It’s been so long since my last post, it took me four times to remember my login and password for this site. This summer/fall was filled with incredible highs and extreme lows. I started this summer with a hopeful excitement, happiness and love that I honestly hadn’t felt in years. However, life happens and things change … that’s the way it goes.
On top of that, I traveled to BOSTON a few times, spent the night in Atlanta, went to New Orleans and I’ve been back and forth to Stamford, CT. While everything in life was exciting, I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have.
I can tell you why … I didn’t stop exercising, but I stopped enjoying it. It became a chore, instead of a release. I had so much going on that I should have relied on exercising to get me through instead of dreading it. This feeling impacted everything in my life so far beyond the hour or two I was exercising.
I’m fixing this because I need to get back my love of running, my excitement for exercising and sweating back on track. I don’t have a plan yet, but I’m working on one!
In the meantime, here are a few things I (think) I learned this summer/fall:
- Friendship is precious, special and a gift. Cherish it and never give up. Friends are everything.
- You will hurt like heck the day after a two-hour trail run after not exercising that hard in months.
- Trust your gut. If you’re questioning someones feelings/intentions, you are more than likely correct. P.S. learning that you were, in fact, right will hurt even more, but it help you to know you made the right decision.
- People who love you are there for you through everything. They come to visit and just to give you a hug. They call to make sure you are o.k. and they have the best wisdom and advice to share.
- Going back to Boston will feel like home, every SINGLE time.
- If you can’t sleep at 4 a.m. and you’re in stuck in a hotel, the best thing to do is to go to the 24 hour fitness room and hop on the treadmill until you tire yourself out again.
- Running in the streets of NOLA isn’t easy AT ALL and I don’t recommend it (but I loved the city).
- People never really change.
- The sooner you learn to stand up for yourself, the better/easier your life will be.