Day 269: Rapidly approaching 31.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Well, as of this coming Tuesday I'll be bidding a fond farewell to the year that was spent as 30. I had a hard time turning 30 - not like a depressed, sad kind of hard - but the uncomfortable, recognition of one's place in life, assessing kind of difficult.
I spent 30 working on myself. Something I really think I should have done sooner; but, can see why I didn't.
It took comfort in where I was to be able to focus on fixing my perspective. It also took a change in lifestyle where I wasn't spending months of the year living in a hotel in a foreign country.
I'm really looking forward to 31. 31 is going to be the year of my first Half Marathon. It's going to be the year where I adore my body for all the work I've put into it. It's the year of balance and joy. I think 31 is going to be the best year of my life.
So, the running is in limbo right now mostly because my hip is still all whack. No idea what I did to it; but, I'm going to keep on stretching and icing and hope for the best. It doesn't feel like an injury - it just feels sore. I'm sure the bootcamp with lunges that I did at Club on Tuesday didn't much help matters.
Saturday is an 8 mile run with the SCRRC. It's going to be fun and I'm going to put myself in with the 12-minute group and just take it easy. As much as I love chasing the 11-minuters, I think it's best just to go easy on the hip until it feels healed up. Right now, the next big race is an 8 miler at the end of this month, a 3 miler at the start of April and then it's time for the Half Marathon bonanza! After that? Well, in June I signed up for a 17 mile hike and in September is the Air Force Half Marathon.
Sunday I'm meeting up with an old work friend for Brunch and then going to see Oz the Great and Powerful with my bro. Plans also include to get some painting done in the Kitchen and finally get those undercabinet lights installed where I want them!
I'm so inspired lately by reading about other people who have worked so hard at being able to complete a race - I can't wait until I can say I completed my goal race, too.