Tuesday, August 27, 2013
So it's been a looong time since my last entry. And I've gained some weight (about 10-15 pounds depending on where I compare it to). I can't tell if it's just muscle mass gained or what (my clothes still fit ok). But I miss my half marathon training body. And how good I felt then! So I will slowly work my way back to that (just not over-training this time!!!!!). I've been managing to make it to yoga every other day, and running (just 2.5 miles) on the days that I "take a break" from yoga. ;) I mean it was a pretty big triumph to go from tendonitis and bursitis and not being able to run for three months in the winter / spring, to back to running now, and up to 2.7 miles by late summer! Pretty good I must say! But I still have to work on increasing my flexibility and slowly (very slowly) increasing my distance. I think that in order to accomplish this, I will try to register for a 10K for mid-late November. :) Woohoo! A new goal to reach for. Other than that, I more or less quit my crappy job last winter (although I still consult with them) and have started to teach yoga on the side.
Although this has been a huge transition and I have felt lost along the way at times, it is all for the best. I am looking into taking a grad school class this fall as well and have applied for several jobs, although the yoga jobs just keep rolling in like crazy!! Also, my dad has been very ill, which has been gut wrenching. Oh and I got a divorce last winter (another very positive but gigantically mahoosive move). So, overall there has been a LOT of *shift happening* in my life. And I am searching for my anchors. So far, they've been yoga, my breath, teaching. I am searching for a positive community now. I don't know if church is right for me, but maybe a UU service or reform synagogue or a sangha of some sort. So many choices. I need to get on the ball. Ok, enough with all of this. I need to get moving and on to yoga.
Well, writing all of this out, no wonder I've been off track and off center! Time for me to find my center again.