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Has it really been that long?

Monday, February 11, 2013

I just noticed the date of my last blog entry. July 14, 2012. Has it really been 9 months? Holy cow! Sorry about that folks, I guess life just got the better of me.

So, how am I doing? For the most part, really good! I'm still doing my Taekwondo classes, in fact I'm on the Demo Team and we have a competition in March. That's definitely added motivation to continue kicking butt in class. :)

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My running, sadly, had fallen by the wayside. This fall I had a new middle schooler plus my elementary schooler (two different schedules!), a new routine to get into, the schools are woefully understaffed due to budget cuts so now I'm spending 2 days a week volunteering, my quilting business has taken off so I'm sewing up a storm most days... You can see how I felt overwhelmed and "didn't have time" to run.

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Bah! I'm going to change that! I ran on Saturday and again this morning. Honestly, I can still get a run in 4 times a week as long as I don't get lazy. If I get dressed and ready to run before sending the kids off to school Mon/Wed/Fri (the days I'm not volunteering), I can head out as soon as they're on their buses. And if I am focused and don't get sucked into the computer (ahem!), then I can still get a lot of sewing done. Maybe not as much as I could if I skipped the workout, but you know, I need to keep my future in mind. Keeping healthy NOW will mean for a better life LATER. Right?

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OK, so that's my update. Slowly but surely I'm getting back into the swing of things as far as the running goes. I'm having massive IT band pain, but I expected that. I stretch and use a foam roller both before and after my runs. I need to remember to stretch and roll on days I don't run too, that will also help. I just keep in mind that I'm basically starting over, don't expect to be able to run 5 miles at once without issue... but I'll get back there soon. Today I did 2.5 miles with minimal IT band pain, so that's a start! :)

I hope all of you are having good success with your nutrition and exercise goals. :)
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