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Time for a more positive blog

Monday, March 17, 2014

Yep, my last few blogs have not been the best I have to offer. In fact, I may just delete them altogether.

I found that the stress caused by the Amazon situation caused me to push myself too hard to work it out by running. Needless to say, last week's runs weren't the greatest. And the result--a relapse of an old injury that I haven't seen in a few years. So, you're thinking, how is this a more positive blog? Here it is--I realize my mistake, and it was a hard lesson learned. While running is a great stress release for me, I guess the stress became just too much to try to run off, and I reinjured myself.

While I'm not able to run, what can I do instead? First, I need to focus more on the positive lessons. I somehow got sidelined from my 2014 goal to find something beautiful about every day. Last week I did not do that. No matter what, there is always something beautiful in every day. I lost sight of that, and I am back to finding that beautiful thing about each day.

Yes, it has been a year filled with obstacles. But I can't let these moments define who I am or where I am going. It may be time to just let the Amazon scam go and just walk away, lesson learned. Since last summer, I've learned that I'm bigger than bad people and that I will overcome any obstacle thrown my way. I have to--because I am stronger.

So, this week, my workouts will be made up of walking, outside in the stupid frigid cold (my face has been so frozen that I get to see how I would look with botox treatments), and on the treadmill and elliptical at night. I was able to recover from this injury before by running on the ellipitical, instead of the treadmill, because it doesn't stress my hip and inner thigh the way running does. I may not be putting up the big numbers in fitness minutes and steps that I have been, and that's okay. Because it's more important that I rehabilitate the injury first, then return to increasing my running mileage, slowly.

The best part--by taking it slowly I am able to better enjoy the view along the way--the beauty of the birds singing, and hopeful sight of the snow melting (please?!). I'll be fine--I always am--because I've proven time and time again that I'm a survivor.

And finally, Happy St. Patrick's Day from Jasper! May you find a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow.

Disclaimer: No dogs were humiliated in the creation of this image. All effects are painted on.
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    Just love this, Pattie! Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day and that you find your pot of gold as well.
    1460 days ago
    Love this post! emoticon dear friend! We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. Your attitude is one that I need to start adopting.
    1461 days ago
    Pattie, love the positive blog and especially the last picture!!! Glad you are doing so much better.

    Hugs and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!
    1462 days ago
    Love the last picture and disclaimer!!!

    Yep, elliptical is much easier on the hip. Pretty much why I have one. One day at a time and we will both get back where we want to be.
    1462 days ago
    Blogs aren't always supposed to be sunshine and roses. Life is difficult some times, it's good to throw all that stuff out there so you can get to appreciate the good things in life.

    Sorry about the re-injury! I may have done that too after Saturday's race. Lessons learned!

    I heard a football player in an interview say they spread Vaseline on their faces during games in the brutal cold so I started doing that taking the dog for walks in the frigid temps. It didn't keep me warm by any means but it did help block a little wind from freezing my lops and nose!

    Keep moving!
    1462 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/17/2014 8:08:51 PM
    Anything that reminds you to get back to living well is a good lesson. All blessings to you!
    1462 days ago
    Hahaha! Love your disclaimer and sure wish I could see the image! Had to laugh about the botox! I think everyone is fed up with winter! Bring on the spring!! Hard lesson, that one, but you are taking the positive route and that is good for everything! For your mental and physical health! Hope you heal quickly and enjoy all the beauty out there! Kisses to Jasper!
    1462 days ago
    emoticon blog. Don't ever worry about your blogs not being the best. Sometimes you just feel the way you feel.

    1462 days ago
    OUTSTANDING blog. emoticon It sure is good to have those initial goals to fall back on to keep us on track isn't it. I was thinking the same thing about me. I too think I do not need to get so many miles in. Balance is the key. I personally need to focus on gaining more a bit more muscle to hopefully increase my metabolism. Gotta do some no doubt to get rid of the stress but not get too carried away.

    I sure hope you feel better soon. Sure hope the weather gets better too. I can't imagine. I am struggling enough with just the rain and gloom we are getting here yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    You are a survivor, no doubt about it. That is something you will never have to question. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the St. Pat's greeting. Priceless!
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    1462 days ago
    emoticon Even when we are bouncing over obstacles, it is good to find today's rainbow. emoticon emoticon
    1462 days ago
    Don't get too down on yourself about the blogs though- Writing and blogging are good ways to get out the stress in a non-food way! :)

    But it is good to focus on positive, you're right :)

    1462 days ago
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