The Little Engine

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ok, I'm REALLY out of the loop around here, but new things are starting and I'm including being back to sparking more as part of the new beginnings.

Biggest news for me, for those who didn't hear through FB, is that I put my notice in at my job. I've really enjoyed working there, but the damage it was doing to me physically just wasn't worth it, plus it wasn't really in line with the goals I had for going back to work. I may try something else (I have a possible job lead) but only if doesn't conflict with certain other goals I have, like getting back into shape. So, I already wasn't scheduled to work today, but although my boss wants me to be available for the next week or so till a new batch of employees gets up to speed, he didn't schedule me at all for the next schedule period (Wed, Jan 25 through Tues, Jan 31). SO... I'm looking to really work on getting back into shape!

To start things off, hubby and I got back to the gym this morning. My right heel hurt after half an hour on the elliptical but I took some anti-inflammatory, and it's feeling fine now, which is a nice quick recovery for how it's been doing. I was actually looking into a sprint triathlon for this April but... well, between how my feet have been doing and that I am really out of shape and overweight again, and haven't run for a year and a half... I decided I'd best be wise and not push it. I'll shoot for it in a year.

My hubby's brother wants us to hike Mt. Whitney with him in about a year and a half. YIKES! Ok, that's a bit scary, considering I have a long way to go to get into shape again, and this time I won't have a trainer helping me. However, I think I can do it, and am sure going to go for it! I'll be digging out my old workout journals and recreating a lot of the workouts I did at the beginning with Brad. That should help. I'm COUNTING on it to help anyway.

In the meantime, we'll be doing some local hiking, as soon as it warms up, up at Mt. Charleston. Apparently, even when it's REALLY warm down here in the valley, it can still be freezing up there, so we'll have to wait awhile, which timing wise should work out well for me to get a base going before trying something that strenuous.

So, new year and maybe not NEW beginnings, but back to previous beginnings! I'm ready to get back into shape!

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    Hey there, Little Engine... how's it going? Blog update please? :)
    3274 days ago
    Jules so glad your back and what a great idea to go back through your Brad journals!! I know he was super inspirational to you and that should help keep you focused. Glad you are making life changes that will be good for you and your family. Take care and keep in touch.
    3281 days ago
    Hi Jules! Welcome back! I'm so glad to see you getting your spark back, we've missed you! emoticon
    3290 days ago
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    Mt Whitney! You have an awesome carrot there.
    3290 days ago
    Welcome home!

    Very exciting about your job (sounds like a positive move) and about your future goals! You're wise to give yourself a bit of time for the triathlon. April's a bit soon, but are there none in the fall that you could aim for?

    That hike (I had to google it) looks great! Are you still planning to do the West Coast Trail one of these days? I loooooved it - it might be a nice reward-hike once you hit your new goal weight or something. Or is that what you're coming to town for this summer?
    3290 days ago
    YAY!!!!! You're back!!!! Head on over to the goin' on now!!!
    3290 days ago
    Glad you are back and working on fitness again. Go Jules
    3290 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    good for you jules. i remember when i first started spark and rookie runners i was so impressed you, your accomplishments and how hard you worked out so i am sure it will not take you long to get back at it and make dramatic changes to your life. go for it jules you deserve the best
    3290 days ago
    Yay..Yay...Yay...Jules is back! We are here for ya girl!
    3290 days ago
    Somebody's baaa-aack! emoticon
    3291 days ago
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