes. Right now I’m at 2.3 miles in that time. I’m excited about this. Really excited. It’s the first goal I’ve had in months and that feels good. If you’d like to join me in this training, I’m only on week 2, so shoot me a message here or to my regular gmail and we can virtually train together, yay!